Race Details - Logistics
Kit bags - we will be transporting all of your kit between transitions. You should have one kit BAG per team member, an additional one BAG per team and one wet team bag(so 6 bags) - these should weigh no more than 28kg each on our pre-loading scales and be comfortably carried by one person. We would recommend duffle bags.
Please no filled bladders or water bottles in any kit bags. Only sealed drinks containers. There will be drinking water available at all transitions
Paddles / Buoyancy Aids can be transported separately. Any other items including tents must be packed in bags or bike boxes.
Bike Boxes - We follow the approach taken by other AR world Series events in using a standard size bike box. In 2016 you will be required to supply your bike for transportation in a bike box which is 140cm x 80cm x 30cm (please don't ask for another 10cm either way etc). In these boxes you can put any other items you wish like cycle clothing / helmets / shoes.. etc but they must not weigh anymore than 28kg.
To make this work, we can supply cardboard bike boxes which meet the above spec and we will sell on at £16 (or euro equivalent) each. To purchase these please visit our shop here you need to login. Unfortunately due to the size of these boxes the postage makes sending them out prohibitive - hence they will be available for collection either from our office (with prior appointment) or at Open5 events. You will need a roll of gaffer / parcel tape to seal the boxes or find another way of keeping them shut.
During the event we will make every effort to keep these boxes dry (e.g. putting them under our large gazebos) but there is a chance they may get wet. Cardboard versions may suffer - hence we have seen in many international events teams covering cardboard boxes with fabriseal or similar. The other alternative is to make your own correx version of this box.