4. EVENT PROTOCOLS

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Bicycling Western Australia prides itself on presenting fun, timed participation events - NOT RACES.  We cater for many levels of bike riders, so please follow the protocols below to ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable ride.

Click HERE to watch a video explaining Cyclo Sportif protocols.

GENERAL

  • 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

ROAD RULES

  • 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

 

HELMETS

  • The wearing of an Australian Standards approved cycling helmet is mandatory

MP3 PLAYERS AND MUSIC DEVICES

  • The use of personal music devices such as iPods by riders during an event is not permitted

MOTORBIKE MARSHALS

  • Marshals are provided for your safety and the safety of others

  • Please obey any instruction or direction by any event offical

  • This may include direction to stop

PASSING TEAMS / INTERFERENCE 

  • 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 unresolvable mechanical failure.  On this occassion participants can make their way back to the start/ finish area on their own.

  • Contact Event Control and advise location of the abandoned rider.

TIME TRIAL BIKES

  • Time trial bikes are not permitted for use in events unless the time trial bars are removed.

DISC WHEELS

  • Disc wheels are discouraged

BIKE TYPE

  • 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.

TEAM BRIEFING

  • Team Briefing occurs 30 minutes before the first team starts. These briefings highlight course safety concerns. Attendance by the Team Leader or a single representative as a minimum is compulsory.

EVENT TIMING

  • Most BWA events are timed.

  • Generally, one team member on each team will wear a timing band.  The timing band should be worn on the ankle to ensure accuracy.

  • The timing band must be returned to the registration desk at the conclusion of the event, before teams will get their lunch tickets.

Please be courteous to other riders and make everyone’s day enjoyable.

EVENT SUPPORTERS

 

 
West Cycle DSR

 

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