The Cost

Registration Fee

A Registration Fee (non-refundable) is payable by each entrant with the registration form to reserve a place on the ride. Get in early as numbers are limited. The registration fee covers 3 nights' accommodation from 3rd - 5th September, 3 continental breakfasts, lunch on day 2 & 3, 3 dinners, back up vehicle costs and some light refreshments throughout the ride.

All other meals and drinks are not included and are at your expense.

[Registration form]

Donation

Each entrant must raise a minimum of $500 prior to the ride for the chosen Childhood Cancer charity. The funds can be raised from donations, sponsorship, or you could simply contribute the $500 yourself, it's up to you. Once your registration form and registration fee is received, a Donation form package will be sent explaining donation procedures. All donations over $2 are tax deductable and receipts will be issued. All monies raised need to be deposited by the 20th August, 2010.

An award will be presented to the highest fundraiser during the presentation night.

Monies received from the public or sponsorship cannot be used to cover the registration fee and/or riders personal expenses.

Meals and Accommodation

Accommodation is shared, good clean country pub style rooms (there is no need to bring any bedding).

A continental breakfast is included in the registration fee for days 2, 3 & 4 with the option of paying more for a cooked breakfast.

Lunch is included in the registration fee for day 2, 3 & 4 and will be a variety of pies, pasties, sandwiches and rolls. Day 1 lunch can be purchased on arrival in Wilpena Pound at the cafeteria at your own expense.

Evening meals are included in the registration fee for day 1, 2 & 3 they will be typical pub meals with a set menu.

The Terrain

There will be a mix of single track (nothing too extreme), public dirt roads and some bitumen, unfortunately we can't get around this but we've kept it to the minimum. If you have some dirt riding experience you should be fine. As always please ride within your limits. A total of 959 kms will be ridden during the ride. Remember it's a fun ride not a race!

The Bike

The bike must be a Honda CT 110 'Postie' in good mechanical and roadworthy condition. It must have current registration and you must hold a current motorcycle license. Any modifications are ok as long as it's legal and still basically resembles a Postie. Must be an Automatic Honda 110 or 90 motor - NO CLUTCH.

Go to the POSTIE BIKE TAB for information on how to buy and setup your postie bike.

Fuel Range

You will need a fuel range of 212 kms for the stretch between Leigh Creek and Andamooka via Farina and Mulgaria Station. A Postie will do approximately 20 kms per litre on this type of ride. Therefore you will need a minimum of about 13 litres on your bike. The standard tank holds about 5.5 litres so you will need a further 10 litres minimum. This can be done by adding another tank; an old 10 litre XR tank or similar is ideal or you could carry two 5 litre plastic fuel cans on the rear carrier. If you choose the jerry can option it must be approved to carry fuel.

What to Bring

  • All riding gear including helmet, goggles/visor, gloves, jacket preferably with armor, boots, sturdy pants and don't forget the kidney belt!
  • Hydration pack preferably a minimum of 3 litres or you should carry 3 litres of water on your bike
  • Tools and spares including tubes and tyre changing equipment
  • Clothes for evenings
  • Towel
  • Toiletries
  • Camera
  • Money
  • Any personal medication
  • First aid kit
  • And most importantly, your Postie bike and a sense of humor!

Back up Vehicle

There will be a back up vehicle to collect any broken bikes and or riders. A luggage Trailer (enclosed), will carry your overnight bag with clothes etc., BUT PLEASE KEEP IT AS SMALL AND LIGHT AS POSSIBLE, some emergency fuel (you must be self sufficient will fuel), an esky with a few 'refreshments' and trail snacks for on route. It will also carry a sat phone for emergencies, first aid kit and a few spare tyres in case anyone is unlucky enough to stake one.

Safety

This is a fun event to raise money for a worthy cause so the last thing we want is anyone getting hurt. We will be in some remote areas and help could be some time away so please ride within your limits.

WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND YOU HAVE AMBULANCE COVER.

[Link to SA Ambulance]

[Link to SA Ambulance Application form]