Compulsory checks

Mountain Run Stage

You can complete your Mountain Stage Gear check at Kathmandu Stores nationwide in New Zealand and at selected Australian stores listed below between Wednesday 16th January and Wednesday 6th February, 5pm

  • Kathmandu Fortitude Valley - 728 Ann St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
  • Kathmandu Bondi Junction - 207-209 Oxford St, Bondi Junction NSW 2022
  • Kathmandu Richmond - 543 Bridge Rd, Melbourne VIC 3121

 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. Good Drainage is a must.
  • 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.)
  • Drink bottle - something to carry water on the run, bottle, bladder or cup
  • 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 Avantiplus retailers nationwide between Wednesday 16th January and Wednesday 6th 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
  • Reflective vest (only required if leaving Gorge Bridge after 6pm)
  • 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)

Please Note: All bike stores are very busy at this time of the year so please contact them in advance of having your bike checked to arrange a suitable time.  Please do not expect to turn up to a bike store and have your bike check completed while you wait. The bike check isn’t a free 'bike service', so if you need/want a service please advise the store in advance and they can book you in (bike service at your cost).

This check is to ensure you have the required gear for the event, and to provide a basic check of its condition at that point in time. Not everything can realistically be picked up in a basic check or be visible at the time of inspection. An inherent risk of cycling is a failure during the ride due to a number of factors including breakage  or malfunction and possible injury to the rider and others is a possibility. Neither the Kathmandu Coast to Coast or any Avanti store or staff are in any way liable for the condition of your bicycle at the event or other point of time.  The pre race check  is not a complimentary bike service and competitors are solely responsible for the maintenance and safety of your bicycling equipment. Any work required to bring your bike or equipment up to standard will incur normal costs. It is the competitors sole responsibility to ensure your bike is in good working order for the event and recommend that you have your bike serviced prior to the event and that you re check it after transit. 

Approved Bike check stores

North Island

Avantiplus Whangarei 48 Walton St, Whangarei
Avantiplus Takapuna 72 Barrys Point Road, Takapuna
My Ride Botany 500 Ti Rakau Drive, Botany Downs
Avantiplus Westgate 12 Westgate Drive, Westgate
GMC Cycling 4/44 Silverdale Street, Silverdale, Auckland
Avantiplus Cycology 1 Maahanga Drive, The Base, Northgate, Hamilton
The Avanti Bike Shop 1716 Cambridge Road
Bay of Plenty  
My Ride Mt Maunganui 37 Totara St, Mt Maunganui
Avantiplus Koops Cnr 17th Av and Cameron Rd, Tauranga
Rotorua Cycle Centre 1111 Hinemoa Street, Rotorua
Huka Cycles 77 Spa Road, Taupo
Hawkes Bay  
Avantiplus Pedal Power 340 Gloucester Street, Taradale, Napier
My Ride Hastings 1/401 Queen Street West, Hastings
Avantiplus Gisborne 65 Roebuck Road, Gisborne
Cycle Inn 133 Devon Street East, New Plymouth
The Bike Shed 70 Ridgway Street, Wanganui
My Ride Palmerston North 407 Ferguson Street, Palmerston North
Avantiplus South End Cycles 117 Oxford Street, Levin
Avantiplus Lower Hutt 44 Bloomfield Terrace, Lower Hutt
Avantiplus Masterton 47 Chapel Street, Masterton
My Ride Kapiti 33 Epiha Street, Paraparaumu
My Ride On Yer Bike 181 Vivian Street, Wellington

South Island

AvantiPlus Blenheim 61 Queen Street, Blenheim
The Bike Station Nelson 54 Vanguard Street, Nelson
Avantiplus Richmond 203 Queen Street, Richmond, Nelson
Avantiplus Fleet Cnr Colombo & Asaph St, Christchurch
Scotty Browns 206 Wordsworth Street, Christchurch
Paul Wylie Cyclerama 211 Burnett Street, Ashburton
The Cyclery 106 Stafford Street, Timaru
West Coast  
Coll's Sportsworld 53 Mackay Street, Greymouth
Hokitika Cycles 33 Tancred Street, Hokitika
Avantiplus Queenstown Remarkables Park Shopping Centre, Queenstown
Avantiplus Dunedin 110 Crawford St, Dunedin
Avantiplus Invercargill 93 Esk St,  Invercargill

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




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