The Race | Logistics
Kit Bags - OK to be clear we will be transporting all of your kit between transitions. You should have one kit BAG per team member and one bag per team (total 5 bags) - these should weigh no more than 20kg 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
Bike Boxes - For 2012 we are changing the way we move bikes.. it follows the approach taken by other AR world Series events that use a standard size bike box. In 2012 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.
No filled bladders or water bottles in any bike boxes. This could ruin someone elses box if stacked beneath.
Photo courtesy of Craig Bycroft www.xpd.com.au
To make this work, we are in the process of ordering 150 cardboard bike boxes which meet the above spec and we will sell on at £16 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 collecttion either from our office (with prior appointment), Haglofs Open5 events and the 2 Day event. You will need a roll of gaffer / parcel tape to seal the boxes or find another way of keeping them shut.
It should be worth noting that 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.