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Regulations.

A. General

Sporting Spirit

The BXL TOUR is an individual cycling race open to semi-professionals and cycling enthusiasts. Each participant must behave appropriately in all circumstances, demonstrate fair play, and loyally contribute to the sporting success of the event, with joy and good humour. Any assault, threat, insult, indecent behaviour or endangering of others is therefore strictly forbidden.

Registration

Registration is performed via the Chronorace website and will only be validated after receipt of the registration fee.

The registration is nominative but can only be transferred to a third party if an express request to this effect is made by email to the Organisation at least 7 calendar days before the start of the race at , mentioning the identity of the third party to whom the registration is transferred.

After this period, the Organisation cannot guarantee a response to the request, and this will not give rise to a refund of the registration fee. The registration fee will only be refunded in the event of inability to participate in the race for medical reasons as evidenced by a medical certificate and subject to the following requirements.

This certificate should be sent by email to at the latest 2 calendar days before the start of the race and must have been drawn up at least one week before it is sent. In this case, however, a contribution to the administration costs of 5 euros will be deducted from the reimbursement of the registration fee.

By registering, each participant acknowledges that they have read these Rules and undertake to respect them.

 

Timing & ranking

In order to be ranked, each participant must complete the entire race on their own bike, using their own power and without the help of anyone else. The finish line may be crossed on foot, but each cyclist must be accompanied by their own bike. The timing is performed by an accurate electronic timing device and the results are reported in minutes and seconds. Each participant in the BXL TOUR must attach their numbered plate securely and visibly to the front of their bicycle. The ranking of the event may be corrected by the organisation within 30 days of the end of the race should material errors in the recording of the running order of the riders arise.

Equipment

Each participant must have their own equipment and is personally responsible for it. The use of a well-maintained and functioning bicycle is mandatory (inflated tyres, efficient braking system, etc.). A rigid safety helmet must be worn throughout the entire race, from the start to the finish line, and must be properly fitted on the head and held in place with a sufficiently tight chinstrap.

Glass containers, fixed gear bicycles, electrically assisted bicycles, tricycles, unicycles, child seats, trailers, cargo bicycles, recumbent bicycles and time trial bicycles are not permitted. Extenders are also prohibited, as is the use of the forearms as a support on the handlebars. Electrically assisted bicycles are only allowed in the RIDE category. (hyperlien vers page categories.

PMR

Hand bikes, tricycles, reclining bikes and tandems are only allowed for licensed persons with reduced mobility. Hand bikes must be equipped with a flag or pennant indicating their presence, attached to the end of a strong, flexible rod at least 1.5m above the ground. Any participant not respecting the above-mentioned instructions may be refused access to the starting area and/or be disqualified from the race.

It is also possible to ride only the last 20 kilometres. Please contact the Organisation by email for further information.

Route

The 40km route will be a “road” type of circuit (asphalt or cobblestone) and will be fully marked. The Organization reserves the right to modify the route. Participants must follow the route and may not take any shortcuts, which would result in immediate disqualification. Intermediate timing mats will be set up to prevent any attempt at fraud.

The participants undertake to comply with the Organization’s instructions from the moment they enter the start area, throughout the route, and until they leave the finish area.

The rules of the road will only be applied if a participant is overtaken by the broom wagon and is therefore in traffic (out of the race).

Health

Being in good health is essential to take part in the race. This is why the Organization recommends a preventive medical examination by a qualified sports doctor.

Liability

Each participant is responsible for their own equipment and for any accidents they cause. If a participant behaves inappropriately towards another participant, the latter may file a complaint with the police at the police station of their choice.
The Organization shall not be held liable for:

  • any health problems of the participants during or after the event;
  • any damage, loss and/or theft of a participant’s personal property before, during or after the event. These personal belongings remain in the sole custody of the participants to whom they belong, also if they are left in the (free of charge) mobile lockers.
  • statutory offences committed in connection with the sport of cycling, even if the Rules are invoked to justify such an offence;
  • in the event of cancellation of the event for a reason beyond the control of the Organization (NB: no compensation may be claimed from the Organization)

Personal data

Each participant in the BXL TOUR understands that their personal data collected as part of the said registration is processed by the Organisation for the management and organisation of the event and in order to send them information relating to the event and all related activities which will be organised there. If they have given their consent, their data will also be used to send them newsletters or invitations about sports events organised by the Organisation. The above-mentioned data will be retained for this purpose for 5 years. The person may unsubscribe from these communications at any time by using the “unsubscribe” link included in the communication.

Further information on the processing of personal data and how to exercise your rights of access, rectification or erasure of personal data, the right to request the limitation of processing or the right to object to processing, as well as the right to withdraw consent can be found in the privacy policy published on the Brussels Major Events website.

For any questions relating to the exercise of these rights, the participant may contact the Organisation via the email address

Image rights

Use of your image by the Organiser

Participants will be photographed and/or filmed during the event. The Organisation may process these images in the context of its legitimate interest in promoting BXL TOUR, or the other events it organises, on the website, the social networks of the events organised by the association or on any other medium (paper, film, video, etc). Participants expressly agree to the use of their image by the Organisation for the promotion of its events only or in the context of the relationship or presentation of the event, without receiving compensation on this score. The use of the image is limited to the use by the Organiser, without any sale to third parties. Participants have the right to object to the use of their image for the purposes mentioned above by sending an email to

B. Master Category

Registration

This category, limited to 200 participants, is exclusively reserved for cyclists who are (at least) 19 years old in the year of the event and are used to semi-professional races (peloton speed estimated at 45km/h). Membership of a recognised cycling federation is highly recommended. Participants with a UCI licence will benefit from a €5 reduction on the registration fee (the membership card with the licence number and the category must be attached to the registration).

Timing & ranking

MASTER cyclists will need a racing bib and a numbered plate. and a transponder. These essential race accessories may be collected on site on the day. The first person to cross the finish line will be crowned the winner of the MASTER category. In case of doubt, the Organization will use the photo finish.

The ranking of the participants in the MASTER category will be distributed as follows: Women’s Master and Men’s Master.

Technical assistance

A mobile technical support service is provided for the MASTER category only. Several vehicles will therefore follow the race and provide assistance to those who may need it, in so far as possible.

C. Cyclo Category

Registration

Cette catégorie est ouverte à toute personne âgée de minimum 14 ans et pouvant garantir une vitesse moyenne minimale de 20 km/h. Lors de l’inscription, il sera demandé aux participant.e.s de la catégorie CYCLO d’estimer leur vitesse moyenne, ce qui définira leur heure de départ.

Les participant.e.s en possession d’une licence UCI bénéficieront de ce fait d’une réduction de 5€ sur les frais d’inscriptions (la carte d’affiliation avec le numéro de licence et la catégorie devra être jointe à l’inscription).

Podium & ranking

The first person to cross the finish line will be crowned the winner of the CYCLO category and will occupy the top step of the podium. In case of doubt, the Organization will use the photo finish. The ranking of the participants in the CYCLO category will nevertheless be established on the basis of time (stopwatch) and distributed as follows: Women’s & Men’s Cyclo.

Technical assistance

Technical stands will be available (free of charge) in the start and finish area. No technical assistance will be provided on the route for the CYCLO category, since each rider is responsible for their own equipment. Therefore, anyone who does not have the means to solve a technical problem (flat tyre, broken chain, etc.) can either wait for the broom wagon (which will take them to the finish area) or leave the race.

Time limit

Participants in the CYCLO category who have not been able to reach the minimum average speed required (20km/h) will have their route reduced by 8 km, which will bring the total distance of their parcours to 32 km (instead of the 40 km initially planned). This will be made possible by means of a bypass system, which will be present at the 24th kilometre.

C. Ride Category

Registration

This category is open to anyone aged at least 14 years old and able to who wants a leisurely cycle and who can guarantee an average speed of at least 16 km/h. The route for the RIDE category is identical to that of the other categories, except for its length. It will be 32 km long (the 8 km round trip on the Avenue de Vilvorde is not part of the route).

Podium & ranking

There will be no podium or ranking for this category.

Technical assistance

Technical stands will be available (free of charge) in the start and finish area. No technical assistance will be provided on the route for the RIDE category, since each rider is responsible for their own equipment. Therefore, anyone who does not have the means to solve a technical problem (flat tyre, broken chain, etc.) can either wait for the broom wagon (which will take them to the finish area) or leave the race.

Time limit

Participants in the RIDE category who fail to meet the minimum average speed required (16km/h) may either ride in the broom wagon to the finish area or leave the race.