Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions

Calder Stewart Cycling Series 2020

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1.1 A five-round teams-based series for a minimum of "Local Youth/Adult/ Master " Cycling NZ licence holders; with two separate races for: Open /Senior, Under 23 Men and Under 19 Men. Masters Men 35-44, Masters Men 45-49 and Masters 50 + and Women. (The age groups above are based on CNZ / UCI guidelines whereby you stay in the age group for the year of your birthday. ie: if you are 45 in October you are eligible for the entire calendar year to be in the 45-49 age group. Regardless of age, riders who hold a Senior Men or Senior Women Licence are restricted to entering these categories in the Elite Series).

1.2 Rider numbers may be limited to 100 for each race field, Traffic Management Plans pending. The organiser reserves the right to cancel a race should a minimum of 20 riders in any of the two races not be registered at the entry cutoff.

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/ winner will be the rider/ team with the most amount of wins in the rounds of the competition. If still equal, then the most second places, third places, etc until a leader/winner is decided. If after this process, if there is still a tie then the leader/winner shall be decided by the higher placing in the last round.

2.0 Leader Jerseys (NB: minimum numbers will apply in order to issue the below jerseys).

2.1 The Blue 'Sponsors' Leader Jersey shall be worn by the Elite Men series leader at each round regardless of age division.

2.2 The Green 'Sponsors' Leader Jersey shall be worn by the Under 23 series leader at each round.

2.3 The Black ‘Sponsors’ Leader Jersey shall be worn by the Under 19 series leader at each round.

2.4 The Blue 'Sponsors' Leader Jersey shall be worn by the Masters 35-44 series leader at each round. 

2.5 The Green 'Sponsors' Leader Jersey shall be worn by the Masters 45-49 series leader at each round.

2.6 The Black 'Sponsors' Leader Jersey shall be worn by the Masters 50+ series leader at each round.

2.7 The Blue 'Sponsors' Leader Jersey shall be worn by the Women's series leader at each round regardless of age division.

2.8. The SBA white and blue polka dot most combative rider jersey shall be worn by the rider in each event who accumulates the most hot spot series points during the series.

2.9 The Under 23 classification is open to any male rider who is the holder of an Under 23 licence.

The Under 19 category is open to any make rider with an under 19 licence.

2.10 In the event of a rider leading both the series and an age category, the rider shall wear the blue 'Sponsors' Leader Jersey. The 2nd placed rider in the series leaders age division shall wear the Green ‘Sponsor’ jersey as appropriate.

2.11 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 Full Team kit or Leaders Jersey at all presentations will not be tolerated. Riders not wearing Full Team kit or Leaders Jerseys for stage presentations will not be allowed on to the presentation area and will forfeit prize money for that event and the team will be deducted two points.

2.12 Riders on the podium are able to wear hats and sunglasses.

3.0 Open/Senior, Under 23 Men and Under 19 Men (All race together in 1 race)

3.1 A team may enter a minimum of 4, and a maximum of 8 riders per round to be eligible for the 'Sponsors' team prize. Teams may be made up of any combination of age divisions.

3.2 A team entered in the team classification may use no more than 15 riders over the course of the series. A rider, once he has started in any round shall compete for that 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. Composite team riders are not eligible for team points and must arrange their own support and management for the day.

3.7 The service vehicle driver must attend a pre-race briefing, adhere to the Convoy Code of Conduct guidelines. Failure to do so may result in the team not being able to race, or the team car withdrawn from the convoy.

3.8 Each team service vehicle must contain a minimum of two persons. Failure to do so will result in the team car not being to join the convy. Both must wear a high vis jacket/vest.

3.9 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 team points for the first 3 individual place-getters.

• Most Combative sprint points also accumulate as bonus series points. i.e. If a rider wins 3 points in the most combative rider completion, he also picks up 3 extra series points.

3.10 The 'Series' team classification winner will be the team accumulating the most points over the course of the series.

4.0 Masters Men 35-44, Masters Men 45-49 & Masters 50+, and Women.(All start together in a

single field) 

4.1 Men and Women will compete in teams of 8 (minimum of 3) per round to be eligible for the ‘Sponsors’ Team prize. Teams can be made up of any combination of age divisions and gender.

4.2 Teams may use no more than 15 riders over the course of the series. A rider, once he has started in any round, shall compete for that team only throughout the entire series.

4.3 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.

4.4 Points will be awarded at each round as follows:

- To the first ten men place-getters each round ie 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 team bonus points for the first 3 individual place getters.

- Most combative points also accumulate as bonus series points. i.e. If a rider wins 3 points in the most combative rider completion, they also pick up 3 extra series points. 

4.5 A team must have a minimum of 3 riders finish the race to be eligible for team points.

5.0 Categories

5.1 Nominations as to the category for riders must be made to the Series Coordinator with the details of a current CNZ/UCI licence. The Series coordinator may confer with any CNZ centre or club to confirm the category of any rider. That decision will be final.

6.0 Attire 

6.1 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 two points in either or both the individual and team classifications.

6.2 Failure to wear correct attire will result in the rider being refused a start, unless by prior arrangement with the Series Coordinator.

7.0 Entry Fees

7.1 Team Registrations and Entries shall be made via e mail to the organiser.

7.2 Entry is set at between $85 - $95.00 per rider per round.

7.3 Registration is set at $120.00 per team per round for entries made after January 30 2020, or $400.00 per team for the series which must be received by 1 January 2020.

7.4 Team Managers must enter their team and individual riders before Sunday 7pm 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.

7.5 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.

7.6 All entry fees are non-refundable but exceptional circumstances such as injuries from a crash within a week of the event will be considered.

7.7 All entry fees must be paid at the time of entering.

7.8 Lost timing transponders will be invoiced at $30 and race numbers will be invoiced at $10 both to the team manager. Transponder holders are available at $2 each.

7.9 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.

8.1 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 2 points in the overall individual classification, team classification, or both. No casual clothing to be worn.

9.2 Failure to attend prize-giving may result in forfeiture of prize money and/or loss of 2 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 calculated round by round and paid out for overall series winners only. ie there is no prize money for each round.

10.0 Support

10.1 Teams will provide a team support vehicle with a minimum of a driver and one other person in the vehicle. Both must wear high vis jackets or vests.

10.2 One vehicle will follow the race per team unless the organiser and/or traffic management constraints decide that reductions in numbers of team vehicles are necessary.

10.3 Teams may be asked to share support vehicles with other teams.

10.4 There will be no radios worn by riders.

10.5 The vehicle will be no higher than 1.9m.

10.6 A radio functioning with PRS frequencies must be provided by the team along with a first aid kit.

10.7 The vehicle will be labelled on the front and back sides with the team name.

10.8 Vehicles will only service riders from the left side of the vehicle and the left side of the road.

10.9 The vehicle will clearly display the convoy number as supplied by the series committee on race day, in the front & rear window.

10.10 No other support vehicles will be permitted to follow in the convoy, or overtake the peloton. 

10.11. Drivers and team managers must read and agree to the Convoy Code of Conduct that will be supplied prior to each round. Team managers must pass copies of the Convoy Code of Conduct to all team sport members and or receiving managers/drivers/support.

11.0 General

11.1 Competition will be conducted under CNZ / UCI 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, CNZ, 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 Elite 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.

12.0 Invitational/Composite Teams

12.1 In the Open Men category riders are able to form a “Tineli Composite” “Invitational Team” for any event in the mens race.

12.2 Riders who register their interest for a start in the round will be forwarded to the race organisers who will have discretion over the final riders named to start.

12.3 Riders must not be on a roster for any team already starting in that round.

12.4 No minimum start number, but maximum number of 8 starters for the round.

12.5 The team/riders will not be eligible for any Team Points or Team Bonus Points, but will be eligible for Individual Points and for prize money for their individual placings in the series.

12.6 Riders who race in a Composite/Invitational Team will still be eligible to sign up for permanent team rosters later in the series and take individual series points accrued with them.

12.7 Team uniform will be Tineli branded cycle tops. Riders must wear the Tineli top supplied by the race organiser.Tops must be returned to race organisers at the end of the race. Riders can wear their own bib shorts.

12.8 The riders are to arrange their own support vehicle and race day logistics. A fill in manager must present to the mangers meeting. This can be a rider/manager.

12.9 The Composite/Invitational Team is available for the Open Men’s Race only.

12.10 Other Invitational Teams, across any race categories may be formed on a case by case basis at the event organisers discretion.

13.0 Individuals riding in the Women’s event.

13.1 Individual entries are for the Womens category only.

13.2 Individual entries is a continuing trial concept for 2020 and may be stopped by the event organiser for any round/s.

13.3 Individual entry is $90.

13.4 Riders can be on an existing team roster, but cannot wear their team kit.

13.5 Rostered riders priority is to fill team spots before entering as an individual (i.e., team must already have eight other riders starting).

13.6 Individual riders will qualify for prize money, podium spots and race trophies, but are ineligible for any individual or team series points. If an individual finishes in the top 15, the finishing points remain unallocated for the round"

13.7 Riders can wear their choice of race top which must differ significantly from any of the existing team uniforms (riders club jersey is preferable).

14.0 Most Combative Rider Jersey

14.1 All rounds will see sprints to be awarded to the first 3 riders across the most combative finish line. This may occur just once per race or multiple times on a circuit completing multiple laps.

Details will be provided before each round and sprints may be on the flat or on prominent hills.

14.2 Points will be for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd rider over the line at the Hot Spot location and the allocation will be 3,2 and 1 points.

14.3. Sprint points also carry over as Series Bonus Points i.e. if a rider wins 3 points in a hot spot sprint he/she earns 3 bonus points toward the Series Jersey, 

14.4 The event organiser reserves the right to offer double or triple points on any sprint they deem is a higher category than other locations used in the series.

14.5 After round 1 the Most Combative Rider must wear the Most Combative Rider white and blue polka dot jersey supplied by the event organiser in subsequent rounds.

14.6 The Most Combative Rider series winner will be determined at the conclusion of Round 6.

15.0 Team Time Trial.

15.1 For the Mens event up to 8 riders can start the team time trial. The team time will be taken on the 5th rider across the line.

15.2 For the Masters event up to 6 riders can start the team time trial. The team time will be taken on the 4th rider across the line.

15.3. Masters can be mixed with Women.

15.4. A minimum of three teams must enter the Women’s event to create a standalone team time trial competition for Woman. If three teams do not enter then any women’s team that does enter will form part of the Masters competition. Up to 6 riders can start in a womens team with the time taken on the 4th rider across the line.

15.5 No TTT bikes can be used, only standard road bikes as per UCI regulations. Disc wheels and deep rimmed wheels can be used along with UCI approved aero helmets, skin suits and aero shoe covers etc.

15.6. All riders must be in their registered team clothing.

15.7. Teams will start two minutes apart.

15.8 Team cars are permitted to follow their respective team and provide mechanical servicing but NO PACING is allowed for any rider affected by a mechanical.

15.9 Teams caught pacing from team cars, any other car or other teams with receive a DNF, lose any team points accrued from R1 and will not be eligible for team points for the remainder of the 2020 series.

15.10. The winning team must present on the podium in racing clothing only. ie Team cycling top and bib shorts. If teams present with riders in casual clothing the team will lose 10 team points.


Any further inquiries regarding the series can be made to: Richard Scott 021 2880100