Audax Rules

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1. Entry form

All cyclists must complete their entry form to the satisfaction of the organisers (to be read with rule 14).

2. No helmet, no ride

The wearing of hard shell helmets is compulsory, and is a legal requirement. It is recommended that you carry a cell phone for use in case of an emergency.

3. Lights and road-worthiness

All entrants accept full responsibility for having their bikes in a roadworthy condition and for having front and rear lights adequate for night riding conditions; over and above the normal road ordinance regulations.

Lights must be fixed to the bicycle – Helmet lights, whilst totally acceptable, may not be used as a substitute for front lights affixed to the frame. Also for night time riding, vizi vests are compulsory.

4. No Marshalls

The route will be as detailed on the Route Sheet. It is the sole responsibility of the entrant to know the route as the route is not marshalled.

5. This is not a race

The maximum overall average speed shall not exceed 30 kph and the minimum overall average speed shall be not less than 15 kph from start to finish and between controls. This is not a race.

6. Obey the traffic rules

Cyclists must obey all traffic rules, officials and helpers and ride in a predictable and responsible manner.

7. No help

Entrants must complete the course under their own power.

8. No slip streaming behind a car

Slip streaming behind any vehicle is strictly forbidden.

9. Control points

All entrants must reach the control points within the specified time limits otherwise their control cards will not be stamped, and you will be considered as having withdrawn from the event. Should you withdraw please advise the organiser.

10. Be fit

By entering the event, the entrant confirms that he or she is medically fit to ‘ride’ the event.

11. Decisions

Officials’ decisions are final.

12. No sweep vehicles

All entrants must consider themselves as being on a private excursion and must rely on their own arrangements in the event of failure to complete the course, as there are no sweep or support vehicles provided.

13. No support vehicles

No following vehicles or support on route is permitted. Support is only permitted at control points. For security purposes monitoring may take place at not less than 15 km intervals. Please abide by the spirit of this rule.

14. Under 18’s accompanied by an adult

Entrants under the age of 18 must have their entry form signed by either parent or guardian and must be accompanied by an adult.

ACP Protocols

Complete set of ACP rules which we adhere to, including Appendices (Partnership summary; Rules for Organisers; Rules for BRM’s) → ACP-Protocols

Tips for Beginners

What not to do

  1. Putting on your helmet the wrong way around (!)
  2. Wearing underpants underneath your cycling shorts
  3. Not taking enough food or drink – and hitting a wall
  4. Not taking supplies, mobile phone or money
  5. Not prepared for mechanical failure
  6. Overeating before a big event
  7. Getting lost – don’t underestimate how long the ride may take
  8. Doing too much too soon – this is very common
  9. Not drinking enough – by the time you’re thirsty it’s too late
  10. Don’t forget to uncleat as you stop.