First aid

In terms of total kilometres covered, our riders will cover a distance enough to circle the globe several times on 23 June – meaning the probability of the occasional accident is quite high. Although all the service points from 150 km from the start onwards will have an ambulance in attendance along with paramedics, we ask all participants – at least one per team – to carry a small first-aid kit. In addition, such kits are available at each service point. Please act quickly and decisively in the (hopefully) rare event of an accident and do not hesitate to call 112 – every minute can be precious!

Can I only register myself?

To be able to uniquely log into the My Tours website or the R2NSC app, we need a unique e-mail address for each participant. That means that everyone can only book the R2NSC, the RAC and the ORC once. Of course, a person can register multiple participants if he has their contact details and, in particular, their e-mail addresses. Group registrations are, however, not possible for 2018.

If the registration does not work despite of a different email-adress, please log out and later log into the R2NSC-Shop again. Alternatively, you may use another Browser.

What kind of bike should I use?

Each to his own! From recumbent bikes to bikes without gears or e-bikes or cargo bikes right up to racing bikes: All kinds of bikes are allowed, even quite ‘unusual’ ones! Around half of the participants use racing bikes, roughly 30% use trekking or mountain bikes and the remainder will be on ‘other bikes’. In 2018, racing bikes will always be riding on paved or at least hard surfaces; for all other bikes, the focus is on ‘experiencing nature and culture’ – the surface may therefore sometimes be forest floor.

How fast will we be riding?

Everyone can ride as fast as he or she likes! The only important thing is to arrive in Bensersiel by midnight. So if, during the tour, you feel that you’re not going to make it, just take the pick-up bus! If you’re using the R2NSC app, you can see at any time how likely it is that you’re going to arrive on time: if the service points turn orange, getting there on time is starting to look difficult; if they turn red, you should start looking for the next pick-up bus – remember: it’s “first come, first served”. And one more important note: the opening hours of the service points are based on an average minimum speed of 17 km/h and a maximum speed of 40 km/h (plus 2 hrs break).

Hand luggage

During the R2NSC, hand luggage (e.g. containing an e-bike replacement battery, change of clothes, special foods; max. weight 8 kg, dimensions up to 55 x 40 x 23 cm) can be transported (for a fee) from the start to the service points at 100 km or 200 km or to the destination (not during the RAC or the ORC, as these are shorter ‘round’ tours). The hand luggage has to be delivered at Schauinsland-Reisen-Arena either on June 22, 18:00-20:00 or on June 23, 03:30-04:15.

Are helmets mandatory?

Helmets are mandatory for all of our tours because your safety is our highest priority and, despite fears to the contrary, bicycles are no less frequently used in everyday life because of the helmet rules on our tours. See also the general position of the ADFC along with the detailed explanations.