Cycle Tour

February 2018

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  1. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
    1. To compete in the Ninety Niner Cycle Tour, riders must in the year of the event turn:
      1. 13 (thirteen) years old; or
      2. if 12 years or younger, be accompanied by an adult.
    2. The entry fee will be refunded if the rider is unable to participate in the Ninety Niner Cycle Tour due to death or hospitalization.
    3. If entrants are unable to take part in the event and wish to have their entry substituted, they may ask the substitute rider to reimburse them but they may not ask for more than what they originally paid for their entry. The substitute rider must pay an administration fee of R50. Substitution must be done in person at one of the pre-race registration venues or prior to the race on the date of the event.
    4. The Ninety Niner Cycle Tour will take place regardless of bad weather and will only be cancelled, re-routed or stopped for reasons of safety. In this event, entry fees are not refundable.
    5. Communication on Ninety Niner Cycle Tour related matters will be done by e-mail or SMS. It is each entrant’s responsibility to keep their contact details up to date by contacting the organizers on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
    6. Riders consent to the use of all photographic or video material pertaining to their participation in the Ninety Niner Cycle Tour made by the organizers or their assignees during any activity deemed to be part of the Ninety Niner Cycle Tour.
    7. The organiser reserves the right to refuse any person’s entry, or cancel any person’s entry up to the day before the Ninety Niner Cycle Tour. In that event the person’s entry fee will be refunded.
  2. RULES FOR THE NINETY NINER CYCLE TOUR
    1. Every rider may only walk or ride a human powered vehicle.
    2. Every rider shall ride carefully and with due regard to the safety of other cyclists and other road users.
    3. Every rider shall wear a bicycle helmet with the strap securely fastened under his/her chin.
    4. Every rider shall immediately comply with the instructions of a Ninety Niner Cycle Tour marshal and/or a traffic officer.
    5. Every rider shall provide information requested by any Ninety Niner Cycle Tour marshal immediately.
    6. Every rider shall keep as far to the left of the road surface as is safe having regard to the circumstances and conditions.
    7. Every rider shall at all times display his/her race number legibly and ensure it is pinned on to the back of his/her shirt.
    8. Every rider shall identify him/herself and give his/her address on request to a Ninety Niner Cycle Tour marshal and to any other rider requesting such information after a collision or race incident.
    9. A rider shall not ride a bicycle fitted with triathlon, time trial or “Spinachi”-type bars.
    10. Every rider shall ride the full Ninety Niner Cycle Tour course or retire if he/she does not complete the full Ninety Niner Cycle Tour course.
    11. Riders are required to complete the Ninety Niner Cycle Tour course before the published race cut-off time to be awarded a result unless the race organisers determine otherwise on the day of the event. This time is calculated from the time the rider’s group crosses the start line. For riders’ safety and in line with the requirements of the City of Cape Town a cut off point has been established along the route and is published as part of the race basic information on the race website (www.99er.co.za). If riders reach a cut-off point after the specified time, they will not be permitted to continue on the route and the rider will be directed to follow a shorter route to the race control venue.
    12. A rider may not use a personal music system, e.g. iPod, or a radio communication device, including a cellular phone, whilst riding, except that members of professional teams may use a radio communication device if in accordance with UCI rules and regulations which can be found at www.cyclingsa.com.
    13. A rider shall not ride with another rider’s number or timing chip without adhering to the substitution procedure referred to in clause 1.3 above. A person who has entered shall not give his/her number and/or timing chip to another person to use.
    14. Winners of the different categories will be determined by race entry number and timing chip record as determined by Racetec and these results will be final.
    15. A rider shall not use foul or offensive language or make offensive, indecent or inappropriate gestures.
    16. A rider shall wear clothing appropriate for a family event at all times.
    17. A rider shall not dispose of any litter along the Ninety Niner Cycle Tour course except in refuse bins.
    18. A rider may not start or attempt to start before his/her designated start group. Any rider who does so may be disqualified.
    19. A rider shall complete the Ninety Niner Cycle Tour course with his/her own effort and shall not receive any assistance in this regard other than drafting behind another rider or riders participating in the Ninety Niner Cycle Tour.
    20. A rider shall not ride in reverse direction on the route, even after finishing.
    21. A rider shall not ride the Ninety Niner Cycle Tour course a second time after finishing unless he/she has obtained the permission of the organiser and complied with all requirements for such permission.
    22. A rider shall provide reasonable assistance to any other rider involved in an accident while participating in the Ninety Niner Cycle Tour.
    23. A rider shall be responsible to other riders for the proper control of his/her bicycle.
    24. Elite, Ladies and veteran group riders shall in addition comply with all applicable UCI rules and regulations which can be found at www.cyclingsa.com.
    25. A rider may not participate whilst under the influence of alcohol or any drug or medication that prevents or might prevent a rider from properly controlling his/her bicycle.
    26. A rider shall not display on his/her bicycle, clothing and cycling equipment any writing, logo or item that is offensive or that may bring the Ninety Niner Cycle Tour into disrepute, as determined by the Ninety Niner Cycle Tour Organising Committee.
    27. Any reasonable medical or emergency evacuation costs incurred on behalf of a rider by the Ninety Niner Cycle Tour will be for the cost of the rider.
  3. SANCTION FOR CONTRAVENTION OF THE RULES
    1. Every rider entering the Ninety Niner Cycle Tour consents to his/her name and/or number being publicly displayed and publicised (including on the internet) in the event that he/she is disqualified.
    2. A rider may be disqualified summarily without a hearing by any one or more of the following persons:
      1. A member of the El Shaddai Christian School Board, as overseers of the event;
      2. Any other person authorized by the Ninety Niner Cycle Tour Organising Committee.
    3. Such summary disqualification may be done immediately or after the finish of the Ninety Niner Cycle Tour.
    4. In the event that a rider is aggrieved by a summary disqualification he/she may request in writing to the Ninety Niner Cycle Tour Organising Committee within 3 (three) days of being informed of the summary disqualification to be reinstated. Such rider may supplement such a request for reinstatement in the event of him/her receiving further information at a later time. The tribunal appointed may extend this time on good cause shown.
    5. Any such request for reinstatement shall be considered by a tribunal consisting of one or more people appointed for that purpose who may:
      1. Take no action;
      2. Reinstate the person;
      3. Order that further information be obtained.
      4. Impose additional penalties including a fine of up to R1 000.00 (one thousand rand) and/or recommend to the Ninety Niner Cycle Tour Organising Committee that the person shall not be eligible to compete in the Ninety Niner Cycle Tour in future.
    6. In addition, whether or not a rider has been summarily disqualified, the tribunal appointed for the purpose may, on notice to a rider by e-mail or other means of communication, call a hearing to determine whether a rider should be disqualified or another penalty imposed for a breach of the rules.
    7. In the event of a disqualification, whether summary or after a hearing, a rider shall forthwith return any prize previously awarded to the rider and comply with any sanctions imposed.
    8. The chairperson of the tribunal shall determine the procedure to be followed at any hearing, including whether a hearing shall be conducted on written evidence and representations only or also an oral hearing, and the nature of evidence (including hearsay) to be allowed. A rider shall not be entitled to legal representation at such a hearing, except with the permission of the chairperson of the tribunal. The tribunal shall make decisions on a balance of probabilities.
    9. An appeal to the members of the Ninety Niner Cycle Tour Organising Committee (the “Members”) may be made in writing within 3 (three) days after the tribunal has delivered its decision. The Chairperson of the members shall determine the procedure to be followed for such appeal.
  4. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
    1. Each entrant warrants that he/she has not been suspended or banned from participating in the Ninety Niner Cycle Tour.
    2. Each rider acknowledges the risks and hazards, which exist in an event of this nature.
    3. Each rider attends, enters and/or participates in the event entirely at his/her own risk.
    4. Each rider is obliged to strictly adhere to all applicable rules, directives and instructions of the organizers in respect of the event.
    5. Each rider accepts that the Ninety Niner Cycle Tour Organising Committe and all other affiliates (hereinafter referred to as ENTITIES) accept no responsibility or liability for and agree to indemnify ENTITIES from and against, any loss, damage, injury, disability, death, expense, cost or liability of whatsoever nature suffered by the rider, his/her estate and/or his/her dependants which in any manner, in whole or in part, arise directly or indirectly from his/her participation in the event or any of the activities associated therewith or incidental thereto, use of facilities and/or amenities or by reason of defective material or equipment or by way of any human or mechanical error, default or failure or from any other cause whatsoever except upon proof that such loss, damage, injury, disability or death, expense, cost or liability was due to the negligence of any or all of the above named ENTITIES in which event ENTITIES potential liability shall be limited to any claim which falls within the ambit of and indemnity limits of ENTITIES respective insurance policies.
  5. SEVERABILITY
  6. If one or more of these terms are found to be unenforceable, such term shall be deemed to be severable from the remainder of the terms and the remaining terms shall in all other respects remain in full force and effect.


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