Ultra Cycling Challenge

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“One of the keys to success is self-confidence. One of the keys to self-confidence is preparation” A. Ashe.

What if RAF Challenge integrated your preparation?

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2 distances
300 Kms, 500 Kms
Monuments
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4
Departments crossed
L'aventure
Solo, team of 2

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Regulations

A few points of settlement in addition to the general regulations.

In complete autonomy. “Self Support”

Solo as well as teams of 2
The start will be made every minute. The Solo self Support and Team x2 Self Support participants will leave at one minute intervals.
The course is not marked on the ground without arrows. Participants must orient themselves. GPS tracks are available to everyone and a paper copy will be distributed at the time of recording.
  • In order to be an official “finisher”, participants must complete the entire course in the Maximum Time of xx Hours.
    All participants undertake to respect the traffic regulations.
    All participants undertake to comply with all traffic regulations in force.
    All participants must not interfere with normal vehicle traffic if you want to be respected
    There will be 1 Time Station along the 300 km route, which will have appropriate food and drinks.
  • There will be 2 Time Station refreshment points along the 500 km route that will have appropriate food and drinks.
    Participants have the possibility to drop off bags at check-in and they will have access to them on the catering of their choice.
    No assistance vehicle or external cyclist will be allowed to accompany participants on their own. If necessary, support teams can assist the participant at the Time Station.
  • The wearing of a cyclist’s helmet attesting to the European Standard is mandatory during the entire event.
    If a participant decides to abandon the race, he must inform the organisation as soon as possible.  The participant is responsible for leaving the course safely.
    In the event of an abanon of the participant or a team, for whatever reason, makes it his personal responsibility to return the Gps box made available to him, either to the organization or directly to the service provider the company “Solustop”.
  • In the event of an abanbon of the participant or a team, for whatever reason, the participant will bear all the costs fixed by our GPS partner “Solustop” in the event of non-return of the box. The costs will be billed directly to him by our GPS service provider.  (Partner in the process of selection)
    The bicycle or bicycles must be equipped with reflective strips as follows: 3 strips (3cm x 1 cm), on each side of the wheels, outside the shoes, on the sides of the front fork, behind the saddle supports, and behind the crank arms (or behind the pedals or shoe heels), and behind the helmet.
  • Participants are required to wear reflective clothing during the night.
    Bicycles must be equipped with front and rear lights. The lights must be sufficiently visible for safety.  The lamps can be fixed or flashing during the day (from 7am to 7pm). The front lamp must be lit permanently at night (from 7pm to 7am). The tail light must be flashing for the duration of the event for your safety. We recommend two rear lights at night, one fixed to be visible and the other flashing to allow motorists to estimate the distance.
  • Additional lights can be attached to the cyclist and/or helmet.
    The bicycle(s) must be equipped with a bell as provided for in the French highway code.
    Participants do not need to stop at the Time Station, as we have chosen to equip you with a GPS chip.
    Participants undertake to protect nature and the environment throughout the entire course. It is forbidden to throw any waste on the roadway.
    It is forbidden to take advantage of any aspiration of a vehicle or other team.

    With an assistance crew.
    Solo / teams of 2, 4 and 8 people.

  • The start will be made every minute. The Solo participants with assistance and Team of 2, 4 and 8 participants will start at one minute intervals.
    The course is not marked on the ground without arrows. Participants must orient themselves. GPS tracks are available to everyone and a paper copy will be distributed at the time of recording.
    In order to be an official “finisher”, participants must complete the entire course in the Maximum Time of xx Hours.
    All participants and crews must respect the traffic regulations.
  • All participants and crews must comply with all applicable traffic regulations.
    All participants and crews must not interfere with normal vehicle traffic if you want to be respected
    There will be 1 Time Station along the 300 km route, which will have appropriate food and drinks.
    There will be 2 Time Station refreshment points along the 500 km route that will have appropriate food and drinks.
  • Participants have the possibility to drop off bags at check-in and they will have access to them on the catering of their choice.
    Bicycles must be equipped with front and rear lights. The lights must be sufficiently visible for your safety.  The lamps can be full or flashing during the day (from 7am to 7pm). The front lamp must be lit permanently at night (from 7pm to 7am). The tail light must be flashing for the duration of the event for your safety.
    The wearing of a cyclist’s helmet attesting to the European Standard is mandatory during the entire event.
  • If a participant decides to abandon the race, he must inform the organisation as soon as possible.  The participant is responsible for leaving the course safely.
    In the event of an abanon of the participant or a team, for whatever reason, makes it his personal responsibility to return the Gps box made available to him, either to the organization or directly to the service provider the company “Solustop”.
  • In the event of the participant’s abanbon, for any reason whatsoever, the participant will bear all the costs set by our GPS partner “Solustop” in the event of non-return of the box, namely XXXXX. The costs will be billed directly to him by our GPS service provider.
    Bicycles must be fully visible. The lighting must meet the following requirements: white light at the front and red light at the rear. The front and rear lights must be mounted on the bicycle, although additional lights may be attached to the cyclist
  • The bicycle or bicycles must be equipped with reflective strips as follows: 3 strips (3cm x 1 cm), on each side of the wheels, outside the shoes, on the sides of the front fork, behind the saddle supports, and behind the crank arms (or behind the pedals or heels of the shoes).
    Participants are required to wear reflective clothing during the night.
    All persons who make up the assistance team must wear a reflective vest for the duration of the event.
  • Bicycles must be equipped with front and rear lights. The lights must be sufficiently visible for safety.  The lamps can be fixed or flashing during the day (from 7am to 7pm). The front lamp must be lit permanently at night (from 7pm to 7am). The tail light must be flashing for the duration of the event for your safety. We recommend two rear lights at night, one fixed to be visible and the other flashing to allow motorists to estimate the distance.
    Additional lights can be attached to the cyclist and/or helmet.
  • The bicycle or bicycles must be equipped with a bell as provided for in the highway code.
    Runners do not need to stop at the Time Station, as we have chosen to equip you with a GPS chip.
    Teams can ride with any number of riders on the road at a time, although we recommend relays.
    Participants must have a crew for the entire event.
    All crew members must be declared before the start of the event.
  • The assistance vehicle must make “chip jumps” during the day so as not to obstruct the support traffic, while at night, it must permanently follow the participant at night (from 7pm to 7am).
    Riders with assistance vehicles cannot advance at night without a tracking vehicle. Night is defined as from 7pm to 7am.
  • The assistance vehicle and its crew must not obstruct traffic. If one or more motorists are slowed down at the back of the assistance vehicle for more than two minutes, the assistance vehicle must stop as soon as possible to allow other motor vehicles to pass. Remember that participants with a crew cannot advance at night without their assistance vehicle.
    A maximum of 2 assistance vehicles is allowed per solo or team.
  • The assistance vehicles must be equipped with the following components: Beware of bicycles in front” sticker positioned at the rear of the vehicle; and participant numbers at the front, rear and both sides.
    Participants and all members of the support team are committed to protecting nature and the environment throughout the entire route. It is forbidden to throw any waste on the roadway.
    It is forbidden to take advantage of any aspiration of a vehicle or other team. (Tolerance)
  • To operate permanently on the assistance vehicle with four-way flashing lights for the duration of the event.
    Certify that the assistance vehicle(s) have adequate insurance coverage.

Notes :
Participants and crew must provide their own reflective signs and reflective vests.
The organisation provides the “Beware of bicycles in front” stickers positioned at the rear of the vehicle; participant numbers at the front, rear and on both sides, slow vehicle.
These rules will apply to all Race Across France Challenge events.
Any violation of these rules will result in the imposition of penalties.  The third penalty will result in disqualification.
Any violation of these rules will result in time penalties being imposed by an official representative of the organization. Each infraction will result in a 15-minute penalty. The third penalty will result in disqualification.
The rules of the Race Across France apply in addition to these few points
(Updated on 1/1/2019)

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