Frequently Asked Questions - Life Ride 2019

Do I take my own bike with me, or is this arranged somehow? (Phase 1)

You will need to travel with your own bike to and from Life Ride. Bike boxes are preferable to hard cases as they are easier to transport or store.

How much will my bike cost to get there? (Phase 1)

Depending what airline you travel with, bikes are included in your standard checked in baggage allowance. Just check the airline and baggage amount and allowances are. The bike would be checked in as ‘excess luggage’.

Can I hire a bike there? How much would this likely cost? (Phase 1)

You should use your own fully maintained road bike to participate in Life Ride. Distances will exceed 100km per day, so it is important that you are comfortable on and familiar with the bike you are riding.

Will recommendations be made for accommodation if arriving earlier or staying later?

Transfers to and from Busselton from Perth will be organised by Tour de Cure. The pick-up point for the transfers will be in the Perth CBD (exact location to TBC). It is recommended that accommodation is booked in the CBD.

Will flights be included? (Phase 1)

Flights to and from Perth are the responsibility of the participant.

Will preferred flights times/locations be advised? (Phase 1)

Transfers to Busselton from Perth will be at approximately midday, so it is recommended to arrive into Perth that morning or the day prior.

Transfers from Busselton to Perth will be returning to Perth in the late afternoon on the last day of the tour.

Do I need to arrange who I bunk with? (Phase 2)

Tour de Cure will coordinate all accommodation and rooming lists.

What type of accommodation is it? (Phase 2?)

Tour de Cure covers accommodation for all three nights of the tour. Details of accommodation will be released closer to the tour. Accommodation will be on a shared room basis.

Will food be covered throughout the trip or do i need to bring my own? Can you cater for my dietary requirements? (Phase 2)

Tour de Cure covers meals during the bike tour.

Please notify us of any special dietary requirements.

What will a typical day on tour be like? (Phase 1)

  • Breakfast
  • Ride approx. 30km
  • Morning Tea Stop
  • Ride approx. 30-40km
  • Lunch Stop
  • Ride Approx 30-40km
  • Afternoon Tea/Recovery
  • Dinner

We also undertake school visits during the day where we share Tour de Cure's Be Fit. Be Healthy. Be Happy message with school students.

Will there be any free time? (Phase 3)

We aim to finish each day in the early afternoon so that riders have the opportunity for some free time.

What do I need to do to get my bike ready? (Phase 3)

We request you undertake a full service on your bike two weeks before Life Ride. It is then recommended to follow up with a tune up and final check one week before Life Ride.

Do I need to be an experienced cyclist? (Phase 1)

You need to be riding at an intermediate level. By the time the tour is on, you should be comfortable on a bike and able to descend safely. You will be able to ride 100km and ascend 750m in one ride. You should be riding 200km per week in training as we get closer to the tour.

Tour de Cure will work with you in the lead up to the tour to support you to this level if you aren’t currently. Training programs are available and the above is the end goal.

What equipment do I need to have? (Phase 2 or 3)

You will be provided with a packing list of what to bring, which will include clothes and equipment.

How much am I expected to raise? (Phase 1)

Riders: You will be raising a minimum of $3,000 to participate on this ride, plus a $650 registration fee.

Support Crew: You are an essential part of every Tour de Cure ride event. We just couldn’t succeed without you! To participate as Support Crew for this event you will be raising a minimum of $750, plus a $250 registration fee.

What happens if I get injured on tour? (Phase 2)

Life Ride will have a medical support team on tour who can provide assistance with illness or injury.

Where and when would be the best place for people to come watch? (Phase 3)

Cheering spots will be provided for you to pass onto family and friends.

Do I need insurance? (Phase 1)

All riders need to have their own bike insurance to cover any accident or damage to your bike and\or person.

How much training will I need to do? (Phase 1)

Tour de Cure has developed a balanced 12-week training program that builds in intensity.

Tour de Cure will work with you in the lead up to the tour to get you to this level if you aren’t currently. Training programs are available and the above is the end goal.

What do I wear? I know I get jerseys, but will it be enough for three days of riding? (Phase 1)

You will be provided with a packing list of what kit and clothing will be provided.

You will receive as part of your registration:

  • 2 x Team cycling jerseys
  • 2 x bib knicks
  • 2 x Team socks
  • 1 x Team cycling cap

What happens if I have to pull out due to injury before the tour? (Phase 1)

Please contact Sarah Hozack or Mieka Hynec on 02 9902 2222.