WHAT AND WHEN
The Great British Divide is a self-supported ultra-distance bikepacking adventure ride. It is 80% off road and requires a mountain bike or ‘monster cross’ style bike to complete.
It starts on Saturday 18th July 2020 at 10:00am with the end of the event and the final checkpoint in the Highlands of Scotland closing on Saturday 1st August at 6:00pm.
Registration will open at 12.00 midday on Wednesday 1st January 2020. Places are limited for the first year and will be available on a first come, first served basis. More details on the exact procedure for registration will be released before the 25th December 2019.
The Great British Divide will be a fully tracked event with live tracking from Maprogress available for the duration.
All participants will be required to use a Spot Gen 3 Tracker and the cost of the rental of the tracker and the live tracking is included within the entry fee.
WHAT DOES IT COST?
Entry Fee – £275.00 per individual entry
WHAT DO I GET?
Included in the entry fee are –
A bloody great big adventure through all the best bits of Great Britain…
Rental of a Spot Gen 3 Tracker and Live Tracking from Maprogress – This is a really important part of the event from both a safety aspect and from a spectators point of view – ‘Dot-Watching’ as it’s known is a significant part of these events and allows your family, friends and the world at large to follow your progress. This is clever technology but it does come at a cost (about a third of the entry fee) but it is a cost we have to accept and all we do is pass this onto you the participant.
A full GPX track of the route (which will be available in early June 2020) for you to download to your navigation devices and follow.
A personalised cycling cap from the wonderful Vera Cycling – Celine has been a significant part of the French Divide since it’s start and it is great to be able to partner with her for our caps!
An embroidered event patch and a bike frame sticker (we all love them!)
A t-shirt for all finishers – you will be grateful for at least one clean item of clothing when you are all done!
And a little selection of surprises from some of our partners along the route…
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
We know this bit is a bit dull but we do need some Rules, Terms and Conditions for the event.
We have produced what we think is a comprehensive yet simple and easy to follow list of requirements for the event.
Please click HERE to download the document – remember you will need to give us a signed copy of these at Registration on Friday 17th July 2020.
MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS AND EQUIPMENT
All participants must be over the age of 18 years at the start.
All participants must provide a medical certificate or letter from your Doctor confirming that you are fit and well to participate in an Ultra-Distance cycling event.
All participants must have and provide evidence of suitable insurance that covers personal liability and medical/accident cover.
All participants must –
Wear a helmet at all times
Have a high-visibilty gilet/vest/strap
Have a least one set of lights (front and rear)
Lights need to be fit for purpose and allow you to ride at all times of the day and both see and be seen. Front and Rear reflectors as well as some reflective material on wheels is highly recommended, as is a head torch or helmet mounted light.
Have a bell on the bike – it helps, and other users of the trails really appreciate it.
A whistle for attracting attention in the event of an accident or other issue
A suitable GPS device for your navigation
It goes without saying that you should ‘Not be a dick’! Be nice and enjoy the experience – even when you are suffering and not having a particularly nice time. Remember Type 1 and Type 2 fun and all that!
Respect other users of the trails and the countryside through which you are travelling – leave no trace….
Read the Terms and Conditions before registering for the full requirements on conduct!