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Frequently Asked Questions

 

What is my minimum fundraising commitment?

Each rider guarantees to fundraise/underwrite a total of $7,500 including an $1,000 initial registration donation (not tax exempt). The $7,500 minimum fundraising commitment must be reached prior to starting the ride.

 

Is a registration deposit required?

At time of registration each rider is required to make an initial registration donation of $1,000 (not tax deductible). This is included towards your minimum fundraising requirement of $7,500. This is a sign of your personal commitment as well as helping to cover the costs incurred by the AGF in preparing the Tour.

 

What amount should my fundraising target be?

Your fundraising target is visible on your fundraising page. We like riders to set their fundraising target at $10,000, or higher if you wish. You can edit this target.

 

Are donations tax deductible?

The Amy Gillett Foundation has Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status with the ATO. All donations over $2 are tax deductible, except for the $1,000 initial registration donation.

 

What should I do if I need to withdraw from the Tour?

Please contact Tour Manager as soon as possible. Donations are not refundable. If you withdraw within 2 months of the start, you are obligated to raise/donate $3,750. This is recognition of the costs incurred by the AGF in preparing your place on the Tour.

 

Who is responsible for my travel arrangements?

You are responsible your own travel arrangements to the tour departure point and from the tour finish point. All travel from the commencement until the conclusion of the Tour is organised for you.

 

When should I arrange my flights for arrival to the Tour?

Fly in on Saturday 8 November and we start the Tour the following day on Sunday 9 November.

We suggest you arrive at Sofitel Brisbane with enough time to check in, collect kit, assemble your bike and attend the 6:00pm Welcome Dinner in house. Brisbane airport has a train service that goes directly to the Sofitel. 

 

When should I arrange my flights for departure home from the Tour?

The Tour concludes on Saturday 15 November. We recommend flights home no earlier than 5pm but we have included accommodation on Saturday night and breakfast the following morning at the Airlie Beach Hotel to encourage you to stay and celebrate your achievement.

Please let the Ride Manager, Rachael Kininmonth know which option you intend to take.

 

Where do I fly out from?

Proserpine is 25 minutes from Airlie Beach and is serviced by a bus that we can arrange for your departure on Sunday (and  Saturday - but we really want you to stay the extra night)

or

you can spend $80 on the ferry to Hamilton Island and it will continue a service to the airport. It is a great experience and when you are in that part of the world it would be a shame to miss that opportunity.

Most domestic airlines service Proserpine and Hamilton Island.

 

Do I need to pay for anything on Tour?

Once you arrive at the departure point, everything except for alcoholic drinks and personal incidentals are included. If you have a hotel minibar expense could you please settle it with the establishment independently.

 

What are the ride options?

Rouleurs 120-200 km per day with fast (Jens) and not so fast (Ulrich) groups. Sprinters (Goss) will ride 70 - 90 kms per day. You will be well supported. There will be numerous stops en route to refill water bottles and recover. A ride leader and a Pro will be present in each group to navigate and add to your skill level.

 

What do I need to bring with me? 

Suggested List

·        Toiletries

·        Medicines (including eye drops if you suffer from dry eyes, voltaren gel for sore muscles,            tape if you require it, headache tablets, hayfever medication if you are a sufferer)

·        Sunglasses

·        Riding gloves

·        Cycling shoes

·        Helmet

·        Underwear

·        Casual shoes

·        Casual clothes for after riding

·        Sleepwear

·        Bathers

·        Windcheater/jumper/hoodie

Please ensure that your main luggage does not exceed a weight of 15kg to save the back of the crew who will be loading and unloading it daily. If you feel that you must bring more gear please use a second bag. 

 

What is supplied?

We supply you 2 sets of wonderful team kit by Sub4, a small backpack, hydralytes and energy bars. 

The following AGF cycling ‘kit’ and accessories will be provided:

·        1 x AGF backpack*

·        2 x short sleeve jersey

·        2 x bib-Knicks

·        1 x pair arm sun protectors

·        1 x pair leg protectors

·        1 x gilet

·        2 pairs of socks 

·        1 cycling cap

·        Washing bag (all your kit will be washed in this bag and returned to you wet)

·        Maps of the entire route

* Your AGF backpack will accompany your Peloton in the relevant Support Vehicle each day.

When packing for the Tour, please consider the above mentioned items to ensure you don’t pack unnecessary gear. A rain jacket in case of inclement weather is probably not needed in Queensland at this time of year – if it is wet, it is unlikely to be cold! Make sure you bring your helmet, bike shoes, and gloves.

We recommend you name your kit to eliminate confusion (wash bags are prone to opening in the cleaning process and sometimes clothes get left in support vehicles).

 

What do I wear to dinner?

Dinners are a mix of casual and smart casual. Smart casual for the Sofitel on Saturday 8th November in Brisvegas and  Friday 14th Burp in Mackay.