QECP Day & Night Enduro Rules

Rules

QECP Day & Night Enduro Rules

Stages:

There are 4 timed stages which will be added together for an aggregate time which will decide the winner in each category. There will be a 3 hour race practice in the day light of the race course. All riders must complete a practice lap.

All stages will be taped where race organizers deem appropriate. Taping will leave suitable line choice where available but will not allow for any significant ‘cutting’ of race track. Any competitor seen to be crossing stage tape, marker posts or taking any route deemed to off the official race track may be disqualified or receive a time penalty.

There must be no interference with the track such as removing rocks, roots or branches. Any competitor deemed to be interfering with the track may be disqualified.

All stages will be around a mile long and around 90-100m elevation drop. Estimated stage times are out 3 to 6 minutes long.

If riders don’t make their start times they will be slotted in 15seconds after the next rider or when ready to start the stage. However the clock will be ticking as the riders time will be taken from the official start time until they finish the stage, so try your best to be on time or you will have some very long stage times.

Bike:

Stages must be contested on the same bike. Any rider not complying with this may be disqualified.

Bar end plugs or equivalent must be fitted. Any rider not complying with this may be disqualified.

The Enduro can be done on any bike as long Bike must be of a sound mechanical state and have no electronically or mechanically assisted motors. Any rider not complying with this may be disqualified.

What bike do we recommend for the course? 100 to 160mm HT or 120mm to 160mm FS

 

Safety & Conduct:

All competitors must behave in a high quality sporting fashion. Observe all rules and instructions provided by organizers, timing staff and marshals.

Should you be caught by another rider in a stage the rider must inform you which side he intends to pass. Always pass on the safest side.

All instructions given by race officials must be observed. This event should be fun so no foul or abusive language to anyone.

Signing on:

 All competitors must sign on and pick up their number board before riding the course.

Do not tamper, modify or deface number boards in any way. Failure to comply with this may result in disqualification.

Safety Equipment:

 Helmets are compulsory and must be done up properly at all times (Including transition stage). Both Full face or Open face are OK.  Helmets must carry a Snell, Kite mark or EN 1078. Gloves and Eye protection is highly recommended. Knee pads and body amour are up to the rider but if you’re not sure we recommended you ride in whatever you feel safest in.

Transition Stage / Link section:

 The organizers will mark out one transition stage between race stages and a set time to reach next stage, transition time is based on using full link, riders are requested to use transition stage (No short cuts).If riders don’t use the official transition stage they may be disqualified or receive a time penalty. It is important to use the transition stage as we can trace riders in case of emergency or injury.

Helmets must be worn on the transition stage.

The start of the first transition will be in the race village this will take you to the start of the first timed stage at the top of the hill.