PSYCLE EVENT INFO

Race Information

 

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Friday 24th August

1900 – Event Village Opens
2000 – Evening Registration Option
2100 – Route Recce

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Saturday 25th August

0800 – Morning Registration Option
0930 – Psycle 8 Briefing
1000 – Psycle 8 Start
1130 – Psycle 24 Briefing
1200 – Psycle 24 Start
1300 – CUBE Demo’s
1800 – Psycle 8 Finish
1830 – Psycle 8 Results
1900 – BBQ
2000 – Bike’n’Busk
2000-2200 – GW Sports Injury Clinic

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Sunday 26th August

0800-1000 – GW Sports Injury Clinic
1200 – 
Psycle 24 Finish
1230 – Psycle 24 Results
1300 – BBQ

Essential Pre Event information

Please read the following carefully to ensure you’re enjoyment of the event and to help the event run as smoothly as possible.
If you are a Team leader please ensure you share this with your team members!

Rules

Riders must be proficient cyclists
Riders must use human power only – no exceptions
Riders will be limited to 1 per team at any given time participating
Riders must ‘dib’ at the control on completed laps
Riders must contact an official as soon as possible if non-finishers
Riders must provide and use only a serviceable mountain bike
Riders must provide and use an appropriate bike helmet
Riders must provide and use appropriate clothing and equipment
Riders must provide and use sufficient individual/team support

Failure to observe the rules or any action deemed to be out with the spirit of the event may result in penalty or disqualification. The event director’s decision on any such matter or in case of any appeal or objection shall be final.

Registration

Registration will take place at the event village. Two opportunities will be provided to facilitate registration as follows;

  • Friday 24th August 2018; 2000-2100hrs
  • Saturday 25th August 2018; 0800 – 0900hrs.

ALL participants MUST be registered by 0900hrs on Saturday 25th August 2018.

Pits

Pits are included within and immediately adjacent to each team’s allocated parking within the event village and provide space for technical needs, impromptu naps or even BBQ’s.

Each entry must ensure that they manage themselves accordingly to meet with this allocation to avoid impinging on other entries given limited space within the event village.

Useful Tips

Ensure you are already registered and/or logged into Si Entries by 0000hrs on the 1st February 2018

If you are entering a Duo or Trio ask all your team members to ensure they are registered with SiEntries and to let you have their SiEntries ID, Surname and Postcode before 0000hrs on the 1st February 2018. This will save you typing in all their personal details.

Parking

Parking will take place at the event village which will open as follows

  • Friday 24th August 2018; 0900hrs.

Each entry, Solo, Duo, Trio or Fun 5 will be allocated only ONE car parking space per entry alongside which you’ll have a pit area equivalent to a car parking space.

Each entry must ensure that they manage themselves accordingly to meet with this allocation to avoid impinging on other entries given limited space within the event village.

Additional car parking may be available, but this will not be within the event village, cannot be guaranteed, and is not included in the entry fee (Forest Service charges may apply).

Briefing

Briefings will take place at the event village.

Only one briefing will take place for the 8hr event as follows
Saturday 25th August 2018 – 0930hrs
Only one briefing will take place for the 24hr event as follows
Saturday 25th August 2018 – 1130hrs

ALL participants MUST be present for the briefings.

Start will take place adjacent to the event village.

A mass start, with a slight PSYCLE difference will take place immediately after the briefings. Solo participants and one participant from each Duo, Trio or Fun 5 entry MUST be present for the official start.

On the day Event information

Participation

Only 1 participant per entry will be permitted on the course at any one time. The split between participants in Duo, Trio or Fun 5 entries is left entirely at your discretion but all participants must attempt at least 1 lap to classify within your chosen category.

Non-Finishers

Non-finishers are always a possibility in any endurance event for many different reasons. If this happens, the participant must report immediately to the nearest course Marshall with their intentions and make their way to the Start/Finish and check back in with the Officials.

In a non-finisher situation the lap in question will not count within the entries overall results. If the non-finisher is a Solo entry, they can if they wish/course officials permit, continue in the event.

If the non-finisher is in a Duo, Trio or Fun 5, they can also, if they wish/officials permit, continue in the event but likewise so can their fellow participants.

Helmets

Riders must provide and wear an appropriate bike helmet always when on the course.

Equipment

Riders must provide and wear and/or carry appropriate clothing for the event
Riders must carry sufficient fluid and emergency food supplies
Riders must carry a first aid kit and whistle
Riders must carry tools and spares
Riders must also carry suitable lighting with capacity for the duration of night riding intended

Facilities

Facilities will be available at the event HQ, at the Life Adventure Centre.
Included are Shower, Changing and Toilets open as follows from

  • Friday 24th August 2018 1700hrs.

The centre also has an excellent Coffee dock (with Stove) and provides free WiFi access… something to do during the down time!

Laps

Laps are approx. 12km in length and include a creative mix of red single track interspersed with forest road. Each lap must be completed in full by the participant that started – no mid-point changeovers – no exceptions. Each lap will be individually timed, and a fasted lap prize will be awarded – the first lap will not count towards the fastest lap time.

Bike

Riders must provide a serviceable Mountain Bike.

Briefing

Briefings will take place at the event village.

Only one briefing will take place for the 8hr event as follows
Saturday 25th August 2018 – 0930hrs
Only one briefing will take place for the 24hr event as follows
Saturday 25th August 2018 – 1130hrs

ALL participants MUST be present for the briefings.

Support

Support is the responsibility of each entry and while Duos, Trios and Fun 5’s have the benefit of ‘team’ support, Solo participants will need to consider bringing additional support.

Included within support are all the technical needs that may arise in addition to the on-going participant welfare required.

Riders can only receive ’planned’ support within their designated pit at the event village.

Riders can, where necessary receive ‘emergency’ support from other participating entries only while on the course.

Riders are expected to offer ‘emergency’ support where suitable within the spirit of the event to other participating entries while on the course.

Accommodation

We don’t envisage you requiring accommodation beyond your allocated pit area during the event, however, should you require accommodation before or after, options in the area are plentiful. Ranging from Camping and Caravanning on-site within Castlewellan Forest Park (Forest Service +44(0)28 4377 8664), to local Hostels, B&B’s, Self-Catering Cottages and Hotels (Newcastle Visitor Information Centre +44(0)28 4372 2222.

No matter which option you choose, please be sure to book well in advance. Wild Camping or Caravanning (Including Campers!) is not permitted anywhere within the Forest Park.

Spectators

Spectators are warmly welcomed but we ask that they refrain from ‘gathering’ at the event Hub and avail of the many opportunities to get spectate/support along the course. Car parking for the public will be available (Forest Service charges may apply).

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