RULES AND GUIDELINES



IMPORTANT NOTICE!

Your attention is drawn in particular to clauses rendered in bold capitals in these terms. What follows is a summary for your convenience and does not form part of the agreement between you and 7-Eleven Tour. It is your responsibility to read the clauses referred to:

  711 TOUR ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

1.1. To compete in the Tour, riders must in the year of the event turn 16 (sixteen) years old.
1.2. Communication on 7-Eleven Tour related matters will be done by e-mail or SMS or by Social Media. It is each entrant’s responsibility to keep their contact details up to date by contacting the organisers.

  711 TOUR RULES

2.1. Every rider may only ride a human powered vehicle to complete the course.
Road bikes, mountain bikes, folding bikes, hybrid bikes, in safe working order are allowed. Bikes must be fitted with working front and rear brakes and bar ends or extensions must be securely plugged.
2.2. Every rider must ride carefully and with due regard to the safety of other cyclists and other road users.
2.3. Every rider must wear a bicycle helmet with the strap securely fastened under his/her chin.
2.4. Every rider must immediately comply with the instructions of a Tour marshal and/or a traffic officer.
2.5. Every rider must provide information requested by any Tour marshal immediately.
2.6. Every rider must keep as far to the RIGHT of the road surface as is safe having regard to the circumstances and conditions.
2.7. Every rider must at all times display his/her race number legibly and ensure it is pinned on to the back of his/her shirt and seat post of the bicycle.
2.8. Every rider must identify him/herself and give his/her address on request to a Tour marshal and to any other rider requesting such information after a collision or race incident.
2.9. A rider may not ride a bicycle fitted with triathlon, time trial or “Spinachi”-type bars and the organisers reserve the right to disallow the use of certain types of bladed wheels that are considered unsafe.
2.10. Every rider must ride the full Tour course or retire. If a rider does not complete the full Tour course, he or she must not pass the finish or timing mats at the finish.
2.11. Riders are required to complete the Tour course within the allowed hours (times to be announced) to be awarded a result and a medal unless the race organisers determine otherwise. This time is calculated from the time the rider’s wave crosses the start line. For riders’ safety and in line with the requirements of the NLEX a number of cut-off points have been established along the route. Times and locations of these cut-off points will be published prior to the event date. If riders reach a cut-off point at the specified time, they may not be permitted to continue on the route and the rider and his/her bicycle will be asked to turn back to the RACE CENTRAL without passing the finish line or wait for the sweeper vehicles. The 7 Eleven Tour Trust have been granted exclusive rights to utilise the course road space for the duration of the event by the NLEX and until such time that the roads have been reopened by the NLEX.
2.12. A rider may not use a personal music system, e.g. iPod, or a radio communication device, including a cellular phone, whilst riding, except that members of professional teams may use a radio communication device if in accordance with UCI rules and regulations.
2.13. A rider must participate with a RFID and shall not ride with another rider’s number or RFID.
2.14. A person who has entered must not give his/her number and/or RFID to another person to use.
2.15. A rider may not use foul or offensive language or make offensive, indecent or inappropriate gestures.
2.16. A rider must wear clothing appropriate for a family event at all times.
2.17. A rider may not dispose of any litter along the Tour course except in trash bins.
2.18. A rider may not smoke anywhere on the route during the Tour.
2.19. A rider may not start or attempt to start before his/her designated start group. Any rider who does so may be disqualified.
2.20. A rider must complete the Tour course with his/her own effort and may not receive any assistance in this regard other than drafting behind another rider or riders participating in the Tour.
2.21. A rider may not ride in reverse direction on the route.
2.22. A rider may not ride the Tour course a second time after finishing unless he/she has obtained the permission of the organiser and complied with all requirements for such permission.
2.23. A rider must provide reasonable assistance to any other rider involved in an accident while participating in the Tour.
2.24. A rider will be responsible to other riders for the proper control of his/her bicycle.
2.25. Elite Men, Ladies and Veteran group riders must, in addition, comply with all applicable UCI rules and regulations.
2.26. All entrants competing for podium positions and prize money should note that the regulations of the UCI will apply for the 7-Eleven Tour. If you are in any doubt on any aspect of these regulations, please contact the race organizers.
2.27. A rider may not participate whilst under the influence of alcohol or any drug or medication that prevents or might prevent a rider from properly controlling his/her bicycle.
2.28. Any rider who has been suspended or banned from participating in the current Tour for any reason may not participate in the Tour.
2.29. Elite Men and Ladies riders may not use performance enhancing drugs. A rider, other than a licensed rider, is not subject to anti-doping testing, except that any rider may be tested for alcohol or drugs after an accident.
2.30. A rider may not display on his/her bicycle, clothing and cycling equipment any writing, logo or item that is offensive or that may bring the Tour into disrepute, as determined by the organizers.
2.31. A rider who is informed by a Tour marshal that his/her conduct may lead to him/her being disqualified shall immediately slow down and cease to ride the course.
2.32. Any reasonable medical or emergency evacuation costs incurred on behalf of a rider by the Tour will be for the cost of the rider.

  SANCTION FOR CONTRAVENTION OF THE RULES

3.1. EVERY RIDER ENTERING THE CYCLE TOUR HEREBY IRREVOCABLY CONSENTS TO HIS/HER NAME AND/OR NUMBER BEING PUBLICLY DISPLAYED AND PUBLICISED (INCLUDING ON THE INTERNET) IN THE EVENT THAT HE/SHE IS DISQUALIFIED OR ANOTHER SANCTION IMPOSED.
3.2. A RIDER MAY BE DISQUALIFIED SUMMARILY OR ANOTHER PENALTY (BEING A MONETARY FINE UP TO Php 1,000.00 OR A TIME PENALTY) MAY BE SUMMARILY IMPOSED WITHOUT A HEARING BY ANY ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING PERSONS:
3.2.1. The RACE MANAGEMENT;
3.2.2. Any other person authorised by the RACE MANAGEMENT.
3.3. Such summary disqualification or imposition of other penalty may be done at any time.
3.4. In the event that a rider is aggrieved by a summary disqualification he/she may request in writing to the 7-Eleven Tour RACE MANAGEMENT within 3 (three) days of being informed of the summary disqualification to be reinstated. Such rider may supplement such a request for reinstatement in the event of him/her receiving further information at a later time. The tribunal appointed may extend this time on good cause shown.
3.5. In the case of a penalty other than disqualification, after considering any representation that a rider may make in this regard, a trustee shall decide whether the matter should be referred to a hearing or that the penalty remains. Such decision shall be final.
3.6. A rider requesting reinstatement and a rider notified of a hearing shall provide all information and assistance reasonably requested of him or her for the purpose of investigating the request or circumstances leading to the disqualification or possible disqualification. In the event that a rider does not provide all information and assistance so requested, the tribunal may dismiss the request or disqualify the rider or impose another penalty without a hearing.
3.7. Any such request for reinstatement shall be considered by a tribunal consisting of one or more people appointed for that purpose who may:
3.7.1 Take no action;
3.7.2 Reinstate the person;
3.7.3 Order that further information be obtained.
3.7.4 Impose additional penalties including a fine of up to Php 1,000.00 and/or recommend to the 7-Eleven Tour RACE MANAGEMENT that the person shall not be eligible to compete in the Tour in future.
3.8. In addition, whether or not a rider has been summarily disqualified, the tribunal appointed for the purpose may, on notice to a rider by e-mail or other means of communication, call a hearing to determine whether a rider should be disqualified or another penalty imposed for a breach of the rules.
3.9. In the event of a disqualification, whether summary or after a hearing, a rider shall forthwith return any prize previously awarded to the rider and comply with any sanctions imposed.
3.10. The chairperson of the tribunal shall determine the procedure to be followed at any hearing, including whether a hearing shall be conducted on written evidence and representations only or also an oral hearing, and the nature of evidence (including hearsay) to be allowed. Unless special circumstances exist, formal evidence relating to information from timing mats, video footage and photographs may be presented by a written statement of an employee of the RACE MANAGEMENT or the provider of timing services for the Tour. Photographic evidence from the official photographer may be presented by a written statement of a member of the RACE MANAGEMENT that he or she obtained the photograph from the official photographer or the website of the official photographer. Other documentary evidence may be admitted by the tribunal on production at the discretion of the tribunal, taking into account the location of the person making the statement and the cost and/or inconvenience of requiring a person to give oral evidence. The tribunal may order that a witness may give evidence by telephone or video link.
3.11. A rider will not be entitled to legal representation at such a hearing, except with the permission of the chairperson of the tribunal.
3.12. The tribunal will only disqualify or impose another penalty on a rider if a breach of the rules has been proven to the comfortable satisfaction of the tribunal bearing in mind the seriousness of the alleged conduct and the consequences of the conduct and penalty.
3.13. An appeal to the RACE MANAGEMENT may be made in writing within 3 (three) days after the tribunal has delivered its decision. The RACE DIRECTOR shall determine the procedure to be followed for such appeal and whether the person appealing shall be afforded an oral hearing or whether the appeal will be decided on documents.

  REFUND POLICY

4.1. The entry fee will be refunded if the rider is unable to participate in the 7-Eleven Tour due to death or hospitalisation.
4.2. Should an entrant cancel his/her entry before the closing date of the 7-Eleven Tour, he/she will be entitled to a refund of the entry fee subject to deduction of a reasonable cancellation fee, having regard to the length of notice of cancellation given by the entrant and the potential of the organisers to find an alternative entrant before the entry closing date.
4.3. The 7-Eleven Tour will take place regardless of bad weather and will only be cancelled, re-routed or stopped for reasons of safety. In this event, entry fees are not refundable.
4.4. The organiser reserves the right to refuse any person’s entry, or cancel any person’s entry up to the day before the 7-Eleven Tour. In that event the person’s entry fee will be refunded.

  LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

5.1. THIS EVENT AND A RIDER’S PARTICIPATION AND/OR ATTENDANCE IS SUBJECT TO THE RIDER’S ACCEPTANCE OF THE 7 Eleven TOUR STANDARD LIMITATION OF LIABILITY AND INDEMNITY TERMS WHICH FORMS PART OF THE USER ACCOUNTS TERMS.

  THIRD PARTY INDEMINITY

6.1. In addition to the indemnities in the General Terms, all entrants to this event agree to indemnify the following service providers or third parties from and against any loss, damage, injury, disability, death, expense, cost or liability of whatsoever nature suffered by him/her, his/her estate and/or his/her dependents which in any manner, in whole or in part, arise directly or indirectly from his/her participation in or attendance at the event or any of the activities associated therewith or incidental thereto, use of facilities and/or amenities.

  PERSONAL INFORMATION

7.1. ALL ENTRANTS TO THE EVENT EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT THE ORGANISERS MAY COLLECT, USE AND SHARE ENTRANTS’ PERSONAL INFORMATION ON THE BASIS AS DESCRIBED IN OUR PRIVACY POLICY.

  SEVERABILITY

8.1. If one or more of these terms are found to be unenforceable, such term shall be deemed to be severable from the remainder of the terms and the remaining terms shall in all other respects remain in full force and effect.

  GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS


It is the responsibility of each participant to be aware of and follow these rules. Failure to do so may result in disqualification.

1. Road bikes, mountain bikes, folding bikes, hybrid bikes, in safe working order are allowed. Bikes must be fitted with working front and rear brakes and bar ends or extensions must be securely plugged. No aero bars allowed.
2. Participants must wear a properly secured helmet at all times during the race including when a participant is pushing or carrying their bike. Failure to wear a helmet will result in disqualification.
3. Participants must wear proper riding attire, including a shirt, shorts or pants, and fully enclosed shoes at all times during the race. No slippers or open toe shoes allowed.
4. All riders must in the year of the event be 16 years of age in the year of the event. Race officials may ask participants to show proof of age at the start area.
5. 7-Eleven Tour official race number plates must be displayed on the seat post of each participant’s bike. Only registered racers may compete. A participant should not cut, fold, apply stickers to or alter in any way the number plate.
6. 7-Eleven Tour timing device must be attached on the seat post at all times.
7. A race briefing will take place at the start area before the start of the race. It is the responsibility of each participant to attend the race briefing.
8. Start times: participants will be given a start time and wave designation. It is the responsibility of the participant to be at the start area ahead of their release time. Participants who arrive late will be moved to the last wave start.
9. There will be a course cut off (Times to be announced) At that time, any participants remaining in the course will be escorted back to the start area by race officials along the most direct route.
10. It is the responsibility of each participant to follow the designated racecourse at all times. Short cutting or changing the course will result in disqualification. If a participant leaves the designated racecourse, either by accident or on purpose, they must re-enter the course at the exact point they left to avoid disqualification.
11. Riders must respect the environment and ride on the designated course only.
12. Participants may finish the race by riding, pushing, or carrying a bike that is mechanically impaired, as long as the participant completes the entire course and has not made a short-cut.
13. Each participant is responsible for having their bike in good operating condition. All participants must be self-sufficient during the race. Repairs during the race must be performed by individual racers. Tools and spare parts used during a repair must be carried by the racer.
14. Each participant must complete the course on the same bike they started the race with.
15. Participants should allow faster riders to pass them.
16. Participants will make every effort not to impede the progress of another rider and respect all participants on the course at all times.
17. Participants must ride with courtesy at all times. Unsportsmanlike conduct, use of bad or abusive language directed toward another participant, race official, or spectator, is grounds for disqualification.
18. Participants must give way to all medical personal or race officials on the racecourse regardless of their standing in the race.
19. The race director may stop the race in case of severe injury to a participant or dangerous weather conditions.
20. Participants who fail to follow the instructions of medical personnel or race officials attending to an injured rider will be disqualified.
21.Littering on the course is not allowed and may result in disqualification.
22. No glass containers are allowed on the race course.
23. MP3 players or any kind of personal music / listening devices with headset are not allowed at any time during the race. Use of a headset will result in disqualification.
24. Any participant who does not complete the course correctly or is unable to finish the course, will be recorded as DNF (did not finish).
25. Protests must be reported to the race director within 20 minutes of the completion of the race. All results become final at the presentation of awards.
26. Any medical expenses incurred during or as a result of the race are the sole responsibility of the participant.
27. Only registered racers may compete in 7-Eleven Tour.
28. 7-Eleven Tour race registration and race numbers are non-transferable. Any participant found to be racing under a different name will be disqualified.
29. The race director may at any time prior to, or during an event, shorten, stop or cancel the event where there is a likelihood of serious injury to competitors or spectators, or damage to the environment.
30. 7-Eleven Tour reserves the right to make changes to the race course and rules prior to the start of the event as long as all participants are informed of the changes through the event website and pre-race briefing.
31. 7-Eleven Tour reserves the right to cancel the event due to bad weather or conditions that are dangerous for participants. No refund will be given in the event of cancellation.
32. Age group classification is based on the participant’s age as of December 31, 2019.
33. Participants consent to the use of all photographic or video material pertaining to their participation in the 7-Eleven Tour 2019 made by the organizers or their assignees during any activity deemed to be part of the 7-Eleven Tour 2019 at any time in the present or future.
34. The organizer reserves the right to refuse any person’s entry, or cancel any person’s entry up to the day before the 7-Eleven Tour 2019. In that event the person’s entry fee will be refunded.
35. It’s the sole responsibility of each participant to know the designated course. There will be no time adjustments in the results for participants who fail to follow the correct course for any reason whatsoever.
36. Each participant acknowledges the risks and hazards, which exist in an event of this nature.
37. Each participant attends, enters and/or participates in the event entirely at his/her own risk.

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