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  GORE BIKE WEAR™ TransWales 2011 powered by Mercedes-Benz Vito Sport - Requirements

General points for solo riders and teams:
event holdalls with identification cards will be handed out to the riders at registration (13th August) along with an identity card for your tent please note that we can only transport one event holdall per rider (approx: 35 x 40 x 100cm) - everything you want to take and you need for the duration of the event, including mattress, sleeping bag, tent and clothes etc, will have to fit into that bag, albeit generous in size
timing chips will be handed out at registration team tents should not be bigger than a 3 man tent and the tent bag is only for transporting your tent, not additional kit.
we will have no charging points for mobile phones or night-lights for the duration of the event. Please bring both fully charged. This event is going to be hard on both the rider and the bike. Please make sure both are properly prepared for your safety and enjoyment

Timing device:
At registration, each rider will receive a timing chip for the special stage time trails (excl Prologue Marathon riders, this will be manually timed). Members of staff will explain how to attach it to your bike. It is the rider’s responsibility to ensure the chip is properly mounted. If done incorrectly or not done at all no time can be given at the special stages. The timing chip has to be securely fitted on the competitor’s bike and cannot be changed at any stage in the event.

Phone number / mobile phone:
We ask every team / solo rider to carry at least one working and fully charged mobile phone for emergencies. Please note that you will not have charging facilities during the week so please keep it ONLY for emergency usage. We would like to ask every mobile phone to be registered at the signing on so that we can get hold of the team / rider in case of emergencies. This is extremely important and in the general interest of safety.

Event village / signing on:
The event village, the start / finish will be based at the Penmaenau Caravan Park, Builth Wells. Signing on will be open from Friday 12th August 2011 between 6.00pm – 9.00pm and on 13th August between 8.00am – 8.00pm. There is NO registration on Sunday. The start will be at 9.00am on Sunday morning. If you are delayed please ring us on .

There will also be a registration desk later on in the week (location TBC) for those joining us for the 4-day ‘Mini’ TransWales

Main briefing: The pre-event pasta party will be held at the start location on Saturday 13th August from approximately 6pm onwards. We are aiming to run the main event briefing during this but it might be moved to Sunday morning before the start of the ride. It is essential that every competitor is present at the main briefing.

Parking: Parking for the competitors is at the start and finish in the designated parking area. Vehicles are left at the owners risk but we will do our utmost to look after them during the event week. Do not leave valuables in your car, or on display.

There will be showers, toilets and water at every over night stay. All your equipment (event holdall and tent) will be transported from location to location. You are required to set your tent up at each location, pack it up and hand your holdall and the tent to the transport team each morning. GOLD package riders will have this done for them, just take your holdall to the transport lorries and hand them to our staff.

The guys will be travelling with us from location to location, so you can buy all necessary energy food / drinks. They will also have special deals available throughout the week. Please bring money so that you can stock up on supplies.

Support staff / food voucher:
If you are bringing support staff with vehicles, please drop us a quick email: so that we can make sure that we have enough space for vehicles and extra tents. Please be aware that we might have to charge support crews a small contribution if extra facilities have to be brought in. We have also a ‘food only’ voucher in place for £125. If you are interested please send a cheque to us with the name of the person the food voucher is for or purchase one at registration.

Requirements per team / solo rider:
• tools and spares – gear cables, brake blocks / pads, inner tubes, tyres, etc
• pump
• space / foil blanket
• fully charged mobile phone for emergency calls
• bike lock (no secure bike storage available – every rider is responsible for his / her own bike)

Requirements per rider:
• hydration system - sufficient water / drink - roughly 750ml per hour
• sufficient food – roughly 60gr of Carbohydrates per hour
• adequate clothing for changeable conditions (i.e. waterproof jacket)
• helmet – no helmet no ride
• Only one bike for the duration of the event
• night lights for the night time trial (fully charged)
• money for eventual bike repairs, massages or for the odd snack you might fancy en-route

We also recommend:
• watch or other timing device
• camera
• sun glasses
• sun cream
• chamois cream
• mobile phone battery charger


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