28 July 2019

RACE ACROSS FRANCE

500 KM

RACE ACROSS FRANCE by HEROÏN BIKE is an Ultra Cycling event unique in the world.

The most legendary routes have been selected, to make this one-step route a human and sporting adventure that you will remember all your life... and your surroundings too.

Through the mythical roads of France, you have the choice between 6 distances allowing you to access this discipline and participate in the world summit of Ultra Cycling.

The RACE ACROSS FRANCE by HEROÏN BIKE 500K event will take you from the beaches of Provence of the city of Mandelieu-La Napoule, bordering the Cap d'Estelle and its red stone, to St Jean en Royans, located at equal distance from the North Pole and the equator and the country of the 'Raviole'.

Information

START & FINISH

500 KM

Departure: Mandelieu-La Napoule

Arrival: St Jean en Royans
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L'épreuve

RACE ACROSS FRANCE by HEROÏN BIKES

The journey through landscapes, each one as sumptuous as the next.

Mont Ventoux will be the first myth to stand before you, but you will then have to face the magnificent Col du Rousset to finally enjoy the splendid view that the Col du Rousset offers.

The road open to traffic is common to all categories.

11 checkpoints are spread along the route, including 3 refueling to allow those who wish to come and encourage the real heroes.

You have the choice to participate in RACE ACROSS FRANCE by HEROÏN BIKES to be accompanied or not, by an assistance team that will manage your diet, sleep and health.

You can also choose to participate in this relay event in teams of 2 or 4 with friends, teammates or colleagues.

Raising funds for an association would be a damn good idea. Please note that all participants and partners contribute to the donations we make to the Rêve association.

 

Time Barrier

  • Solo Unassisted: Distance: 500 Km < 35 H
  • Solo With assistance: Distance: 500 Km < 26 H
  • Team 2 Unsupported: Distance: 500 Km < 34 H
  • Team 2 With assistance: Distance: 500 Km < 24 H

 

If you ride as a team, the different teammates will be with the assistance until they take over from the teammate in the race and so on, or you can choose to put the whole team together at the same time.

 

Discover the track : Strava

 

All departures will be made on the same day from Mandelieu-La Napoule, i.e. Sunday 28 July 2019.

 

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Experiences

"It was a great experience! I have met so many friendly people and running is an incredible opportunity to learn a lot about yourself and the regions of France.
To my greatest surprise, and what I remember from this race is that the pleasure/suffering ratio was much more favourable than I imagined."

RAF PARTICIPANT 2018

Regulations

RULES

Some points of order (in addition to the general rules of the event)

(Updated on 1/1/2019)

➤ For autonomous participants called “Unassisted”.

Open to Solo participants and teams of 2.

The start will be given every minute. Solo and Team x2 participants will start at one minute intervals.

The course is not marked on the ground without arrows. Participants must orient themselves. GPS tracks are accessible to all and a hard copy will be distributed at the time of recording.

To be an “official finisher“, participants must complete the entire course in the maximum time (depending on your distance).

All participants undertake to respect the French highway code.

All participants undertake to comply with all traffic regulations in force.

All participants undertake not to interfere with normal vehicle traffic.

There will be 1 refreshment point on arrival for each distance, which will have appropriate food and beverages.

Participants have the opportunity to drop off their bags at check-in and will have access to the supplies of their choice:

  • 1 point for 300K/500K/500K/500K/500K/500K/800K
  • 2 points for 1100K/1500K
  • 3 points for 2600K

No assistance vehicle or external cyclist will be allowed to accompany participants alone. If necessary, support teams can encourage participants at the timing station.

The wearing of a cycling helmet attesting to the European standard is mandatory for the duration of the event.

Abandonment : 

If a participant or team decides to abandon the race, he/she must inform the organisation as soon as possible.  The participant is responsible for leaving the course safely.

In the event of the participant or a team’s abandon, for any reason whatsoever, it is personally responsible for returning the GPS box made available to them, either to the organization or directly to the service provider. (partner communicated before departure)

In the case of a participant’s or team’s abandon, for any reason whatsoever, the participant will bear all the costs set by our GPS partner in the event of non-return of the box. The fees will be billed directly to him by our GPS service provider.  (cost of the partner communicated before departure)

The bicycle(s) 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 and rear forks, and behind the crank arms (or behind the pedals or heels of the shoes), behind the helmet.

Participants must wear reflective clothing during the night.

Bicycles must be equipped with front and rear lights. For safety reasons, the lights must be sufficiently visible.  The lamps can be fixed or flashing during the day (from 7am to 7pm in the evening). The front light must be lit continuously at night (from 7pm to 7am). For your safety, the tail light should flash throughout the event. 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 by 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 allowing everyone to know your progress in the event.

Participants are committed to protecting nature and the environment throughout the course. It is forbidden to throw any waste on the roadway or risk being disqualified from the event.

It is forbidden to take advantage of any suction from a vehicle or other team, otherwise you will be disqualified from the event.

Notes :

  • Participants must provide their own reflective signage and reflective jackets.
  • The organization provides the stickers to know.
  • These rules will apply to all Défi Course events across France.
  • Any violation of these rules will result in the imposition of penalties.  The third penalty will result in disqualification.
  • The general rules of the Race across France apply in addition to these few points.

 

➤ For participants with a support team

Open to Solo participants as well as teams of 2, 4 and 8 people.

The start will be given every minute. Solo participants with assistance and teams 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 accessible to all and a hard copy will be distributed at the time of recording.

To be an “official finisher“, participants must complete the entire course in the maximum time (depending on your distance).

All participants and crews undertake to respect the traffic regulations.

All participants and crews undertake to comply with all traffic regulations in force.

All participants and crews undertake not to interfere with normal vehicle traffic.

There will be 1 refreshment point on arrival for each distance, which will have appropriate food and beverages.

Bicycles must be equipped at the 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 light must be lit continuously at night (from 7pm to 7am). For your safety, the tail light should flash throughout the event.

The wearing of a cycling helmet attesting to the European standard is mandatory for the duration of the event.

Abandonment:

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 the participant or a team’s abandon, for any reason whatsoever, it is personally responsible for returning the GPS box made available to them, either to the organization or directly to the service provider (partner communicated before departure).

In the case of a participant’s or team’s abandon, for any reason whatsoever, the participant will bear all the costs set by our GPS partner in the event of non-return of the box. The fees will be billed directly to him by our GPS service provider (cost of the partner communicated before departure).

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, but additional lights may be attached to the cyclists.

The bicycle(s) 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 shoes), behind the helmet.

Participants must wear reflective clothing during the night.

All members of the support team must wear a reflective jacket for the duration of the event.

Bicycles must be equipped with front and rear lights. For safety reasons, the lights must be sufficiently visible.  The lamps can be fixed or flashing during the day (from 7am to 7pm). The front light must be lit continuously at night (from 7pm to 7am). For your safety, the tail light should flash throughout the event. 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 timing 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, but we recommend relays.

Participants must have a crew of at least 3 people for the duration of the event.

All crew members must be declared before the start of the event.

The assistance vehicle must make “smart jumps” during the day in order not to interfere with assistance traffic, while at night, it must permanently follow the participant at night (from 7pm to 7am).

Riders equipped with assistance vehicles may not advance at night without a tracking vehicle. Night is defined from 7pm to 7am.

The assistance vehicle and its crew must not obstruct traffic. If one or more motorists are slowed down at the rear 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 through. Remember that participants with a crew cannot advance at night without their assistance vehicle.

The assistance vehicles must be equipped with the following components: Beware of bicycles in front” sticker placed at the rear of the vehicle; and participant numbers in front, at the rear and on both sides. Provided by the organization and the position controlled before departure.

Participants and all members of the support team are committed to protecting nature and the environment throughout the journey. It is forbidden to throw any waste on the roadway, otherwise you will be disqualified from the event.

It is forbidden to take advantage of any suction from a vehicle or other team, otherwise you will be disqualified from the event.

Work continuously on the assistance vehicle with four-way flashing lights throughout the event.

Certify that the assistance vehicle(s) have adequate insurance coverage.

Notes :

  • Participants and team members must provide their own reflective panels and reflective jackets.
  • The organisation provides the “Beware of bicycles in front” stickers placed at the rear of the vehicle; participant numbers at the front, rear and on both sides, slow vehicle.
  • These rules will apply to all Défi Course events across France.
  • 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 imposed by an official representative of the organization. The third penalty will result in disqualification.

The General Regulations of the Course de France apply in addition to these few points

 

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