RIDER INFO

YOUR KAROO JOURNEY

EVENT DAY

Welcome to the Karoo, grab a beer or something to drink and collect your goody bag. During registration, you will receive your tour package with your number, a ride guide and some other goodies. Riders must please remember to present some sort of photo identification document (driver’s license, passport or ID book) as proof of identity. If a rider has not registered, they will not be allowed to start.

You’re welcome to arrive from Friday 13:00 onwards. No accommodation is available at the venue the day prior to the event.

Registration will take place at Fairview Guest Farm: 13:00-17:30
Dates: #FarmTrail – Friday 28 September 2018 | #SheepTrail – Friday 5 October 2018
Fairview GPS coordinates: S 31 32’31.2” E024 32’47.0”

Tour opening ceremony and stage briefing will take place on the start line at: 18:15

Start to your Karoo experience: 18:30

ACCOMMODATION

Complimentary tented accommodation: Each team/solo rider receives a 3-man tent erected in advance along with 2 mattresses (solo rider 1 mattress) in each. Additional tents and mattresses can be booked online. There are permanent shower and toilet facilities at the venue. *Please note: bring your own pillow and sleeping bag. No accommodation is available the day prior to the event.

Complimentary tented accommodation for 3 nights. Each team/solo rider receives a 3-man tent erected in advance along with 2 mattresses (solo rider 1 mattress) in each. Additional tents and mattresses can be booked online. There are permanent shower and toilet facilities at the venue. *Please note: bring your own pillow and sleeping bag.

We have luxury tented accommodation available for riders who would like to upgrade from their standard Tour tents.

The luxury canvas tents include the following:
3 Nights accommodation
2 Luxury stretcher beds
2 Chairs
1 Lantern
R2000 (Accommodation for 2)
Luxury options must be booked online along with your entry.
*Please note bring own pillow and sleeping bag.
*Please note if you book the luxury option you will forfeit your standard Tour tented accommodation.

The guest farm options includes 3 nights accommodation at Fairview Guest Farm (Tour venue) :
Option 1: R2200 (Room for 2 including toilet in room. No shower)
Option 2: R2500 (Room for 2 including toilet & shower)
Option 3: R3500 (Shared room for 4 including toilet & shower in room)
Accommodation must be booked online along with your entry.
*No extra bedding required.
*Please note if you book the luxury option you will forfeit your standard tour tented accommodation.

Alternative accommodation options close to Fairview Tour venue. Please note: prices below are approximate figures.

Leopardsvlei – R200pppn approximately 12km from Fairview. Contact Jennifer Naude at 0498423032
Hartbeesfontein – R280pppn approximately 20km from Fairview. Contact Lesley Loock at 0725973274
Asemskem Guest Farm – R325pppn approximately 20km from Fairview. http://asemskepguestfarm.co.za/
Davidsfontein – approximately 30km from Fairview. Contact Mariette Beukus at 0824660855
Middelburg, Eastern Cape also have multiple accommodation options available and are situated 47km form Fairview Farm.

Additional tents and mattresses can be booked along with your entry online for family and supporters at R550 per tent and R150 per mattress for the weekend (3 nights).

FOOD & BEVERAGES

Hospitality at Lormar truly shows in the food. Expect Karoo lamb spitbraai, succulent Karan Beef steaks, freshly baked farm bread, condensedmilk coffee at breakfast to potatoes and koeksisters at the water points. Not to mention craft beer on tap for the weekend!

Friday: Dinner
Saturday: Breakfast, Lunch, Free beer at the #VeldFinish, Dinner
Sunday: Breakfast, Lunch, Free beer at the sunset cruise
*Sunday dinner meal tickets can be booked additionally online along with your entry
Cash bar available on premises that has a selection of cold drinks, alcohol and snacks.

*Special dietary requirements: Our food are sourced and made by the local community and thus it’s difficult to cater for individual requirements but send us an email to info@lormarendurance.co.za and we can look into how we can assist.

Water points supply energy drinks, cold water, fruit, mini potatoes, roosterkoekies and KOEKSISTERS. Please check the route section for exact location of water points.

Supporter meal tickets can be pre booked online @R1200pp or R600 p/kiddies meal ticket which includes the following:
Friday: Dinner
Saturday: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Sunday: Breakfast, Lunch, Free beer at the sunset cruise
*Sunday dinner meal tickets can be booked additionally online
Cash bar available on premises that has a selection of cold drinks, alcohol and snacks.

Condensedmilk coffee and tea available at breakfast. Water, alcoholic and soft drinks will be on sale from the bar at the Main Building.

Water are supplied for the water points and consumption during each stage. All tap water in our tour village is perfectly safe for drinking, and it is recommended that riders utilise our supply of drinking water.

SUPPORT AND SERVICES

It is essential that riders start the event with a well serviced and prepared bicycle. We have backup support each day should you not be able to ride any further and medical staff on the route as well as at the finish to assist incase you sustain an injury.

It is advisable that you carry tubes, a master link and a replaceable dropout (remember it is unique to every bike) with you. There’s backup support should you not be able to ride any further.

Wash bays available at the tour venue to wash your bike. A technical team will be available to handle any technical problems. *All parts will be charged for and must be paid before your bike will be released.

Relax & recover in the soothing Karoo air. Massage packages can be pre-booked online at R450 which includes 2 x 30min massages. Limited packages available and are booked on a first come first serve basis.

Medical service at each stage. Trained medical personnel will also be en route to handle any emergencies. More serious cases will be transferred to a local hospital, where a more comprehensive service is available. Please remember to carry the details of your medical insurance with, in case of hospitalisation.