04 February 2010

Final Rules & Leaderboard Up

There is a link on the right to the leaderboard which has been kindly set up by Scott Morris and Matthew Lee of Trackleaders.com.

When you collect your SPOT from us we will give you a set of instructions for their use (and remind you they need Lithium batteries). One additional instruction is required for an event of this length (because they turn themselves off after 24hrs). They need to be re-started properly every morning. "Be exceptionally clear on these procedures with your staff - it is very easy to NOT press the button long enough, in which case the unit will only send a single OK message, NOT be put in tracking." Check out the instruction here

The back of the call-in card that we will give you at briefing has details for returning the SPOTs. They are booked for events soon after ours, so need to be back sharply. The last opportunity to return them to us will be to courier them to The Kennett Bros, 5th floor, Harbour City Tower, Brandon St, Wellington by Monday the 15th Feb.

The Call-in system has also been set up (nice one Paul) and there is a link on the right for those, too.

2010 Kiwi Brevet Rules

Do it all yourself, under your own steam.

Riders must carry all their own gear (i.e. no domistiques).

No outside support (deliveries only to business addresses, no support
from friends along the way). No posting stuff to anywhere (not even
post offices) prior to the race.

Follow 100% of the course.

Riders must carry a personal locator beacon, and agree to cover the
cost of rescue in the event they need to be evacuated.

Times under 4 days will be recorded as 4 days, 0 hours. (We're not
after an exercise in sleep deprivation).

Between noon one day and noon the next, every rider must spend at least one block of at least four hours not travelling. That is, the maximum time any rider may spend travelling along the course will be 20 hours (between each noon-to-noon period).

Riders must finish in under 8 days.

Drafting is OK.

When on public roads, follow the Road Code.

Call-ins to be made from designated towns to the phone number provided.

In the event of Molesworth Station being closed to cyclists due to
fire risk, riders are to proceed through the Rainbow Station and North
Bank road.

If a rider leaves the course, they must return to the course where
they left it, under their own steam.

If a rider takes a shortcut (or long-cut) they will incur a time
penalty for the section they miss, equal to twice the slowest riding
time taken for that section during this year's brevet.

If you wish to make a protest, please send it to paul@kennett.co.nz by the 20th Feb 2010.