Rules and conditions

These rules may be altered prior to the event.

For safety and to keep the event fair it is necessary to have a number of rules and conditions. They are as follows:

  1. All riders must register in person from 6.00am-8.00am on race day. If you do not register in person, within the allotted time, you can not race.
  2. All riders must attend the mandatory Rider Briefing before the race.
  3. Each rider is responsible for their RFID chip. One race chips will be provided per rider, and these must not be swapped between competitors! Loss of chips will result in your time being unable to be recorded.
  4. The chip must be fitted as instructed.
  5. Australian road rules apply at all times on public, forest or classified roads.
  6. Riders may not exceed the posted speed limits.
  7. Riders may only ride more than two abreast whilst overtaking and must remain in their lane at all times. They must not cross the centre of the roadway, or any double separation lines (unless entering or leaving the roadway).
  8. Riders must give way to all other traffic they may encounter, including horse riders and walkers.
  9. Only registered racers or course marshals may ride on the race track.
  10. Riders are only eligible for a place in the category in which they start the race.
  11. MAX R&R riders will complete both stages. MINI R&R riders will complete shortened versions of both stages.
  12. R&R Duo riders will complete one loop each. The rider completing the second section (Rock) cannot leave the Pairs transition corral until their paired rider has entered the Pairs transition corral and made physical contact.
  13. All riders completing the Road section must pass through the transition zone, crossing the timing mat.
  14. All riders completing the Rock section must pass through the finish arch, crossing the timing mat.
  15. If a R&R Duo rider cannot complete his/her leg, the Duo will be recorded as a DNF however the remaining team member(s) may still ride their section under timed conditions.
  16. Riders who fail to complete must advise a marshal/race official at the earliest opportunity.
  17. All riders must ride the designated bike type on the designated Section. i.e. a Road bike must be used for the Road section and a mountain bike must be used for the Rock section. Changes between bikes can only take place within the Event Centre transition zone.  No aero bars or time trial bikes are permitted.
  18. Riders can accept mechanical assistance on the course by any registered racer, but outside assistance is permitted only within the Event Centre Transition Zone. Here riders will be able either to stock up on spares, or to carry out repairs on the spot.
  19. Riders can only accept food and drink from other riders currently in the race or race officials except for drinks from the Tarana Water Stop and drink and food at the Event Centre feed station.
  20. Riders must clearly display their bike number as instructed.
  21. Riders must wear a fastened, Australian approved cycle helmet.
  22. Profane or abusive language, or unsportsmanlike behaviour is grounds for disqualification of any solo or Pairs rider.
  23. Failing to complete the whole course, taking shortcuts or using any unfair means of obtaining an advantage over other competitors shall result in the rider and their team being pulled out of the race and recorded as a DQ. It is the rider’s responsibility to ensure that the correct course is followed.
  24. Riders wishing to pass during the Rock section should call ‘Track, on your left’ or ‘Track, on your right’ and the rider being overtaken should yield, if necessary, at the earliest safe opportunity.
  25. 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.
  26. All protests must be made to a race official in a polite, non-abusive manner. Abusive protests will not be heard. Protests may be made up to 15 minutes after the final results are posted. The Event Director has the final decision on all protests.
  27. In the event of injury or accident, riders must stop to assist an injured rider, prevent others from entering the accident zone, and inform a race official of the incident at the earliest opportunity.
  28. If you stop to give assistance for a health or safety reason, you may report this to a race official and let them know the reason and the duration of your stop. A time adjustment may be made. Note that this does not apply if you stop to offer mechanical assistance.
  29. Please do not leave any rubbish out on the track. Anyone found doing so will be disqualified.
  30. The Event Director has the right to call off the race either before or during for any reason he sees fit. This can include reasons related to the safety of riders or members of the public.
  31. If the race is called off after it has begun, as soon as you have been notified by a race official you are no longer under race conditions and are responsible for getting yourself back to the Event Centre safely.
  32. Any action deemed against the spirit of the event may result in disqualification. The Event Director has the final say in any decision at the Event.
  33. Riders racing as someone else (eg swapping entries or bike numbers) are subject to disqualification.
  34. The minimum ages for riders (taken as the age on 30th June) are: 16 (MINI R&R/ DUO R&R) and 18 (MAX R&R)
  35. Any rider who is found to have been or is being deliberately paced by another rider from a different category, who is known to them will be subject to disqualificationfollowing a review of sportsmanship. Pacing is defined as having a stronger rider riding with a rider for any length of time or distance (defined as more than 5km or 15minutes) and who may be providing assistance by way of drafting, provision of food/drink or bike spares. On course checks may be carried out to ascertain such activity that is against the spirit of the race.
  36. Ignorance of these rules is not an acceptable defence.
  37. Each racer must have or be carrying the following whilst racing:
  • Designated bike in good repair for each loop
  • Australian approved cycling helmet worn at all times
  • Race number and RFID chip mounted as instructed with number clearly visible
  • 1 litre liquid carrying capacity
  • Food e.g. energy bars, gels etc
  • Toolkit with minimum pump, puncture repair, inner tube, multitool
  • Water resistant jacket (may be reviewed on the day)
  • Rock Section only: First Aid kit (minimum of crepe bandage, bandaid strip, sterile dressing, 6 x painkillers e.g. Paracetamol)
  • Rock Section only: Whistle
  • Rock Section only: additional 1 litre liquid carrying capacity