Ok, so you’re pumped and ready to go – but when do you start?!
Start times will be allocated based on a combination of factors including rider experience (as specified by you at registration) and the number of places available in each start time.
The Ride starts from 7.20am, with start times every 20 minutes to spread riders evenly along the course to reduce congestion. Your allocated start time will be printed on the reverse of your Event Bib which will be posted to you in your Entry Kit in February/March. Please make sure you stick to your allocated start time on event day.
It's very important that you service your bike before the ride and take a puncture repair kit, pump and basic tools with you, so you can get yourself going in case of a breakdown. Here's a few more tips to make sure you and your bike are ready for this epic ride:
The crew from Bicycle Superstore have got you well and truly covered for any minor repairs you may need on the day with bike mechanics located at the start site, each rest site and anything in between.
If you do need some bike repairs while on course, simply turn your bike upside down in a safe place away from other riders and look out for your heroes, Bicycle Superstore!
Make sure your bike is in good working order before you start your ride!
MS Melbourne Cycle participants receive a complimentary 25 point safety check courtesy of Bicycle Superstore. Head into your local store and make sure your bike is ready to go on 31 March!
Serviced your bike?
Trained and been out for a few rides?
Checked your start time and have your riders bib?
Know how you are getting to and from the event?
Prepared for all weather conditions?
Drunk plenty of fluids and have a good brekkie planned?
Know the road rules and how to be polite to other cyclists?
GREAT – Have a wonderful ride!
Really good rider etiquette is one of the most important parts (and one of the nicest parts) of the MS Melbourne Cycle. It’s vital that everyone is respectful and safe along the course. Remember, it isn’t a race! We've put together some handy guidelines so that everyone is pedalling in harmony on event day.