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When do entries to the Swisse People's Ride open/close?

2017 Swisse People’s Ride entries are now open and will close on Tuesday, 10 January 2017 (unless sold out prior)

 

 

I have entered the Swisse People’s Ride and have not yet received a confirmation email or receipt?
  1. Check to see that your confirmation email has not been intercepted by your email spam filter i.e. placed in your “Trash”
  2. Check to see if the entry payment has come off your credit card.
  3. If you have checked these suggestions and have still not received an email of receipt, please contact us.
How much does it cost to enter?

Entry fee information can be found here.

Why is the entry fee lower for Cycling Australia members?

You are required to be covered by insurance to participate in this Event. Cycling Australia members have already paid for their insurance through their annual membership fee.

Do I have to be a member of Cycling Australia?

No. If you do not hold a Cycling Australia race license your entry fee will include a day license which covers you for insurance for this event only. Please review the event’s Terms & Conditions to ensure you fully understand what this day license covers.

All rider’s license numbers will be verified by Cycling Australia. If your license number is not verified you will not be permitted to start.

What is included in my entry fee?

Participants will receive a Rider Pack which will include your rider number, Swisse People’s Ride 2017 official event jersey and musette, and other event information.

Once on the course, participants will have access to aid stations, medical services and mechanical support.

For more information, check out the entry page.

Can I change my entry between the short distance and long distance?

Riders are not permitted to change from the short course to the long course.

Riders can, however, downgrade from the long course to the short course on the day by simply taking the short course route. There will be no refund if you choose to downgrade.

What is the minimum age for riders?

14 years as of 30 January 2017. Please refer to the Terms & Conditions.

What is the maximum age for riders?

There is no maximum age limit for riders. Please refer to the Terms & Conditions.

Can I cancel my registration and receive a refund?

Please refer to the Terms & Conditions for cancellation information. If you believe your circumstances meet the cancellation information as outlined in the Terms & Conditions you must notify the event organisers by email, providing your name, address, category entered and reason for cancelling.

All refunds will be processed in accordance with the entry Terms & Conditions.

Can I transfer my registration to another Rider?

No, this is not an option provided.

Can I transfer my registration to a future Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race?

No, this is not an option provided.

How will I know what my rider number is?

Rider numbers will be included in the Rider Packs that are posted out to registrants.

What is included in my Rider Pack?

Participant Rider Packs will include the Swisse People’s Ride 2017 jersey, musette, rider number and event information.

When will I receive my Rider Pack?

Rider Packs will be posted out to participants after entries close on Friday, 6 January 2017

I would like to ride with a family member and/or friends. How do I do this?

During the registration process cyclists are able to nominate the same speed group. On the event day, if participants wish to ride with a fellow friend or family member, the participant in the faster speed group is able to drop down to a slower group.

Please note riders are not permitted to move up to faster speed groups.

What time does the Swisse People’s Ride start?

The Swisse People’s Ride will start at 7.00am (TBC) on Saturday 28 January 2017. This time is subject to change. Confirmed start times will be communicated pre-event to all registered participants via email.

What are the speed group categories?

Speed group are critically important to ensure that you have the best start possible and to minimise the amount of overtaking needed in the first part of the ride. Please help by realistically selecting the most appropriate average speed that you will complete the entire ride at. Categories are as follows:
15-20km/h
21-25km/h
26-30km/h
31-35km/h
36+km/h

What type of bike can I ride?

Riders are free to choose whichever style of bike they are most comfortable with. Suggestions for bike choices may include road bikes, mountain bikes, city bikes, hybrid bikes, cross bikes, tricycle and tandems.

Note: Tandem bikes require an entry from both riders individually.

Participants must ensure bikes are well maintained and fit for use in the Swisse People’s Ride.

The following bikes and bike accessories are not permitted: Motorised bikes, vehicle recumbents, disc wheels, fixed wheel bikes, unicycles, tri or aero bars.

Hand bikes are permitted when required because of a disability. Participants sharing a bicycle, such as a tandem, must register each rider individually.

Please note, for the safety of all participants, fixed wheel bikes and/or bikes without brakes are not permitted.

Do I need to wear a helmet?

Yes. All participants must wear an Australian Standards Certified helmet as per Victorian road rules.

Will I be riding on closed roads?

The Swisse People’s Ride is staged on open roads, therefore, all riders must abide by the Australian road rules at all times.

Failure to do so is at the risk of the participant and may result in the participant being removed from the ride.

If a Swisse People’s Ride participant is still cycling on the route when the Elite Women’s road race approaches they will be required to move off the road until ALL Elite riders and Event vehicles have safely passed.

What should I wear during the event?

As part of your Rider Pack you will receive a Swisse People’s Ride 2017 jersey which is a compulsory part of a participant’s Rider Pack.

In addition to the event jersey, participants are recommended to wear a standard and comfortable cycling kit.

Participants can purchase Swisse People’s Ride merchandise, including additional rider kit, when registering from the online store.

Please keep an eye on the weather forecast and come prepared for unexpected changes in the weather. We suggest bringing a warm undershirt, arm and leg warmers, gilet or vest, and a rain jacket if necessary.

Is there compulsory kit I am required to have?

Yes, this includes your rider jersey, a puncture repair kit, spare inner tubes, pump, rear tail light, fully charged and working mobile phone, adequate ride nutrition, and water bottles/carriers.

Is there recommended kit?

Yes, this includes sunscreen, warm clothing, rain jacket, sunglasses and some money.

How will my start position be determined?

Start positions will be determined by the “Speed Group” selected during the registration process. Speed groups will then be arranged in the starting area from fastest to slowest.

If I need medical assistance what should I do?

Medical Services will be on the course, at the event village and at all aid stations. Marshals and bike mechanics will be travelling on the course on motorcycles and in cars.

Traffic management will be controlling traffic at intersections and volunteers will be guiding participants for turns at intersections. Each of these people will be equipped with radios and/or phones and can contact for medical assistance if required.

Where is the best place to be to watch the Swisse People's Ride live?

There are a number of great locations along the Swisse People’s Ride and Elite course to watch the action. View the courses here.

Or you can wait for their return at the finish line on the Geelong waterfront.

View our spectator guide for more suggestions and tips.

 

How do I volunteer?

Registrations will be opening soon! Stayed tuned to the website to find out more, or register for our database here.

What about Road Closures – how will they affect me?

Information on any traffic alterations during the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race will published on the website closer to the event.

How do I get to Geelong for the Event?

Geelong is an easy 60 minute drive along the Princes Freeway from Melbourne. For more information, click here.

How do I apply to be a volunteer at this event?

Registrations will be opening soon! Stayed tuned to the website to find out more, or register for our database here.

I am having trouble completing my application form, how can I get assistance?

If you are having trouble with your application please email workforce@gtrevents.com.au. One of the workforce team will be in contact within 48hours.

Is every member of our club/group required to complete a registration form?

Yes. Every member of your Club/Group will be required to complete an individual registration form. There is a question which asks you to supply your Club/Group name.

Can I apply if I don't have previous volunteer experience?

That’s okay, we are looking for friendly, outgoing people to join the team to help stage the 2017 Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race. You just need to:
• Enjoy helping people
• Be friendly and approachable
• Be reliable
• Be positive
• Adhere to the volunteer Terms & Conditions when you submit your application

When do I need to be available to be a Volunteer?

We will require volunteers from a week prior to the race to one day after.  The majority of shifts are available on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th January 2017.

I have signed up to be a volunteer and have not yet received a confirmation email or receipt?

Check to see that your confirmation email has not been intercepted by your email spam filter i.e. placed in your “Trash” Add workforce@gtrevents.com.au to your contacts to ensure that this doesn’t get missed

Will accommodation be provided for volunteers?

No. The Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road organisers will not cover the cost of accommodation for volunteers. Each volunteer is responsible for arranging their own accommodation requirements.

How do I get to and from my volunteer shift? 

All volunteers are responsible for their own transport requirements to and from workforce check-in. Check out Public Transport Victoria for information.

When selecting your shifts please ensure you select YES if you require transport from workforce check-in to your volunteer post.

I will be driving to my volunteer shift, is there parking available?

Parking will be available for volunteers at most check in locations.

Locations will be specified in your workforce documentation.

What will volunteers receive to perform their role?

We will provide you with a ‘Workforce Kit’ which includes:
• Uniform
• Accreditation
• Catering ++
• Role specific equipment (where required)
• Rewards and recognition
++ Shifts 4+hours will receive a lunch pack. Shifts under 4 hours will receive a snack pack.

What meals are provided for volunteers?

Dependent on the duration of your shift you will either be provided with a snack pack (>4 hour shift) or a lunch pack (<4 hours) while on your rostered shifts. We will also keep you hydrated with water.

Do you cater for dietary requirements for volunteers?

As we try our hardest to cover all dietary requirements we have limitations on what can be provided:

• Vegetarian
• Vegan
• Gluten Free

Will there be training for volunteers?

Induction Session (in-person) – This will take place on the weekend prior to the event in Geelong. This session will cover off general event information, OHS, uniform and accreditation distribution.

Role Specific Training (online)- Will be available through the volunteer portal Rosterfy.

Shift briefings (in-person)- Mandatory attend a briefing prior to your shift start, the briefing will cover off meeting your shift supervisor, on the job training and provide any additional information

Community Information

The event will be held over the weekend of 28 to 29 January 2017.

There will be some changed traffic conditions in place during key event periods over the two days.

More detailed information will be published on the event website closer to the event.

Business and Resident Fact Sheet

The Resident & Business Fact Sheet is designed to assist local residents and businesses, event spectators and those people travelling through Geelong over the event weekend to understand the planned traffic alterations and road closures that will be put in place for the event.

The Business and Resident Fact Sheet will be published and distributed once operational planning is complete.

Will roads will be closed?

Full road closures will be limited as the majority of racing will be held under rolling road closure conditions to minimise delays. A full traffic management plan is currently in production and will be available on this website in the lead up to the event.

Why will there be road closures and parking restrictions?
  • In order to safely deliver world-class sporting events, the routes must be secure and vehicle-free. This protects both participants, spectators and the general public and will involve temporary road closures and parking restrictions in affected areas. Detailed information will be communicated to those located on affected roads and information will be available on the event website.
  • There will be on-road parking restrictions in place along the route on both Saturday and Sunday in order to ensure the safety of participants, the public and cars.
What roads will be affected?

Full road closures will be limited as the majority of racing will be held under rolling road closure conditions to minimise delays. A full traffic management plan is currently in production and will be available on this website in the lead up to the event.

How long will the roads be closed for?

Full road closures will be limited as the majority of racing will be held under rolling road closure conditions to minimise delays. A full traffic management plan is currently in production and will be available on this website in the lead up to the event.

What happens if I am on the road when the rolling road closure comes through?
  • You will be stopped by the lead police vehicle and asked to park in a safe area on the side of the road. This is one of the key reasons that normal parking will be restricted along the course route on race days. You will have to wait here for the race to pass through, once the race has passed the rear police car will inform you that it is safe for you to move off.
  • It is estimated you will have to wait for no longer than 15-20 minutes.
  • Once you move off, please be aware there may be some tail riders still on the roads, however they will be abiding by normal road laws.
Will Public Transport be affected during the race periods?
  • Public transport will continue to operate as normal, with the exception of some buses in the affected areas, which may require a diversion or temporary suspension.
  • Further information will be available closer to the time via the PTV website.
Can I access car parks on the race route?
  • Off road car parks on the race route will be accessible if the road is open, however please be aware that there may be restricted access to and from the car parks.
  • Car parks will not be accessible whilst the road is closed (including during a rolling road closure). Please ensure if you park your car in a car park on the race route, you do not need to exit until the road closure has been removed.
  • A full traffic management plan is currently in production and more information will be made available on this website in the lead up to the event.
What access will there be for people living and working on the race route, during the race periods?
  • Access restrictions will depend on the location and time that the races pass through. Local access will be maintained for as long as possible and every effort will be made to facilitate your movement if it is safe to do so. These restrictions will be put in place to balance the smooth running of the races, maintaining the safety of all concerned and limiting the impact on the community where possible.
  • Residents and businesses directly affected will receive further specific information. An enquiries service will be available to those who have specific access considerations and/or queries. Details will be shared via the event website and within resident/business information.
  • All residents and businesses on the race route are encouraged to plan ahead and limit local access where possible and for your convenience. This will only apply to the duration of event periods on the Saturday and Sunday.
  • Emergency vehicles will have access to all areas at all times
What access will be there for deliveries and visitors to homes and businesses during the race periods?

All residents and businesses on the race route are encouraged to plan ahead and limit local access where possible and for your convenience. This will only apply to the duration of event periods on the Saturday and Sunday.

A full traffic management plan is currently in production and more information will be made available on this website in the lead up to the event.

Will compensation be paid for inconvenience and loss of business revenue?

There will not be any payments for inconvenience or lost business revenue.

What arrangements have been made for emergency and critical services to access the roads which are closed?
  • During the events emergencies will continue to be treated in the usual way, and the safety of residents and visitors will be dealt with as a priority.
  • Emergency vehicles will have access to all areas at all times.
How does the Cadel Road Race compare to the UCI Road World Championships from 2010?

Geelong is very proud to once again play host to a high profile UCI classified cycling event. It promises to be hugely popular with the cycling fraternity and bring thousands of sporting tourists to the region whilst beaming images of the race globally. However this event is very different to the scale of delivery seen for the 2010 UCI Road World Championships.

What will be different?

  • Only limited road closures
  • Most of the racing takes place outside of Central Geelong and business precincts
  • No significant road closures to facilitate build of start and finish areas
  • Significantly less crowd barriers meaning impacts only felt immediately around race times
  • Only limited periods across two weekend days rather than extended periods over six days
Why is Victoria and Geelong hosting this event?

The Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race is a State Government of Victoria initiative created by Visit Victoria. This major event is scheduled at the end of January to fit into a national and international race program.

The City of Greater Geelong will also work to ensure the benefits this major event can bring to a region are maximised, as well as ensuring  residents , holiday makers and local businesses are well informed leading up to the event.

Why is the event called the Cadel Evans GORR?

During the summer, Tour de France winner Cadel Evans calls the City of Greater Geelong home.  After a long season he rests his weary legs in Barwon Heads, taking to the regions amazing roads with his bike. Where else would a race in his name take place than in the Geelong region?

Cadel has a great passion for the region, the sport and activity of cycling. He has a deep enthusiasm for the difference that cycling can have on people’s lives. He hopes, as does the State of Victoria and Cycling Australia, that this high profile weekend of cycling in the Geelong region inspires more people to take up regular cycling, using Cadel Evans as their inspiration.

With the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race be televised?

Channel Seven is the broadcast partner for the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race.

More information on broadcasting will be announced closer to the event.

What do I do if I select the wrong jersey size when completing my registration?

If you select the wrong jersey size at registration, please fill out an enquiry form on our contact page. Note: No changes will be accepted after Friday, 18 November.

What do I do if the Jersey I receive does not fit me?

A very limited number of exchanges may be possible at event time but cannot be guaranteed. If your jersey does not fit, please visit the Information Tent on Friday afternoon or Saturday morning. No exchanges will be available prior to this time or once the limited stocks are exhausted.

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