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TRANSPORT


 

Update 16/10/2018

Firstly, sorry for the delay….we have tried to remain flexible to adapt so that it suits everybody. The information has also been a bit slow coming to us.

Mick Hopkinson is operating the transport, he is very professional and delivers hundreds of bikes around the world so your kit is safe in his hands. However, you are responsible for making sure your stuff is LABELLED to within an inch of its life….especially tyres.


There are TWO drop points and these are sighted roughly 1hr 45mins away from everybody….we think this is fair. We would rather you use Sheffield if you possible because it will help Mick if you can put your own bike in its crate. You will also now everything is there. We would like to keep the loading at Andover to a bare minimum because it is really for the use of the riders from Kent and the far south.

SHEFFIELD – H Askey Transoort, Monksbridge Road, Dinnington, South Yorkshire S25 3QS
contact: Mick +44(0)7973 216930 (whatsapp also). Emergencies only!

You can drop your bikes, kit and spares directly with Mick at Dinnington. He is available at the following times.

  • Sunday 28th October 9-12
  • Tuesday 30th 9-12
  • Wednesday 31st 9-10 (prompt)
ANDOVER – Martins Ln, Chilbolton, Stockbridge SO20 6BL,
contact: Gavin Hunt (facebook.com/gav.hunt99)
  • Tuesday evening
  • Wednesday morning (the truck is due at Gavin’s around midday)
  • or by arrangement

THE RETURN TRIP LEAVES PORTUGAL ON THE 13th NOVEMBER AND TAKES ROUGHLY 5 DAYS.


NO LOCKS once the bikes are loaded…otherwise we cannot unload your bike in Portugal


UPDATE – 21/10/18

Drop Bikes as per instruction above.

Please give Mick (transport)

  1. A copy or original of your V5
  2. A kit bag (SOFT BAG).
  3. Small box of spares/tools that will slide under your bike….or in a soft bag
  4. 10/20 litre fuel can
  5. Signed copy of our movement form. Only UK riders need to complete this movement form, the disclaimer will be available at signing on for ALL)

Fuel in bikes during transport is not an issue this year (2018).

Any transport questions should be directed to Mick directly.

The gates for the industrial estate should be open, but if not please contact Mick.

Due to the workload here in Monchique there is a very good chance I (Julian Rapp) will not be there to monitor loading or any related questions. Please direct all transport enquiries to Mick.

Julian 07919 925830 (please send text or whatsapp if no reply)

31st October – Bikes Leave UK
6th November – Bikes arrive / unload in Monchique
7th November – Riders to arrive at Hotel

HOTEL
The Macdonald Monchique Hotel is expecting you after 2pm – Location – googlemaps

CHECK-IN you will require:

  • A CREDIT CARD for the 250 euro security charge. The amount is not actually taken from your card. This is to cover damages and anything you charge to your room. Nothing can be charged to RappRacing.
  • PASSPORT

The Hotel already has your name and your room is assigned. We have tried to monitor groups with the information we have gathered and assigned rooms accordingly. If your group is an odd number then one of you will be sharing with a new friend.

Bikes and Kit will be unloaded in the secure underground parking area. As MadRon gets bigger we have to be mindful to not upset the locals. Whilst we’d prefer you not to, if you plan to take your bikes out prior to the event.

  • PLEASE stick to the main tracks and ride on the right. Despite what other companies say….you cannot just ride anywhere.
  • Be mindful of other guests at the Hotel and ride slowly and quietly.
  • Do not start bikes in the underground parking
  • Stay off the main road up to Monchique. 
  • Fill up your bikes from a Fuel Can at the Hotel.
  • Do not use any mountain bike routes around Picotta or Foia (the two big hills behind you. There will be plenty in the event.
  • Do not go over the Picotta peak above the Hotel.
  • We will provide a route to ride on the 7th and 8th. This will keep you clear of sensitive areas

7th November –  MEETING in the Hotels conference suite @ 7pm – 9pm

  • Sign On 7pm to 9pm
  • Collect Race Numbers
  • GPS handed to organiser (please remove all valuable data)
  • Rider Briefing at 9 pm
8th November
  • Sign On 10am to 12am
Prologue – 14:00hrs onwards: Collect your GPS from the underground car park after 14:00 hrs and leave when you are ready. There is a Liaison stage to get to the prologue area of approx 20 mins.
  • RIDER BRIEFING in the Hotels conference suite @ 9pm
9th November – Day 1: Collect GPS and leave when you are ready. Please pass through the timing area to register a LEAVING time. Please pass through the timing area to register a RETURN time. 
  • MEETING in the Hotels conference suite @ 9pm – This may be updated to a facebook announcement
10th November – Day 2: Collect GPS and leave when you are ready. Please pass through the timing area to register a LEAVING time. Please pass through the timing area to register a RETURN time. 
  • MEETING in the Hotels conference suite @ 9pm – This may be updated to a facebook announcement
11th November – Day 3: Collect GPS and leave when you are ready. Please pass through the timing area to register a LEAVING time. Please pass through the timing area to register a RETURN time. 
  • MEETING in the Hotels conference suite @ 9pm – This may be updated to a facebook announcement
12th November – Optional ride to West Coast – Bonus Day – May be subject to change!
13th November – Bikes Load/Leave for UK

 

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