Ice Cream Tubs

Ice Cream Tubs

While we have the opportunity to send to 25 Support Stations, we have only sent tubs to the ones where we will possibly stay overnight.

With the aim to finish in around 17 days, we have sent 19 tubs, which gives us spares and snacks almost every 115km.

In order to keep our backpacks light, we've done our best to decant as much as possible and to then collect from our tubs every day. A lot of planning has gone into this, and hopefully we've not overdone it, or missed anything either.

So this is what's in our tubs: *

Collect every 1-2 days

Maps

And narratives for the next day

Food & Sustenance

  • 2x FIT drink sachets
  • 5 snacks per person
  • Pack of 2 Vitamin C fizzys
  • Evening Chocolate

Toiletries

  • Bum cream
  • Sun cream
  • Nitrile gloves (in the case of wet weather)
  • Tissues

Bike Maintenance

  • Squirt
  • Lappies for bike wash

Collect every 4 days+

Food & Sustenance

  • MedLemon

Toiletries

  • Toothpaste
  • Bennets bum cream
  • Razors and shaving gel
  • Washing liquid sachet
  • Shampoo
  • Face Wash
  • Hand cream
  • Batteries
  • Additional medical supplies

Bike Maintenance

  • Stans + CO2 Bomb
  • Duct Tape
  • Extra plugs
  • Chain lengths
  • Chain links
  • Brake pads
  • Jockey Wheel
  • Cable Ties
  • Shock Oil
  • Super Glue
  • Patch Kit
  • Tubes
  • Mini tub of grease
  • Gear cables and housing
  • Spare Tyre

Food Planning

We worked out that when we normally ride, we stop to eat something about every 90 minutes, and that each snack is 40-50gm per person. During the course of a 10-14 hour day out on the trail, we've made sure each set of snacks has a variety of sweet, salty and savoury; and a mixture of chewy and crunchy.

To ensure we retain some sanity over 3 weeks of eating the same stuff, we've tried to vary everything.

Biscuit Snacks

  • Mini Ginger Bites biscuits
  • Mini Eet-sum-more
  • Small packs of Oreos
  • Breakfast biscuits

Savoury and salty is made up of:

  • Mini Cheddars and Mini Salticrax
  • Droewors
  • Stick chips from Woolies
  • Nuts
  • Peanuts & Raisins

Semi sweet/savoury:

  • Date and Nougat bars from RaceFood
  • Snacker bars
  • Variety of muesli based bars

Sweets:

  • Damascus Nougat
  • Fruit rollProNutro Bars
  • Maynards gums / jelly tots / liquorice allsorts

 While there is a lot of food along the way, at lunches and dinners, and the odd pack lunch we may be given, we’d rather make sure we are covered for the time it takes to get between stations.

*Seeing as the tubs have already been delivered, this now cannot be changed