RIDER FAQs

Getting organised

Most questions are answered here. Email us if you have other very good questions. We are here to help.

Yes you will receive an awesome bag from Avis Van Rental.

The size of this bag is approx. 100cm (L) x 36cm (H) x 39 (W). – enough space for everything!  If you are travelling from out of town, we suggest you arrive with an old bag that you can donate. We will have a collection point.

We will confirm the 2020 charging solution closer to the time

  • You will need cash (South African Rands only) for drinks and any snacks bought from the school tuck shop
  • Most of the race villages are located in towns but not necessarily close to an ATM – so it is advisable to sort this out before the start of the event
  • You are also required to carry your Credit Card with you at all times (in case of hospitalisation)
  • We will also have a j2c clothing shop where you can purchase t-shirts and hoodies. We will offer Zapper at the shop.

Avis Van Rental will take care of this – their fleet of 8-ton trucks will ensure bags arrive before you do.

  • Yes, you can hand in your empty bike bag/box at registration or at the start (Karan Beef)
  • Avis Van Rental will transport these to the finish in Selborne Hotel and store them safely until you arrive on Saturday
  • Ensure there are no valuables in the bags that go to Selborne Hotel.
  • Bikes are stored in a secure, designated bike area in the race village
  • You should bring your own bike lock as a back-up.
  • A two-man tent is provided per team (or two riders). If riding solo then you will have the whole tent to yourself!
  • We also provide a comfy thick mattress per rider
  • What you need to bring is a small pillow, a single sheet  and a warm sleeping bag.
  • Breakfast is served from 5:30am until 7:30am. 
  • The race starts each day at 7am, except for Day 1 which starts at 8am, and Day 8 which starts at 8am
  • Lunch is served from 11:30pm – 4pm
  • Dinner is served from 6pm – 8pm

Worried that you might go hungry? Don’t be!

Typically the following can be found (some are more generous than others):

  • Potatoes
  • Bananas or another type of fruit
  • Boereworse / sausage
  • Boiled eggs
  • Sandwiches
  • Cake / doughnuts
  • Sweets and chocolates
  • Coke and water and Powerade (or similar)

From a nutrition point of view you may want to supplement with your own energy drink and bars. Some of the mechanics on route stock these types of products. Alternatively, you can pop over to the Dischem Pharmacy at Rosebank Mall on registration day. They stock every brand under the sun. Look here.