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Important dates to note

Pre tour Briefing:

Date: Dec 15, 2016

Event: Pre Tour Briefing
Check In Time: 12:30 noon (begins with lunch, followed by registration/ Briefing starts at 2:30pm)
Check Out Time: 6:00 pm


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Join the team for lunch, get to know the entire tour.
Meet your fellow riders and volunteers.
Sign Indemnity bonds.

Learn about the do’s & dont’s on tour, medical support, GPS support, competitive segments etc.

Luggage handover Option 1: Luggage can be handed over at the time of registration (please note that you will not be able to access it on Flag off day next morning)

Bikes to be brought – Flag Off day only.

Tour of Nilgiris 2016 -Flag Off!

Date: Dec 16, 2016
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Rider Check In Time: 05:00 AM (compulsory cut off)
Check Out Time: 06:30 AM (compulsory cut off, we will flag off at 6:30am)

Luggage handover Option 2: Drop off at luggage counter latest by 5:00am – Luggage truck leaves before hand by 5:15am.

Cool off Party:

Date: Dec 24, 2016
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Time: Evening, 8pm onwards

A Typical Day at TFN 2016

06:30 – Luggage trucks are ready to receive luggage

07:00 – Breakfast counters open

07:10 – Daily Briefing

07:15 – Luggage trucks packup and leave to destination. There will be no vehicle to carry luggage after 07:15

07:30 – Ride start

12:00 – Lunch available at 2 support stations – Lunch station locations will be updated during the daily briefing [Note that a best effort will be done to provide lunch at 12. There might be slight variation in the time based on the delivery]

15:00 – Destination hotel opens for check in. Any rider arriving before 15:00 will be on their own. There will be no support available prior to 15:00 at the hotel

16:00 to 17:00 – High Tea at hotel

20:00 – Dinner

20:15 – Debriefing – if any

Frequently Asked Questions

On the road

  • There will be 3-5 support stations on the day’s route.
  • A minimum of one support motorcycle will be patrolling between support stations. [Patrol timings will be provided during briefing]
  • A sweep truck/sag wagon will be trailing the last group of riders.
  • Ambulance, medical staff & physio experts will be available on support through each day of the tour.
If a rider can’t complete the ride for any reason they will be taken in the sweep vehicle. We call this sweeping. The sweep truck will begin sweeping at sundown or at the discretion of the TfN organising team. Please note that this is for the safety of each rider on the tour and we request you to cooperate with the sweep truck in case you are asked to stop.

A sweep can occur at other times than only at sundown (varied reasons like fitness issues, on medical advice etc). Kindly cooperate.

No. In the evening after riding the whole day, you would be adamant to finish the race on your own terms but if the sweep truck reaches you before that; please cooperate with the sweep truck and allow them to get you onboard the truck. We hope that we never have to sweep anyone but safety comes first.

Please ensure a quick pick up in case it happens since, there would be riders in front also who might need assistance or need to be swept.

Each support station will have a cut off time (with enough of a time gap provided). If a rider can’t reach the station before cut off time, he will be swept (cut off time will be provided each day at the briefing)

Accommodation & Facilities

Comfortable accommodation on sharing basis will be provided through the duration of the tour. Please see the hotels section on our website for the places we will rest at (http://2016.tourofnilgiris.com/index.php/schedule).

Note: No accommodation will be provided in Bangalore.

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No, we do not encourage participants to bring any additional person on the tour.
No, the tour expenses are from flagoff at Bangalore to drop back to Bangalore after the end point (if not in Bangalore). Riders have to make their own arrangements to reach and leave Bangalore.
No, riders have to make their own accommodation arrangements for staying in Bangalore on Dec 15 and Dec 24, 2015

Tour Inclusion

  1. An awesome riding experience!
  2. New friends along the way
  3. And there are these things too
    • Seven nights’ accommodation. [See accommodation details].
    • Breakfast and Dinner on all 7 days
    • Meals during the ride along with refreshments and snacks.
    • Luggage service on all days. Just deposit them in the morning and you will find it in your room at the end of the day’s ride (details will be provided at the pretour briefing)
    • Mobile medical assistance and qualified doctors! Access to physiotherapists.
    • Transport back to Bangalore from wherever the tour ends.
    • Bike transport all the way back to Bangalore [Includes packing material to pack your bike safely]
    • Sag support (a.k.a Sweep Truck) and bike mechanics.
    • A Tour Jersey and other goodies.
    • Pre Tour Briefing lunch session and Cool Off Party Dinner for the riders.
The TfN organising team will arrange transport for riders back to Bangalore. We will reach out to each rider shortly to understand if you want to arrange transport yourself or would like us to arrange it to Bangalore (by train). This will come to you shortly in a separate email.
Bikes will be transported safely on a truck back to Bangalore, they will be dropped off at a predecided drop off point from where you can collect your bicycles.

Packaging: You will be provided surplus bubble wrap to pack your bikes, kindly pack them at the end of the tour before handing them to the TfN organising team who would be in charge of transport. The team will not be responsible for packaging or damages thereof of the bikes.

On tour transportation


Yes there will be a on-road medical crew which includes:

  • 1 Doctor
  • 1 Physiotherapist
  • 1 Nurse
  • 1 Ambulance
The location of ambulance varies every day. It will be stationed closer to the most critical section of the route.
Immediately call the tour director or any volunteer (numbers will be provided at the pretour briefing)

Also note the Emergency Response Services Number in Karnataka and Tamilnadu – 108


There is a one bag per rider limit. Each rider is entitled to one piece of baggage (the max limit is 40 litres).
Please adhere to the baggage limitations.
We advise you not to carry any fragile items or expensive gadgets/ equipment in your baggage. TfN does not provide any guarantee for the safety of any fragile/expensive items checked into the baggage. TfN will not be responsible for any loss/ theft or damages.

Flats & Spares

It is expected that the biker knows basic repair fixing a flat tyre, chain slip, brake issues etc. In case of any mechanical failure or for help, immediately call the volunteer incharge, help them to identify your location. A vehicle will be sent to pick you up.


  • There might be delays if there are multiple breakdowns/ mechanical failures at the same time.
  • The vehicle & support that arrives will sweep you. The mechanic/ volunteer onboard will not work on your bicycle & try to fix it in the middle of the ride.
Yes we will have basic spares. You will be charged actuals on these spares. If you have special bike needs or spare parts, we advise you to carry them with you.