REVOLVE24 CHALLENGE EVENT RULES
Our priority is to ensure all riders have a safe and enjoyable experience
To help this aim the following rules cover our 24hr, 12hr and 6hr Challenge Events
All riders taking part in those events must confirm on registration that they have read, understood and will abide by them.
The regulations are therefore here to make the challenge fair and fun whilst keeping everyone as safe as possible throughout
The 24hr Challenge is open to Soloists, Duos and teams of 4, 6 and 8
The 12hr Challenge is open to Soloists, Duos and teams of 4
The 6hr Challenge is open to Soloists and Duos
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 challenge has started there can be no changes or substitutions to the rider line up.
In your team you can follow your own strategy - laps done or time spent - but there must be no more than one rider from a team on the track at a time.
You do NOT however have to have a rider on the track. If you need to rest at any point it is up to you - just rejoin when you feel you want to.
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.
It is compulsory for a team representative (Team Captain or Crew Chief) to attend your Pre-Challenge briefing
EQUIPMENT - BE SAFE
It is the Participant's responsibility to provide and use a roadworthy bicycle and helmet that comply with the bike Eligibility rules and regulations
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 of equipment can be made at any time - any failure to comply with the regulations may result in an exclusion so if you are in any doubt whatsoever please contact R24team@revolve24.com
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.
There wil be no significant lighting anywhere on the circuit
It is the Participant’s responsibility to provide suitable working front and rear bicycle lights
These should provide adequate light to see the track in front of them and enough warning and visibility to Participants behind them.
High Powered Rear Lights are not necessary however and Flashing Rear Lights are strictly prohibited.
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 whilst participating
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 during the actual Challenge
Designated orientation period(s) will be indicated for all riders, from any event, who wish to familiarize themselves with the track prior to the race start.
No other orientation times will be available during the weekend.
For the 24 hour Challenge, each team will designate one rider to start the challenge.
The 24hr Challenge will start Le-Mans style, on foot 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
The Timing System and a Speed Gun will be used to monitor speed
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 in the team pits
Only one rider per team is allowed on the course at a time during the race
Non participating riders MUST NOT ride on the course, including the pit lane, at any time
There are no short cuts permitted at any point
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 others 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).
At the sole discretion of the Race Director, penalties may be imposed on Riders / Teams not adhering to the Challenge Rules
Random checks will be made during the Challenge in order to ensure compliance with Bike Eligibility and Security and Safety regulations
Penalties can also be imposed, up to disqualification, for cheating or unsporting behavior – especially when other rider safety is jeopordised
Offences that may attract penalties include:
· Speeding in the Pit Lane
· Not wearing a Helmet
· Littering around the course
· Starting before the flag drops
· Not using an appropriate light during the night-time period
First Offence: Formal Warning (Held in Pit Lane Penalty Box for 30 Seconds)
Second Offence: 1 Lap Penalty
Third Offence: Disqualification from Challenge
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.