I'm interest in the Bike SA Coast 2 Coast cycle event & have a few questions.

1) I found the bikeSA blog, so I understand this is not a closed circuit ride. How many people take part, so how crowded do the roads get with cyclists?

2) What types of refreshments are provided at stops, how much of my own nutrition should I bring (I have a memory of a marathon where refreshments promised only came after the 20k mark to avoid shorter distance runners from gobbling it all up...the WALL hits really hard @ 28k)?

3) How do cyclists get back to the city from Victor Harbor? How do cyclists get to Glenelg?

4) Any other info welcome!

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See coach transfers under https://www.bikesa.asn.au/coasttocoastrideinfo-
"Tickets must be prepaid and cannot be booked on the day."
I expect many cyclists ride to the start, and a few even ride home from Victor Harbor but you need to be confident of your long distance cycling.
Think some cyclists organise to meet a partner at the finish and get a ride home ... if you can tag along for petrol money.

You could chat with Bicycle SA.

Thanks Dave for the detailed reply. Haven't done Bupa but I've done an overseas event that has attracted over 110k participants. I've only been to Victor Harbour once so I don't know Port Elliot bakery, but thanks for letting us all know how to bribe your sister. I'll probably bribe my wife, I'd get more mileage out of that ;-)
And I'll make sure to bring my own carbs drink for energy, I can manage 60k on H2O alone, but any longer my marathon experience tought me to be prepared & fill up on carbs early.
I had a look at their website, I think I will have to rectify that situation. My father's family is from a region famous for pies & pastry, so I do hold a high standard!

For any ride over 100kms i use a small feed bag on the top bar, just behind the stem. wack in 4 or so gels, and a couple of bars ( i like LCMs!)  and you'll be laughing between any feed stops.

Other than that a couple of biddons of water is all you'll need.

I've been using vitargo for a while now, as a post workout recovery carbohydrate, but considering its make-up I'm sure it'll be just as good during exercise.



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