1 June 2015
Hi all BSi dusi2c riders!
I trust you all had a good weekend and got to read the newsletter that went out on Friday. With only 3 weeks to go it is time to get planning... This newsletter will have all the information you will need to get organized. Feel free to contact our race office should you have any further queries.
Competitors must make their own accommodation arrangements in Pietermaritzburg before the start of the event and in Durban post event.
The dusi2c passes through Ascot Bush lodge on the outskirts of Pietermaritzburg. The majority of the accommodation takes the form of traditional, thatched rondavels. The units comprise of a queen size bed with tea / coffee station, DSTV, shower and air conditioners on request. For Further information contact Reservations on 033-3468910 or Hayley Holder on 071 494 9105. Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively go to our website www.dusi2c.co.za
DURING THE RACE:
We encourage all riders to stay over at Mfula Store Race village for the “Fula Experience”!
Each team is allocated one four-person tent. This requires you to share a tent with your riding partner. Comfortable chip foam mattresses will be provided. You will be required to bring your own warm sleeping bag, pillow and towel.
Accommodation for personal supporters: For logistical reasons, all supporters will need to make their own accommodation arrangements. (Refer to “Personal Supporters below”.)
AFTER THE RACE:
Competitors are required to make their own accommodation arrangements should they wish to stay on after the race end. There is no race village in Durban.
Although we encourage family and friends to support their riders during the event they are not allowed into the overnight race village. Any riders not staying in the race village and being fetched by seconds need to inform their seconds that they need to drive to Mfula Store via Hillcrest as they will not be allowed to drive over Marion Foley causeway. This is for the safety of their riders. Due to the limited space we do not suggest supporters come down to the race village at Mfula Store unless absolutely necessary.
We encourage family and friends to support their riders along the route. There will be restricted roads for supporters. Supporters follow the event at their own risk.
VEHICLE SHUTTLE SERVICE
Maritzburg College will shuttle your cars from the start in Pietermaritzburg to the finish in Blue Lagoon, Durban. Should you wish to make use of this service follow these simple steps.
Team Leader to Login to their current entry from the dusi2c homepage
Click on Edit Products
Add the Shuttle service product to their cart
Accept the Disclaimer and complete all required info re vehicle etc.
Proceed to Checkout and pay via credit card only! NOTE Shuttle service bookings are limited.
Please note registration will run from 11h00 to 18h00, with race briefing at 17h00.
Only race issued black boxes will be loaded on trucks to be transported to race villages. There will be a separate truck travelling from registration directly to Blue Lagoon with bike boxes and any other kit you will not require during the event. Please assure that you load any unwanted kit into this truck that will be at the registration and start venue, NCC Canoe Club, the afternoon of registration and the morning of the start. Black boxes will need to be handed back at the finish at Blue Lagoon where your box will be exchanged for your finishers T shirt.
Each rider will find their number board in their black box at registration. This will have your day 1 batch sticker on it. Your timing chip will be in your number board. Do not cut or punch additional holes into your number board as you may damage the electronic filaments needed to time you. Please verify that your timing chip is functional and has your correct details by getting a scanned check at registration.
When you cross the finish line please confirm with the timekeepers that they have picked up your number. You will be required to hand your number board in at the finish in Blue Lagoon, Durban.
Batches will be up on the website from the 12th of June.
You will be able to do substitutions online from now until Friday 12 June 2015. The website contains instructions on how to do this. Late substitutions can be done at registration for a fee of R200 (cash only).
Refunds for dusi2c 2015 team entries close on the 3rd June 2015 at 12 noon.
Those of you who would like to pamper yourself after a long day in the saddle you can pre-book to secure a massage. Please get your bookings done a.s.a.p. to ensure you get your preferred time slots. Pre bookings will close on the 17th June 2015.
Contact Gill on email@example.com
TREAD BUFFALO CATEGORY
Don’t forget to enter the Buffalo category if you weigh 90kg or more. Head to http://members.treadbuffalo.co.za/Home/Logon?ReturnUrl=%2f and register as a member of the herd. Top points scorers at the end of the year will be awarded with prizes and be profiled in TREAD magazine.
Remember to I.C.E. (In Case of Emergency) your phone and save this number to your phone now as BCI dusi2c emergency contact Roger Mann: +27 (0)83 634 4367.
As well as remember to download the mySOS mobile app. For all the steps visit our website.
Twitter. Follow @farmer_glen for daily updates on developments or @dusi2c https://twitter.com/dusi2c
Till then, good luck with the preparations and most importantly get on that bike and keep those peddles turning.
Farmer Glen and the dusi2c Team
083 780 1832 Glen
082 894 7336 Mandy
072 946 2452 Tamika
083 533 4976 Judy