RULES & REGULATIONS
Lysebotn – Bryne – Sirdal & Bryne 14th August 2021
Article 1: INTRODUCTION
Lysebotn – Bryne & Sirdal – Bryne is a cyclosportive, which will take place 14th of August 2021.
The event is organized by Tour des Fjords AS and Bryne Cykleklubb.
The Rules and Regulations, which follow, shall govern the entire event and are in place to assure
a safe and fair environment for all participants. It is participants’ responsibility to be familiar with
them and to ensure compliance.
Article 2: DISCLAIMER
Each participant recognizes that participating in a cyclosportive requires a minimum level of training
and that he/she is medically fit to participate. By accepting the registration conditions, each participant
takes full and complete responsibility in case of an accident that could occur during the outgoing or
return trip to and from the cyclosportive or during the cyclosportive itself. Each participant also takes
responsibility for the risks linked to such an event, including but not limited to, accidents with other
participants, bad weather, road traffic conditions.
Cyclosport, bike riding and bike racing is an inherently dangerous sport and self-evidently
exposes each participant to a number of risks, in particular but not limited to personal injury or
mechanical damage to bike equipment. In signing up to the event, each participant acknowledges
and accepts the above proposition, and further accepts the following propositions, namely that:
• Each participant shall be responsible for obtaining his or her own personal insurance.
• Each participant absolutely and completely absolves the organization for all
responsibility with regard to the loss or damage to any personal property regardless
of the circumstances. The Organization, whilst having made every effort to (a) make
the event as safe as possible for each and every participant, and (b) having addressed
and or reduced and or eliminated or having attempted to eliminate as many of the
risks as it is possible to have anticipated and or foreseen, is nevertheless not able to
control, or anticipate, or foresee all events, and this is accepted by all participants.
• It may be necessary to cancel the event, for example in cases of adverse weather
conditions or force majeure.
Article 3: REQUIREMENTS OF PARTICIPATION
The race is open to all cyclists, racers and non-racers (aged 17 or older in the year of the event)
from any country.
In accordance with “«Reglement for turritt landevei»”, the participation of the race is subject to
the presentation of an all year “competition license” issued by a UCI sanctioned National
Federation. Riders who don’t hold an all-year license may ride under a one-day license issued by
the Norwegian Cycling Federation and given by the organizer at the time of entry.
Article 4: REGISTRATION
Registration for the event may only be done via the online registration platform at
Entry fees for individual registration are:
• Phase 1: First 50 entries – 649 NOK
• Phase 2: Standard entry fee – 949 NOK
The entry fee includes many benefits for all riders:
• A marshaled course.
• Presence of motorcycle escorts for the peloton.
• Presence of safety vehicles to escort the peloton (including a broom wagon at the rear of the peloton).
• A medical team present at all times, during the race and at the finish.
• Refreshment stations with fresh food and energy supplements (solid, liquid, energy products).
• A live timing system.
• Food at the finish.
• Professional photographers throughout the race.
What is not included in the initial entry fee:
§ Cost of transfers to start venue and from finish venue (sold separately).
§ Accommodation and breakfasts (sold separately).
§ Personal Accident insurance (highly recommended).
§ Property Damage insurance (highly recommended).
§ Personal Travel insurance (highly recommended).
§ And anything that is not outlined in “What is included with your registration”.
Article 5: CANCELLATION & TRANSFER CONDITIONS
The purchase of a spot in the event is final and personal. Meaning it will not be refunded and
cannot be resold to anyone.
Article 6: BIB COLLECTION
The race bib can be collected on the Thursday 12st August 2021.
If conditions of participations (Article 3) are not met, the organizer will have full authority to
refuse the participation of the individual.
Article 7: EQUIPMENT
To participate in the event, you will need to have a road-racing bike and a hard-shell helmet. The
Norwegian cycling federation’s equipment rules will be enforced.
Article 8: CATEGORIES
The race is a cyclosportive with rankings. Both separated for men & women.
Article 9: SAFETY DURING THE RACE
The route is not closed to vehicles and all riders must obey the rules of the road at all times.
Certain intersections may be staffed by road marshals to provide a right of way, but riders must
be vigilant at all times. On top of the race management cars (head and back of the peloton),
marshals on motorbikes will surround the participants.
All riders must respect the traffic laws:
• To cycle on the right-hand side of the road, at any and all times.
• To respect the road signs put in place by the organization.
• To respect the traffic lights or signs if they are not secured by a marshal.
• To respect other road users who are not involved in the race.
Each rider has the duty to wear his bib clearly visible on his back and his bike plate on the front
of the handlebars at all times. The bibs and bike plates must not be modified, defaced, cut or
reduced in size. Penalties shall apply.
It is strictly forbidden to wear earphones during the race.
Article 10: MEDICAL ASSISTANCE
The medical service will be made up of Norsk folkehjelp / Red Cross or similar.
Article 11: ANTI-DOPING
Participants rigorously undertake to respect the prohibition of doping and the provisions
concerning anti-doping controls, as they result from laws and regulations in force. Anti-doping
controls can be carried out at any time without prior notice by licensed authorities.
Article 12: WITHDRAWAL
Withdrawal from the race: in case of complete withdrawal, the participant will be responsible for
leaving the race and returning home, along with his/her equipment and luggage.
Article 13: RACE TIMEKEEPING
The timekeeping will be carried out by an electronic timing system.
All participants will receive a transponder that must be mounted on their front right fork for the
duration of the event. This transponder will be used to control timing at various points on the
route and to provide daily and overall results for each participant.
A group start time will be given to the entire peloton based on the time of the first rider crossing
the official start of timing. Rankings will be based on the cumulative times between the beginning
and finish of each of the timed sections. Outside of the group start time for the first section, the
time taken into account will be the one given precisely by the chip on your bike at the crossing of
the finish line.
A participant who has not completed the entire course will not be given a ranking at the finish.
For safety reasons, the organizer may decide to non-time some sections of the course. These
untimed sections must be entirely covered on your bike without external assistance (car, bus etc.)
Riders who fail to respect these regulations are subject to time penalties and/or exclusion from the
race detailed in Article 20.
The participant is responsible for handing in the transponder after the event. Failing to do so will
result in a fee of 750 NOK.
Article 14: TIME LIMITS
Riders must finish inside the stated cut-off time in order to obtain an official finisher ranking.
Time limits / cut-off time will be presented on the home page of the race.
If a rider can’t make the cut-off time, he or she will be pulled from the race.
Article 15: PERSONAL ASSISTANCE
The participants must not be assisted or receive food and drink supplies outside of the
refreshment stations put in place by the organization. All cars following are not authorized to
intervene between two refreshment stations in any way. See the list of penalties in Article 20.
Article 16: RANKINGS
All riders must cross the final finish line. In failing to do so riders will be excluded from the ranking.
Article 17: AMENDMENTS TO RACE ARRANGEMENTS
The organization reserves the right to change at any time the course and/or the position of the
refreshments and/or the time limits. In case of bad weather and to ensure the safety of
participants, the organization reserves the right to postpone the time of departure, to stop the
current race or to cancel it.
Article 18: SPORTING PENALTIES
RESPECTING THE ENVIRONMENT
It is totally forbidden to litter during the race.
Riders shall keep their trash with them until the finish or use the disposal bins provided at feed
Non-compliance with this rule can give the following penalties:
– Disqualification from the race.
– The rider will be allowed to continue the race but will not appear in the results.
– In case of a second recurrence, the rider will be excluded from the race
There is a zero-tolerance policy on this.
All riders, without exception, will be required to cross the official start line and official finish line
(this could be different from where the timing starts/ finish). Non-compliance with this rule can
lead to the following penalty:
– Time penalty of 15 minutes added to the results.
It is totally forbidden for riders to receive food or drink outside of the dedicated feed stations
managed by the organiser. The feed station locations are stated in the rout description. The race
director can amend these clauses during the race depending on the weather conditions or other
The riders may use the products offered by the organisation or may use their own support team to
provide them with specific products. For non-compliance with this rule, the following penalties
can be incurred:
– Time penalty of 30 minutes added to the results.
– In case of second recurrence, the rider will be excluded from the race.
Riders whose support vehicles fail to respect safety rules or instructions provided by the race
management staff are subject to time penalties and/or exclusion from the race depending on the
Time penalty of 15 minutes added to the results for use of earphones
Article 19: INSURANCE
Damage to personal possessions: the organization declines all responsibility for loss or damage to
any of a participant’s personal belongings. The organizer’s insurance contract does not cover loss
or damages suffered by participants due to loss of or damage to personal possessions including
the bicycle and related equipment. To protect against costs and damages related to theft or
damage to a bike or related equipment, all participants are responsible for obtaining their own
The Organization cannot be held responsible for any possible accidents whether the rider is the
cause or victim. Such accidents and the consequences of them must be covered by the insurance
policy of the rider. The Organization will accept no responsibility for debts, costs that the rider
incurs, the repair and damage costs to the bikes, or the loss of any other material owned by the
rider. The participant absolves the Organization of all responsibility regarding the loss or damage
to any personal property regardless of the circumstances.
Article 20: IMAGE RIGHTS AND PERSONAL INFORMATION
By participating in the event, each participant allows the organization to use, reproduce or have
reproduced his name, image, voice and sports performance through the race for any direct use or
as a derivative of the race and this, in any material, in the world, by any means known or
unknown to date, and for the duration of protection currently granted for such use direct or
derived by the law or regulations, judicial decisions and/or arbitration of any country and by
current or future international agreements, including any extensions that may be made at this time.
Article 21: COMMUNICATIONS FROM ORGANIZER
The participant agrees to receive newsletters and other communications from the organizer
related to the event.
Article 22: ACCEPTANCE OF THE REGULATIONS
By entering the event, each participant acknowledges having read and accepted these regulations
explicitly and without reservation. In case of any disagreement in the interpretation of these
regulations, the Norwegian version shall prevail.