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To redeem your FREE Miami Bakehouse coffee, see below

 

ROAD SAFETY

Event organisers recommend participants and spectators who are intending to drive to Busselton for the event, should prepare a fatigue management plan prior their drive.

Some simple tips to manage fatigue and consider in the lead up to the event.

  • Plan your trip and allow for scheduled stops to help keep you alert.
  • Be aware of how much sleep you have had in the previous nights before the drive and event. A lack of sleep in the few days before can impact your fatigue management for the drive.
  • If possible, share the driving, swap drivers every 200km / 2hrs, or if you feel tired.
  • Create a fatigue management plan – this may be a big weekend for some competitors, not only the swim but the potential of a long drive before and after the event.
  • Ensure you have planned for regular stops on both drives to stop and revive.

If you notice signs of fatigue, it is best to get out of the car, walk around for a bit and have a drink, this will help a driver remain focused.

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  • Can’t stop yawning
  • Begin to blink
  • Start squinting
  • Have trouble keeping your head up
  • Eyes close for a moment or go out of focus
  • Wandering, disconnected thoughts
  • Can’t remember driving the last few kilometres
  • You have slowed unintentionally
  • Break too late
  • Drift over the centre line or to the left or right

Some suggested resources to manage your fatigue and prepare for the drive to and from the event.

Don't Trust Yourself Tired

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Fatigue Poster Fact Sheet

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Fatigue FAQ

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Some well-equipped places to stop and revive on your drive

No matter where you are travelling from, there are a number of places to stop between Perth and Busselton, and in the South West to revive before continuing your journey, including WALGA RoadWise Coffee Stops.

Miami Bakehouse, West Pinjarra (Southbound & Northbound)

Southbound: Open from 5:45 am to 4:30pm
Northbound: Open from 7:00 am to 8:00pm

Miami Bakehouse, Myalup

Open 7:00am - 8:00pm

Crooked Carrot, Myalup

Open from 6:00 am on Sunday 14th February 2021.

Ampol Foodary, West Pinjarra (Southbound & Northbound)

Open 24 hours

Settlers Roadhouse, Myalup

Open 24 hours

Puma Roadhouse, Binningup

Open 24 hours

Ampol Foodary, Gelorup

Open 24 hours

Independent, Capel

Open 5:00am - 8:00pm

Collie Railway Station

Open 8:30am - 3:00pm

Sizzles, Collie

Open 4:00am - 8:00pm

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Make sure you pick up your FREE complimentary coffee for your driver on the journey to Busselton or on your return trip thanks to event sponsor Miami Bakehouse. You can redeem your free coffee at the Miami Bakehouse drive-thru and large cafe at Myalup or the Miami Bakehouse café in the Ampol service stations on the Forrest Highway.  Check their website for opening hours. Please show the Miami Bakehouse team your e-ticket to claim your free coffee voucher.  The offer is valid from Friday 11th February 2022, to Sunday 13th February 2022.

West Pinjarra - Ampol - Forrest Highway, Southbound (collect voucher on the Southbound journey)

West Pinjarra - Ampol - Forrest Highway, Northbound (get your free coffee for return journey)

Myalup - 14 Taranto Road, Myalup - café and drive-thru - (get your free coffee for return journey)

We look forward to seeing everyone arriving safe for the event and returning home safely on our roads.

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