Let’s head off-road!
This is your chance to tackle the first climb of the world’s premier mountain bike race, from the comfort of home.
Starting at one of the Cape’s stunning wineries, you’ll twist and turn through single track and lovely countryside in what is a truly remarkable route that will take you along fire trails, 4WD tracks, and a few places only a bike can reach.
This is meant to just be a taste of things to come, we are currently working with the Cape Epic team to capture more of their route – stay tuned for more info soon.
This is a free event for all FulGaz subscribers and is now available to ride in the app.
- You can attempt each stage more than once, however your most recent time will show on the leaderboard
- Complete the prologue by midnight 27 March SAST from the Cape Epic ride channel
- It’s a personal challenge, there’s no prize for coming first.
- Have FUN!
STAGE OPENING TIMES
- 🇦🇺 4pm (AEDT) 16 March
- 🇳🇿 8pm (NZDT) 16 March
- 🇯🇵 2pm (JST) 16 March
- 🇬🇧 5am (GMT) 16 March
- 🇪🇺 6am (CET) 16 March
- 🇿🇦 7am (SAST) 16 March
- 🇺🇸 1am (EST) 16 March
- 🇺🇸 10pm (PDT) 15 March
2022 ABSA CAPE EPIC PROLOGUE
Here is your chance to take part in the opening prologue stage, rolling out from the Lourensford Wine Estate. Stunning mountain and ocean views await those who can lift their eyes from their stems. The first half drags steadily uphill, driving heart rates ever-upwards so get ready for this one!More Info
1. Download FulGaz and set up a free account
Downloading the trial gives you full access to FulGaz with no restrictions on content, or how often or how far you ride.
2. Connect your devices
When you load up FulGaz and hit Get Started, you’ll be greeted with a pairing screen. Here your smart bike/trainer/speed sensor will be picked up and listed. Select the devices you’d like to connect and click Let’s Ride.
Pro Tip If you can’t see your devices when trying to connect, they are most likely paired with another app (RGT, Rouvy, Zwift). You will need to deselect your trainer from that app’s pairing screen, quit that app, and restart FulGaz.
3. Set your preferences, weight and slope scaling
Click the settings icon to take a moment to set your display preference (metric or imperial). For the most realistic experience, enter your weight and bike weight. There are many other settings here also; it’s best to get a feel for riding FulGaz first before adjusting these. Start at around 60% uphill to get the feel. You can adjust this in ride also.
Pro Tip If you find the hills too hard, you can adjust the Slope Scaling, this is essentially the “trainer difficulty”. Adjusting this won’t make you faster, but it will make hills easier!
4. Download a video and ride
We always suggest downloading the video ahead of time. For any event you must download the video. Before the event, test your set up with something from the Easy collection. These rides will give you a good “feel” for how FulGaz looks and interacts with your trainer or smart bike.
5. Get event-ready
Before you start your event, make sure you turn up at the start line ready.
Here’s a quick checklist
- Download the ride ahead of time
- Stay hydrated – have at least two bottles of water available
- Have a towel and fan to help you cool down.
To participate in this event from the comfort of your own home you will need some cycling equipment.
- Road Bike
- Smart Trainer (e.g Wahoo Kickr,) or a smart bike.
- Road Bike
- Standard Trainer (Check out some options here)
- Speed Sensor if using Standard trainer.
FulGaz works on Apple TV, MacOS or an iPhone or iPad as well as Windows and Android devices. To get started you will need to download the app onto your respective device. For an amazing viewing (and riding) experience we highly recommend using an Apple TV connected to your lounge room TV or monitor.
Please note rides in ‘event mode’ will force you to download the ride prior to starting. This ensures an uninterrupted riding experience so make sure you download each stage well ahead of time to avoid delays.
The prologue will be available to download and ride from 14 March Feb. You can ride them from 15 March, 2022.
STAGE OPENING TIMES
- 🇦🇺 4pm (AEDT) 15 March
- 🇳🇿 8pm (NZDT) 15 March
- 🇯🇵 2pm (JST) 15 March
- 🇬🇧 5am (GMT) 15 March
- 🇪🇺 6am (CET) 15 March
- 🇿🇦 7am (SAST) 15 March
- 🇺🇸 1am (EST) 15 March
- 🇺🇸 10pm (PDT) 14 March