Registration

  • Entries to the events will be done through SiEntries, they will be linked from this website.

  • You do not need a license to race in the Aberdeenshire Enduro Series 2020 (AES2020).

  • Entry to each round of the AES2020 will cost £49 for Adults (13+) and £39 for Youths (9-12), chaperones do not have to pay. 

  • Events are limited to 220 participants, entrances are given out in a first come first served basis.

  • Once events are full a waiting list will be created, which you will be able to request to be on.

  • All participants must sign the Statement of Responsibility on the day of the event, this is also shown on SiEntries.

  • Entry to each round of the AES2020 will close on the Thursday prior to the event.

  • Refunds are available (with a £4 admin/card fee) until online entries closes. After online entries close, refunds will not be given, other than exceptional circumstances.

  • Registration will be available on the day if spaces available, cost per entry will be increase by £1 for both Adults and Youths.

Timing & Results

  • Timing will be conducted by DoonThaBrae Events using a SportIdent Air system.

  • After leaving the event village Riders can start each timed stage as soon as they reach the start line.  There are no start times or running order, but there will be minimum 20 second time intervals between each Rider starting a timed stage.

  • You are responsible for your timing chip! Lost or broken timing chips will cost you £60 to replace.

  • The timed stages are counted to establish the ranking. Winner of the event will be the rider with the lowest overall time to complete all the stages.

  • In the event of a tie, the rider with the fastest time on the final stage of the event will be the winner.

  • Points will be assigned for each event as according to the Points Table.

  • Overall ranking will be based on the points across all three races, the points system will be done in alignment with the Enduro World Series.

  • In the case of an overall points tie in any category, positions for those with equal overall points will be based on who has the best position in any event of the series. If there is still a tie, then the positions are based on who has the second best event and so on.

  • Riders who finish in the top three in their category are expected, where possible, to attend the podium presentation.

  • Podiums and prize presentation will be as soon as possible after the last rider is finished on race day Sundays.

The Rules

DoonThaBrae Events organisers shall not be held liable in any way for any loss, damage or accidents that may occur during the event. Riders are aware that cycling is potentially dangerous.

General:

  • Riders should not leave any rubbish along the route. ALL food wrappers, drink bottles, tubes etc must please be carried to the finish line and not discarded anywhere along the route. Anyone seen discarding rubbish will be disqualified and will not receive a time or position as applicable (take memories or photos, but leave only tyre marks).

  • Riders should not modify race number plates.

  • Competitors should read the pre-race course briefing notes supplied at registration and sent in the briefing email.

  • Competitors should obey instructions from Marshals at all times. They are there for everyone’s safety and enjoyment.

  • Any Rider withdrawing from the event should notify the race office as soon as possible,and hand back their timing chip.

  • Every competitor should adapt his/her speed and his/her behaviour to his/her personal abilities, his/her equipment and to the general conditions the event is raced in.

Rider equipment:

  • Riders must wear a certified helmet (xc or full face) at all times, including transfer sections. Riders found not wearing a helmet may be disqualified.

  • Gloves and knee, elbow and back protection are strongly recommended.

  • Bikes must be in good working order with firm brakes and good pad condition; mandatory bar plugs; headset and suspension in good working order.

  • Each competitor must be completely self-sufficient. There will be no guarantee that food or water out on the course; food and drink is available in the event village.

 

Course:

  • Riders must ride responsibly, taking care of other forest users and vehicles.

  • Any dangerous or disrespectful behaviour against other racers, marshals, nature, trails or spectators will lead to a time penalty depending of the level of the fault. Race director can also decide to disqualify the Rider.

  • The course will be marked with signs and tape. Where a course is double taped (both sides of the trail line) Riders must ride between the tape.  Anything else is placed as a guideline as to the direction of the course.

  • Any Rider caught riding out with transition (signed trails) will be disqualified immediately.

  • If a Rider exits the timed stage course, he/she must re-enter at the same point and, if altered, restore the tape as he/she found it.

  • It is the Rider’s responsibility to ensure a correct roll in and out from the timed stages. Please ensure you are totally certain of how the timing dibber works BEFORE you set off. Missed/early dibs may not be able to be rectified. 

Rider Etiquette:

  • Riders must follow marshal instructions at all times (and may be disqualified for not doing so).

  • Riders will be set off at 30 secs intervals on Race Day. Please let faster riders past. If you are the faster rider give a clear shout “RIDER” that you are approaching.  If you are the slower rider, please move to the side allowing a clear line for the passing rider.

  • If you come across an injured rider, please stop to help them if necessary, once another rider approaches signal and seek the nearest marshal if necessary.

  • Youth Riders will be given priority over other competitors and will be asked to ride the downhill section one after the other with the youth rider(s). 

 

Ranking/Points:

  • The timed stages are counted to establish the ranking. Winner of the event will be the rider with the lowest overall time to complete all the stages.

  • In the event of a tie, the rider with the fastest time on the final stage of the event will be the winner.

  • Points will be assigned for each event as according to the Points Table.

  • Overall ranking will be based on the all 3 events.

  • In the case of an overall points tie in any category, positions for those with equal overall points will be based on who has the best position in any event of the series. If there is still a tie, then the positions are based on who has the second best event and so on.

Complaints:

  • Any complaints about the race should be done formally to the race office within 15 minutes of the end of the Rider’s race.

  • Any complaints about the results should be done formally to the race office within 24hrs of result's publication.

Photography/Videography

  • By entering and by your presence here, you consent to be photographed, filmed and/or otherwise recorded. Your entry constitutes your consent to such photography, filming and/or recording and to any use, in any and all media.

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