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Limpopo Rules & Bylaws

Important rules to note:

 

 

  • Riders will participate in the age category as per the age that they will be on the 31st December of the current year

  • Any rider participating in the incorrect race or with the incorrect race board will be disqualified

  • All riders must ride under their school name that they are registered at

  • No rider is permitted to represent a school that they are not registered at

  • Under the schools act, home-schools are not defined as a school and therefore cannot represent a school in the League

  • Home-school riders are permitted to participate in the following regions as per the agreed regional bylaws due to historical reasons and re-alignment of League structures: Eastern Cape (Port Elizabeth, East London), Mpumalanga, Limpopo, Free State, Southern Cape, Western Cape, Kwazulu Natal, Northern Cape

  • Home-school riders may not represent a school and/or wear the school kit even if registered for sport at the school

  • All riders that are not representing a bona fide school will be seen as “ghost riders” and will not be seeded or awarded points

  • Riders not adhering to event rules can and will be disqualified under the discretion of the head commissaire and/or race director

  • A rider must start the race with a filled water bottle attached to their bike or wearing a hydration pack containing water

  • DNF - Riders who pull out of the race before the winner is in will be deemed non- finishers

  • DNS - Riders who do not start a race

  • DSQ - Riders who have been disqualified
     

SUB JUNIOR AGE CATEGORIES (if split)

  • 13-year old riders registered at a high school will participate in the Sub Junior HS (SJH) category and will be eligible to qualify for the Spur MTB League Inter-schools Final.

  • 14-year old riders registered at a primary school will participate in the Sub Junior PS (SJP) category and will not be eligible to qualify for the Spur MTB League Inter-schools Final.

CYCLING KIT

  • School cycling kit must be worn

  • ​Nippers & Sprogs are not allowed to wear cleats​

  • Riders must wear a helmet at all times if they are on a bicycle

  • If the school does not have an official cycling kit, phys-ed or plain shirt may be worn

  • No boldly sponsored or other event kit may be worn

RIDER / PARENT / MANAGER (and other) BEHAVIOUR

  • The Spur MTB League and/or race director/commissaires reserves the right to remove any rider, parent, teacher, family member or other from a dedicated event area or premises should they be found interfering with official’s event duties or if they are causing conflict or negativity between riders, managers or officials.

  • The same applies to behaviour that is found unacceptable and out of line

  • An official complaint or protest may be submitted to the Chief Commissaire as per the official rules process - in writing!

GAZEBOS AND AREA CONSIDERATION

  • Only school branded or plain gazebos will be permitted in the feed zone and direct event area

  • No advertising of companies or products will be permitted unless granted permission by the race director

  • It is expected that each individual will clean up after themselves and deposit any waste in provided bins

 

OTHER

  • Each region has specific bylaws that pertain to them. See bylaws for more information

  • The Chief Commissaire and Race Director are responsible for running a smooth event and their say is final

  • Every school shall have an appointed Team Manager

  • The Team Managers’ meeting must be attended by all Team Managers
     

LAP GUIDELINES 

Primary school courses range between 2 – 4km

High school courses range between 4 – 6km