Compulsory checks

Mountain Stage

You can complete your Mountain Stage Gear check at Kathmandu Stores nationwide between Friday 20th January and Wednesday 8th February, 5pm. The following items are required for your Mountain Stage gear check;

  • Running shoes (socks are highly recommended also). The run is very rocky and you will cross the river numerous times. Choose a shoe with lots of contact surface - the soles with long high knobs can be very slippery on the rocks. There are not many muddy areas.
  • Backpack (must be large enough to fit all compulsory gear and food into – recommended volume 12L+  - recommend putting clothing into Ziploc bags to keep dry – do not vacuum pack it, there is a gear check at Goat Pass.)
  • Thermal gloves
  • Thermal balaclava or hat
  • Waterproof jacket with hood (seam sealed and constructed of durable material)
  • Waterproof pants (seam sealed and constructed of durable material)
  • Long Sleeve thermal base layer top  
  • Full length thermal base layer pants
  • Long sleeved thermal mid layer top (with insulation properties approx. 220gsm or greater)
  • Whistle – attached to outside of pack or bib
  • Foil Survival BAG (NOT blanket)
  • First aid kit including;
    • 1.5m long (unstretched) roll of 5 cm wide crepe bandage
    • 5m long roll of 2 cm wide strapping tape
    • 10 Band-Aid strips
    • Triangular bandage
    • Scissors
    • 4 x pain relief tablets 

Please note that no other gear or equipment can be checked at the Mountain Stage Gear check. All Kayak Stage Gear is scrutinised on the Saturday morning at the river – this gear cannot be pre checked. You do not need to bring in your Camping gear for the check.

Cycle Stages

You can complete your Cycle Stages check at CUBE retailers nationwide (see list below) between Friday 20th January and Wednesday 8th February, 5pm. The following items are required for your Cycle check;

  • Cycle helmet (NZ/Aus Standards Approved). Correctly fitted Approved cycle helmet free of defects / cracks
  • Reflective ankle bands for both ankles
  • Front and rear cycle lights to NZ Transport Agency standard (charged or new batteries) must be attached to the cycle
  • Pump, repair kit, spare tube/tubular
  • Bike (please remember to take your bike shoes so that your cleats can be checked)

Wallis Cycles Unit 4
2 Roberts Street
Ellerslie
Auckland
please note Wallis Cycles are very busy, call to check availability 09 525 3117. If your local bike store is happy to undertake a check this can be arranged if they contact gemma@coasttocoast.co.nz 

Bob’s Bikes
31 Rototuna Shopping Centre
Horsham Downs Road
Rototuna
Hamilton 

Mitchell Cycles
477 Devon Street East
New Plymouth

Top Gear Cycles
Suncourt Plaza
Shop 17
Taupo

Rocket Bikes
663 Cameron Road
Tauranga 

Avantiplus Maintrax
65 Roebuck Rd
Gisborne

Revolution Bikes,
5 Donnelly Street,
Havelock North.

Cycle Science
127 Queens Drive
Lower Hutt 

Kiwi Multisport
8/623 Rocks Road
Moana
Nelson

Village Cycles
301 Queen Street
Richmond
Nelson

Cycle Trading Co.
23 Elgin Street
Sydenham
Christchurch

Bicycle Concepts
16 Hilton Highway
Oceanview
Timaru

Cycle World Dunedin
67 Stuart Street
Dunedin

Black Peak Cycles
9 Cliff Wilson Street
Wanaka

Cycle Surgery Invercargill
21 Tay Street
Invercargill

If your area doesn’t have a Cube retailer listed and your local bike store is happy to undertake a check this can be arranged if they contact gemma@coasttocoast.co.nz or the Cube distributor info@trifour.co.nz

Kayak Stage

All Kayak Gear is scrutinised on the Saturday morning at the river – this gear cannot be pre checked.

 

 

 

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