1. General Information
  2. Categories
  3. Race Registration
  4. Bike and personal equipment
  5. Course Hazards
  6. The Course
  7. Timing
  8. Ranking
  9. The Competition
  10. Riders responsibilities

 

  1. General Information
  • The number of participants in the Ride Sierra Nevada Enduro will be maximum 200
  • The race is open to all riders over the age of 16
  • Riders do NOT need a licence from their local federation to compete.
  • There will be two race options: the Ride Sierra Nevada Enduro “Max” (4 timed descents and divided into categories) and the Ride Sierra Enduro “Lite” (1 timed descent and overall winner only). On entering the race, you will choose in which to participate. Please note that riders cannot change their selection on the day of the race.

 

  1. Categories
  • A rider’s age on the 1st of January of the current year determines the category to which the rider belongs.
  • Ride Sierra Nevada Enduro is open to all male and female riders in the following categories: Junior (16-18); Elite (19-29); Master 30 (30-39); Master 40 (40-49) and Master 50 (50+).
  • Riders who finish in the top three in their category are expected, where possible, to attend the podium presentation.
  • Podiums and prize presentation will be as soon as possible after the last rider is finished on race day Sunday.

 

  1. Race Registration
  • Registration for the event will open as directed on this website in the weeks prior to the event and will be an online registration form.
  • There will be two race categories: the Ride Sierra Nevada Enduro “Max” and the Ride Sierra Enduro “Lite”. On entering the race, you will choose in which to participate. Please note that riders cannot change their selection on the day of the race.
  • Entry to the Ride Sierra Nevada Enduro race costs 38 euros.
  • On registering, each Rider agrees to the rules of the event and the terms and conditions of registration.
  • Entries are non-refundable  unless you are unable to compete for medical reasons in which case we will refund you on receipt of a doctor’s note. It is also not possible to transfer entries to a different Rider.
  • Registration will be made online. Online entries will close on the 9th of November.
  • To enter, the rider will have to fill-in an on-line form with his/her surnames, first names, age, gender and address.
  • Registration will be confirmed only after payment has been received.
  • Details of the course will not be made known before the event.

 

  1. Bike and personal equipment
  • The tracks you will ride are best suited to a mid-travel trail bike, not specific XC or DH bikes although riders can use whatever bike they want.
  • Riders should use the same frame, fork and wheels during a whole event.
  • Bikes will be scrutinised before departing to ride the course.
  • All bikes must have bar plugs and be in perfect working order.
  • The race directors have the right to deny entry to the event if they feel a bike is not of a suitable standard.
  • Riders must wear a certified helmet (xc or full face) at all times, including transfer sections. Riders found not wearing a helmet may be disqualified.
  • Gloves are mandatory, knee, elbow and back protection are strongly recommended.

Each competitor should be completely self-sufficient. It is recommended that each rider carries the following items:

  • Mobile phone. An emergency contact number will be provided at registration.
  • Basic first aid kit (Minimum: 1 x Dressing Pad for heavy bleeding (field dressing); bandage, plasters).
  • Bike repair kit (tube, tyre leavers, pump, allen keys, chain tool).
  • Sufficient food and water to meet your individual energy needs for 5 hours of riding. (A hydration pack is necessary). However there will be two food and water stations on the “Max” race and one on the “Lite” race, located on the 2nd transition at La Maitena and on the 3rd transition at Collado de Aguacil
  • Sunscreen

 

  1. Course Hazards
  • The course has narrow sections and exposed rocks, steep climbs and descents and is not suitable for beginners. Potholes, rocks, ruts, tight corners and steep descents are all part of what is required to be negotiated by the competitor.
  • When you are in this environment YOU are the person primarily responsible for your own safety. Any hazards outside of those expected will be identified and marked accordingly to ensure your safety.
  • It is the duty of each competitor to assist any other competitor who appears to be injured or in difficulty and to alert if possible the race director. Should you stop to help an injured rider you will be granted the option of repeating the stage.

 

  1. The Course
  • The Ride Sierra Nevada Enduro Series races take place on a circuit marked with uphill transfer stages and mostly downhill timed stages. Riders must complete the timed stages (4 stages for “Max” race and 1 stage for “Lite” race) in ascending order, 1, 2, 3, unless otherwise instructed by the race organiser.
  • All riders must follow the marked transition routes.
  • In the interest of safety there will be a cut off time to complete the whole event. Riders will be notified of this at the race briefing on the morning of the event.
  • The course will be marked with signs and tape. Where a course is double taped you must ride between the tape. Anything else is placed as a guideline as to the direction of the course.
  • If a Rider exits the timed stage course, he/she must re-enter at the same point and, if altered, restore the tape as he/she found it.
  • Riders cannot repeat any stage even if they suffer a mechanical failure on course.
  • Practice is only allowed the day before the race and it is highly recommended to participate in the practice day to ensure maximum safety during the race.
  • The transition sections will be signed and may be on dirt track or on road, which will be open to traffic – therefore it is mandatory to respect the rules of the road.
  • The referee’s word is final in all cases.
  • Motorized vehicle support on practice day and race day is not allowed. On practice day the organisation may sanction any rider using motorized vehicle support with the penalty of 10 minutes on the final time of the race. On race day any rider using motorized assistance will be disqualified.

 

  1. Timing
  • Provisional results will be posted as soon as possible after the event.
  • Timing will be conducted by No Fuss Events
  • The exit groups will be chosen by riders in the online entry form. Within these exit groups, riders will be assigned a time at registration in the race office. The riders in the “Max” race will leave before the riders in the “Lite” race. After leaving the village town square, riders can start each timed stage as soon as they reach the start line. There are no start times or running order, but there will be minimum 20 second time intervals between each Rider starting a timed stage. The referee’s word is final in cases, and riders are obliged to respect the decision of the referee.
  • You are responsible for your timing chip and for dibbing in and out of stages. Please look after these – lost or broken timing chips will cost you £25 (35 euros – euro price subject to fluctuation in conversion rates) to replace it.

 

  1. Ranking
  • The timed stages are counted to establish the ranking. The winner of the event will be the rider who will have taken the least time to complete all four timed stages, or one in the case of the “Lite” category.
  • A scratch ranking and by category ranking will be established for the “Max” race. For the “Lite” race, there will be a scratch winner. In the case of a tie, the time of the last stage will decide the winner and so on.

 

  1. The Competition
  • Race numbers, timing chips and race information package should be collected from the Race Office on the Friday evening before the race or Saturday practice day. Please check race schedule for opening times.
  • Saturday is practice day and riders are highly recommended to get to know the transition sections and the timed sections in the interest of safety.
  • Sunday – Race Day. Please note that the Race Office will NOT open on Sunday. All riders should be in Paddock Zone, Plaza Mayor, Guejar Sierra at least 30 minutes before the start of the race where there will be an obligatory riders briefing.
  • The Starting Referee will set off each rider. The start times will have been given with the collection of race numbers and timing chips.
  • The race starts at 9am on Sunday 11th November 2018.

 

  1. Riders responsibilities:

Riders should not:

  • Riders should not leave any rubbish along the route. ALL food wrappers, drink bottles, tubes etc must please be carried to the finish line and not discarded anywhere along the route. Anyone seen discarding rubbish will be disqualified and will not receive a time or position as applicable.
  • Riders should not modify race number plates.

Riders should:

  • Competitors should read the pre-race course briefing notes supplied at registration.
  • Competitors should obey instructions from Marshals at all times. They are there for everyone’s safety and enjoyment.
  • Any Rider withdrawing from the event should notify the race office as soon as possible.
  • Every competitor should adapt his/her speed and his/her behavior to his/her personal abilities, his/her equipment and to the general conditions the event is raced in.
  • Each Rider authorises the use of any images or videos taken during the event.
  • Each rider should supply an emergency phone number.
  • All participants will read and sign the ‘Statement of Responsibility’ at registration.

Penalties and complaints:

  • No external assistance (neither mechanical nor vehicle) is permitted on the track , assistance is only allowed in the pits area. Assistance outside the pits area will incur in a time penalty.
  • If a Rider catches up with a slower Rider on course, he/she should let the faster rider past as quickly as possible. Failure to do so will result in a 30 second penalty. The faster Rider should give lots of warning and clear directions as to which side they will pass on. Aggressive or impatient behaviour from the faster Rider may also result in a 30 second time penalty. Play fair.
  • Any dangerous or disrespectful behaviour against other racers, marshals, nature, trails or spectators will lead to a time penalty depending of the level of the fault. Race director can also decide to disqualify the Rider.
  • Any complaints about the race should be done formally to the race office within 15 minutes of the end of the Rider’s race.
  • Any complaints about the results should be done formally to the race office within 24hrs of result’s publication.

 

Note on Responsibility:

  • The Ride Sierra Nevada Enduro organisers shall not be held liable in any way for any loss, damage or accidents that may occur during the event. Riders are aware that cycling is potentially dangerous.
  • All participants will read and sign the ‘Statement of Responsibility’ at registration.
  • We strongly recommend that all riders have their own medical and rescue insurance and in the case of international riders, make sure that you are covered for competitive racing whilst travelling.