Event Rules

Race

Mash up race format will be used for the South Downs Enduro Fest.

The Mash up format allows riders to ride the stages in any order each lap.

When riding the stages riders must leave a 15 second gap between the rider in front.

There are no time restraints on transitions from one stage to another, ride the event at your own pace.

Riders timing chips will be activated as you pass through the START GANTRY at the start of the race.  It is the rider’s responsibility to make sure the timing chip is flashing (beeping) at the beginning of the race (after passing through the start gantry) and throughout the race.  If you have any doubts please return to the timing desk at any time.

Riders will be required to return to Race HQ Timing Desk after completing the event to download their stage times for their final result.  Failure to do so will lead to stage times not being recorded.

Riders can return to Race HQ Timing Desk after each lap to download their times.

Once your chip has been activated do not walk down the stages because you will activate a timed run.

Please keep safely behind the course tapes at all times when not racing.

Once you have started a stage you must ride to the stage finish to record your time.

All stages will be taped where race organisers deem appropriate.  Taping will leave suitable line choice where available, but will not allow for any significant ‘cutting’ of the race track.

Any competitor seen to be crossing stage tape, marker posts or taking any route deemed to be off the official race track may be disqualified or receive a time penalty.

There must be no interference with the track, such as removing rocks, roots or branches.  Any competitor deemed to be interfering with the track may be disqualified.

If a rider spots any obstructions or dangers on the track, please inform a Race Marshal straight away.

Event Practice

The South Downs Enduro Fest will be run blind, no practice of any stage before the event starts.

Mega Enduro

Because of the lap length, walking the stages will not be permitted (except for Stage 5 which is the nearest to Race HQ)

Any rider practicing or walking any other stage before the event may be disqualified

Sport Enduro

Riders competing in The Sport Enduro will be able to spectate at the Mega Race on Saturday.

Riders will not be permitted to walk the stages on Saturday evening or Sunday morning (except for Stage 5 after Saturday’s racing has finished)

Any rider practicing or walking the stages before the event will be disqualified.

Rider Conduct

All riders must attend the Rider Briefing before the race and listen to information given, including any last minute changes that may occur.

All competitors must behave in a sporting fashion.  Observe all rules and instructions provided by organisers, timing staff and marshals.

Should you be caught by another rider in a stage the rider must inform you which side he/she intends to pass and vice versa.  Always pass on the safest side.

Any rider coming across an incident on stage that he/she deems serious must stop immediately and inform the nearest marshal.

All instructions given by race officials must be observed.

PLEASE TAKE YOUR LITTER HOME, THIS INCLUDES BANANA SKINS, APPLE CORES AND CIGARETTE BUTTS.

This event should be fun.  Foul or abusive language and behaviour will not be tolerated.

Registration

Registration will be open from 8am – 11am Saturday and 8am – 10am Sunday.

All competitors must register, pick up their number board and timing chip at Race HQ before starting the race.

Signing Off

All competitors must return to the Race HQ Timing Desk at the end of the event to return their timing chip, register their final lap and overall times.  If a rider pulls out of the race, due to mechanical problems for injury they must return the timing chip to Race HQ Timing Desk.

If you fail to return the timing chip you will be charged a £60 fee.

Safety Equipment

Helmets are compulsory and must be done up properly at all times (including transition routes) failure to do so could result in disqualification.  Both full face and open face helmets are allowed.  Helmets must carry a Snell, Kitemark or EN1078. Gloves, eye protection, elbow, knee and body protection are strongly advised.

Non-Competitive Transition Routes

The organisers will mark out non-competitive transition routes between stages.  If riders do not use the official non-competitive transition route you may be disqualified or receive a time penalty.  It is important to use the transition routes so the organisers can trace riders in case of emergency or injury.

Insurance

Your entry fee does not include Personal Injury Insurance.  As Event Organisers, we have insurance to run events and if you would like to see a copy of this please contact us.  We strongly advise you to have your own Personal Injury Insurance.

Event Liability

No liability whatsoever  shall be attached to the Event Organiser, Pedalhounds MTB Limited, Event Sponsors, Landowner, Land Agent or any official of the event, in respect of any injury to rider or spectator, loss or damage to equipment or personal items suffered by a rider in or be reason of the race, however caused.

IMPORTANT

IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF EVERY COMPETITOR TO ENSURE THAT THE RACE ORGANISERS HAVE AN UP TO DATE EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBER, PLEASE INFORM RACE REGISTRATION OF ANY CHANGES TO YOUR EMERGENCY CONTACT DETAILS.

RIDERS 16 AND UNDER MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A PARENT/GUARDIAN OR RESPONSIBLE AT ALL TIMES.  PLEASE ENSURE THAT REGISTRATION HAVE THE MOBILE NUMBER OF THE ATTENDING ADULT.

RIDERS UNDER THE AGE OF 14 MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A GUARDIAN 16 YEARS + AT ALL TIMES WHILST AT THE EVENT.