REVOLVE24 RACE RULES
Our priority, here at Revolve24, is to ensure all riders have a safe and enjoyable experience whilst testing their physical and mental limits.
So whether you choose to base your strategy around an amount of time or number of laps you can do exactly what you want to - just one rider on the track at any time
The regulations are therefore here to make the Race fair and fun whilst keeping everyone as safe as possible throughout – we’ve also tried to keep them to a minimum!
Teams can compete in a category even if they are one short of the correct number (e.g. a team of 5 can compete in the 6 person category) but you can’t enter the lower category (e.g. the same 5 person team CANNOT enter the 4 person category).
Once the race has started there can be no changes to the rider line up (either changes or substitutions).
Our 12 hour races are open to soloists and teams of 2 or 4, whilst our 6 hour races are only open to soloists or duos.
QUALIFYING FOR GRID POSITION
The Revolve24 App can be downloaded and linked to your preferred training source and you can start competing for your grid position whichever challenge you are taking part in.
The 12 and 6 hour races will start from the pit lane, but you will still be invited to use the Revolve24 App so you, and your supporters, can see how you are doing against the competition, both in training and during the race.
More information on our App can be found by clicking HERE.
Revolve24 will share as much information as possible prior to Race Day, but it is still compulsory for a team representative (we’d imagine the Team Captain or Crew Chief) to attend the pre-Race briefings.
RACE EQUIPMENT: BE SAFE
It is the Participant's responsibility to provide and use a roadworthy bicycle and helmet that comply with rules and regulations – Aero (time trial) helmets are not permitted.
Any rider not wearing a certified hard shell helmet will not be allowed to participate.
Please see the specific guidelines on "Bike Eligibility" for detailed guidance on bike types and modifications allowed. If you are in any doubt whatsoever please don't hesitate to get in touch. Visual inspections will be made prior to the start of the event - any failure to comply with the reguations may result in an exclusion so if you are in any doubt whatsever please don't hesitate to get in touch
Para-cyclists should contact Revolve24 prior to placing an entry to discuss the suitability of their bike, only bikes with minimal modifications will be permitted. We want to be as accommodating as possible so please don’t hold back in getting in touch.
It is the Participant’s responsibility to provide a suitable working front and rear bicycle light for use in the dark, which provide the adequate light to both see the track in front of the bicycle and provide enough warning and visibility to Participants behind them.
There will be no significant lighting anywhere on the circuit. It is the Participant’s responsibility to ensure the lights remain charged and switched on in the dark and at other times when the Event organiser deems it necessary.
BIKE ELIGIBILITY AND LIGHTING GUIDANCE
More information can be found by clicking HERE.
Any equipment that acts as an impediment to hearing or concentration is prohibited from use when riding on the track. This includes, but is not limited to, mobile telephones, personal stereos, Rider Intercoms and MP3 players.
Bike mounted still and video cameras are not permitted.
For the 24 hour race, there will be an opportunity for all riders to familiarize themselves with the track prior to the race start. Make full use of this time as getting the right racing lines make a difference! Circuit familiarisation will not be possible for the 12 or 6 hour relays.
For the 24 hour race, each team will designate one rider to start the race. The race will be on foot Le-Mans style, with grid positions determined by pre event rankings.
The 12 and 6 hour relays will start in the pit lane with the first rider already mounted for the start.
TRANSITION ZONES AND PIT LANE SPEEDING
There will be a strictly imposed speed limit in the pit lane which also serves as the transition zone.
Riders exceeding 15mph (24kph) will be liable to a stop-go penalty in the transition area.
Once on the course (including the pit lane) all riders must follow the course in the racing direction.
Any rider incurring a mechanical issue along the course must either deal with this themselves on course, or complete the lap to receive assistance at either the team pits or designated mechanical support area (where applicable).
Only one rider per team is allowed on the course at a time during the race. Non racing riders MUST NOT ride on the course, including the pit lane, at any time.
There are no short cuts permitted at any point (this includes putting your watch forward!).
Rider safety around the course is critically important for all Participants, we have therefore developed some specific regulations to address this:
- Please be respectful of the other riders on the track at all times giving other riders space.
- Riders should not ride erratically at any time. This includes unnecessary and unpredictable changes in direction, test braking or anything which may lead to accidents.
- When passing riders on the corners, the passing rider should take an outside line to pass the slower rider(s) (i.e. no undertaking is allowed).
Any riders failing to comply with these regulations may face immediate disqualification of the entire team.
Riders must follow the instructions of marshals and the judging team at all times.
All decisions and rulings by Revolve24, its employees and its agents are considered final. Accordingly, the Participant agrees to comply with all Event rules and all instructions and guidelines given by race crew, stewards, marshals, and safety personnel.
The Participant acknowledges and agree that Revolve24 will organise and run the Event and will have sole authority and be the final arbiter on all decisions relating to the safety, running and organisation of the Event, the rules of the Event, the timings/finish times and the placings.