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Rules

Owing to the nature of the event, we’d like to make all participants aware of the Wales360’s rules and regulations. In part these will help organisers deliver a safe and enjoyable six days of riding for participants, as well as respecting the surroundings and environment in which it takes place.

Owing to the nature of the event, we’d like to make all participants aware of the Wales360’s rules and regulations. In part these will help organisers deliver a safe and enjoyable six days of riding for participants, as well as respecting the surroundings and environment in which it takes place.

The following is a summary of the main rules. Please refer to the SweetSpot Agreement and Waiver for further details.

  • Riders must participate in one of the following categories as part of a team with a minimum of two riders:
  1. Male TeamĀ Open
  2. Male Team Masters 40+ on 31 December 2019
  3. Male Team Masters 50+ on 31 December 2019
  4. Female Team Open
  5. Female Team Masters 40+ on 31 December 2019
  6. Female Team Masters 50+ on 31 December 2019
  7. Mixed Male/Female Team Open
  8. Mixed Male/Female Team Masters 40+ on 31 December 2019
  9. Mixed Male/Female Team Masters 50+ on 31 December 2019
  10. eBike Team (at least one rider in the team on an eBike)
  • Riders/teams will be entered into the appropriate team category by the organiser based on data submitted during the registration process.
  • Finishers prizes/awards or gifts will only be awarded to riders who complete all six days of the event in accordance with the rules.
  • Only mountain bikes are permitted in the Wales360. Tandems are not permitted. Motorised assistance/engines are not permitted except for eBikes registered within the eBike category.
  • Luggage racks, front mounted bags (mounted to the handlebars or front forks), bicycle mounted bags over two litres, aerodynamic handlebar attachments and non-malleable water bottles are not permitted
  • The organiser is entitled to exclude any rider from the event should their equipment be identified as in breach of these rules or otherwise unsafe in the opinion of the organiser until such time as the breach has been corrected.
  • Riders accept responsibility for the condition and adequacy of their equipment.
  • Riders must wear a protective helmet that is a good fit, is free from damage and defects and meets internationally recognised standards such as European CE EN1078 or CPSC at all times while riding.
  • Riders must wear clothing appropriate to the event and current/forecast weather conditions. This is a multi-day mountain bike event, participants should equip themselves accordingly with all-weather clothing, first aid equipment, tools and materials.
  • Riders must read and abide by the rules and information provided to them by the organiser, as may be amended from time to time, and all laws including traffic laws.
  • Riders must notify the organiser as soon as practicable of any issue that they become aware of that could pose a safety threat to themselves, to other event participants or to any other person connected with or who may otherwise come into contact with the event.
  • Riders must consent to receive medical care, treatment and transportation that may be deemed advisable in the event of injury, accident or illness while participating in the Wales360.
  • Riders must start each day of the event at the start time allocated to them by the organiser.
  • Riders must meet the cut-off times/minimum average speeds specified by the organiser for each day’s ride and/or section of each day’s ride or they may be withdrawn from the event and prevented from continuing along the route.
  • Riders must observe and obey all posted rules and warnings and abide by any instructions or directions issued by the organiser including any decision of an event official relative to their ability to safely participate in the event.
  • Riders must dispose of any waste packaging, bottles or other items responsibly and agree not to litter.
  • Riders must respect other people, equipment, facilities or property. The event takes place in public spaces and riders must ride in a responsible manner so as not to intimidate or endanger other users of these spaces.
  • Riders must arrange liability insurance to cover them for incidents during the event causing physical injury or property damage to third parties that are (or are alleged to be) their fault.
  • The organiser shall create a jury to decide on breaches of event rules and protests notified to it. Breaches of the rules may result in warnings, being forbidden to continue in the event until breaches have been rectified or expulsion from the event, dependent on the seriousness of the breach.
  • The organiser will loan each rider a timing chip for the duration of the event and provide a number board, both of which must be affixed to the rider/their bicycle as instructed at all times.
  • Any rider wishing to end the event prematurely must notify the organiser as soon as possible either in person by contacting an official or by contacting the emergency number provided.
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Stage One Map
Start
Aberystwyth

End
Dolgellau
Distance
90km
Stage Two Map
Start
Dolgellau

End
Betws-y-Coed
Distance
97km
Stage Three Map
Start
Betws-y-Coed

End
Llangollen
Distance
106km
Stage Four Map
Start
Llangollen

End
Welshpool
Distance
88km
Stage Five Map
Start
Welshpool

End
Rhayader
Distance
89km
Stage Six Map
Start
Rhayader

End
Aberystwyth
Distance
82km