Mandatory Kit List

 

Some of the kit listed is to help you have a safe experience and have the best chance of finishing. Some of this kit is to ensure that if you are unable to continue without our assistance then we can be confident of you having the level of equipment required to keep you comfortable whilst you wait for that assistance.

At registration Experts will be required to show us a minimum level of emergency kit outlined in the Registration paragraph in the document. You may be asked to show any other items from the mandatory kit list. We will also be checking this kit before you leave the Fort William transition to ensure you are properly equipped for the run. If Experts do not have the appropriate kit with you when you register, they will not be allowed to race. Challenger kit check will take place before the start of Day 2 (Sunday).

Challenger Category

Day 1

Mandatory Kit List:

Cycle helmet
Bicycle
Basic First Aid kit containing at least:
– A triangular or conformable roller bandage
– Assorted adhesive dressings
-Separate sterile absorbent material (e.g. gauze or gauze bandage)
Spare Food
Water
Printed EEI document and emergency numbers – supplied at Registration

Recommended Kit:

Running shoes with good sole grip, cycle shorts, shoes and gloves (for kayaking also), puncture repair kit, bike pump, bike lock, tools and accessories, bike bell, bike water bottle, small rucksack or bumbag with hydration bladder, sunglasses, sunscreen. Full Body Cover may be required: We have not asked that you carry or wear this for Day 1. However, if there is inclement weather on the day, this is strongly recommended. You may choose to attach this to your bike or carry from the outset.

If using our baggage transportation service then please ensure bags are waterproofed as they may be exposed to the rain and may sit on wet ground.

Day 2

Mandatory Kit List:

Cycle Helmet
Bicycle
Full waterproof jacket (must have taped seams)
Leg cover: waterproof or windproof
Warm headgear
Warm gloves
Survival bag
Basic First Aid kit containing at least:
– A triangular or conformable roller bandage
– Assorted adhesive dressings
– Separate sterile absorbent material (e.g. gauze or gauze bandage)
Whistle
Additional upper body thermal layer
Food
Water
Torch
Printed EEI document and emergency numbers – supplied at Registration

Recommended Kit:

Running shoes with good sole grip, cycle shorts, shoes and gloves (for kayaking also), puncture repair kit, bike pump, bike lock, tools and accessories, torch, bike bell, bike water bottle, small rucksack or bumbag with hydration bladder, sunglasses, sunscreen.

Expert Category

Recommended Kit:

Running shoes with good sole grip, cycle shorts, shoes and gloves (for kayaking also), puncture repair kit, bike pump, bike lock, tools and accessories, bike bell, bike water bottle, small rucksack or bumbag with hydration bladder, sunglasses, sunscreen.

Important: These Mandatory Kit Lists are an important part of our Event Management Plan and Risk Assessment. Under NO circumstances should you take part with a reduced list. If you are deemed to not have the required kit then you will be disqualified.

Please Note: In the interests of safety we reserve the right to upgrade the kit lists at any point. You will be informed if this has occurred.

Mandatory Kit:

Cycle Helmet
Bicycle
Torch
Full waterproof jacket (must have taped seams)
Leg cover – waterproof or windproof
Warm headgear
Warm gloves
Survival bag
Basic First Aid kit containing at least:
– A triangular or conformable roller bandage
– Assorted adhesive dressings
– Separate sterile absorbent material (e.g. gauze or gauze bandage)
Whistle
Additional upper body thermal layer
Food
Water
Printed EEI document and emergency numbers – supplied at Registration

Kit FAQ’s

  • You do not need to carry your kit on the first run (it can be attached to your bike at the Cawdor Transition).
  • You do not need to complete the final run with your mandatory bike kit (it can be left attached to your bike at the Fort William Transition).
  • Kit left at Fort William must fit inside the bag provided to you at Registration. This bag must be labelled with your race number and attached to your bike.
  • You will not be able to start the final run section, from Fort William, unless you are prepared with the appropriate mandatory kit including a torch.
  • All bikes must be clear from Fort William on the day you leave it there. Please use one of our three racking systems to send your bike on to the correct location or hand it directly to a supporter. The Fort William bike transition will be unmanned from an hour after the cut off.
  • Challengers must complete a mandatory kit check before starting day 2 of the event.
  • Experts must complete a mandatory kit check at Registration.