Obligatory Equipment

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 requirement 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)


  • GPS
  • Tool set/ Multi tool
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Gas bombs (8) & pump adaptor
  • Tyre levers
  • Spare tube with slime
  • Spare rear drop-out
  • Spare tyres fold up (if space)
  • Water bottles (2)
  • Camelback
  • Duct tape
  • Chain lube
  • Spoke key, spare spokes for non-standard sizes
  • Cable ties
  • Chain breaker
  • 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)
  • Cycling shoes
  • Helmet
  • Gloves (2-3 pairs)
  • Socks (4 pairs)
  • Sweatband (if required)/ buff
  • Sunglasses
  • Arm warmers
  • Thermal jacket
  • Rain jacket


  • Elastoplast tape
  • Rigid strapping
  • Chamois/ bum cream
  • Zambuk/ lip ice
  • Sunblock
  • Bio-degradable detergent
  • Small container massage oil
  • Insulation tape
  • Sheet for mattress (if standard tenting)
  • Towels (if tenting)
  • Ziploc bags
  • Mountain paper (loo White Gold)
  • Headlight or torch (to find your tent after dinner)
  • Bike lock (big enough to lock your bikes together)


  • Energy drink powder
  • Assortment of energy bars/ snacks
  • GU/ Energy Gels
  • Rehidrate


  • Tick repellent
  • Multi vitamins
  • Cramping tablets
  • Panado
  • Nausea tablets
  • First aid kit (as per race rules)
  • Anti-histamines

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