• Headlamp - Capable of lighting up rough ground in complete darkness. Be aware that if you take the full 24 hours you will have 13 hours of darkness. Make sure your battery will last for the duration (Spare batteries are advisable.)
  • Luminous Clothing i.e. hi-vis vests, fluorescent armbands or reflective belts.
  • LED Red Flashing Light (Visible Back of Bike)
  • LED White Light (Front of Bike)
  • Bicycle
  • Bicycle Repair Kit
  • Bicycle Pump
  • Spare Bicycle Tube
  • Bicycle Helmet
  • Survival Blanket
  • Whistle — must be worn at all times during all legs (including kayaking leg)
  • Food*
  • Mobile Phone capable of holding a charge for 24 hours
  • Waterproof Jacket
  • Waterproof Pants
  • Thermal Trousers
  • Thermal Top
  • Water Bottles or Hydration Pack (Minimum Size: 2 Litres)

* Competitors will be allowed to leave food in their bags at bag drop locations. Competitors are required to have sufficient food for the duration of the event.

Upon arrival for The Race briefing all competitors will have a mandatory equipment check to ensure they have all items on the compulsory equipment list.

This is a compulsory list. If you have any questions on discretionary equipment please email your question to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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  • Name: Anthony Boyle Nationality: IrishBackgroundMy main reason for entering is that I would like the opportunity to test my mental and
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    Anthony Boyle

  • Name: Jeff Butler Nationality: IrishBackground (Reasons for attempting The Race) Always wanted to do longer expedition style races - and this looks
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    Jeff Butler

  • Name: George Kelly Nationality: Irish Background  Two of my sons have entered the 2016 Race. I have always encouraged my sons to
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    George Kelly

  • Name Oisin Weldon Nationality Irish Background (Reasons for attempting The Race) The score is Oisin 1- The Race 1, so
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    Oisin Weldon

  • Name Kevin Kelly Nationality Irish Background (Reasons for attempting The Race) Engineer living and working in Scotland having just spent
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    Kevin Kelly

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