1. Entry Fee for the 947 Vitality Short Ride is R440.00 (incl. 15% VAT) will apply. Entries close on 4 October 2019 or when entry capacity is reached. ENTRY FEES ARE NON REFUNDABLE. Online entries without payment are not saved and are NOT valid entries. An entry is not considered valid until payment has been received. No protest will be entertained in this regard.
  2. No participant may compete without wearing a cycling helmet or timing chip. Only commercially produced helmets, meeting ANSI Z90/4 or Snell standards, may be worn. Gloves are recommended.
  3. Participants must be older than the age of 10 years on the day of the Discovery 947 Short Ride. Special dispensation may be applied for in writing to the Race Office for younger entrants. Any entrant under 13 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
  4. Every cyclist shall ride carefully and with due regard to the safety of other cyclists and road users.
  5. Participants must obey the instructions of the traffic officers and marshals and comply strictly with the rules of the road, save where authorised by traffic officers and marshals. In particular, participants are warned to keep to the left of the road and to remain on the sections of the road demarcated for them. Participants may be required to stop at certain intersections on the instruction of authorised marshals.
  6. Only conventional bicycles and conventional tandems may be ridden. BMX bicycles and tandems with disc or covered wheels are deemed to be conventional. Bicycles and tandems with fairing or attachments to improve airflow, recumbent, extended bicycles, tricycles, machines known as human powered vehicles (HPVs) and other similar machines are deemed to be unconventional and are not permitted to enter without the express permission of the organisers. Please apply for special dispensation in writing to the Race Office.
    1. Bicycles, tandems and other machines fitted with unconventional handlebars including triathlon-bars, aerobars, clip-ons, prayer-bars, turned-up-bars and cow-bars are not permitted in any category. ATB bar-ends are permitted on Mountain Bikes.
    2. Any participant who is in any doubt about whether his bicycle, tandem or machine is suitable to be ridden in the event and, if so, in which category, is advised to contact the organisers well beforehand.
    3. No E-Bikes are permitted in the Short Ride.
      1. A cyclist may not use a personal music system, radio communication device or cellular telephone whilst cycling. Officials and the event reserves the right to disqualify any rider that contravenes this rule.
      2. It is compulsory for every cyclist to wear a valid RaceTec timing chip linked to your personal profile. You may not ride with someone else’s race number or RaceTec timing chip. RaceTec is the official timing company to the Discovery 947 Short Ride 2019. Timing queries must be addressed to RaceTec or Race Office no later than 8 December 2019 for consideration. No protest will be entertained in this regard. RaceTec Chips can be purchased directly from RaceTec on 087 820 7223 or queries@racetec.co.za or online during the entry process http://www.racetec.co.za/terms/ .
      3. The Organising Committee may, at their discretion, decline an entry from anyone who is under suspension or has been banned by any sports controlling body for having used illegal drugs or any other substances; or refuse to allow anyone to participate in the race where good grounds exist for such a refusal.
      4. Seeding is the process that puts cyclists of similar ability into the same starting group. It is done to ensure a safe event and to place cyclists with others against whom they can compete enjoyably and safely. Start times will be calculated using Racetec results between 1 Oct 2018 and 30 Sept 2019.
        1. Seeding, start groups and start times will be emailed and/or sms’d to participants and will be available from mid October 2019 on www.947ridejoburg.co.za
        2. A cyclist may not start or attempt to start before his/her designated start group. Any cyclist who does so will be disqualified. No protest will be entertained in this regard.
        3. A cyclist may move down to a later start group without being penalised.
      5. No participant may sell their number or allow anyone else to ride under that number. Should a participant be in breach of this, she/he will be immediately disqualified and banned from participating in the 947 Vitality Short Ride for 5 years. No protest will be entertained in this regard. A participant may organise a substitution with the Race Office which can be done for a fee of R200.00 within the prescribed period. The original entry fee will not be refunded. The person who is being substituted will have their number removed from the database and a new number will be allocated. Seeding will be according to the new participant’s individual seeding index.
      6. Every rider shall at all times display his / her race number, pinned to the back of his/her shirt and displayed on the handlebars.
      7. Participants must complete the course in 3 hours or less (after the last start group) in order to qualify as a finisher and receive a medal. Participants who fail to reach the cut-off point in a specified time will be withdrawn and will not be permitted to continue. Cyclists are expected to be able to ride at an average speed of 15km/h. Cut-off times will be published in the race pack and will be strictly adhered to. Support services will similarly be withdrawn for that section of the route and the route will be opened to normal traffic. Cut-off times may be changed OR additional cut-offs may be instituted at any time should the Race Director deem it necessary for the safety of participants. No protest will be entertained in this regard.
      8. Participants must complete the course entirely under their own power and slipstreaming any vehicle or motorbike is prohibited.
      9. No participant may cause or allow any motorised or human powered machine, other than that of another participant, to follow or second him/her.
      10. Cyclists are not permitted to participate in the 947 Vitality Short Ride with any live animal(s) on their bicycle or person, unless otherwise agreed to in writing by the organising committee.
      11. The routes will be as supplied and participants must familiarise themselves with the route they are riding. The Organising Committee reserve the right to alter the routes in accordance with safety, traffic, construction or other constraints. No protest relating to deviation will be entertained.
      12. Any reasonable medical or emergency evacuation costs incurred on behalf of a rider by the Discovery 947 Ride Joburg 40KM will be for the cost of the cyclist.
      13. A cyclist may not participate whilst under the influence of alcohol or any drug or medication that prevents or might prevent a cyclist from properly controlling his or her bicycle.
      14. Failure to comply with any of the foregoing rules may result in disqualification.
      15. In a Charity Bond there is a minimum of 10 entrants per Charity bond. Limited Charity group entries will be accepted. Terms and Conditions apply. Entrants who wish to Ride For a Purpose must join their chosen Charities before entries close on 20 September 2019.
      16. If you are entering for any person other than yourself (“third party”) then by accepting these terms and conditions, you do so being duly authorised by the third party to accept the terms and conditions on such third party’s behalf and you agree to indemnify the organisers and their representatives harmless against all claims.
      17. Force Majeure: No entry fee shall be refunded to a participant for a cancellation of the Event due to acts of God (so called Force Majeure), which acts shall include but not be limited to adverse weather conditions, riots, strikes, political unrest and/or any other occurrence not within the control of the event organiser.
      18. Cancellation Policy:No refund shall be given in the event that a participant cancels their entry into the event. The event organiser may consider a refund under exceptional circumstances such as illness and/or any other extraordinary circumstance. In that case, the Event organiser will evaluate a request for refund on its merits and such refund shall be at the discretion of the Event Organiser
      19. Waiver:Participants take part entirely at their own risk and agree that they shall have no claim whatsoever against the Organising Committee, any individual or official, marshal, assistant, helper or agent, the sponsors or any local authority or their employees, in respect of any loss or damage whatsoever which participants may suffer arising from any injury to their person or loss or damage to their property as a result of, or arising out of, whether directly or indirectly, the participants' arrival and departure there from, attendance at registration, prize-giving or other function thereof, any loss or damage to bicycles or other equipment, however such loss or damage may arise. Persons signing this entry form as guardian of a minor hereby consent to such minor being bound by the a foregoing and further indemnify the organisers and aforementioned parties to the extent, of any, to which such minor is not capable of waiving his/her rights as stipulated above. Persons taking part in the Discovery 947 Ride Joburg as part of a team and whose entries were made on their behalf are deemed to have accepted these terms and conditions by virtue of their participation in the Discovery 947 Ride Joburg.
      20. Indemnity: The participant agrees to abide by the rules of the Discovery 947 Ride Joburg, and confirms that she/he has read them, and understands that she/he takes part in the Discovery 947 Ride Joburg at his/her own risk and indemnifies the sponsors and/or organisers against any claim which may result from his/her participation. The participant further understands that it is his/her responsibility to be medically fit to take part in the Discovery 947 Ride Joburg. This indemnity applies equally to teams entering under the rules and conditions of entry. In entering the Discovery 947 Ride Joburg, the participant understands that the Organising Committee will take photographs of the event including participants to the event and she/he consents to such photographs being taken at the event and being used for promotional and publicity purposes at the Organising Committee’s sole discretion. The participant further understands and accepts that the photographs are and will remain the property of the sponsors and/or organisers.
      21. Privacy: Privacy: The personal information which is collected from you and processed by Primedia Proprietary Limited and/or its race organiser is done solely with your consent and in accordance with the Primedia Privacy Notice, available at www.primedia.co.za .The personal information which you provide to us in completing the online entry form will be processed purely for legitimate Primedia business. We will not share your personal information further unless Primedia Proprietary Limited so requires in terms of law or in terms of a legitimate business purpose. You may write to us at info@primedia.co.za should you have any questions regarding how we process the personal information you provide.
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