Rules & Safety

Race number plates must be displayed on the handlebars of the bicycle. WMTBC will provide you with cable ties to ensure it the plate is secure and readable. Please ensure it is fastened as flat as possible. Altering, cutting or placing of unauthorized sponsors’ logos on numbers will result in a disqualification. You can keep your number plate as a memento of your race.
Riders are not permitted to short-cut the course, which will be clearly marked.  We will have marshals in all sort of places as well as roving marshals.  The responsibility for following the official route lies with the rider. If you do not follow the official route you will be disqualified.
Riders are not permitted to willfully alter the course in any way without first consulting with the race officials. This includes moving rocks, logs, tape or other natural obstacles.
Riders must act in a sporting manner at all times and pass and allow passing without obstructing. A simple “track please, on your right (or left if safer to do so)” – and wait for their response to allow you to pass. Rider in front, if someone is requesting to pass, it is more than likely they are faster and you should heed the call when it is safe.You don’t not need to stop, just ride closer to the side of the track opposite to the side the passing rider has requested and call them through. . Please be polite out on the tracks – we are all there to have fun.
If you come across a injured rider, Stop, render assistance and send the next rider through to report the incident to the next marshal.  Let us know and we will adjust your time accordingly.
Relaying team riders need to have physical contact in transition zone as a rider comes back from a lap and before the next lap is started by the next team rider, e.g. doing a high-five, shaking hands, tap on the shoulder, slap on the back.
Riders are reminded that they must not be disrespectful to the event volunteers, officials or ignore the race regulations. Follow directions from race officials.
Riders must present their MTBA membership card at registration or purchase a MTBA day permit.
If a rider/team pulls out of a race, he/she/they must notify the timing station. This is to ensure that all competitors are accounted for at the conclusion of the race.
The race is managed by Warrnambool Mountain Bike Club and the Race Director has the task to ensure that the competition is conducted in a safe and fair way. If you have any questions about the way the event was conducted or the results please make sure that you seek out the Race Director and discuss it.
Once the 3 hour race has started, all practice of the course is prohibited.
All riders must wear a bike helmet that has been authorised by Australian Standards (or approved international standard) at all times when riding and racing. You will be required to wear fully enclosed foot wear and gloves are recommended.
In terms of repair, you will need to be more or less self-sufficient, however, there will be mechanic assistance at Race Central.  On course, marshals will not be able to provide you with assistance, for a number of them have only limited experience with bikes.  The marshals are there to assist with injuries and fair play, not the mysteries of your creaking bottom bracket. We recommend you carry a kit that will allow you to make basic repairs during the race, including inner tube, pump or CO2 cartridge, a hanger, chain tool and some allen keys.