#HC2018 is 3rd edition of the race and commences from Ilok! This is new route direction for the first time, from east to south.
As in previous editions, there will be held two main mandatory check points. First check point (CP1) is located in north at Lifeclass Terme Sveti Martin, on approximately 300 km from start line. Second check point (CP2) on west will be held in Savudrija. Finish line is located in Molunat in the south, where riders will have opportunity to completely rest and recover in clear water of Adriatic Sea.
The challenge consists of completing the route (around 1.400 km) in less than 5 days, cycling through the most attractive locations in Croatia and all four corners, east, north, west and south. The race is for solo riders or pairs in self supported style.
All the contestants are to be fully autonomous, with no support along the route, caring about their own food, equipment, bicycle and pauses. However, organiser will provide in Savudrija and St. Martin on Mura (control points) apartments for short sleep, showers and lunch. No route plan is suggested, each contestant should make their own route and plan the ride individually. It is important to reach the finish line before time runs out, within the time limits!
Race registrations will be open from Saturday morning (16th June, 2018.) until Sunday, when will be held pre-race briefing.
SATURDAY, 16th June 2018:
– Registrations (+Bike check) 09:00-18:00h
– Dropbag boxes
SUNDAY, 17th June 2018:
– Registrations (+Bike check) 09:00-13:00h
– Briefing 15:00h
– Dropbag boxes
MONDAY, 18th June 2018:
– Race start according to determined individual schedule, 09:00h
Please note that all important details will be pointed out and included in race manual on time.
It’s not necessary to qualify to enlist in the race. However, it’s considered an advantage to have experience with marathon bicycling rides in order to finish the race successfully within the time limits. All types of bicycles are allowed, technical suitability of bicycle and equipment is responsibility of the contestant. Helmet, appropriate lighting and reflective vest are mandatory equipment. To enlist in the race, you have to have more than 18 years of age. Check the Rules.
The organiser is cycling club „BK Samo Sport“ – sports organisation of enthusiasts as well as sporting professionals, a temporary member of CCF (Croatian Cycling Federation). The mission of the club is to promote cycling as a sport and also cycling in all spheres of life, as well as spreading tolerance among all road users while respecting the rules and the infrastructure.