So, you’d like to conquer the Pipeline Challenge solo? Nice one! Before you press that register button here are a few things you need to be aware of..
You’ll probably be first to leave each morning. This should allow you to reach camp by sunset so long as you can maintain a minimum average speed of 15 km/hr. Day two and four are approx. 184km and 172 km respectively so please ensure you can maintain this speed over long distances before registering as a soloist. Day Five, while short, is challenging in terms of elevation and fatigue. We recommend you incorporate hills and riding on consecutive days into your training regime.
You can participate as a Soloist in one of two ways:
1) Be self-sufficient. This means having your own support vehicle and driver.
2) Utilise the Event Support Vehicle and Logistics Van- we will take your bike and camping gear to Kalgoorlie (if needed), transport your equipment from camp to camp each day, and provide roving support on the track.
If you choose to utilise the Event Support vehicle and logistics van you will need to ride with a well-charged mobile phone and 2 watt minimum handheld 2-way radio so you can remain in contact with the organisers at all times. The last thing we want is for you to get in trouble and not be able to call one of our support vehicles for help. We will also provide all soloists with the number of a Satellite phone that connects to the Event Director. Of course, if it is an emergency call 000 first.
We recommend all soloists leave camp carrying as much water as is comfortable. We will be placing water stops every 30-40 kms for our event-supported soloists.
If you have any questions regarding registering as a soloist please give Mark or Erica a call on 08 9300 2677.