9 - 11 June 2017

PACKING LIST

BRING:

  • Sleeping bag
  • Pillow
  • Towel
  • Torch / headlight
  • Personal toiletries
  • Sun block
  • Mosquito Repellent
  • Bathing suit
  • Casual clothes
  • Slops
  • Disposable camera
  • Earplugs
  • Washing powder

RECOMMENDED PERSONAL KIT CHECKLIST

Do not bring valuables to the race. We cannot take responsibility for valuables lost during the course of the event. Your race-issued luggage box is the only item that we will transport for you between stage locations. You therefore need to fit all your personal belongings required during the race into this box (including your sleeping bag/sheets). Forget the hairdryer.

We promise not to comment on the dishevelled state of your hair.

CELL PHONES:

Please I.C.E. (In Case of Emergency) your phone and enter the emergency contact details listed under “health and safety information” later.

FIRST AID KIT:

Foil survival blanket, three first aid dressings, five adhesive first aid plasters and sun block.

HYDRATION PACKS AND BOTTLES:

These need to have a capacity of 3 litres.

HEADLAMPS:

Please bring your own torch or headlamp as there is minimal lighting in the camping areas. In addition, on day 2 you will wake in the dark.

YOUR BICYCLE

PRE-RACE PREPARATION:

It should go without saying that your bike should be in perfect working order at the start of Dusi2c – but we are saying it anyway for the sake of absolute clarity. It will be subjected to severe riding conditions and we recommend that you replace any old parts that may not survive 150 km. Select tyres that are suitable for harsh conditions. Substantial mud, seriously steep descents, jagged rocks and tough thorns may be encountered. The use of slime and liners is recommended, particularly for the Umgeni Valley.

BRING:

  • Helmet
  • 2 sets of cycling shorts and tops
  • Wind breaker
  • Gloves
  • Sun/mud glasses
  • 2 sets of cycling socks
  • Cycling shoes
  • Hydration pack with space for spares, cell phone in zipplock,
  • Riding snacks, nuts etc.
  • Heart rate monitor, GPS or bike computer
  • Slime/Stan’s, bomb and adaptor, patch kit,
  • Gators, pump
  • Brake pads, drop out, chain, links, pins, BB,
  • Freewheel
  • Cable ties, duct tape
  • Bike wash kit and lube (squirt)
  • Favourite energy bars, gels and snacks
  • Combination bike cable lock

COMPULSORY RIDING KIT AND SPARES CHECKLIST

MAINTENANCE:

Get to know your bike intimately so that you can detect and remedy even the smallest fault before it becomes a major problem. Bring with you your own “perishables” like brake pads, tyre boots, tubes, master links, chain, lube etc.

Various bike shops will provide repairs and servicing in the race villages. We anticipate a high demand for their services, so draw on them only when absolutely necessary. Replacement parts will be sold at normal retail prices. Only clean bikes will be accepted for service.

BIKE WASH:

There will be a bike wash area in the race village. You will have to clean your bike properly if it requires a service. No dirty bikes will be serviced.

STORAGE AND SECURITY:

We offer the facility of a storage area or ‘bike park’ with 24 hour staffed security. Your bike must be stored here after you have washed and serviced it. It is strongly advised to bring a bike cable and combination lock for additional security for your bike overnight. Despite our best efforts to safeguard your property, the race cannot be held responsible for any loss of bikes, components or accessories. Bike parks are not undercover so bikes will get wet in the event of rain and there is no bike park in Blue Lagoon, Durban. Please make you own arrangements in this regard.