For your safety
The Mt Peel Mountain Bike Marathon and the Blue Mountain Gorges Challenge are both challenging races that demand fitness and skill. There are a number of risks ranging from exhaustion to accident. We have in place a plan to reduce risks through signage, marshals and backup safety crew. Before starting, all participants must read all information in the entry form and event website. You must be present and pay attention to the pre-race briefing.
The course is marked with arrows and spray paint for direction. Please navigate the course with diligence and care..
Downhill or technically challenging areas will be marked with downward arrows and/or “caution” signs.
Walking is optional and may be required, however the whole of the course is rideable.
On course there are marshals at key locations. These marshals are in radio contact with race Head Quarters. There are two combined drink/first aid stations. One is located at the summit of Coal Hill, the other is located at Lochaber Road.
If you suffer minor injuries that you cannot treat yourself, make your way to the next marshal point for treatment or seek assistance from other riders.
You must assist anyone who has suffered serious injury. Competitors forced to stop and administer aid will have their finish time adjusted applicably. Do not move anyone with suspected neck or back injuries.
In the event of a rider being unable to move, one competitor must stay with the injured rider while another competitor moves with the race to the next marshal or emergency aid station.
Entrants withdrawing - either before or during the race - must notify a race official or marshal.
Competitors must carry sufficient fluid and food for a 3 - 6 hour ride.
All entrants must carry a full set of thermals and wet weather gear.
All competitors must carry a personal repair kit.
All riders must ensure their bikes & standards approved helmet are in safe and serviceable condition.
Bring your phone and camera, but don't wear your iPod during the race.
Several sections of the race are on public tracks and shingle and sealed roads. All tracks and roads are open to traffic and normal road rules apply. Competitors must obey road rules and keep left & give way to any traffic.