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Registration

"You are what you do, not what you say you'll do.” ― C. G. Jung

APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2018 INDIAN PACIFIC WHEEL RACE ARE NOW CLOSED

The timelines for applicants, both solo and relay team are outlined below. Please adhere to them, we will not chase you or accept incomplete applications.

  • 2 October 2017: Applications open

  • 11 November 2017 - 11:59 p.m. Melbourne, Australia time: Applications close

  • 30 November 2017:

    • Successful applicants notified. Successful applicants commence Stage Two of the application process

    • Applicants that have been wait-listed will also be notified. Certain wait-listed applicants will be offered a chance to proceed to Stage Two of the application process if any new places become available. This could happen if a successful applicant withdraws or does not complete Stage Two of the application process

  • 31 December 2017 - 11:59 p.m. Melbourne, Australia time: Deadline for completing Stage Two of the entry process

  • 1 January 2018:

    • Applicants that have not completed Stage Two will be notified that their application has been cancelled.

    • Any available entries will be made available to wait-listed applicants.

  • 31 January 2018: Deadline for wait-list applicants to complete Stage Two of the application process

  • 1 February 2018: Tracker sign-up available

  • 17 February 2018 - 11:59 p.m. Melbourne, Australia time: Tracker sign-up deadline. All entrants must sign-up for tracking service by this date

  • 15 March 2018: All solo entrants, and the first rider from every relay team, must pass a bike, light and visibility check in Fremantle

We will attempt to achieve a balance of entries between solo riders and relay teams, international and Australian, male and female, previous entrants and rookies.

No feedback or dialogue will be entered into for incorrect or incomplete entries.

Harding & Keenin.

"Had we not gone carefully into it and merely listened to argument, we would undoubtedly have been discouraged. As it is we know just what to expect, realise the tough job it will be. But we'll make it." --- Vera Harding.

In 1938, Vera Harding (aged 22) and Anna Keenin (aged 20) rode from Perth to Sydney on their three-speed tandem. They collected a bunch of wagers for completing various sections of the route within certain times. They battled searing heat, rough tracks, dust storms and long sandy stretches. They also adopted a terrier, "Tandem Pete" along the way. Well, he adopted them at camp one night not far from Kalgoorlie. Tandem Pete ran much of the way, but also spent time in the following escort car.

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The route across the Nullarbor was little more than a track through the desert (it wasn't fully sealed until 1976). Hardy and Keenin got to Sydney, turned around and rode back to Perth in 28 days.  Source: The Mail, 8 Oct 1938