Ride Guide

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This is the ultimate guide! Outlining everything you need to know for the event and the logistics.

The digital Ride Guide will be available online for all riders approximately two weeks prior to the event.

Race Village Services

The Cape to Cape Race Village is located at the finish line of each stage and will contain everything you need post ride each day including food, cold beers, the Bike Dr mechanic and bike wash. You can just relax, soak up the atmosphere, refuel and hang out with fellow riders.

The daily awards will also be held at the finish line each day – so you don’t have to go too far to collect your leaders jersey.

Massage and Strapping

After a big day on the bike you’ll be loving the sight of the amazing team from Rural Fitness who will be at the finish line each day to get those weary muscles recovered and ready for the next stage, the team can also offer professional strapping if required.  Sessions are on a user pays basis charged at $20/ 15 minutes or $40/ 30 minutes. Strapping is charged at $20 per application. Bookings can be made at the massage tent during opening hours or pre-booked by emailing Paula on ruralfitness@westnet.com.au

Bike Dr Wash & Lube Service

Bike Dr are back as charity partner to make sure that your C2C experience is as smooth and enjoyable as possible. They'll be set up at the beginning and end of each stage to give your bike the bath and lube it so deserves. If you like the sounds of this, your job is simple. Drop off your bike after you complete the stage, go and grab your well earned beer and we'll have your bike ready to rock and roll for the next day's stage. 

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On Course Info

Water Points

There will be two water points on each stage. More detail on location of these to come soon.

Spectator Points

Each stage will have at least two spectator points that will be the best spots on course to cheer on your mates. We will publish a spectator viewing map soon, along with directions on how to find these points.


The Cape to Cape uses an advanced electronic timing system that provides all competitors with an accurate race time based on when they cross that Start and Finish lines. The seat post sticker contains a low frequency chip so it is important that this is applied and maintained as per the instructions in your race pack and race guide.

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Wave Starts

Stage one will see riders self seed. All Elite riders and those riders who have finished in the top 200 of a Port to Port or Cape to Cape in the last 2 years are permitted entry into the “Black” wave. If you qualify for this please email the race director at sally.hill@ironman.com.

Your finish time on stage 1 will then indicate your wave start time for the remainder of the days. Please see coloured dot system below. If you do not ride stage one you will be allocated a wave start sticker on registration and seeded according to your honesty. But we’ll keep an eye on when you finish, so no porkies or we’ll know!

  • Black – Here to race. Includes Pro and Elite riders, male and female.
  • Blue – Racing for a Personal Best (PB)
  • Gold – The objective is to finish
  • Green – Weekend Warrior
  • Red – Recreational Rider

Note that your race time does not commence until you cross the timing point on the start line.

If at the completion of any of the stages you believe it is appropriate to move up or down the start waves our staff can happily discuss this with the rider.

Wave start times are based on your expected ride time which is nominated by you as you seed yourself into the start chute on day 1 of riding.

As riders roll over the finish line on day 1, each rider will be given a coloured dot, each coloured dot symbolizes where you will start for the rest of the stages.  

If you have any further questions please email us at: capetocape@ironman.com

Diversions and Time Penalties

The Cape to Cape has been designed for riders of all abilities that are looking to challenge themselves. As a result our objective is to keep all riders in the event for as long as it is possible but without compromising the safety of other riders or members of the event team.

  • Diversions – the Race Manager will monitor the pace of each group with an expectation that all riders can maintain a minimum speed of 10 – 12 kmh so that they can complete the course within the allotted time limit. Failure to do so will mean that riders, at the discretion of the Race Director, can be diverted onto a shorter route to the finish.
  • Time Penalties – the Race Director has the ability to apply a time penalty to any rider that is found to have not complied with any of the following rules;
    • Failing to dismount at a marked dismount point or comply with the road rules.
    • Littering or careless disposal of ties on course.
    • Offensive language or antisocial behaviour that negatively impacts the ride experience of another competitor.

Training Program

Get the most out of your Cape to Cape MTB thanks to the coaching team at FTP Training.

Enter Cape to Cape MTB before midnight Sunday 29th July 2018 to receive a 12 week FTP program worth $79 for free or to redeem a $79 discount off their Bronze and Silver training programs.

We’ll send you a link to register for your FTP training package in your registration email so keep an eye out for that in your inbox!

Enter now so you too can be ready for Cape to Cape MTB this October!

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