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NO HELMET NO RIDE!!

Recommended age groups for each distance

 

  • 2km: 2-3yrs

  • 5km: 4-6yrs

  • 10km: 7-14yrs

  • 15km: 8-14yrs

  • 25km: 13-18yrs

  • POWER duathlon
    (2km run, 10km cycle, 1 km run):
    8-14yrs

  • MID duathlon
    (1km run, 5km cycle, 500m run):
    7-14yrs

  • LITE duathlon
    (500mm run, 2km cycle, 250m run):
    2-8yrs

 

 

 

10km, 15km and 25km RACE category

 

As the children progress through the Like2Bike events and get older, they start to become more competitive and want to know where they came at the end of their ride. So this category is intended for those competitive kids out there who want to race and be given a time and placing at the end. Parents will not be allowed to run/ride with their children on the race, as they could potentially interfere with the results. Points will be scored for the top 10 finishes in each age category ,which will count towards a series winner.

 

We will still have the fun 2km, 5km, and 10km Like2Bike categories where parents will be able to ride/run with their kids.

Summer Guideline:

 

 

SUMMER registration:

7:00am - 8:30am

 

25km RACE: 08:00 (kids go it alone)

15km RACE: 08:05 (kids go it alone)

10km RACE: 08:10 (kids go it alone)

 

POWER DUATHLON: 08:15am (parents can run/ride with)

 

MID DUATHLON: 08:20am

(parents can run/ride with)

 

LITE: DUATHLON: 08:25am

(parents can run/ride with)

 

10km FUN: 08:30am

(parents can run/ride with)

 

5km FUN: 08h35am

(parents can run/ride with)

 

2km FUN: 08:40am (parents can run/ride with)

Winter Guideline:

 

 

WINTER registration:

8:00am - 9:30am

 

25km RACE: 09:00 (kids go it alone)

15km RACE: 09:05 (kids go it alone)

10km RACE: 09:10 (kids go it alone)

 

POWER DUATHLON: 09:15am (parents can run/ride with)

 

MID DUATHLON: 09:20am

(parents can run/ride with)

 

LITE: DUATHLON: 09:25am

(parents can run/ride with)

 

10km FUN: 09:30am

(parents can run/ride with)

 

5km FUN: 09h35am

(parents can run/ride with)

 

2km FUN: 09:40am

(parents can run/ride with)

Whilst these are fun rides, we are teaching and entrenching rider etiquette within our kids. 1)Keep left & pass right. If over taking, notify the rider ahead by saying ‘passing on the right, keep left’ . 2) If walking or off your bike, keep to the left of the track so that riders can still pass you. 3) Keep calm, relax, and enjoy. It’s usually the adults who become frustrated if there is a hold up. Just remember that many of these children are new to cycling & are still developing the skills to ride. Adults should be mindful to encourage them and not show their annoyance at having to wait for them – this morning is all about the kids having fun on their bikes. If there is a hold up on the route, please help where you can. It’s a FUN ride first and foremost.

 

MOST NB - Please check your children’s bikes before the event, ie. Ensure the tyres are pumped and not worn, brakes (if they have) are working, and saddle heights are correct. Remember these little guys and girls are growing all the time and the saddle height needs to be checked regularly.

 

Closed shoes also a good idea. We will have all sorts of kids cycling gear on sale. We can accept payments using Snapscan if you would like to purchase gear.

 

It is compulsory that all parents and children attend the ride & safety briefing a few minutes before each start, so please give yourselves enough time to get there.

 

NO HELMET  - NO RIDE. We suggest all participants wear gloves if possible, which will protect their hands should they have a fall.

 

CHARITY: If anyone has any 2nd hand outgrown bikes and cycling gear, you are welcome to bring them along to the event. We are supporting a development cycling initiative in Centurion and they are desperate for any ‘once loved’ cycling gear.

 

We accept entries on the morning at the event, so tell all your friends to join you for the ride.  Only pre-entries will received a goody bag.

 

About our awesome KIDS events

The events are aimed at 2-14 year olds and are a standalone event.

They are not tagged on to an adults cycling event. Children having fun on their bikes, with their families in tow, are the focus of the day! The distances are 2, 5, or 10km with recommended ages being 2-3yrs for the 2km, 4-6yrs for the 5km, and 7-14 yrs for the 10km. The duathlon will be either a 1km run followed by a 5km cycle, or a 2km run followed by a 10km cycle. We encourage parental participation too!

 

This really is a fun filled morning out for families, and scenic, child friendly cycling venues have been selected. Each child will receive a medal and a great goodie bag. If the child participates in 3 of the 6 events, then they will also receive a ‘series champion’ T at the series final.

START / FINISH

 

Please make sure you have had your number board scanned before starting the race

ONLINE ENTRIES

 

  • Children that have been entered on line will receive a goody bag with various sponsored products
  • Check in at the registration table
  • If you have not yet received your number board, this will be allocated to you.
  • Please allow enough time for the time keepers to allocate your boards
  • Please make sure you queue in the "Pre entries" line
  • When finishing the race, children will receive a medal-badge

LATE ENTRIES

 

  • Entries on the day will not receive a goody bag
  • A R50 admin fee will be charged for late entries
  • If you have not yet received your number board, this will be allocated to you
  • Please allow enough time for the time keepers to be able to input your information
  • Please make sure you queue in the "Late entries" line
  • When finishing the race, children will receive a medal-badge

SUMMER START TIMES

 

Events: #1,2, 5 and 6

 

SUMMER registration: 7:00am - 8:30am

25km RACE: 08:00 (kids go it alone)

15km RACE: 08:05 (kids go it alone)

10km RACE: 08:10 (kids go it alone)

POWER DUATHLON: 08:15am (parents can run/ride with)

MID DUATHLON: 08:20am (parents can run/ride with)

LITE: DUATHLON: 08:25am (parents can run/ride with)

10km FUN: 08:30am (parents can run/ride with)

5km FUN: 08h35am (parents can run/ride with)

2km FUN: 08:40am (parents can run/ride with)

Thank you for entering the like2Bike series, we are incredibly humbled by all the support we have received over the years. We could not host these events without the support you, the public and our event partners have given us. Thank you to all volunteers, trail builders, and residents of the surrounding areas. We look forward to seeing you on Sunday, please take a few moments to read through this email to familiarize yourself with all race information. Please check your emails on the Friday prior to the event for further race information.

WINTER START TIMES

 

Events #3, 4

 

WINTER registration: 8:00am - 9:30am

25km RACE: 09:00 (kids go it alone)

15km RACE: 09:05 (kids go it alone)

10km RACE: 09:10 (kids go it alone)

POWER DUATHLON: 09:15am (parents can run/ride with)

MID DUATHLON: 09:20am (parents can run/ride with)

LITE: DUATHLON: 09:25am (parents can run/ride with)

10km FUN: 09:30am (parents can run/ride with)

5km FUN: 09h35am (parents can run/ride with)

2km FUN: 09:40am (parents can run/ride with)

NUMBER BOARDS

 

  • If you are doing Like2Bike for the first time, you will need to purchase a number board.
  • This number board must be attached to your child's bicycle.
  • The number board has a timing chip attached to the back of the board which should read once your child crosses the timing line
  • You will need to enter each event seperatley, but you keep the same timing board
  • Please ensure your child does not reverse back through the finish zone and this will confuse the timing
  • If the board is lost, there will be a R50 replacement fee
  • We will publish the links for results on facebook by the Monday after the event
  • If you would like to swop out your distance, please go to the time keepers after registration
  • • Please note that the timing company is independent from Like2Bike. We will do our best to tackle any   queries that come our way, and assist where best possible.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EMERGENCY/MEDICS

 

  • We have 2 dedicated medics on the Like2Bike events.
  • One roaming and one based at the finish.
  • There is an emergency contact number on the bottom of the number board, this will phone straight through to the race director.
  • Please try pin point a distance, or land mark, for the medic to be able to get to the correct position.
  • There will be sweepers on bicycles that will follow the course, at the end of the event

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WATERPOINT

 

  • Please ensure your child rides with hydration on the day
  • There will be a UVEX water point at the best possible position on the route.
  • Nuun Hydration and water will be available at the water point
  • We aim to cater for the 25km, 15km RACE, 10km RACE, 10km FUN RIDE and 5km FUN RIDE.
  • Due to the nature of the course, we cannot position the water point exactly half way - but do aim to put it in a place where the distances will be able to access and rehydrate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROUTE MARKINGS

 

All cycling routes are marked out with Like2Bike colour specific distance boards, as well as white boards with red arrows.

 

25km RACE - GREEN ROUTE MARKER BOARD

15km RACE - BLUE ROUTE MARKING BOARD

10km RACE & 10km FUN - RED  ROUTE MARKING BOARDS

5km FUN - WHITE ROUTE MARKING BOARD

2km FUN - YELLOW/CHARACTER  ROUTE MARKING BOARDS

 

 

POWER DUATHLON

2km RUN: YELLOW/CHARACTER ROUTE MARKING BOARD

10km MTB: RED ROUTE MARKING BOARDS

1km RUN: PURPLE ROUTE MARKING BOARDS

 

MID DUATHLON

1km RUN: PURPLE ROUTE MARKING BOARD

5km MTB: WHITE ROUTE MARKING BOARDS

500m RUN: PINK ROUTE MARKING BOARDS

 

LITE DUATHLON

500m RUN: PINK ROUTE MARKING BOARD

2km MTB: YELLOW/CHARACTER ROUTE MARKING BOARDS

250m RUN: BLACK ROUTE MARKING BOARDS

 

 

 

  • We have independent riders, with no knowledge of the routes, riding the routes to see if the boards make sense. The responsibility falls strictly on you to follow the course accurately.
  • NEVER CROSS OVER Red and white danger tape, don't bunny hop it either, if you cross it you are off course.
  • In places where there is orange and yellow barrier mesh, please don't go though it. It is there to indicate a no-go zone.
  • Where there are Chicken Run, trail merge or wrong route boards, please take note and take care.
  • Please listen to the marshals and volunteers and show respect at all times.
  • Please do not leave any litter behind you on route. Kindly take everything off the trail with you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEATHER

 

It may rain, the wind may blow, and the weather will remain unpredictable

We will only cancel the event if it is unsafe to participate ie: lighting, heavy hail, flooding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHS

 

Helen is an independant photographer and volunteers to photograph your beautiful families. She earns her living by taking and selling photos.

You will be sent a newsletter with a link to the images, should you not get the newsletter, please check the Like2BIke facebook page.

Small business support is greatly appreciated.

 

 

 

 

 

Have a GREAT ride out there and THANK YOU

for being a part of the future generation of athletes!

 

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

We thank our valuable Like2Bike Sponsors