Contact number: +27 83 294 5260

RULES & COMMON SENSE

  1. All riders are required to wear an approved helmet and cannot remove it at any time while riding.

  2. No support or follow vehicles are allowed. Aid stations will be well stocked and able to handle participant’s needs.

  3. Riders must ALWAYS obey traffic laws and strictly obey any law enforcement persons or official ride personnel. In the interest of your own safety, you should always assume the same level of vigilance in riding your bike during the event that you would under normal circumstances.

  4. When passing other riders, use common sense and pass on the right and let yourself be known when doing so. After you pass, resume riding as far left as safely possible. DO NOT PASS riders or vehicles on blind corners.

  5. You are responsible for your own mechanical needs during the race.

  6. Utilize the aid stations and stock up with the necessary fluids and food you’ll need to get yourself to back the finish area.

  7. Be prepared for extreme changes in the weather, this is the high country. A light windbreaker at the very least is a good idea. Sunblock is also a must at these altitudes. Ride will take place rain, shine, sleet or snow.

  8. Entry Refunds? There are no refunds but substitutions will be allowed.

  9. Headphones/ear buds are NOT permitted during a ride.

  10. Each rider is classified according to their age on the day of the event.

  11. Equipment: ANY type of non-motorized bicycle is welcome to take on the Gravel Grand Prix. 

  12. Riders must respect the directions of all course marshals at all times. If you’re told to stop by a course marshal, moto official, uniformed officer or otherwise, YOU MUST STOP!

  13. All riders must attend the “riders’ meeting” held at the start area 15 minutes prior to the event.

  14. The responsibility of keeping on the prescribed course rests with the rider. A rider may not leave the prescribed course unless ordered to do so by public authorities or a ride official.

  15. Shortcutting and/or cutting trail switchbacks or course is not permitted and may result in disqualification. A rider is required to stay on the designated route. The route will be markes and it is the rider’s responsibility to stay on the route as marked. Lack of tape or barriers will not constitute an excuse for cutting the course.

  • Laws and ordinances of appropriate jurisdictions shall be observed during participation in the event.

  • A rider may be suspended for damaging or destroying public or private property. A rider may be held liable for all cost associated with the damage or destruction.

  • Gravel Grand Prix officials reserve the right to make changes to the course, delay start times and/or postpone the event as necessary for safety or security purposes or at the request of permit issuers.

 

RULES OF THE ROAD
The Gravel Grand Prix course features a perfect blend of dirt road, gravel road and tar road.

  • Riders must obey all applicable traffic laws during the event and are encouraged to use common sense, keep their head up and stay in their lane of travel. At no time will there be a closed road.

  • Riders should expect vehicle traffic on all roads, along with ATVs, motorcycles, livestock and wild animals. Stay in your lane and follow the rules of the road.

  • Once a rider is dropped from the main peloton they must ride as far right as possible in single formation. This applies to both the pavement and dirt sections.

 

CUT-OFF TIMES:

Please note that for rider safety and permit compliance, GGP must enforce strict cutoff times at the listed locations and times

         Cut-off times will be updated closer to the time

If at anytime an GGP staff member, or a member of the emergency response team, determines a rider is physically unable to complete the event within the allotted time frame, you must accept a ride back to the emergency response center at the Start/Finish area.

  • If you do not make the cut-off time or are unable for any reason to finish, please DO NOT go through the finish line as it will foul-up our results!

  • Riders who are not capable of getting back to either the start or finish areas under their own power will be transported by an event “sweep” vehicle.

  • Course officials reserve the right to remove and “DNF” any rider from the event that is deemed incapable of safely finishing the course for any reason.