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8 February 2020

 (HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO AS “THE TOUR”)

RACE RULES (INCLUDING TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF ENTRY)

All participants must comply with the following rules, terms of conditions. Disregard for any of it will be deemed sufficient grounds for disqualification.  

ENTRY RULES

Every rider may only ride a human-powered bicycle or an E-Bike (as further described in clause 5 below) to complete the course. 

  1. Riders that cycles on only a human-powered bicycle may enter in either the 102km or 57km race:
    1. Individual
    2. Tandem
  2. Riders that enter to cycle on an E-Bike may only enter for the 102km race.
  3. To compete in the Tour, an individual rider must, in the year of the event turn:
    1. 13 (thirteen) years old (minimum age); or
    2. if 12 (twelve) years old, be accompanied by an adult.
  4. To compete in the Tour, tandem riders must, in the year of the event turn:
    1. 13 (thirteen) years old (minimum age); or
    2. if  10 (ten) -12 (twelve) years old, be accompanied by an adult.
  5. E-Bikes
    1. In this clause, the term “E-Bike” means a bicycle that can be powered by electricity as well as propelled by pedals.
    2. Should a rider wish to compete in the Tour by using an E-Bike, such rider must select the E-Bike category when completing the online entry for the Tour. If the rider failed to register in the E-Bike category, he/she will not be allowed to compete in The Tour.
    3. An E-Bike may only be used by a rider in the Tour if such E-Bike adheres to ALL of the following requirements:
      1. It weighs less than 40 kg;
      2. It looks like a bicycle and accordingly must contain pedals which serve as the principal method of propulsion;
      3. It is equipped with an auxiliary electric motor that has a maximum continuous rated power of 250W or 0.25kW;
      4. The motorised assistance that only engages when the rider is pedaling, progressively reduces and finally cuts off as the vehicle reaches a speed of 25 km/h or sooner (i.e. no permanently powered bicycles);
      5. It is fitted with a control mechanism that limits the maximum electric-powered speed (on PAS mode) to 25 km/h;
      6. Is fitted with all the safety equipment recommended, and/or required under South African road traffic legislation, for normal pedal bicycles.
      7. An E-Bike rider may not start or attempt to start the race before his/her designated start group. Any rider who does so will be disqualified with immediate effect.
      8. E-Bike results will be marked as such in RaceTec results and may not be used for seeding for other cycling events.
      9. Riders using E-Bikes will not qualify for any prize in the Tour.
  6. 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. The substitute rider must pay an administration fee of R50. Substitution must be done by mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 18h00, the Thursday before race day. It can also be done in person at one of the pre-race registration venues or prior to the race on the date of the event.
  7. Communication on 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..
  8. Riders consent to the use of all photographic or video material pertaining to their participation in the Tour made by the organizers or their assignees during any activity deemed to be part of it.
  9. Entry fees will not be refunded. 
  10. The organiser reserves the right to refuse any person’s entry or cancel any person’s entry up to the day before the Tour. In that event, the person’s entry fee will be refunded.
  11. Entrant warrants that he/she has not been suspended or banned from participating in the Tour.
  12. Late entries will be accepted on the morning of the event. Additional provision will then have to be made for the purchasing of a CSA (Cycling South Africa) day licence. 

SAFETY and GENERAL RULES FOR THE TOUR

  1. The organiser reserve the right to cancel, re-route or stop the race at any stage should they consider in the best interest of the participants.
  2. Every rider may only walk or ride a human powered vehicle.
  3. A rider shall not ride a bicycle, tandem or E-bike fitted with triathlon-, time trial or “Spinachi”-type bars, aerobics, clip-ons, prayer bars and cowbars.
  4. Every rider shall ride the full Tour course or retire.
  5. Riders are required to complete the 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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. All E-bike entrants are excluded.

    All participants must:

  8. Ride carefully and with due regard to the safety of other cyclists and other road users.
  9. Wear a bicycle helmet with the strap securely fastened under his/her chin.
  10. Obey all traffic regulations and immediately comply with the instructions of a Tour marshal and/or a traffic officer.
  11. Be responsible for the proper control of his/her bicycle.
  12. Make way for emergency vehicles.
  13. Keep as far to the left of the road surface as is safe having regard to the circumstances and conditions.
  14. Pull off the road to obtain refreshments or to do repairs, by clearly signaling his/her intention to do so.
  15. At all times display his/her race number legibly and ensure it is pinned on to the back of his/her shirt.
  16. Identify him-/herself and give his/her address on request to a Tour marshal and to any other rider requesting such information after a collision or race incident.
  17. Provide reasonable assistance to any other rider involved in an accident while participating in the Tour.
  18. If you are Elite-, Ladies- and veteran group riders, in addition, comply with all applicable UCI rules and regulations which can be found at www.cyclingsa.com.

    All participants may not:

  19. 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.
  20. Ride with another rider’s number or timing chip without adhering to the substitution procedure. A person who has entered shall not give his/her number and/or timing chip to another person to use.
  21. Use foul or offensive language or make offensive, indecent or inappropriate gestures.
  22. Wear clothing appropriate for a family event at all times.
  23. Dispose of any litter along the route except in refuse bins.
  24. Ride in reverse direction on the route, even after finishing.
  25. 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. Display on his/her bicycle, clothing and cycling equipment any writing, logo or item that is offensive or that may bring the Tour into disrepute, as determined by the Tour Organising Committee.
  27. Start or attempt to start before his/her designated start group.

SANCTION FOR CONTRAVENTION OF THE RULES

  1. Every rider entering the Tour consents to his/her name and/or number being publicly displayed and publicized (including on the internet) in the event that he/she is disqualified.
  2. A rider may be disqualified summarily without a hearing by any either a member of the El Shaddai Christian School Board, as overseers of the event; or by another person authorized by the Tour Organising Committee.
  3. Such summary disqualification may be done immediately or after the finish of the Tour.
  4. In the event that a rider is aggrieved by a summary disqualification he/she may request in writing to the Tour Organising Committee within 3 (three) days of being informed of the summary disqualification to be reinstated. The grievance procedure will then be clarified. Such a rider may supplement such a request for reinstatement in the event of him/her receiving further information at a later time.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY and WAIVER

  1. Each rider acknowledges the risks and hazards, which exist in an event of this nature, and voluntarily assumes the risk of attendance and participation in the Tour.
  2. Each rider attends, enters and/or participates in the event entirely at his/her own risk.
  3. Any reasonable medical or emergency evacuation costs incurred on behalf of a rider by virtue of participating in the Tour will be for the cost of the rider.
  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 Tour Organising Committee, the sponsors, the advertisers, any local authority, all affiliates and support personnel (hereinafter referred to as ENTITIES) accept no responsibility or liability for and agree to hereby agree to waive any right to any claim of whatsoever nature and howsoever arising in relation to the Tour event and indemnify the 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 Tour 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.

 



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