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FAQ / NorthCape4000 – Edition V

Registrations for the Edition V 2022 will open on Wednesday 1 December 2021 at 9 pm (Italian time) and will close on Monday 28 February 2022. For the 2022 Edition V, 120 participants from previous Editions are already pre-registered (due to Covid) and are available for new Riders 200 slots.

The registration procedure will take place on the event website (www.northcape4000.com).

At NorthCape4000 we have no intermediate stages of approval of the participants and to register, except for a competitive medical certificate which is required of all riders, you will not have to present any other documents. Once you have completed the registration and payment procedure you will be 100% sure to be on board, NorthCape is waiting for you.

Compared to previous editions, the registration procedure for the event has been made much simpler and faster and you will be able to register for the event in just 2 steps.

Registrations will remain open until Monday 28 February 2022 (from 1 December 2021 to 15 January 2022 price range 1 – from 16 January 2022 to 28 February 2022 price range 2), subject to exhaustion of available places (200), in that case, the registration page, regardless of the date, will be automatically blocked by the system when the quota is reached and it will no longer be possible to access the event for the Edition V 2022.

The NorthCape4000 organization may, at any time and at its sole discretion, reserve the right to refuse registration, providing for the immediate reimbursement of the fee paid.

120 Riders are pre-registered for Edition V 2022. These Riders will receive instructions via email, directly from the organization, to register via voucher. If you are one of them, then wait for information from the organization.

Registration for the event is non-refundable and is valid only for the current edition.

But it is right, and we would like to explain the reasons: unlike other Bikepacking events at NorthCape4000 we have extremely clear standards of the event and we immediately decided to create an event with certain quality characteristics. These features have a very high cost.

Whether it is the inspections made by the Staff throughout Europe or the maniacal study with which every year we provide a track of 4000 km, the complete coverage of the event in the field with professionals in tow, 2 service cars and latest generation equipment, or of the GPRS trackers included in the registration, the NorthCape4000, at the time of writing, is the only UltraDistance, which on these mileage and in addition to the professional cycling events, offers and guarantees such a level of quality and investments.

In a micro world like Bikepacking it is easily verifiable and since we are sure of what we say, we invite you to check.

Precisely for the standards that we have therefore decided to give to the event and whatever the number of particpants of each edition, every year we expose ourselves in advance to guarantee an unchanged level of quality and that does not depend in any way on our Partners, and we do it without knowing the result of each edition, incurring huge costs both in the launch phase and later, on the basis of each particpant to the event.

This is the reason why your registration fee, even if you decide not to use it, will be used to keep the NorthCape4000 active and increasingly maintained.

Cancellation – If, for reasons of force majeure that do not depend on the organization but on environmental and / or health reasons at national or international level, the event could not take place, the amount paid at the time of registration will not be refunded but will be considered valid for the next edition. In any case, the organization will have the right, for those who register free of charge for the next edition, to a contribution for secretarial expenses and the renewal of the sports card (mandatory by law) of € 47.00.

The payment of the secretarial contribution and the sports card must be made by the date indicated by the organization, which will inform the participants by means of a specific communication.

Shifting of the event – Furthermore, for reasons of force majeure or other serious reasons, which could jeopardize the preparation of the event or the participation in it by a number of people not less than half of the members, the Organization reserves the right to move the place and / or date of the event within the same calendar year. In this case, the fee paid for registration will be valid for the event on the rescheduled date, without increasing costs for members. In this case, it is not possible to move the registration to the following year’s edition.

At NorthCape4000, the true heritage of the event is you. You will embark on a wonderful two-wheeled experience that will inspire other people, for this reason, once registered and if you want, you will be protagonists on the Riders 2022 page. The world needs positive examples!

We will create a space specifically dedicated to the participants and each of you, with a dedicated “NC4K Edition V 2022” card, will be able to show:

– 1 profile picture

– Name / Surname / Nationality

You are not obliged to send us the photos but if you decide to do so these are the specifications of the requested material:

The photo must have a maximum size of 2 mb.

The material can be sent, by 31 March 2022, exclusively to the e-mail address info@northcape4000.com, indicating, in the text of the e-mail:

– first name

– last name

– nationality

The same data you used to register for the event. Remember that after this date your badge will no longer be editable.

On May 1st 2022 the Riders page will be online with the list of all the 2022 Riders.

For all participants it is MANDATORY to present to the organization:

  • COMPETITIVE MEDICAL CERTIFICATE
  • TRAVEL INSURANCE
  • IDENTITY DOCUMENTS VALID FOR EVERY COUNTRY CROSSED
  • EUROPEAN GREEN PASS AND / OR OTHER HEALTH DOCUMENTS NECESSARY FOR ACCESS TO EACH COUNTRY CROSSED BY THE EVENT

COMPETITIVE MEDICAL CERTIFICATE.

A valid medical certificate for cycling is required. The medical certificate must be sent by email to info@northcape4000.com or it can be uploaded, only at the time of registration, directly on the website.

The certificate uploaded to the site or sent by email will be checked within 45 days from the departure date. Anyone who does not comply with this requirement will not be considered regularly registered and therefore will not have the right to participate in the event or to reimburse the fee paid.

TRAVEL INSURANCE FOR MEDICAL EXPENSES AND REPATRIATION.

Each participant must have a personal health insurance that covers any hospital and repatriation expenses, valid for the entire duration of the event, covering all the countries crossed by the NorthCape4000 Edition V 2022. The insurance can ONLY be sent by email to info@northcape4000.com, within 15 days of departure. Anyone who fails to comply with this requirement will not be deemed to be regularly registered and therefore will not have the right to participate in the event or to reimburse the fee paid.

IDENTITY DOCUMENTS VALID FOR EVERY COUNTRY CROSSED BY THE EVENT.

It is the participant’s sole responsibility to be in possession of the necessary documents to access the various countries crossed by the event.

For European citizens only an identity card is normally required while for non-European citizens a passport is required, with or without a visa. We therefore invite you to inquire at your consular offices to obtain updated information on the matter.

GREEN PASS AND / OR ANTICOVID DOCUMENTS.

The Covid situation is constantly evolving but to take part in the event you must absolutely be in possession of covid-19 documentation, valid at the time of the event and certifying vaccines received and / or tampons with negative outcome and / or healing, accepted in the countries touched.

It is the participant’s sole responsibility to provide valid documentation both to the event staff, for access to the pre-departure meeting spaces, and to the border personnel of the countries crossed.

Foreign participants can request the invitation letter or documents relating to visa applications exclusively by email and by April 28, 2022. We therefore recommend foreign participants to activate the visa application procedure well in advance in order to avoid requests for the last moment that, due to organizational needs, we will not be able to satisfy, not to mention that if you apply for a visa with a reduced margin of time you will be unable, if there is a problem, to solve it with the Italian representation abroad.

 

The full track of the 2022 Edition V will be sent via email to the participants, approximately and in a provisional version, approximately 3 months before departure (end of April), while the final version of the route, which you will then upload to your GPS device, approximately 2 months before of the beginning of the event (end of May).

In this way you will have the opportunity, already from the provisional version, to plan your stages well in advance and the optimal management of the route to NorthCape. Remember that it is your sole responsibility to study the track, organize and anticipate the various aspects of the challenge, including available support and supply points.

Preparing a 4000 km track every year by choosing the best routes in Europe and the safest roads is a huge commitment and work that we take extremely seriously. It requires months of work and many inspections. Yes, you got it right, physical inspections in the areas touched by the event. It’s not something that is often done at Bikepacking events, but we do, and across Europe. In the face of this commitment we are therefore willing to take this responsibility and this commitment only for our participants.

We kindly ask you to have respect for our work and we remind you that the track of the event is STRICTLY RESERVED only to the participants, it is NOT ALLOWED to disclose or share the track on the internet, for any reason and on any platform, be it a travel forum, a cycling site or the NorthCape4000 social group. In the unfortunate event that we should be informed or find our track available to people NOT participating in the event, we reserve the right to act for the protection of intellectual property and the participant who has publicly disseminated the route will be definitively and permanently excluded from the event.

At NorthCape4000, safety comes first. In the 2022 Edition V, as already happened in previous editions, the fixed track will be kept, in order to minimize the intrinsic risks of the adventure, making you pass by safer and bike friendly roads.

With on-site inspections and through cartographic research we have in fact privileged scenic and secondary roads to avoid heavy traffic and dangerous conditions. In the 2022 Edition V the track is completely on asphalt.

It is undeniable, however, even with all our attention and scrupulousness, that we cannot predict in any way the conditions you will find on the street at the time of the event, so here are some rules for interpreting the track that was provided to you:

At any time and for any reason related to your safety, traffic and road conditions, and therefore including road works, detours and any other imponderable situation that you may encounter along the track we have provided, you are free, to at your discretion, to leave the track and to resume it as soon as the conditions encountered have ceased and your safety guaranteed again.

You can therefore deviate from the track at any time and then resume it as soon as possible further on, using alternative routes at your discretion, if conditions require it. The organization, in any case, will always be able to verify your route, your position and your speed, therefore temporary deviations are allowed for the above reasons but no obvious and unreasonable cut to the route provided.

One of the NorthCape4000 hallmarks is the start of the event in some of the most enchanting places in Italy. We organized it in Florence, Turin and for two editions we started from the wonderful area of ​​Lake Garda, in Rovereto.

The Meeting with the participants on the afternoon of July 22, 2022 (from 15:00 to 18:00) and the Grand Depart of July 23, 2022 (7.30 Meeting / 8.00 Departure) of the NorthCape4000 Edition V 2022, will take place at Progetto Manifattura in Rovereto.

Here are the precise addresses:

Meeting of 22 July 2022 from 3 to 6 pm: Manifattura Project, Piazza della Manifattura, 1, 38068 Rovereto TN, Italy.

Grand Depart / Departure 23 July 2022 (meeting of participants at 07.30 / departure at 08.00): Manifattura Project, Piazza della Manifattura, 1, 38068 Rovereto TN, Italy.

In Edition V of the NorthCape4000 each participant will receive, on loan for free use, a GPRS satellite tracker or, at the discretion of the organization, another device or satellite application. If the tracking system is based on a physical device, the device will be delivered to each participant during the meeting on 22 July 2022. To receive the GPRS tracker, which we remind you will be on loan for free use, a deposit of Euro 100 is required (fully refunded upon return of the device by 30 September 2022). To receive the refund, the device must be shipped in working condition and complete with case and USB power cable, to the address that will be sent to you by the organization.

For technical details on the GPRS device or on the alternative tracking system chosen by the organization, as well as on the security deposit, please read the communications that will be sent to each participant close to the event.

In Edition V of the NorthCape4000 you will cross two stretches of sea:

From Rostock (Germany) to Trellenborg (Sweden)

From Stockholm (Sweden) to Turku (Finland)

To book ferries or view prices, you can consult the many sites of maritime brokers such as:

www.aferry.it / www.directferries.it /… co.uk

Fairplay and loyalty are essential elements of NorthCape4000 and the organization, in cases where it ascertains violations of the regulation or even behaviors that go against the founding values ​​or the spirit of the event, is free to adopt, subject to direct communication to the interested party and in the event that there is no repentance by the same, various types of penalties up to, for the most serious cases, the exclusion of the participant from the event.

In the 2018 edition, 1 participant was disqualified from the event and another 6 were penalized. In the 2019 edition , 2 penalties were applied to the order of arrival, as well as in Edition IV 2021.

From Edition III 2019, any type of vehicle is prohibited even with the sole purpose of documenting the event. Unfortunately, thanks to the incorrect behavior of a van following an athlete in the 2019 Edition III, this will no longer be allowed for anyone, under penalty of immediate disqualification of the participant.

The participant’s Live Tracking system during the event and the updating of the position of each athlete on the LIVE MAP, with a tracking system at the discretion of the organization, is provided free of charge by the organization to each participant, for the entire duration of the event. event. It is the participant’s obligation to permanently transmit his position, from the departure of Rovereto to the arrival at the North Cape.

On the day of departure (23 July 2022) and the day before, during the collection of the event pack (22 July 2022), we will check that each participant is in possession of the following mandatory minimum safety equipment, in the absence of which the participant will not be able to take part at the event:

– helmet

– adequate front lighting system

– adequate rear lighting system

– high visibility reflective jacket

The Gates are intermediate checkpoints where each participant must pass to perform a validation action. The validation action can be represented by the passage itself in front of the Gate or, at the choice of the participant, by the affixing of the stamp on their CDP (Carnet De Passage) by the staff of the Gate.

In the NorthCape4000 edition V 2022 the following Gates will be active:

G1 Munich (details on location / hours / contacts will follow)

G2 Berlin (details on location / hours / contacts will follow)

G3 Stockholm (details on location / hours / contacts will follow)

G4 Rovaniemi 10am / 4pm, Santa Claus Café, Santa Claus Village Square, Rovaniemi, Finland, N 66 ° 32 ‘36,709 “, E 25 ° 50 ‘51,467 “

The Gates are inserted along the route and to reach them you just have to follow the track that has been provided to you (the Gates are identifiable and marked by WayPoint GPS), to carry out the mandatory validation action, which can be carried out H24, you can, your discretion:

Go to the Gate during opening hours. During opening hours you will find the Gate staff and the validation action will be represented by the stamping of your CDP by the Gate staff.

Go to the Gate during closing hours. You will not be able to receive the stamp and you will not find any staff waiting for you, in this case the validation action, verifiable by the organization via satellite, will be your very passage in front of the Gate.

Recommendation: The Gates are often in a position of tourist importance and in some cases bicycle thefts have been recorded, so we advise participants to ensure, during the registration operations, that the bike is placed in a safe place or within reach inside the Gate.

Since its inception, NorthCape4000 has been characterized by the physical presence of its staff in the field up to North Cape. We are talking about covering the whole of Europe. Together with us, 2 service cars, a control gate system organized with staff from all over Europe and the latest technological equipment.

Nevertheless, you can understand that, in an event of such distance and scope, it is very difficult to ensure that all participants are taken in the photos and videos of the edition, even if deploying considerable resources. We assure you that we will do our best to make you protagonists of the event, but please do not to send us emails or publish posts, as already happened, to ask to appear in the videos or to be reached by the nearest car, as well as complain about not being framed.

Remember that we, like you, cover the whole Europe and have no preferences. In addition, while the participant ahead is probably in Sweden, the one in the queue is still in Austria, so there may be even a 1500 km long distance, then it is impossible to cover every participant with photos and videos; it would be nice, but it is not really feasible, believe us.

Furthermore, remember that the NorthCape4000 experience will remain unique regardless of whether you are shown in the videos or not, because even if they are beautiful, they are only the outline of your magical Adventure. Live the event without distractions and with the spirit that most satisfies you, we guarantee that you will treasure the greatest experience of your life.

The information will be sent by email to the participants.

The information will be sent by email to the participants.

The information will be sent by email to the participants.

Conceived to give everyone the opportunity to live an Extraordinary human experience, the NorthCape4000 is open, since its inception, to different philosophies and performances, so even in 2022 you will continue to be free to cover the path with maximum freedom and you can get to NorthCape when you want, enjoying the event and its magical atmosphere in every aspect.

However, be aware that, in order to get the title of Finisher of Edition V 2022 and be included in the order of arrival, you will have to complete the route in a maximum time of 22 days (by 13 August 2022).

So, counting in hand, the 2022 track will be about 3800 km and consequently you will be Finisher 2022 if you arrive in NorthCape covering an average distance of 180 km per day. If you arrive in NorthCape after 13 August you will not be registered.

The information will be sent by email to the participants.

– Arrival by August 6, 2022, reception of participants managed by the NorthCape4000 Staff.

The staff will welcome you at the Visitor Center by stamping your CDP (Carnet De Passage) with the FINISHER stamp at counter 1, as well as recording your name, date and time of arrival. Furthermore, when you wish, the staff will be happy to give you a short interview and video footage, as well as the official arrival photo with the bike (to access the North Cape Globe with the bicycle you will have to go through the external path on the left of the front door), which will be done, as usual, under the globe of the North Cape.

– Arrival after 6 August and until 13 August 2022, reception of participants managed by Visit Norway staff.

If you arrive in the North Cape after August 6, 2022 but by August 13, 2022 (the last day to be awarded the Finisher qualification of Edition V), Visit Norway staff will welcome you to the Center. Go to counter 1 to get the FINISHER stamp and if it is not manned by the staff, have a moment of patience and request the presence of an employee. The staff will stamp your Carnet and register your name, date and time of arrival at the center.

– Arrival in NorthCape after 13 August 2022.

You will have lived, like all the other athletes and absolutely following your times, a great and unforgettable experience. However, your arrival at the NorthCape Visitor Center will not require registration or inclusion in the order of arrival of Edition V.

The information will be sent by email to the participants.

The information will be sent by email to the participants.

The information will be sent by email to the participants.

The NorthCape4000 Facebook group has been created to facilitate the exchange of information between participants and event enthusiasts. The Staff answers only during the event while, during the year, it answers questions from participants or anyone who wants to receive information via

email and to questions that are not included in the FAQ page. We remind you that in 99% of cases, the answer to any questions about the event is included in the FAQ page, so you are invited to read it carefully. The Facebook group, as stated in the event guidelines, is a place where polite and positive behaviur is required, in line with the spirit of the event. We also kindly ask you not to send private messages to staff members for strictly operational matters concerning the edition. For questions regarding the event, please use the event email if there is not already an answer on the FAQ page.

The NorthCape4000 was born with a specific purpose: to make people’s lives better through a formidable Sporting and Human Experience.

Making it better means enjoying and capitalizing on an experience that for most people only happens once in a lifetime. For this reason, everything related to the event should be experienced and interpreted, by those who intend to take part, with positive emotion, enthusiasm, courtesy towards others and towards the Staff, as well as awareness of being able to experience something Extraordinary in able to open your mind and really change your life. Fortunately, this happens in almost all of the people who attended the event.

Unfortunately, however, sometimes it happens that this spirit is completely misunderstood or ignored, with the result that not only is the event not experienced as it was conceived and designed, but the event is used to vent one’s anger, unhappiness and frustration, using incorrect tones towards those who, 365 days a year, work hard on the growth of the event.

This behavior not only disrespects the Staff but above all pollutes the atmosphere of the event and damages in the first place those who, rightly, come to NorthCape4000 to have a positive parenthesis that goes beyond the problems, clashes, anxieties and frustrations typical of everyone’s daily life.

Always remember that the purpose of participating in this event is to do an extraordinary thing that will make you happy and that you can tell with contagious enthusiasm, so approach the event in all its aspects with happiness and joy of being there, after all .. you are here for it.

So a tip, if you participate in the NorthCape4000 always remember why you decided to do it.

The organization reserves the right at any time and at its sole discretion to remove people who are not in line with the event.

Participating in the NorthCape4000 means giving yourself and your life a gift of unique value, as long as you are aware and become aware of taking part in an UltraDistance Adventure in complete autonomy. The Adventure, by its very nature and definition, requires flexibility, a spirit of adaptation and the ability to read conditions on the field. Despite the obsessive care and scruple we place in the preparation of each single edition, it is physically impossible to predict the real conditions that you will find on the field at the time of the event. For this reason, you are responsible for viewing the route sent with the utmost care, providing support and supply points, night points, etc.

We choose the best roads in Europe but it is easy to understand, given the length of the event, that the conditions on the field could be different or change suddenly for a thousand reasons and at any time: detours, road works, closures of other communication routes and diverted traffic flows. For this reason, in the presence of improvised and extraordinary circumstances that you may find on you are free to exit the track, at your complete discretion, and to resume it as soon as the safety conditions are restored.

Tackle this Adventure responsibly, with awareness and preparation, and you will treasure the Greatest Experience of your Life.

Un’Avventura leggendaria richiede partecipanti leggendari. Nessun supporto e totale autonomia, per essere un finisher dovrai meritartelo.