1.1: All riders to sign a race liability disclaimer form provided with the yearly membership form.
1.2: Third Part liability insurance is not compulsory but recommended. This shall need to be provided by the rider himself from any Insurance agency
1.3: If a rider is discovered of not having a valid insurance policy will be held liable for any accidents he/she might be involved in and will have bear the costs of the damages incurred.
2.0: RACE NUMBERS
2.1 The MMBA will issue a handlebar number plate with which the athlete is to compete in ALL the races throughout the NPS.
2.2 The athlete must take proper care of the race number. A replacement number plate will be issued at the cost of €5
3.1 All competition bikes must be adequate for the race to be undertaken. The M.M.B.A. reserves the right to prohibit any rider from participating should it transpire that his/her bike or gear (including clothing) is inadequate for participation in any race
3.2 Riders are to use a CE approved helmets at all times, before, during and after competition
3.3 Riders will be automatically disqualified if found to be using any electronic means of propulsion. (including e-bikes)
3.4 The MMBA may stop a rider from participating should it deem that such rider does not have adequate equipment/gear and will therefore be disqualified from the race.
4.0 TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
4.1 Authorized technical assistance during a race shall only consist in the repairs to or the replacement of any part of the bicycle other than the frame. Bike changes are not permitted and the rider must cross the finish line with the same handlebar number plate that he had at the start.
4.2 Technical assistance can only be given in the feed/technical assistance zones.
5.0: RACE CATEGORIES
5.1 Athletes will be subdivided in to different categories according to age/ gender and ability.
5.2 The MMBA will be introducing age-group categories in the OPEN category as from 2018. All categories except the ELITE category will race in the OPEN category (same no. of laps) and each rider will be assigned his age group/gender category in a separate column in the results i.e.:
· OPEN (19 - 39 yrs)
· JUNIORS (16-18 yrs)
· MASTER 40+
· MASTERS 50+
· MASTERS 60+
5.3 Categories that don’t reach the the minimum amount of 5 riders, will only be rewarded for 1st place.
5.4 Masters 40+ riders can apply either for elite class or for Masters 40+ only. Each category class is valid for an entire race season.
5.5 Any participant who is under the age of 18 years shall have the required membership form and race disclaimer signed by his parents or authorized guardian.
6.0 POINTS CLASSIFICATION
6.1 Overall winners for each category will be determined on a ‘best out of 4’ system.
6.2 Points will be awarded as follows:
14. to 38.: intervals of 2 points
39. to 60.: intervals of 1 point.
6.3 Riders tying on points will bee ranked by the greatest number of 1st places, 2nd places, etc.. In the case they are still tied, the points scored in the most recent race will be used to separate them.
7.0 CONDUCT OF RIDERS
7.1 A rider must act in a sporting manner at all times and must permit any faster rider to overtake without obstructing. The slower rider should move aside when possible and in a safe manner. PROPER and ETHICAL conduct is expected from all riders. The MMBA reserves the right to disqualify/penalize any riders who break this rule