Alcohol and Illicit Drugs
Bringing, consuming or possessing alcohol or illicit drugs on the ride is strictly prohibited. Intoxication or under-age drinking will not be tolerated and will be referred to the Police.
Bunch (Peloton) Riding Skills
- No overlapping wheels
- No moving to front through middle of bunch
- Signal if rolling off the front
- Keep your line
- No reversing when standing up to pedal
- Make allowance for skill, and possible unpredictable riding of fellow riders
You must ride in a safe and responsible manner during the event and use common sense at all times. You must exercise caution on all public roads and other thoroughfares and ride defensively and courteously.
Ride communication will principally be made via email. The rider should provide a valid email address during registration. If the rider does not have access to an email address, the rider should make every effort to contact Cycling NSW and request information to be mailed or read updates as posted to the Cycling NSW and Bathurst Cycling Classic website. It is the Rider's responsibility to read information that is made available on the Cycling NSW and Bathurst Cycling Classic website and other literature concerning the ride.
Compliance with Laws
During the ride, the Rider must comply with all traffic and road laws, all directions issued by Police and all instructions given by Cycling NSW, Bathurst Regional Council or any employees or officials at the ride. Failure to do so may result in the rider being removed from the ride.
The rider must wear an Australian standing cycling helmet at all times, while riding a bicycle during the ride. The rider may ride any two wheeled road or mountain bike, tandem or three wheeled bike (for athletes with disabilities). Tri or Aero bars are not to be used whilst riding in any group of riders.
Disc wheels are not permitted for this event.
Electronic Timing is used for the 100km B2B event. Riders will be supplied both a frame number and two bib numbers that are used in unison to record results.
A frame number which incorporates a disposable electronic timing tag will be supplied at the event registration along with fitting instructions. The frame number will record a time upon passing through the starting gates and the finishing gates which will accurately determine the time it takes to complete the course. All age category positions will be determined solely on the electronic time recordings and computer category computations.
Two bib numbers will be supplied at the event registration along with fitting instructions. Bib numbers are to be worn so riders can be identified throughout the ride and will be the primary tool used for judging the KOM and QOM awards. Bib numbers are also used as the secondary timing device as there will be photo finish camera’s operating at the finish line. Riders must ensure their bib numbers are fitted in a way that will be easily captured/identifiable on the cameras.
All riders must continue past the finish line and electronic timing system to the end of the chute (no stopping).
On completion of the course all riders will be asked to leave the finish area within 15 minutes to avoid unnecessary gathering of participants.
Due to the current COVID-19 NSW Health restrictions there will be no official event village in 2021, however participants will be encouraged to relax and recover in some of the local venues located conveniently to the finish line.
First Aid Support
Qualified First Aid officers are at various locations throughout the course including food and drink stations. Mobile medical services will also be in attendance. Should you require First Aid please call 000.
Food and Drink Stations
Food and drink stations will operate at various locations around the course as marked on the course maps. Due to COVID-19 the number of drink stations will be limited so riders are encouraged to bring your own drinks. If a participant does need to use the drink station, they are expected to leave the road to top up their drink bottles and take on supplies limiting their interaction with volunteers and other participants. These support stations will be manned by event staff only, with no feeding allowed by competitor or supporters or spectators, as only official event traffic is allowed on the course. If the participant does not wish to stop for supplies, then they should carry appropriate food, supplies and fluids to complete the course, and should have trained appropriately for such a task.
The Rider receives personal accident and public liability insurance as part of their ride entry for the day of the ride only. For full policy information, please go to www.cycling.org.au
Littering is an Offence
NO rubbish is to be discarded on the course. Please keep in mind that you are riding past people’s homes who take pride in their community. Please keep our beautiful countryside rubbish free.
The ride will be held outdoors and will proceed notwithstanding inclement weather conditions on the day of the ride. Bathurst Regional Council is not liable to the rider for any loss, damage, cost or expense of any kind including, but not limited to, refund of entry fees in the event of poor weather before or during the ride.
Bathurst Regional Council reserves the right, in its absolute discretion, to refuse to allow the rider to participate in the ride or to remove the rider from the ride for breach of these terms and conditions or if it otherwise determines it appropriate to do so.
Bathurst Regional Council is not liable to the rider for any loss, damage, cost or expense of any kind, including but not limited to, the refund of the entry fee, if the rider is denied access to or removed from the ride for any reason.
Keep to the left of the road to allow clear passage for passing cyclists. Let riders ahead know you are overtaking.Communication is key – signal or call your intentions and hazards to ensure your safety, and the safety of those near you.
Preparation, Training, Health and Safety
The rider is responsible for ensuring that he/she has adequately and appropriately prepared both physically and mentally for the ride. If the rider has any health issues or doubts prior to the ride, he/she should immediately seek medical advice.
The rider must have a bike that is in sound mechanical order prior to undertaking the ride. If during the ride, the rider becomes ill or injured and is unable to ride, the rider will be considered no longer participating in the ride.
COVID-19: We are operating the event under current COVID-19 NSW Health Guidelines, Bathurst Regional Council asks that you do not attend the Bathurst Cycling Classic;
- if you are feeling unwell
- if you have had contact with anyone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 or is waiting on the results of a COVID-19 test
- if you are waiting on the results of a COVID-19 test
- if you and/or anyone in your group are a resident of a COVID-19 hotspot or have been in a COVID-19 hotspot in the last 14 days or have visited any of the venues listed on the NSW Health website here, in the designated time periods, you will not be permitted to attend the Bathurst Cycling Classic at this time.
You acknowledge and agree that you may photographed or filmed during the event and consent to Bathurst Regional Council and sponsors using your pictures and likeness contained in any photographs or film for publicising the event and for promotion of any future ride or event organised by Bathurst Regional Council.
Your contact details will be used by Bathurst Regional Council and/or third parties assisting with the delivery of the event. This includes, but is not limited to the following entities; Cycling NSW, Cycling Australia and Bathurst Regional Council. Any correspondence sent from these entities would be restricted to future events, news and promotions. These communications include the ability to opt-out.
Private Support Vehicles
Private support vehicles are not permitted on the ride.
There are railway crossings at Perthville, Georges Plains and on Lloyds Road Bathurst. A great deal of care in the organisation of this event has been taken to ensure cyclists will not meet with any trains at the above crossings. There is a possibility of an unscheduled train crossing while the event is in progress. It is the rider’s sole responsibility to obey all the road rules including stopping in the event of a train crossing.
Ride and Ride Option Variation
Bathurst Regional Council reserves the right, in its absolute discretion, to;
- Change or vary the route of any of the Ride Options without notice;
- Cancel, postpone, reschedule or change the time or place for the ride for any reason and at any time prior to the commencement of the ride; and Bathurst Regional Council is not responsible for or liable to the rider for any loss, damage, cost or expense, whether direct, indirect, consequential or otherwise and howsoever or wheresoever incurred by the rider from any such action taken by Bathurst Regional Council.
In the event of an emergency, please ring 000.
The event organisers take the safety of riders seriously.
This is a controlled traffic event. A controlled event means this event has an approved Traffic Management Plan with fully closed roads, marshalling and traffic control. Notwithstanding the closed road environment, all riders must obey the road rules and keep to the left in the event of cars gaining access to the course. Riders may be penalised should they disobey the road rules.
All events are supported by multiple NSW Police escorts, paramedical services including NSW Ambulance and St Johns Ambulance Services as well as qualified first aid personnel. Participants must obey all directions given by Police, Emergency Response Officers and Officials during the course of this event.
Parking in Bathurst
Parking is available in the surrounding CBD Streets and RSL carpark. If you are staying overnight utilise the new start and finish line by cycling to the heart of the city as an easy warm up.
Each Wave will be identifiable at the marshalling area with signage identifying the group. All riders should assemble in the correct starting wave.
Once the event has started, all riders must exit out the front of the starting zone and through the official starting gates to electronically start their individual timing.
100km course Start Procedures
- There will be divisional starting waves for The Tour participants and a recreational starting wave.
- To avoid unnescssary gathering of participants for extended periods, all riders will be asked to arrive at the start no later than 15 minutes prior to the race start time.