Event Timing (Electronic Timing is used in this event)

For both the Long and Short Course events, 2 bib and frame number which incorporates a disposable electronic tag will be supplied at the event registration along with fitting instructions. Upon passing through the starting gates and the finishing gates, your time will be recorded accurately for the duration taken to complete the course. All age category positions will be determined solely on the electronic time recordings and computer category computations.

Start Procedure

Long Course

All riders in the long course will be automatically entered into the UCI World Gran Fondo Qualifying event (except Elite Wave riders)

There are several different starting waves, they are:

The Elite Wave – a seeded race for elite riders who meet an eligibility requirement.

Wave 1 – Women. All women long course riders will be released together following the Elite Wave.

Wave 2 – This wave will be divided into sub waves based on age category as per the signage at the start line. Riders must start in their age category and not in a young or older group. Age categories will start with a brief break between each group.

Wave 3 – riders who are riding purely for recreation and challenge. We recommend riders to assemble in the indicative average speed areas. Speed categories will start with a brief break between each group.

Short Course

Wave 1 - We recommend riders to assemble in the indicative average speed areas. Speed categories will start with a brief break between each group.

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.

Finish Procedure

All riders must continue past the finish line and electronic timing system to the end of the chute (no stopping).

Safety Statement

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.

Common Sense

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.

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.

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.

Overtaking

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.

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
  • Do not harass fellow riders

Railway crossings

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.

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. Participants are expected to leave the road to top up their drink bottles and take on supplies. 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.

Spectator and Spectator Parking

Blayney

There is plenty of street parking at Blayney, however it should be noted that Adelaide Street (the Highway) will be closed between Water Street and Martha Street for the marshalling of all event participants and the start of the race. General street parking can be found in streets surrounding Adelaide Street. Please follow directional signage.

Bathurst

There is extensive parking available on site at Mount Panorama. Head towards the camping area to the rear of the Pit Complex at Mount Panorama and follow the signs.

Spares Service

No spares service is available for this event as there is very little room for any type of event convoy. All riders (Including Gold, Silver and Elite Wave) riders must carry emergency spares/supplies with them. There will be officials and course volunteers patrolling the course and should you have any difficulty please call on assistance from them to get you back on the road where possible.

Transfers

The rider may transfer his/her registration for the ride via email to the Cycling NSW registration officer: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Transfers will incur a $10 administration fee. The transfer fee must be paid by the person giving up the registration. The new rider must confirm the transfer is complete via the transfer confirmation email received after the administration fee has been paid.

Cancellation

If the rider wishes to cancel his/her participation in the ride, the rider must notify Cycling NSW in writing or via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. providing his/her name, address, category entered and reason for cancelling.

Except as otherwise stated in these Entry Terms, the BRC/Cycling NSW is under no obligation to refund monies or entry fees.

Insurance

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

Communications

Ride communication will principally be made via email. The rider should provide a valid email address. 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 www.bathurstcyclingclassic.com.au website. It is the Rider’s responsibility to read information that is made available on the Cycling NSW and www.bathurstcyclingclassic.com.au 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.

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.

Ride and Ride Option Variation

Bathurst Regional Council reserves the right, in its absolute discretion, to;

  1. Change or vary the rout of any of the Ride Options without notice;
  2. 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 the 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.

Private Support Vehicles

Private support vehicles are not permitted on the ride.

Privacy

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.

Other

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.