Welcome to Delirium
The cycling world is full of challenges, welcome to the latest. The 3.70km circuit we
have chosen in Cowaramup has an excellent surface and is primarily flat apart from
one small descent and rise, all of which you will become quite familiar with as you try
and clock up the kilometres for the duration of the 24 hours!
Delirium is a feature event of “24 Hours in Cowaramup” so when you are not
riding your bike there will be plenty of activities happening near by, (if you have the
Our hope is that through Delirium you will build on your existing friendship as well as
make some new ones and that you go home with an enhanced belief in what you
can achieve on your bike in the future.
On behalf of the organising committee, Good luck and have a safe ride.
Enter in one of three categories:
If endurance is your thing then entering Delirium as a solo is the best option for you.
The placings of the solo riders will be keenly watched on the tally screens and doing
well in this category will attract a certain amount of prestige. (Of course most people
will still think you are crazy!) How far can you ride in 24 hours?
Teams of 3
For serious riders who want to take up the challenge of maintaining speed for the
duration of the event. Riding in relay it is anticipated that this category will be highly
competitive with the best teams clocking up over 700km in the 24 hours!
Teams of 6
Get together with your friends and have a great time on your bikes and back in your
team marquee. Relay format so bring the recliner rockers, coffee machine and if you
have the resources employ a team masseuse.
$180 (50 places available)
Teams of 3: $450 (25 places available)
Teams of 6: $720 (25 places available)
Non members of Cycling WA will need to
purchase day licenses for the purpose of
Entry fee includes souvenir Jersey for each rider
To register please take the following link:
Sign on: 7:00 am to 9:00am Saturday 16 April 2011 (Memorial Drive, Cowaramup)
Start time: 10:00am Saturday 16 April 2011
What you will need to bring
Bicycle in good working condition (no TT bikes, bars or disc wheels)
Australian Standard approved cycling helmet.
Front and rear lights in working order, with back up batteries. No flashing lights front or rear.
Spares and repair tools
Specific nutritional requirements
Sunscreen, warm and wet weather gear
Tent/Swag for sleeping
Team Marquee (chairs/table/light etc)
Helmets to be worn at all times while riding
Do not use MP3 players/IPods, mobile phones while riding
Please note a strict no alcohol policy will be in place for competitors. Riders potentially
subject to Random Breath Testing
Marshals may remove riders from course for dangerous riding, mechanical issues (i.e. non
functioning lights) or for medical examination if deemed necessary
Be wary of fatigue, particularly when riding in groups. If you find yourself faltering, drop out
of the bunch and ride back to the camp-site by yourself for a rest. Do not risk bringing down
All roads are open – expect to meet vehicles and keep to the left at all times
Delirium is unique, in the sense that unlike a 24 Hour TT or MTB event, the strategies of
normal road racing will apply. We anticipate alliances forming as riders seek to find a group
that they can comfortably ride in. If you have not ridden much in a group, we strongly
recommend that you get some practice and learn about bunch riding prior to the event.
Contact the South West Cycle Club or your local club to source information about bunch
riding and details of training rides.
Every effort will be made to accurately record the distance travelled by every solo rider and
each team. Teams will be required to transfer their single WheelTag between riders as they
interchange”, In effect the WheelTag will function as a “relay baton”. The electronic system is
not fail proof and it is important that riders make sure that their own odometers are working
and calibrated (odometers are subject to checks if required.)
Nutrition and Hydration
Food and drinks will be available to purchase at various points and times during the event,
with vendors aware of competitors requirement for carbohydrates. Competitors are welcome
to bring there own supplies to suit their specific requirements.
Solo and Team riders are free to use the event raise funds and publicise their own favourite
charity. If you intend to promote a non charitable business, please contact the event
organisers for approval to avoid potential conflict with our sponsorship agreements
Lung Institute of Western Australia
LIWA is the official charitable partner of Delirium and 24 Hours in Cowaramup. Lung Disease
is one of the most significant health problems facing Australians and early detection can be
invaluable in saving lives. LIWA in conjunction with the Cowaramup Lions Club will be
conducting free lung screenings for the public during the event. For competitors LIWA will
also be operating a lung capacity testing service, giving you another chance to get your
name on the leader board! Riders are welcome and encouraged to raise money to help
expand LIWA and Lions screening programs.
The post race Presentation Ceremony will take place at 10:30am Sunday 17 April 2011
24 Hours in Cowaramup
For the duration of Delirium there will be activities in the nearby Pioneer Park and around the
town. Called “24 Hours in Cowaramup” this event will make sure that there is plenty to do
when it’s not your turn to ride. It will also make for a fun weekend for supporters and families.
Talent shows, Movies in the park and Zumba are just some of the activities planned. “Will
you stay awake for the whole of 24?” is the question we will be asking the locals. A full
program for this event will be posted closer to the date.
For more information on “Delirium” or to Volunteer contact:
For information on group riding and training events:
For information on “24 Hours in Cowaramup” contact:
Note all information is preliminary and subject to change; check details prior to start of event.
Current Supporters and Sponsors
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