Cyclo Sportif Swan Valley
June 23, 2019
Sunday, 8 July
96km | 68km | 34km
Cyclo Sportif Swan Valley will be held in the heart of the luscious Swan Valley wine region. The course offers three distances that combines the best of flat, fast roads and a few new challenging climbs.
The Cyclo Sportif series of events are fun and great value. They are based on the European style team events. Riders organise themselves into teams of four to nine riders. All courses are marshalled, with rider support and approved traffic management plans to make for enjoyable and safe riding conditions.
There are plenty of accommodation options in and around Swan Valley and there is plenty to see and do to make a family or team weekend away.
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WHEN AND WHERE
Start/Finish location: TBC
Date: Sunday, 23 June 2019
Start Times: from 8:30am for all distances (start list will be uploaded on Thursday, 20 June)
Rider check-In: Registrations will commence at 7:00am. The team captain will need to visit the registration desk at Event Village to collect the team timing band.
Rider Briefing: 6:15am (all distances)
*All routes are subject to change without notice. Please note these 2018 maps and we are awaiting approval from Statutory Authorities.
* All Bicycling Western Australia events are timed but they are not races.
CUT OFF TIMES
A Distance – TBC
B Distance – TBC
If riders don’t make the cut off they will be advised if they continue it will be with no traffic management and no support from the event.
All cut off times are subject to change without notice. Please note these 2018 cut off times. They may change as we are awaiting approval from Statutory Authorities.
ON COURSE SUPPORT
- Each check point will have water
- Motorbike marshals will patrol the course providing assistance as required
- St John Ambulance will be present to provide medical support
- Broom wagons will follow the last rider
Please note: Private support vehicles are not permitted as they cause unnecessary traffic congestion and inhibit the ability of official event support vehicles to efficiently navigate the course. Road closures will be in place around some check points and vehicles will not be permitted to enter.
The Cyclo Sportif series are NOT a races. Your team must work and remain together throughout the event. There are no place-getter prizes awarded. Each team will receive one transponder and a team number. The transponder is to be placed on one rider’s ankle (usually the team leader) and the team number is to be pinned to the back of the team leader’s jersey.
Individual riders will not be timed for this event. Results will be available from the BWA website the following week.
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Please follow the protocols below to ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable ride.
- Safety is paramount. While we make our best endeavours to improve rider and course safety, it is each rider’s own responsibility to adhere to the protocols listed below and to take responsibility for their own safety
- There are no ‘referees’ or ‘commissaires’ as these events are NOT races
- It is every participant’s responsibility to adhere to good cycling etiquette and RESPECT other bike riders and road users
- All riders should carry a mobile phone in the event of an emergency or to enable Event Control to contact them if required
- Ride according to the road rules. All standard road rules apply throughout the event.
- You MAY be given priority by traffic controllers at some intersections. Follow all the instructions given by licensed traffic controllers.
The wearing of an Australian Standards approved cycling helmet is mandatory.
The use of personal music devices such as iPods by riders during an event is not permitted.
- Marshals are provided for your safety and the safety of others
- Please obey any instruction or direction by any event official
- This may include direction to stop
- Do not interfere with other participant teams or riders
- If another team catches your team you must allow them to pass before regrouping
- No drafting – teams must not draft off the team in front, if you catch up to another team either overtake or drop back
- If you are overtaking a team, you MUST overtake by riding in single file and do not interfere with the other team. Give multiple advance warnings as you come up behind them. Remember, some of the teams may not be as experienced as you.
- Riders must ride no more than two abreast
- Riders must keep left at all times
Do NOT Abandon Riders
- The principle of Cyclo Sportif and all BWA events is to participate and to complete a set challenge. A team should not ‘abandon’ a rider. The team should stay together even if one rider punctures. The only exception is unsolvable mechanical failure. On this occasion participants can make their way back to the start/ finish area on their own.
- Contact Event Control and advise location of the abandoned rider
- Most bikes are suitable for entry into events such as hybrid bikes, road bikes and mountain bikes. Team bikes should be consistent in type, that is, all road or all MTB. Tandems are accepted in either format
- Disc wheels are discouraged
- Time trial bikes are not permitted for use in events unless the time trial bars are removed
Role and responsibilities of the Team Leader
The leader is responsible for getting the team organised and ensuring all team members have registered before the cut-off date. They do not have to register each member as members can add themselves to their chosen team directly from our registration site at any time.
1. Get the team together and ensure your riding partners are committed. You can register your team and either get your team members to individually register with your team or you can collect your team members’ details and register your whole team at the same time. .
2. Ensure all team members have registered before the close-off date
3. Organise your team on the day and arrange a suitable meeting point
4. Collect and distribute the timing band and team number (ONE timing band per team will be issued and it is suggested the Team Leader wears).
5. Team Leaders should attend the pre-ride briefing and relay this information to all team members. The pre-ride briefing covers the course route, any specific hazards on the course and more.
6. Get your team to the start line on time – you will be given a specific start time before the event.
7. Team Leaders assume responsibility, manage the team out on the road and reinforce ride protocols.
6. ENJOY the ride!
7. After the ride, return the timing band and team number (replacement bands cost $100 and will be charged if lost).
Thank you to all the Team Leaders. Without your great work and support our events wouldn’t be as successful!
If you would like to volunteer your time and join the Bicycling Western Australia team in delivering the event, please register your interest in the below link. There are plenty of roles available including: rider check-in, aid station attendant, motorbike marshal, corner marshal, parking marshal, tail end bike rider and more.
Each volunteer will receive:
- Valuable experience
- Official event shirt
- Foods and refreshments throughout the day
- Task description – to ensure you are clear about your role on the day
Do I need to be a member of Bicycling Western Australia to ride?
No, you do not have to be a member of Bicycling Western Australia to ride in our events. However, members receive a number of great benefits including discounted and early-bird entry to events as well as being covered by Australia’s premium bike accident insurance. All the membership benefits are listed on our website.
I don’t have a team, can I still join?
Absolutely! You can enter as an individual and we’ll place you in a composite team with riders of a similar ability.
Is a meal included in the entry price?
No, following feedback from participants we no longer include a meal as part of the entry price. Yo
Who can be in a team?
You can make up a team in so many different ways – work colleagues, family, regular riding mates. Corporate teams are a great way to increase the profile your business, develop leadership and team building skills and encourage a healthy and active workplace.
How do I register a team?
You can create and register a team through our registration site.
When are events on?
View our calendar of events for more details.
When do registrations close?
Registrations generally close at midnight on the Tuesday prior to the event (if not sold out prior). Late entries will not be accepted so please ensure you and your team mates register before the close-off date.
How fit do I have to be?
We have a distance for everyone, so if you only ride once a week, you may like to do the 34km distance or if you ride more regularly, you could try the 68km and if you are up for a real challenge then the 96km distance is probably more for you.
What happens if I can’t keep up?
Cyclo Sportif is all about team work and we have strict team protocols including working and remaining as a team. So if someone is faster, then they can assist by giving the slower rider a gentle push if needed. Of course, it’s best to develop a team where you all have about the same ability, so you can truly enjoy the Cyclo Sportif experience.