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Can anyone give me an idea what food and drink is usually provided on each stage at the waterpoints and at the end of each stage? Also how far are the WP's generally from each other?

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Roughly every 30km. Food is provided by woolies- little muffins, fruit, pretzelz, jelly sweets, drinks etc. Was tired, so can't remember that well- was allways enough and good. At the end you get a woolies paper bag with a mini lunch- was different every day, but more than enough. Basicly the stuff you'll see at woolies in the 'take-away lunch" freezer.

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Food is generally enough

the water points are very good

 

I occasionaly had to buy a burger and chips as well on long days

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Breakfast is scrambled eggs, bacon or sausages, bread, cereals, cheese, jam. Most people make sandwiches to take along.

 

Waterpoint 1 is muffins (salt and sweet), energy bars, energade, coke, water, sometimes energade jellies.

 

Waterpoint 2 is similar to WP1 but this is also the "nutrition" WP with your personal premixed bottles (that you hand in the previous evening), as well as various fruits such as apple, babana, orange.

 

Waterpoint 3 similar to WP 1.

 

Waterpoint 4 similar to WP 1. Mormally at the end of stage unless it is a very long day.

 

At end of stage you receive a Woolies hamper with nuts, smoothie or drinking yoghurt, sandwich or wrap. Most people will need more than this, because no formal lunch is served there are various food stalls where you can buy burgers, chips, hot dogs, coffee etc.

 

Supper is choice of meat with rice, pasta, veg, fruit juice, pudding.

 

And dont forget the beer tent.

 

Food quantity is more than enough, quality is above average. The water is clean, it comes from just one source for the duration of the event.

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I wonder if they are still offering mule bars at the water point.... Never saw one of those last year - perhaps it was because I was at the back of the field most of time

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Breakfast is scrambled eggs, bacon or sausages, bread, cereals, cheese, jam. Most people make sandwiches to take along.

 

Waterpoint 1 is muffins (salt and sweet), energy bars, energade, coke, water, sometimes energade jellies.

 

Waterpoint 2 is similar to WP1 but this is also the "nutrition" WP with your personal premixed bottles (that you hand in the previous evening), as well as various fruits such as apple, babana, orange.

 

Waterpoint 3 similar to WP 1.

 

Waterpoint 4 similar to WP 1. Mormally at the end of stage unless it is a very long day.

 

At end of stage you receive a Woolies hamper with nuts, smoothie or drinking yoghurt, sandwich or wrap. Most people will need more than this, because no formal lunch is served there are various food stalls where you can buy burgers, chips, hot dogs, coffee etc.

 

Supper is choice of meat with rice, pasta, veg, fruit juice, pudding.

 

And dont forget the beer tent.

 

Food quantity is more than enough, quality is above average. The water is clean, it comes from just one source for the duration of the event.

 

Thanks for this! Heard before that you had to buy some food afterwards, but as you point out this looks like more than enough. Also guess you do not need too much drink on the bike if you have a WP every 30km.

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Check the website at least once a week and search it through. It will have most of the info you are looking for. When the routs profiles are up they should include the water points. You can make a better decision then.

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Also guess you do not need too much drink on the bike if you have a WP every 30km.

Although end of March it can become very hot during the day. Also there could be +-30km of very rough climbing/walking between water points. I would recommend a camelbak of at least 2l + 2 bottles. Agree with TopFuel, study the day's route profile carefully to avoid dehydration. Eat like a pig, from day 1, especially breakfast. Unless you are a pro, you will be out there for between 7 and 11 hours daily.

 

If you have a buddy in the medical tent who can organise a post-stage glucose drip or 2, even better. :rolleyes:

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Although end of March it can become very hot during the day. Also there could be +-30km of very rough climbing/walking between water points. I would recommend a camelbak of at least 2l + 2 bottles. Agree with TopFuel, study the day's route profile carefully to avoid dehydration. Eat like a pig, from day 1, especially breakfast. Unless you are a pro, you will be out there for between 7 and 11 hours daily.

 

If you have a buddy in the medical tent who can organise a post-stage glucose drip or 2, even better. :rolleyes:

 

Agree - I have planned to ride with a 3l Camelback and 2 bottles, but will mostly be relying on the camelback. The bottles are there to cool me off when needed!

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understand guys that some days u average 10km/h for 3 or 4 hour stretches (and longer) and Im talking about a average Jo(if you get such a thing at the epic), so make sure you have enough hydration - It can get seriously hot!

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