As there is no time bar on the PEPLETT even a social mountain biker could complete the TOUGH One. However, with daily distances of 90km and elevation averaging at 1800m per day it would not be fun to attempt the TOUGH One if you were not race ready.
What is Race Ready? Typically someone who cycles 150km to 200km a week and one of those rides is in excess of 4 hours in the saddle.
Each Team/Solo standard package consists of :
- Official Race Garment and Race Finisher's T-shirt
- 3 Delicious meals per day (Vegetarian options available)
- Tented Village (A spacious 3-man tent + comfortable mattresses)
- Hot showers, clean accessible toilets.
- Free Beers and wine
- Transport of your essential luggage from village to village
OM - Open Men
OW - Open Women
OX - Open Mixed
SV - Sub Vet Men
VM - Vet Men
MM - Master Men
Both riders to be older than 19 on 31 Dec 2018.
Both riders to be between 30 and 39 on 31 Dec 2018.
Both riders to be between 40 and 49 on 31 Dec 2018.
Both riders to be 50 or older on 31 Dec 2018.
If team members fall into different categories, for example - one rider is 35 (sub vet) and the other is 55 (master) - the team will be placed in the Open category.
Limited pre-event tented accommodation will be made available at Woodridge. This includes dinner on the night of registration, tent with mattress and breakfast on Day 1 before Start. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book.
Alternatively, you can book your own accommodation in and around Port Elizabeth.
During the Event:
Each rider is allocated their own spacious 3-man tent. Comfortable mattresses will be provided but you will need to bring your own sleeping bag and pillows. Tents will be erected before you arrive.
All competitors must make their own accommodation (if required) arrangements for after the finish of the event.
Each competitor will be issued with a 100-litre dust- and water-proof plastic box, marked with your race number. All your essential clothing, bike spares, energy drinks etc. need to be packed into this box and it will be transported from village to village. No other bags will be transported. It will be your responsibility to pack your box, and deliver it to the Luggage Truck before the start of each day. Your box will be delivered to your tent at each village before you arrive.
There will be a separate truck travelling directly to the Finish with bike boxes and other kit not required during the race.
Black Boxes need to be returned at the Finish where you will exchange it for your Finisher Shirt.