RULES & REGULATIONS
This is an extract from the official Cycling South Africa rules:
26. GENERAL REGULATIONS APPLICABLE TO GRAVEL BIKE COMPETITION
26.02 Gravel biking is riding a bike on gravel, dirt, jeep track or any unpaved surface using any type of bike including cyclo-cross, mountain bike or hybrid. 30
26.02 Gravel Bikes:
26.02.01 Bikes must have two working brakes. Mountain bikes, Hybrid and other bikes with “straight” handlebars may use “bar ends” The use of “aerobar” extension or “Tri-Bars”s are not permitted on any bike.
26.02.02 Gravel Bikes shall be powered by human power alone.
26.03 Age Categories and Distances:
26.03.01 Refer to CSA MTB Regulations for Cross Country Marathon Rule 02.05
26.04 The Course
26.04.01 Course must consist of 90% minimum gravel, dirt, Jeep track or unpaved roads.
Course must not contain any single track.
The use or unprepared surfaces like sand, grass sections should be avoided.
26.05 The Start
26.05.01 Riders start from a stationary position.
26.06 The Finish
26.06.01 The finish will be at least 4 meters wide and should be on a flat or uphill. Barriers should be erected 35m before the finish line and 35m after the finish line. This should be on an area free of obstacles and bumps.
26.06.02 Riders may receive technical support (if provided) at the neutral support area. Riders may also assist each other during the event, however there will be no time credit for either rider.
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