Essential Info


Rules

Rules

  1. A correctly fitting cycle helmet must be worn while riding on any stage.
  2. Bikes should be fit for purpose – a mountain bike in good mechanical repair.
  3. A full disclaimer must be signed and exchanged for your race number.
  4. Ensure that you are self sufficient in the event of a flat tyre, other technical or personal issue – cycling gloves, padded shorts, water bottle, cycle pump, spare tubes, cycle repair tools, mobile phone and sunscreen are considered essential items.
  5. Ride of way – This is a very simple concept that applies to all mountain bikers all over the planet:
    If you are walking on a section because it is too technical or you are too tired you must give way to those riding. If you are behind someone pushing simply ask for ride of way.
  6. Give way – if there is a faster rider behind you try to find a safe place to let him or her pass you:
    Shortcuts are not permitted.
  7. Offensive language is strongly discouraged.
  8. Disqualification & Penalties – Riders may be disqualified at the discretion of organisers for any one or more of the following reasons including, but not limited to:
    Riding at any point on any stage without a helmet.
    Bad sportsmanship, or malicious behavior.
    Damaging the environment.
  9. Membership of AMREF – the Flying Doctor – is mandatory and AMREF card should be produced at check in – see ‘Medical’ for more information.