Required Equipment

Mountain Bike – Everyone needs a mountain bike with a front (white) and rear (red) light if you are riding in the dark. Each team must carry tools (a multi tool, spare tubes, tyre leavers, pump etc) to effect basic running repairs.

Cycle Helmet – In line with NZ Law, it is compulsory for everyone to wear a NZ safety approved cycle helmet when riding their bike.

Compulsory Gear to be carried
This gear must to be carried by the team during all Mountain Biking and Trekking stages.

Compulsory Gear
Per team member –

  • Waterproof Jacket
  • Warm Thermal Jersey or Coat
  • Warm Thermal Base Layer Top
  • Warm Thermal Base Layer Leggings
  • Warm Hat
  • Warm Gloves
  • Whistle
  • Backpack
  • Adequate Food and Water – for the completion of each stage
  • Head Touch with fresh batteries (only carried by teams starting stages after 5pm)

Note: Warm Thermal means wool, merino, fleece, down or equivalent material.

Per Team –

  • Basic First Aid Kit
  • Survival Blanket
  • Compass
  • Marker Pen – for planning the teams route and writing down any clues
  • Fully Charged Phone in Sealable Waterproof Bag

Plus – Race Notes & Maps (supplied).


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