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QLD's Premier Ride for Transplant Research

Sunday 11 March 2018

Sunday 11 March 2018

What are the start locations and ride distances?

100KM, 60KM, 25KM
All rides start and finish at James Drysdale Recreation Reserve, Bunya.

 

What is the exact route?

The full GPS route will be available to download soon.

What time does the Cycle of Giving start?

100KM – 6:00am
60KM – 7:00am
25KM – 8:00am

If I miss the start time can I still start the ride?

No. If you are registered for the 100KM and miss your start time you will ride in the 60KM event. If you miss the final start time of 7:00am you will not be able to participate in the ride.

Is it a race?

No. The Cycle of Giving is a charity ride taking in the beauty of South East Queensland and raising money for medical research and is NOT a race.

Do I need to cycle at a minimum speed?

There are no minimum speed requirements to register for this event, however you must be able to complete your chosen distance within 6 hours.
Riders who are riding slower than the predicted 16km/h will be encouraged to be swept forward along the route to ensure they are able to cross the finish line within the time frame.
Riders who do not wish to be swept forward should be aware that full course support will not be available to them after the cut-off time.

What if I break down?

There will be a number of support vehicles, volunteers, mechanics and staff along the course to help all participants. If you require assistance, please phone the emergency hotline number on your bib.

What if I can’t continue the ride?

If you are unable to continue riding, that is okay. Please phone the emergency hotline number on your bib to notify event staff that you will not be continuing the event.

Why are registration prices more expensive this year?

We use your registration fee to cover the costs of running this fantastic event so 100% of your fundraising is used to power medical research.

Can I register a team?

Absolutely! Team registrations are encouraged! There is no extra cost to register a team, however make sure each rider registers themselves individually online.

Can I register on the day?

Yes you can, but on-the-day registrations will be more expensive.

I registered but didn’t receive a confirmation email, what do I do?

Check your junk/spam folders. If it’s not there, just give us a call on 3139 4636 and we’ll re-send it.

Is there public transport available to the start line and finish line?

No. Unlike previous years, there are no dedicated services for this event. To find public transport available to you, please visit translink.com.au

Is the ride on open roads or bikeways?

Primarily on open roads alongside road traffic, however there will be police, support vehicles, volunteers and staff along the way.
We ask all cyclists to follow Queensland Bicycle Road Rules throughout the entire ride.

What happens if it is raining?

The event will go ahead rain or shine and will only be cancelled on the advice from Queensland Police should it be deemed unsafe. Unfortunately there are no refunds offered in the unlikely case the event is cancelled.

Can children participate?

Our minimum age is 16 and everyone between 16 and 18 must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian.

Can I bring my dog?

No animals are permitted along the ride.

Do I have to wear a helmet?

In accordance with Queensland Bicycle Road Rules, all participants must wear an approved bicycle helmet.

Can I have a refund if I am unable to participate?

Unfortunately we don’t offer refunds as registration are used to cover the costs of running this fantastic event so 100% of your fundraising is used to power medical research.

Am I covered by the event insurance if I have an accident or injure myself?

Event insurance covers participants for personal and third party injury, if caused by the negligence of the event organiser. Participants are not covered for accidents. The Prince Charles Hospital Foundation is not responsible for any damage to or loss of equipment or personal belongings.
It is advisable for cyclists to carry their own personal accident insurance. Participants are only covered by the event insurance if they have paid their registration fee and checked in at the start point. Participants are not covered for any accident or injury occurring after leaving the cycle event or after discontinuing the cycle.

Will there be luggage storage available?

Limited luggage storage will be available at the start and finish line.

What happens at the finish line?

There will be presentations, stalls, food and drinks at the finish line to thank all of the riders for raising funds to support medical research.

I want to fundraise, but I don’t know where to start. Can you help me?

No worries at all! We know it can be a little daunting to fundraise, so we’ve listed a few easy ways to get started on our website, under “Fundraising / Fundraising Tips”.

Do I have to fundraise?

No, you don’t have to fundraise, but we encourage as many of our riders as possible to ask their friends, family and colleagues for support to help us raise funds for lifesaving medical research.

How can I bank my offline donations?

There are a two ways to do this. You can either visit our office during office hours and we can process the cash donations over the counter or you, yourself, can make an online donation to The Cycle of Giving for the same value and retain the offline donations.

Will I receive a receipt when I donate to a rider or team?

Yes. All donations are handled through the website and receipts are automatically sent via email. All donations of $2 or greater made to The Cycle of Giving are tax-deductible.

I want to hold a fundraising event; can I use the Cycle of Giving logo to promote it?

Yes – Please contact the team to find out more on 3139 4636

Who can I contact for more information?

For more information about the 2018 Cycle of Giving, please call 07 3139 4636 or email events@TheCommonGood.org.au