Frequently Asked Questions

General Event Questions

The 2019 routes are similar to 2018. The full GPS route will be available to download closer to the event.

Cog19 Route Map

The full GPS route will be available to download closer to the event.

100km – 6:00am

60km – 7:00am

25km – 8:00am

10km – 8:00am

No. If you are registered for the 100km and miss your start time you will ride in the 60km event. If you miss the final start time of 7:00am you will not be able to participate in the ride.

No. The Cycle of Giving is a charity ride taking in the beauty of South East Queensland and raising money for organ transplant research and is NOT a race.

Primarily on open roads alongside road traffic, however there will be police, support vehicles, volunteers and staff along the way.

We ask all cyclists to follow Queensland Bicycle Road Rules throughout the entire ride.

Absolutely! Team registrations are encouraged! There is no extra cost to register a team, however make sure each rider registers themselves individually online.

Your registration fee covers the operational costs of running the event, including:

  • Rider Kit with your rider guide, bike plate with twist ties, bib number with safety pins and map of the route
  • All operations at James Drysdale Recreation Reserve including drink stations, toilets, first aid and access to bike mechanics
  • Access to live entertainment, food stalls, massage service and more
  • Dedicated volunteers assisting you at the start and finish line and directing you out on the course
  • Rest Stops along the route with free electrolyte drinks and snacks
  • Medical response team monitoring and roving the course
  • Mechanical support at the start and finish line and roving the entire course
  • Directional, safety and motivational signage mounted in visible areas throughout each course
  • Support vehicles to take you to the next refreshment stop if you are unable to continue or require mechanical support

Check your junk/spam folders. If it’s not there, just give us a call on (07) 3139 4636 and we’ll re-send it.

You certainly can. Please contact us on (07) 3139 4636 and we will organise the swap for you.

Please note, there is no gap refund if you are going down in distance.

You certainly can. Please contact us on (07) 3139 4636 and we will organise the swap for you. A gap payment will be required to secure your change. This can be done over the phone by credit card or in office

If you register on and after Thursday 14th February your kit will be available for collection from Wednesday 27th February to Friday 8th March at The Prince Charles Hospital Foundation office.

If you do not collect your kit prior to the event your kit will be available for collection at the Registration and Information Desk on the day.

Yes! Provided you register BEFORE Thursday 14th February and have provided us with a valid postal address. We are unable to post to PO Boxes.

We think it’s important to recognise those who have decided to register their decision to donate their organs via the Australian Organ Donor Register. It’s a personal decision and one that could save the lives of many. For more information on why and how to make the decision, head to www.donatelife.gov.au

Yes. We have more and more riders every year who are transplant recipients. However, it is recommended that you consult your physician or other health care to determine if riding in this event is suitable for you.

Fundraising

The Cycle of Giving is a fundraising event – to power the crucial hours needed to improve organ transplants. By registering, you commit to raising at least $250 to improve the outcomes for those needing or living with an organ transplant.

Don’t be overwhelmed - fundraising can be as easy as sending a couple of emails, and sharing your fundraising page on social media! Check out our fundraising page for more info. All it takes is 10 people donating $25, or 5 people making a $50 donation. We recommend starting early to give yourself the most time to raise your funds.

We are here to support you and help you reach your fundraising goal.

There is no penalty for not reaching the $250 fundraising minimum, however as your registration fee only helps cover the running of the event, the funds you raise will support crucial organ transplant research. We will provide you with support required to reach your fundraising goals - see the Fundraising Page for more information.

Our goal to funds more than 5,000 hours of research through the 2019 Cycle of Giving and we cannot do it without this event and the public’s support

No worries at all! We know it can be a little daunting to fundraise, so we’ve listed a few easy ways to get started on our website on the Fundraising Page.

Yes, of course! We want to reward your hard efforts by providing some great prizes when you reach fundraising tiers. We will announce all of the details of the fundraising incentive prizes on Jan 14 2019 on our Prizes Page. They are going to be pretty awesome so bookmark the Prizes Page now!

All you have to do is fundraise the minimum $250 to secure your very own and exclusive 2019 Cycle of Giving jersey. We'll notify you (via email) as soon as you qualify (Woo!), ask for your size and will include it with your rider kit when it’s posted out.

If you make a personal donation to your page, it will count towards your fundraising total. Stocks are limited so make sure you get in quick!

Unfortunately, no but you can earn it! All you have to do is fundraise the minimum $250 to secure your very own and exclusive 2019 Cycle of Giving jersey. We'll notify you (via email) as soon as you qualify (Woo!), ask for your size and will include it with your rider kit when it’s posted out.

If you make a personal donation to your page, it will count towards your fundraising total. Stocks are limited so make sure you get in quick!

Just make sure you have set up your fundraising page and all donations have been made by 10 March 2019, to be eligible to receive your prizes.

Your fundraising prizes will be available for collection at the Registration and Information tent on the day.

If you forget to collect your prizes it will be available for collection from The Prince Charles Hospital Foundation office. Fundraising prizes will NOT be posted.

Your jersey will be posted out to you along with your rider kit, so long as you have reached a total fundraising amount of $250 by 10 March, 2019. Otherwise it’ll be available for collection on the day.

There are two ways to do this. You can either visit our office during office hours and we can process the cash donations over the counter or you, yourself, can make an online donation to The Cycle of Giving for the same value and retain the offline donations.

Yes. All donations are handled through the website and receipts are automatically sent via email. All donations of $2 or greater made to The Cycle of Giving are tax-deductible.

Yes – Please contact the team to find out more on (07) 3139 4636.

On the Event Day

Yes you can, but on-the-day registrations will be more expensive.

There are no minimum speed requirements to register for this event, however you must be able to complete your chosen distance within 6 hours.

Riders who are riding slower than the predicted 16km/h will be encouraged to be swept forward along the route to ensure they are able to cross the finish line within the time frame.

Riders who do not wish to be swept forward should be aware that full course support will not be available to them after the cut-off time.

There will be many support vehicles, volunteers, mechanics and staff along the course to help all participants. If you require assistance, please phone the emergency hotline number on your bib.

If you are unable to continue riding, that is okay. Please phone the emergency hotline number on your bib to notify event staff that you will not be continuing the event.

Yes. However, with limited car parking available we do encourage carpooling or getting dropped off and picked up.

The event will go ahead rain or shine and will only be cancelled on the advice from Queensland Police should it be deemed unsafe. Unfortunately, there are no refunds offered in the unlikely case the event is cancelled.

Yes! However, children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian. As this event takes part on open roads with regular traffic, we recommend a minimum age of eight years. All families are welcome to cheer for riders along the course, or enjoy the activities and vendors at the event finish line while they wait for family & friends.

No animals are permitted along the ride.

In accordance with Queensland Bicycle Road Rules, all participants must wear an approved bicycle helmet.

Event insurance covers participants for personal and third party injury, if caused by the negligence of the event organiser. Participants are not covered for accidents. The Prince Charles Hospital Foundation is not responsible for any damage to or loss of equipment or personal belongings.

It is advisable for cyclists to carry their own personal accident insurance. Participants are only covered by the event insurance if they have paid their registration fee and checked in at the start point. Participants are not covered for any accident or injury occurring after leaving the cycle event or after discontinuing the cycle.

Limited luggage storage will be available at the start and finish line. Please be advised that we do not accept any liability for loss or damage to items left in the luggage storage area.

There will be presentations, stalls, food and drinks at the finish line to thank all of the riders for raising funds to support organ transplant research.

Unfortunately we don’t offer refunds as registration fees are used to cover the costs of running this fantastic event so 100% of your fundraising is used to power medical research.

For more information about the 2018 Cycle of Giving, please call (07) 3139 4636 or email [email protected]