HOW DO I PLAN MY RIDE IN THE B-CATEGORY?
The B-category is made up of teams which consist of 10 team members. Any team member can ride and/or drive. The team can have one or two support cars during the race. One or more riders have to cover each and every part of the route.
WHAT TYPE OF CAR SHOULD WE USE?
For a 10 person team it's most common to use 2 cars. Our recommendation is:
Car 1) One motorhome is used for a part of the team at each time to make sure team members get some rest. The car leapfrogs, parks and allows a part of the team to sleep and rest while the other half does the riding. Please note that in order for the ride to be leagal it will have to have seat belts for all members using the car at a time.
Car 2) One van such as Transit type or similar. This car stays with the rider at each time in the race (only exceptions when switching riders with the second car, refilling fuel, etc). This car should have at least 4 seats plus a space for food and a carriage for the bikes.
It is possible renting a motorhome in Iceland, prices are around 1400 - 1500 EUR for 3 day rental (2017 prices).
CAN WE FIND FUEL AND SUPPLIES ON THE WAY?
For most part of the way you can find fuel and supplies such as water, drink and snacks at gas stations on roadsides. Usually they are maximum 150 km apart except for between Mývatn (North Iceland) and Egilsstaðir (East Iceland) where no support is to be found.
Gas stations will have longer opening hours during the event but please make sure you have a credit card with valid pin number to be able to use the self-service fuel stations if needed.
Fuel prices in Iceland can be monitored through this link.
HOW LONG DOES EACH RIDER RIDE AT A TIME?
It does vary, from a few mintues to an hour. There are no restrictions on how long or short each rider can ride at a time apart from the first part of the race. Further information and instructions about that part will be available before the race start.
The time each riders spends on the road at a time depends on rider's abilities, the pace at which the team is riding, etc. Drafting between teams in A-category is allowed. Therefore the time for each rider might depend on the pace the other teams are pushing, etc.