The Gralloch will feature three feed zones with a selection of sports nutrition (gels, bars and energy drink), fruits and water.
Each feed zone will also feature a Tech Zone with tools, spares, inner tubes, spare tyres and workstations.
Riders must self-serve at these feed zones as no outside assistance is allowed at The Gralloch.
Spare tyres available at the feed zone must be paid for by the rider after the finish. Prices and details will be communicated in the Race Guide. Riders must inform the Feed Zone manager if they intend to use one of the available spare tyres.
Riders must not take any of the plastic water bottles away from the Feed Zone. All waste must be disposed of in the recycling and waste bins within the Feed Zone or at the finish line.
Any rider caught littering along the route may be disqualified. This includes dropping used CO2 cartridges, inner tubes, wrappers, gels, bottles, etc.
Items in the Tech Boxes must only be used by riders in mechanical emergencies. Riders caught simply stocking up on supplies without an immediate need for the tools/spares may be disqualified.
The Gralloch route is fully sign-posted and a GPX file of the event route is available on the event website.
Specific signs will be installed on the side of the routes/track to indicate the following:
- Signs to indicate the last 50km, 25km, 10km, 5km, 1km, and 500m before the finish line.
- The presence of the next feed zone is indicated 500m ahead of each zone
- The technical characteristics of the designated climbs are indicated at the bottom of the climbs; this includes: the average and maximum gradients and the length of the climb.
Lead motorbikes will precede the Elite Women and Elite Men riders. Riders being overtaken by one of the lead motorbikes must move to the left side of the road/track to allow overtaking riders to pass safely.
A number of media motorbikes will be riding along the course. When instructed and safe to do so, allow them to pass on your right.