Each team receives one EMERGENCY BUTTON unit, which, using GSM technology, allows us to locate you in case of an emergency on route.
To activate unit please follow these instructions:
Your device will be handed to you at rider registration, switch the device on by holding the “phone” button (1). The GREEN and BLUE LED’s will flash rapidly, your unit is on.
A double GREEN short flash every 3 seconds indicates the unit is connected and working correctly.
Please hand in your device for charging daily at the My SOS tent, next to the Recovery Zone exit. You can collect the device at the same location prior to the start of each stage.
If you, your partner or another rider needs medical assistance press and hold the SOS button for 3 seconds until you hear an audible “beep” and the unit vibrates (use the injured riders emergency button).
It is compulsory to ride with the unit as it is for your team’s safety. Insert the device in the back pocket of your cycling jersey or in your hydration pack.
In the case of an emergency the Venue Operations Centre is able to communicate with you via the emergency button. A call will come in via the emergency button and auto answer. You are able to respond by talking into the emergency button.
Please note the recommended on-route protocol: