Facilities and Checklist

Please use this as a guideline when preparing for the Investec Great Kei Trek


Bicycle Gear

Confirmation of Entry

Mountain Bike

Two water bottles and carriers or CamelBak

Small tool bag



First Aid




Dettol/ Mercurochrome

Sterile gauze pads

Non-adherent dressing

One-inch adhesive tape

Second Skin


Bandage scissors





Insect repellent

Bandana/ buff

High energy snacks

Small hydration pack with room for packing snacks

Money – just in case you pass a shebeen on the way

Energy Bars

Energy Drink

Recovery Drink

Adapter Plug 


 Multi Tool

Tyre Levers

Spoke wrench

Spare tubes

Tube patch kit

Chain Breaker Tool

Spare chain link



Bike helmet

Cycling shorts x 3

Cycling socks x 3

Cycling Shirt x 3


Fleece, or jacket

Cycling gloves

Rain jacket - lightweight for windbreaker and just-in-case sprinkles 

Cycling shoes/ Spare Pair if you have. There are River Crossings  


Sleeping Bag


Extra Blanket - if camping

Casual Clothing

Bring Jacket or warm fleece. Nights can be cold


Tracksuit pants


Do not bring valuables to the race. Whilst we take all precautions, we cannot be held liable or responsible for valuables lost during the event. Your Race Box is the only item that we will transport for you between stage locations. 


Please ensure that you load the I.C.E. (In Case of Emergency) on your phone. Please disable passwords for the duration of the race.


A professional team of qualified paramedics will be providing the first aid, search and rescue and paramedic services both on and off the course this year.

Their base will be at the finish of each stage as well as on the route.

They can be consulted if you have any medical problems on your return from each stage.

There will be support vehicles and quad bikes on the stages to attend to any mishaps or accidents/injuries which may occur.

You will have emergency contact numbers for this service pre-printed on your race number.

Massage Facilities

Sports massages can be booked directly with The Morgan Bay Hotel Spa.

Bike Wash Facility

There will be a bike wash facility set up near the finish area after each stage.

Please can you ensure that you tip the bike washers.

Important Note

For bike security it is recommended that riders wait for their bikes to be washed, and not leave them to be collected later. Riders are requested not to leave accessories of value on the bike while it is being washed i.e., computers, heart rate monitors, GPS receivers, pumps, saddlebags etc. Once your bike has been washed, it is to be placed in the Bike Park in the designated area.

Whilst the utmost care will be taken, The Great Kei Trek, race organisers, sponsors, landowners, helpers etc. will not be held responsible for any losses or damage to any bicycles, accessories etc. while bikes are being washed or at the bike wash facility.

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