Frequently Asked Questions
What do I need to enter the event?
A roadworthy bike (mountain bikes and hybrids are acceptable) and recognised cycle helmet.You must be medically sound and if you have any history of illness or injury, consult your GP beforehand.You must be 15 years of age in the event year. Anyone under the age of 16 must provide written parental consent at registration on the day of the event.REGISTRATION FAQ's &
LOGISTICSWhat to do with race numbers?
You will be issued with a single race number, which must be clearly visible on your back for the bike and your front for the run (race belts are recommended and can be purchased at registration).
When and where is registration?
Pre-Race Registration at Edge Hill University - Available on Saturday (1100-1600hrs) the dayimmediately prior to race day.Emergency Registration at Edge Hill Sport Main Entrance - Open Sunday from 0600hrsPlease do not leave it until five minutes before your start time to attend. Ideally you should attend Prerace Registration at Edge Hill University on Saturday before Race Day but if this is not possible please arrive at Emergency Registration at least 60 minutes before your wave briefing time. If there is a large queue you may find yourself unable to complete registration in time to race, please allow sufficient time. Emergency Registration will take place at the front of the Sports Centre on Sunday.
Whats in the Race Pack?
To register you will need to show a personal photoID or a valid British Triathlon Membership Card.Collect your race pack, this will contain;1 x Race Number (req’d for access to transition)1 x Bike Frame Sticker (req’d for access to transition)1 x Custom Swim Cap1 x Custom Technical T shirt1 x Timing Chip – prior to starting the race fasten the strap by placing it around your left ankle and secure it in place using the Velcro fastener (attachment anywhere else will jeopardise an accurate race time.n.b. please check you have the correct and matching race number, frame sticker and timingchip before leaving registration.
Where is transition?
Transition is on the 3G Pitch closest to the rear of the Sports Centre. Transition will be open from 0630hrs and for the remainder of the event. Entries in the earlier swim times will have priority at the start of the event.
How do I enter the transition?
To gain entry to transition to rack your bike you will need to:Register and collect your race pack.Attach your bike sticker to the front of the frame or handlebars of your bike.Display your race number.Put your helmet on and ensure its fully fastened. Walk to the transition entrance where you will be greeted and shown where to rack your bike No boxes or large bags to be left in transition –
Event photographs free to download from our Facebook pageAre dogs allowed?
THE UNIVERSITY OPERATES A - STRICT ‘NO DOGS’ POLICY ON CAMPUS! Taking a dog onto campus can jeopardise the future of this event with the University.
Can you swap entries between competitors?
Please note that the swapping of entries between competitors is strictly forbidden as it invalidates insurances undertaken by the organisers to cover the event. If you are unable to race, please follow the instructions outlined in the terms and conditions on www.epicevents.co.uk website.
BIKE RULESWhat are the bike rules for the highway?
You are reminded that the cycle section takes place on both closed and open road sections, please ensure that you observe the rules of the road at all times always ride on the left and give way as required. Any reported infringements, such as crossing white centre lines, or failing to take due care will result in a DQ and may result in a prosecution by the Police.Please recognise that Race Marshals are not permitted under British law to stop the traffic and will not do so under any circumstances. Marshals are there to give direction only. Competitors are responsible for making their own decisions as to whether it is safe to proceed or not. If in doubt competitors should stop! Right of wayYou must take the utmost care at junctions and should note in the course details that you do not have right of way at a number of sections, check that the junction is clear before continuing. You must obey the Highway Code, which is also the Law. Don't take risks to save two seconds.Non-DraftingThis race is a non-drafting race for all categories meaning competitors are not allowed to takeshelter behind or beside another competitor or motor vehicle during the cycling segment of the race.The draft zone is a rectangle measuring ten metres long from the front edge of the front wheel for every cycle on the route (approximately the size of an estate car). A competitor may enter the draft zone of another competitor, but must be seen to be progressing through that zone.A maximum of 20 seconds is allowed to progress though the draft zone of another competitor. If an overtaking manoeuvre is not completed within 20 seconds, the overtaking cyclist must drop back. Time penalties and potentially a DQ for persistent offenders will be issued by the mobile Motorcycle Officials on the cycle route for any infringements.Cycle HelmetsApproved hard shell helmets will be compulsory and must be worn throughout the cycle section. They must be fastened prior to mounting your cycle and neither undone nor removed until your bike is racked.BikesIt is the responsibility of all competitors to ensure that their bike is in a roadworthy condition and adheres to the aforementioned rules and regulations as specified by British Triathlon.