RACE RULES

EVENT RULES

VES Series Rules & 6hr

As this event is a part of the VES Series the following rules will be utilised for series calculations.

In addition, MTBBendigo's general rules continue to apply to all our events.

 

Category rules:
  • There must be a minimum of 5 teams/entrants in a category at an event for 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes to be awarded
  • If only 3 teams/entrants are in a category for an event the host club has the right to only award prizes to 1st place
  • All riders in the 40+ categories must be over the age of 40 on 31st December of the year of the event.
  • In a 2 person team, the minimum number of laps for each rider must be 1/3 of the teams total laps. This will be rounded to the nearest whole lap. ie: 5.6 laps becomes 5 laps.
  • In a triples team the minimum number of laps for all team members must be 1/4 of the total laps of that team
Series Rules
  • Teams or Competitors must have competed in a minimum of four rounds to be eligible for series prizes
  • A Team’s or Competitor’s best 5 rounds count towards series totals
  • A minimum of three competitors per category are required for a series category
  • Series points will be tabulated by an independent third party and will be posted on this website as they are available after each round.
  • Team names cannot be changed once series points have been calculated – so choose wisely.
Series Points
  • Series points will be tallied after each round by an independent third party, and uploaded to this website as soon as they are available
  • All rules regarding required number of laps will be adhered to when tallying results.
  • Any queries regarding series points tabulation must be directed via the contact section on this website
Protests
  • Any rider who wishes to protest a result must do so within 15 minutes of the conclusion of the race with the race director
  • The race director / commissaires decision is final

 

The following rules apply to all competitors.

Registration

  • All riders must register in person with their MTBA licence on the day of the event prior to race start.
  • Riders must affix race numbers to their bike as directed.
 

Race Briefings and Rules

  • Attendance at race briefings is mandatory for all riders.
  • Riders must obey all course directions, and are responsible for following the designated course.
  • Failing to complete the whole course, taking shortcuts shall result in the rider being recorded as a DSQ. It is the rider’s responsibility to ensure that the correct course is followed.
  • All riders must behave in a sporting manner. This includes not using abusive language or behaviour toward other riders and officials, and allowing faster riders to promptly overtake when safe to do so. Appeals must be lodged with the event Commissaire within 15 minutes of the final times being posted for the event.
  • All riders must carry out what they carry in. Littering will result in expulsion from the event.
  • All bicycles are to be powered by human power alone.
  • If a rider withdraws for any reason, they must notify an official as soon as practical.
  • Riders pushing their bikes should give way at all times to those riding. They should attempt to walk on the least rideable portion of the trail.
  • Riders are only eligible for a place in the category they entered.
  • The event Commissaire has the right to call off the race either before or during for any reason relating to rider safety.
  • If the race is called off after it has begun, as soon as you have been notified by a race official you are responsible for getting yourself back to the Event start/finish, with the assistance of race officials.

This race information may change at any time.

 

Accidents and Rendering Assistance

  • Riders should render all possible assistance to any participant who is in distress or danger.
  • In the event of injury or accident, riders must stop to assist an injured rider, prevent others from entering the accident zone, and ask passing riders to inform a race official at the nearest check point notifying them of the incident.
  • If you stop to give assistance for a health or safety reason, a time adjustment will be made to your final time. Note that this does not apply if you stop to offer mechanical assistance.
  • All bicycles are to be powered by human power alone.
  • If the race is called off after it has begun, as soon as you have been notified by a race official you are responsible for getting yourself back to the Event start/finish, with the assistance of race officials.
  • Failing to complete the whole course, taking shortcuts shall result in the rider being recorded as a DNF. It is the rider’s responsibility to ensure that the correct course is followed.
  • Riders pushing their bikes should give way at all times to those riding. They should attempt to walk on the least rideable portion of the trail.
  • In the event of injury or accident, riders must stop to assist an injured rider, prevent others from entering the accident zone, and ask passing riders to inform a race official at the nearest check point and/or to ring the race director on their mobile phone notifying them of the incident.
  • If you stop to give assistance for a health or safety reason, a time adjustment will be made to your final time. Note that this does not apply if you stop to offer mechanical assistance.
  • The Race Director has the right to call off the race either before or during for any reason he sees fit.

 

Road Rules

  • The wearing of Standards approved helmet is mandatory, by Victorian law, for riders in all stages of the event, at all times.
  • Riders must obey the directions (written or verbal) of event organisers and marshals at all times.
  • Riders are to obey the Australian Road Rules during all stages on public roads, all roads are open to traffic at all times.