These items must be considered the bare minimum, and it is strongly recommended that riders ensure that they are fully prepared to deal with emergencies they may encounter. The following items must, however, be carried by the team during the race:
NB: Riders must carry their, medical aid card, I.D, and credit card
First Aid Kit – consisting of a minimum of:
Foil survival blanket
First Aid Dressings x 3 (Sizes 2, 3 and 4 recommended)
Adhesive first aid plasters x 5
Sun-block with a minimum SPF factor of 15
Riders on specific personal medications are responsible for supplying and carrying such medication.
At least 3 litres liquid capacity per rider.
Multi-tool or bike repair tools.
Tubeless tyres are a strict requiremen and are not negotiable
Mobile telephone (South Africa uses Dual Band GSM 900/1800 - this is the same as in Europe).
You must ride with your phone ON at all times. We will supply an area to charge your phone, laptop, I pad etc. in the Rider Village.
Recommended Kit List (apart from compulsory items)
Tool set/ Multi tool
Puncture repair kit
Gas bombs (8) & pump adaptor
Spare tube with slime
Spare rear drop-out
Spare tyres fold up (if space)
Water bottles (2)
Spoke key, spare spokes for non-standard sizes
Pump shock pump (1 per team)
Spare set of disc pads (for camelback)
Magic or quick link
Spare valve (tubeless)
Small bike wash kit
Cycling shorts and shirts (4 sets)
Gloves (2-3 pairs)
Socks (4 pairs)
Sweatband (if required)/ buff
Chamois/ bum cream
Zambuk/ lip ice
Small container massage oil
Sheet for mattress (if standard tenting)
Towels (if tenting)
Mountain paper (loo White Gold)
Headlight or torch (to find your tent after dinner)
Bike lock (big enough to lock your bikes together)