Rider Info

What To Bring

At race registration all riders will receive a Cape Pioneer Trek race bag and this will be the only piece of luggage that will be transported between stage locations, so please ensure that all your belongings fit into this bag. The race organisers will supply each rider with a comfortable mattress, but riders must supply their own sleeping bag, pillow and cover sheet. Please leave all valuables at home, the race organisers, and their partners, accept no responsibility for any lost or stolen goods.


What to bring for the ride:

  • A mobile phone
    Fully charged and programmed with all the emergency numbers (supplied at race registration). Ensure that both riders carry a phone. Mobile phone charging facilities will be available at the race office.
  • First aid kit
    Consisting of 1 x stretch bandage, 2 x dressings, adhesive plasters, foil survival blanket and sunblock with a minimum SPF factor of 20.
  • Bike repair tools
    UST tyre repair kit, multi-tool, replacement derailleur hanger, inflation device (pump, bombs etc).
  • Fluid
    A minimum of 2.5L of fluid to be carried by each rider.
  • Clothing
    Three sets of cycling clothing (ensure you invest in some good quality cycling shorts).
  • Supplements
    Biogen food bars, chews, energy drink and tablets will be provided. If you use any other supplement brand, remember to bring it with you!
  • Eye protection
    A pair of sunglasses.


What you will need at the race village:

  • Cash or credit card. Also, new for this year we will be using the “cashless” mobile app, Snapscan. Simply download the Snapscan application from your mobile‘s application store and you won’t need to worry about cards and cash.
  • Sleeping bag and cover sheet
  • Casual clothing
  • Slip slops
  • Torch / headlamp
  • Toiletries
  • Towel
  • Locks for your bag and tent
  • Laundry bag
  • Chamois cream
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Washing detergent
  • Hat or cap for the unforgiving Karoo sun
  • Personal medication