Road Race Rules

Club – Cycling Southland

Road Racing Rules & Conditions.

  • NZ Road rules apply, riders must stay left of the center line offenders may be DQ
  • All riders to wear a race number clear to vehicles and marshals for identification.
  • Cycling NZ road racing rules apply to all grades/marks.
  • All riders must have RTX sport membership or a CNZ race license.
  • All riders must attend the race briefing prior to each race.
  • It is the rider’s responsibility to know the course.

Support / Follow Vehicles

  • Follow/support vehicles associated with the race must always have the correct signage and headlights on. NZ road rules apply to all follow/support vehicles. Following/support vehicles will be appointed by race management.
  • Only follow/support vehicles elected by race management may follow. All other vehicles must not follow the race or riders will be disqualified.
  • All drivers must hold a current Full NZ driver's license
  • If for whatever reason a driver or passenger leaves the vehicle the appropriate hi vis wear must be worn.
  • Maximum of 1 follow/support vehicle per grade/mark.
  • If a vehicle pulls over to assist a rider, fair indication of maneuver in accordance with NZ road rules apply and vehicle must pull completely off the road / carriageway out of the way of any traffic.
  • If there happens to be a line of traffic behind vehicles, driver must give clear indication and pull completely off the road to aid in letting traffic past. 2 sharp toots beforehand will let riders know of passing traffic.
  • Follow/support will have the appropriate signage.

Mechanical issues

  • Any mechanical issues rider must pull left completely off the road to resolve the issue.
  • Follow/support vehicles may assist riders in mechanical issues however there is to be no motor pacing.

Race Etiquette ‘Graded’

  • All riders to respect the other riders within grade, any aggressive remarks or actions reported to race management for consideration which could result in a sanction, including the possibility of a DQ.
  • Self-grading is a privilege and should be done honestly. If you outperform or under perform in your chosen grade management may change and adjust your grading to suit.
  • If dropped from your grade you may not take part in any other grades race. You must advise the race manager at the finish line to confirm DNF or complete the race on your own accord without assistance.

Race Etiquette ‘Handicap’

  • All riders to respect the other riders within mark, any aggressive remarks or actions reported to race management for consideration which could result in a sanction, including the possibility of a DQ.
  • You may request to change mark with management however you can only change to a faster mark not a slower one.
  • All riders to do their fair share of work within their mark. If a rider is reported for “sitting on” the offending rider could be removed or relegated from the results.
  • In all handicap races any outside assistance is considered an unfair advantage and may result in a DQ. Rider will be asked to remove themselves from the mark/group.

Prize giving Etiquette

  • Riders from each grade / mark that have potentially won a prize or award must attend the prize giving.
  • No Helmets or Sunglasses are to be worn on the podium
  • Failure to show up to prize giving without prior notice to race / event management may result in forfeiting any prizes won.
  • Thank-you speeches are encouraged.
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