Rules 

 

The Fundsmith Colin Mayer Mountain Bike Tour is a 3 stage race, you can ride in Team of 2 or as a solo rider. There will also be a 1-day race solo rider on Sunday.

Bicycles

  • Only Mountain Bikes in good working condition will be allowed to start the race & any stage thereof.

  • Riders must start and finish each stage on the same bike frame & wheels.

  • Repairs & maintenance of bicycles during the race is the responsibility of each rider or team. Team mates may help and receive assistance from each other. Each team or solo rider may also be assisted by a competitor for such repairs & maintenance, but will not be allowed any exchange of bike, bike frame, wheel, derailer or chainset.

  • Pushing/towing by physical contact only & between partners only is allowed. Every team or solo rider receiving or giving such assistance from/to a competitor or any other not engaged in the race shall be penalised by the addition of 30 minutes to his finishing time of the stage.

  • Bike repair services will be provided by outsourced service providers at stage finishes.

  • Bicycles may be propelled only through a chainset and by the rider’s leg action, without any form of assistance (electrical or otherwise).

 

Helmets and Clothing

  • A rider not wearing a helmet during any stage of the race will be disqualified and removed from the course immediately.

  • Appropriate riding attire, including a shirt, must be worn at all times. Team members do not have to be dressed identically.

 

Team Riding and Separation Time Penalties (STP’s)

  • Team Riders must ride together during all the race, without at anytime leaving a gap between them, which would exceed 2 minutes; Each and every time that such gap will exceed 2 minutes, the Team will  be penalized by the addition of 1hour to their finishing time of the stage (Separation Seconding and Support

  • Any outside seconding, assistance or feeding is not permitted, save for feeding, at designated areas, on feeding zones only. 

  • Bike repairs should be made in such a way as not to obstruct, slow down or in any way cause any inconvenience to other riders.

  • On narrow tracks, single tracks, slow riders will leave a way to more rapid riders and the latter will politely request the slow riders to give the way. On steep rapid downhills, slow riders are requested to avoid to change direction without warning, and always leave a clear passage for faster riders.

  • Neutral feeding, watering and medical assistance will be supplied by the Race Organisation at the feed stations.

 

Withdrawals

  • Teams/solo riders who cannot continue the race, for whatever reason, must immediately inform the Race Office. This can be done either at the Race Start, the Finish or at Water points.

  • In the event of one team member being incapable of completing the race; On being so authorized by the Race Office, the other team member will continue the race, and obtain his finishing time at any stage and his overall time and will  be considered as a finisher if he completes all the stages, but will be out of all classification and competition.

 

Ethical and Environmental

  • No littering or damage to the environment will be tolerated.

  • Litter, relating to sports nutrition and feeding stations, will be tolerated within 10 meters of the direct area of each feed stations.

 

Protests

  • Any protests must be communicated in writing, within 15 minutes of the rider crossing the finish line, to the Chief Commissaire, to be called to that effect at the finishing line.
    Any protest outside this delay will not be considered and will be of no effect.

 

Disqualification and Penalties

  • Teams may be disqualified at the discretion of Chief Commissaire for any one or more of the following reasons including, but not limited to:

    • Riding at any point on any stage without a helmet.

    • Littering.

    • Disrespect or damage to the environment.

    • Bad sportsmanship.

    • Abuse of Race Officials.

    • Traffic Rule violations.

    • Not having followed the whole of the marked track.
      All riders, having got out of the marked track, shall return to the place where they left the track, to continue the stage.

    • There will be a specific cut off time on the 2nd Ravito for Friday and Staurday. Those who don't make this time are out of the race, the bike board will be taken away and transport back to the race village will be provided. The exact time will be communicated at the Race briefing on Thursday at 6 pm at Sparc.

 

Basic Mountain Bike Racing Rules and Etiquette

  • Riders must complete the entire distance of the race, and the responsibility for following the official route lies with the rider.

  • Any rider may be directed out of the race at any time, on doctor’s advice.

  • Riders must act in a polite manner at all times, and permit any faster rider to overtake without obstructing.

  • Riders must respect the countryside and ride only on the official route. Riders must avoid polluting the area, and not leave any waste or litter.

  • Riders must not use offensive or abusive language during the race, act in an unsporting manner, be disrespectful to the officials, or ignore the race regulations.

 

Discretion of the Chief Commissaire

  • Any matter or other incident, not specified in the above rules, but which goes against the spirit of good sportsmanship, may result in a decision of the Chief Commissaire, to penalise a team or solo rider, either by the addition of a specific time penalty, or by putting  the offending rider or team, out of the race; The decision of the Chief Commissaire will be final.

 

RIDER INFO

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