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Phil Liggett’s African Safari Peloton September ride

19 September

Phil Liggett's

African Safari Peloton

In June 2021 the international team created an exclusive opportunity to join Phil, the voice of cycling, on four exhilarating virtual safari cycle routes through dramatic African wilderness teeming with wild animals.

These events connected a group of like-minded people in a fundraising collaboration to rejuvenate our planet, people and wildlife. The feedback and enthusiasm from these inaugural members has encouraged Freedom to Roam Adventures, FulGaz and the Kariega Foundation to keep the momentum of the peloton going.

Phil Liggett’s African Safari Peloton, Series 2 consists of four virtual rides through the beautiful Kariega Game Reserve. One ride per month, starting in September and running through to December.

New to FulGaz? Quick start guide

The great part about this event is that you don’t have to cycle, the choice is yours. However, joining us on FulGaz will create the most immersive experience possible. Here’s how to get started on FulGaz in five easy steps. READ ON. 1. Download FulGaz and set up a free account We offer new subscribers a 14-day free trial, no credit card required. Downloading the trial gives you Full Access to FulGaz with no restrictions on content, or how often or how far you ride. If you’re returning to FulGaz for another go, send us a support ticket and we’ll hook you up with another trial on the house. 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
      • If joining us on Zoom, download the app and run it on a different device.
      • Stay hydrated – have at least two bottles of water available
      • Have a towel and fan to help you cool down.

What equipment do I need?

To participate in this event from the comfort of your own home you will need some cycling equipment. PRO Set-Up

Or Basic Set-up

  • Road Bike
  • Standard Trainer (Check out some options here)
  • Speed Sensor if using Standard trainer.

Connection equipment FulGaz works on Apple TV 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. FulGaz for MacOS is currently in the ‘Beta’ testing phase, visit the FulGaz website for more details and to download FulGaz.

Hosted Zoom 1 - Sunday 19 September

Virtual safari cycle 1: Kariega Harvestvale. 20.38km (12.56mi). 345m. A ride through the open plains leads to the only major climb on the route called Red Road with a gradient of 8.3%. Keep an eye out for the giraffe while you climb and before you turn left down a steep descent known as Serpentine Road.

Hosted Zoom start times 19 September.

  • 8am (BST) 🇬🇧 
  • 5pm (SAST) 🇿🇦 
  • 3am (EST) 🇺🇸 
  • 12am (PDT) 🇺🇸
  • 5pm (AEST) 🇦🇺  

Hosted Zoom 2 - Sunday 17 October

This hosted ride with Phil Liggett will look at providing food support to the local communities to help eliminate hunger and the motivation to poach animals. Start time 6 June

  • 4pm (BST) 🇬🇧
  • 5pm (SAST) 🇿🇦
  • 2am (AEST) 🇦🇺
  • 11am (EST) 🇺🇸
  • 8am (PDT) 🇺🇸

ROUTE OVERVIEW

Kariega Harvestvale 20.38km / 345m elevation

A ride through the open plains leads to the only major climb on the route called Red Road with a gradient of 8.3%. Keep an eye out for the giraffe while you’re climbing.

About Kariega Game Reserve

Kariega Game Reserve is an internationally renowned malaria-free private game reserve situated near Port Elizabeth in South Africa. The reserve spans across 10,000 hectares of pristine wilderness and is home to the famous Big 5, as well as zebra, giraffe, hippo, multiple species of antelope and an abundance of birdlife.

Kariega is a family-owned and managed private game reserve, giving it a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The Kariega Foundation, in partnership with Kariega Game Reserve, is actively building a conservation community that works collectively to rejuvenate our planet, people and wildlife.

Set on African plains with magnificent hills and dramatic river valleys, the wilderness area combines spectacular and dramatic vistas with an abundance of African wildlife. Guests stay in one of the five lodges and enjoy a variety of land and water-based safari activities.

Have a question?

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Details

Date:
19 September
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