This is a ride, not a race!

Welcome to the 2018 Fruitloop Ride and thank you for your support of the Goulburn Valley Hospice Care Service.

ASSISTANCE: For any assistance required during your ride please ring the Ride Director on 0474 499 301

BE PREPARED: Check the weather forecast on the day of the ride and take along clothing appropriate for the anticipated conditions.

SPEED: You are expected to maintain a speed of around 25 kph on the longer routes.

DIFFICULTIES: If you are experiencing difficulties you can talk to the driver of the tail car who will find a way to  help you have a great ride.  The phone number on your wrist band contacts the Ride Director and he will co-ordinate any assistance you require from an ambulance officer, bike maintenance van or sag wagon.

COMPLYING WITH DIRECTIONS: If you ride ahead of our lead car or behind of the tail car or if you fail to comply with directions from the Police or ride officials you are officially out of the event and we are unable to provide you with support.

ROAD RULES: The ride routes are on roads that are open to traffic. RIDERS MUST OBEY USUAL ROAD RULES, including stopping at red traffic signals and stopping at stop signs by placing one foot on the roadway. Victoria Police expect that riders keep to a maximum of two abreast and obey road rules or risk being booked..

REST STOPS: A designated rest stop is provided for each ride (as below). The rest stops have toilets, water and snacks provided.

115km Ride: Dookie CWA Gardens (50km mark)

Dookie is a toilet stop and water is available.  The Dookie Store and Dookie Emporium will be open for coffee and food if required.

50km Ride: Congupna

Congupna is a food and water stop with toilets available.

Excess clothing can be left at any of these stops and items will be returned to the Registration Desk for your collection on your return to Shepparton.

FOOD AND SHOWERS: A complimentary BBQ lunch of hamburgers, fruit and wraps awaits you at the Start/Finish.  Hot showers are available, men in the Swans’ change rooms and women in the visitors’ rooms.

DIRECTIONS: There will be some marshalls on the course, but generally you will rely on the signage for directions.

SAFETY is our priority and these are a few guidelines to follow:

*Please break into groups of 20 riders at most leaving a space between groups for any passing cars.

*Magpies may swoop – spread out a little in your group and ride on, head down.

*If anyone is injured please give assistance and ring the Ride Director on 0474 499 301, the number on your wristband

* There may be loose gravel at some intersections

* You must report back to the Registration desk so we know you completed your ride safely

* Riders must obey road rules. Police may be present along the ride route from the start on the way through Shepparton. Riders must stop at red traffic signals and stop signs. Marshalls may be present at key intersections, however riders DO NOT have priority passage through intersections.

*As you ride off please do so very slowly, two abreast maximum.

Have a great ride!