Team riders are entering as a group with the aim being that the cumulative effort of the team is to finish the whole 202km. There is no limit on numbers within a team and riders can participate as little or as much as their fitness or experience allows. On registration each team must nominate a Team Captain and it is the responsibility of the captain to vouch for the whereabouts of all the members of their team at the finish line and to ensure their safety during the ride. Individual fitness levels may vary within a team however it is expected that the team on average can maintain the 22.5-25km per hour over the 9-10 consecutive hours required to reach the finish line by 5pm. Team members and support people are expected to track the progress of each team member whilst they are riding and to provide food, drinks, sunblock and mechanical support etc. when needed.
Teams are encouraged to cross the finish line as a team. This can be done by parking team vehicles at the finish line (the Northern Territory border), and riding back one or two kilometers to join up with the current rider. There should be enough people on the line to hand cameras over for photos crossing the line.