CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

1.0 Introduction
1.1 A five round teams-based series for a minimum of "Ride Club " licence holders; with separate races for:

  • Open / Senior, Under 23 Men (TBC) - Please Note: We will run an elite and U23 grade only if we have more than seven complete teams entering the seriers and committed to participate in all five races.
  • Masters 1 - 35-44
  • Masters 2 - 45-55
  • Masters 3 - 55 and over

Masters grades limited to ten teams per grade only.

Please Note: For Insurance benefits, we encourage all women and masters riders to have a minimum 2017 club membership. As part of paid club membership, riders receive public liability insurance, this could be obtained from any cycling club in New Zealand

1.2 Grades numbers may be limited to 80 per grade per round, Traffic Management Plans pending.
1.3 The Overall ‘Series’ and Team classification winners will be those riders and teams who accumulate the most points over the course of the competition;
1.4 In the event of two or more riders/teams equal on points, the leader or winner of the respective competition shall be the rider/team with the highest placed finish in the latest round;
1.5 The organiser reserves the right to cancel a race should a minimum of 30 riders not be registered at the entry cutoff or due to extreme weather conditions.
1.6 The event organiser reserves the right to accept or refuse any entry.
1.7 By entering this event, riders agree not to do anything that will bring the Trust House North Island Series name into disrepute, make any comments via social media or other that may damage or diminish the goodwill or reputation of the event, other participants or organisers.

2.0 Leader Jerseys

2.1 Leading jerseys will be worn by leaders in thew following categories:

  • The Open series leader at each round
  • The Under 23 series leader at each round - Please Note: We will run an elite and U23 grade only if we have more than seven complete teams entering the seriers and committed to participate in all five races.
  • The Masters 35-44 series leader at each round
  • The Masters 45 -55 series leader at each round
  • The Masters 55 plus leader at each round

2.2 The Under 23 classification is open to any male rider who is the holder of either an Under 23 or Under 19 category license;

2.3 The Masters classification is open to any male rider who is the aged 35 or above, (see 1.1 above);
2.4 In the event of a rider leading both the series and U23 classifications, the rider shall wear the 'Sponsors' Leader Jersey. Similarly for the Women series, a rider leading the series and either the Master or Under 19 Classification shall wear the 'Sponsors' Leader Jersey.
2.5 Leaders Jerseys provided by the Race Organisers, shall be worn at all times during competition, at publicity sessions and presentations. Failure to do so may result in disqualification and/or suspension/fine. Failure to wear Team kit or Leaders Jersey at all presentations will not be tolerated. Riders not wearing Team kit or Leaders Jerseys for stage presentations will not be allowed on to the presentation area and will forfeit prize money for that stage.
Only team uniforms as per team entered in the series will be allowed, riders wearing a different jersey or bib from other team members will not be allowed to start the race.

3.0 Open and U23 Men - TBC

Please Note: We will run an elite and U23 grade only if we have more than seven complete teams entering the seriers and committed to participate in all five races.

13.1 A team may enter a minimum of 5, and a maximum of 8 riders per round to be eligible for the 'Sponsors' team prize, subject to Clause 3.2;
3.2 A team entered in the team classification may use no more than 10 riders over the course of the series. A rider shall compete for one team only throughout the entire series;
3.3 Any team rider not selected as part of their team for a particular round, will not be eligible to compete in that round, nor ride for another team;

3.4 A team is required to provide its own service vehicle at each round (see 10.0);
3.5 A team must have a minimum of 3 riders finish the race to be eligible for team points.
3.6 The service vehicle driver must attend a pre-race briefing, adhere to the service vehicle guidelines, and ideally hold a current BikeNZ technical licence as a minimum. Failure to do so will result in the team not being able to race.
3.7 Each team service vehicle must contain a minimum of two persons. Failure to do so will result in the team not being able to race.
3.8 Points will be awarded to individuals at each round as follows:
- To the first 15 place-getters each round ie 25, 22, 20, 18, 16, 14, 12, 10, 9, 8, 7 etc;
- 12, 10, 8, points for the first 3 placed teams; (these points are allocated based on the third rider finishing from your team).
 6, 4, 2 bonus points for the first 3 individual place-getters;
3.9 The ‘Series’ team classification winner will be the team accumulating the most points over the course of the series.

5.0 Masters  35-44 / 45-55 and 55 plus (Each grade to start in a separate race).

Please Note: Masters teams could be made up of any riders age 35 and over. Riders in the team will compete for the team’s competition but they will also compete as individuals in their age group.

5.1 Masters will compete in teams of 8 riders per round (minimum of 5); NB: teams for the 35-44 grade can be made up of any combination of Masters (any age between 35 and 50+).  Riders under 45 years of age will not be permitted to start in the 45 plus grade.
5.2 Teams may use no more than 10 riders over the course of the series. A rider shall compete for one team only throughout the entire series;
5.3 Any team rider not selected as part of their team for a particular round, will not be eligible to compete in that round, nor ride for another team;
5.4 Points will be awarded at each round as follows:
- To the first 15 men place-getters each round i.e. 25, 22, 20, 18, 16, 14, 12, 10, 9, 8; (in each Masters age group).
- 12, 10, 8, points for the first 3 placed teams; (these points are allocated based on the third rider finishing from your team).
- 6, 4, 2 bonus points for the first 3 individual place getters;
5.5 A team is required to provide its own service vehicle at each round (see 10.0);
5.6 The service vehicle driver must attend a pre-race briefing, adhere to the service vehicle guidelines, and ideally hold a current BikeNZ technical licence as a minimum.
5.7 Each team service vehicle must contain a minimum of two persons
5.8 If considered there are insufficient support vehicles then teams may be asked to provide neutral support to other teams. 

6.0 Categories
6.1 For Senior and Under 23 Men nominations as to the category for riders must be made to the Series Coordinator with the details of a current NZ/UCI licence. The Series Coordinator may confer with any BikeNZ centre or club to confirm the category of any rider. That decision will be final.

7.0 Attire - Contact Champion System
7.1 All team members shall wear their distinctive team apparel while racing and during the prize presentations (unless they are wearing a Leader Jersey). Failure to do so may result in the loss of points in either or both the individual and team classifications;
7.2 Failure to wear correct attire will result in the rider being refused a start, unless by prior arrangement with the Series Coordinator.

8.0 Entry Fees
8.1 Team Registrations and Entries shall be made online via the Series website.
8.2 Team Entry fee is of $600 per team for the five race series, team entries will closed on 31st August 2017.   Race day entry per rider is set at $60.00 per rider per round.
8.3 Registration is set at $150.00 per team per round for entries made after 12 August 2018.  Late entries or entries for only one or two round of the series, will be accepted only if there are less than ten teams taking part in a particular race.
8.4 Team Managers must enter their team and individual riders before Tuesday 8pm prior to the weekend's event. The name of the Team Manager and assistant in the car is to be included with the details required in and on the online form provided;
8.5 Late entries for each round - there will be no late entries.
Please respect this in order for a correct start list to be prepared and released prior to race day;
8.6 All entry fees are non-refundable.
8.7 All entry fees must be paid at the time of entering.
8.8 Lost timing transponders will be invoiced at $50 and race numbers will be invoiced at $10 both to the team manager. Transponder holders are available at $2 each.
8.9 Any penalties or fines incurred will be invoiced following each round and must be paid in full prior to the start of the next round. Fines and penalties may be deducted from pending prize monies.
8.10 Any outstanding fees will result in no further entries being accepted from that team.

9.0 Prize-giving
9.1 Any rider presenting for prize-giving will wear their respective racing apparel. Failure to do so will result in the loss of points in the overall individual classification, team classification, or both, and/or Women’s classification if applicable;
9.2 Failure to attend prize-giving may result in forfeiture of prize money and/or loss of points for the individual and/or his or her team unless by prior arrangement with the Series Director.
9.3 Prize money will be paid directly into the nominated bank account of the team, as supplied by the Team Manager on the registration form;
9.4 Prize money will be calculated round by round; teams will be advised post race;

10.0 Support
10.1 Open men and Under 23 teams will provide a team support vehicle with a minimum of a driver and one other person in the vehicle:
- One vehicle will follow the race per team.
- There will be no radios worn by riders
- The vehicle will meet the requirements of cycling rules regarding height (no higher than 1.6m). Over height vehicles are permitted but only at the back of the convoy
- The vehicle will be labelled on the front and back sides with the team name.
- Vehicles will only service riders from the left side of the vehicle and the left side of the road
- The vehicle will clearly display the convoy number as supplied by the series committee on race day, in the front & rear window.
- No other support vehicles will be permitted to follow in the convoy, or overtake the peloton.

11.0 General
11.1 Competition will be conducted under BikeNZ road racing rules;
11.2 The rider understands that competing in the event involves cycling on public roads used by other people and traffic, and is aware of the hazards involved. The hazards include but are not limited to: condition of competitor’s equipment, road surfaces, vehicle traffic, actions of competitors, spectators, organiser’s personnel, weather conditions, hypothermia and heat exhaustion. In the rider’s judgment he/she has sufficient competence and experience to participate safely;
11.3 The rider will follow the course set out and abide by the road rules at all times;
11.4 The rider will wear their designated race number without modification;
11.5 The rider, team management, or supporters will follow the rules and instructions given to him/her by race officials. Failure to do so may lead to him/her being eliminated from the event, or may result in the loss of points in the individual and or team classification.
11.6 The rider acknowledges that the organiser reserves the right to alter the advertised course or start time if conditions warrant. The organisers may make variations on the series conditions for specific races for safety and other reasons as may be required to hold the event.
11.7 The rider consents to receive any medical treatment that may be deemed necessary in the event of injury, accident or illness during the event, and allows the sharing of medical information to be passed to race organizers to ensure rider safety is paramount.
11.8 The rider authorises the use of his/her name, voice and picture and any information provided by him/her on the entry form to be used without payment in any broadcast, telecast, promotion or advertising, and he/she also agrees that the information he/she has provided may be used by the organiser for the purpose of promoting future or other events, for the promotion of race sponsors products and services.
11.9 The Race Organisers, BikeNZ, Race Officials, Race Sponsors (major and subsidiary) shall not be liable for any damage, injury, illness, loss of property or accident caused to (or by) any person or object. Competitors and officials by starting and attending the Cycling Series, do so at their own risk (as per BikeNZ rules) and imply their acceptance of this condition and absolve the race organisation of liability.

11.10 Should the rider not use the correct transponder or ride without the designated transponder then they may not be allocated a time or result for that race.

11.11 By entering this event, riders agree not to do anything that will bring the Trust House North Island Series name into disrepute, make any comments via social media or other that may damage or diminish the goodwill or reputation of the event, other participants or organisers.

Any further inquiries regarding the series can be made to:
Race Organiser
Jorge Sandoval
jorge@ihug.co.nz