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RULES OF BREVETS RANDONNEURS MONDIAUX
Article 1 : Only the Audax Club Parisien has sanctioning worldwide authority for these events. The ACP registers all brevets. Each brevet receives a verification number. These are assigned chronologically based on time of receipt. The ACP has registered all brevets since their inception in 1921.
Article 2 : These brevets are open to any amateur
cyclist regardless of his or her cycling affiliations an covered
by insurance. Any rider under the age of 18 must have consent
of his or her parent or legal guardian.
Article 3 : To participate in a brevet a rider must complete a registration form and pay a registration fee set by the event organizer. In some countries, a waiver of liability must be sign.
Article 4 : Each rider must be covered by liability insurance, either by a group policy or by a personal policy. A rider must [note this is how it looks at the source - an incomplete sentence]
Article 5 : During the event, each rider is considered
to be on a personal ride. The rider must ride in accordance with
all applicable traffic codes and obey all traffic signals.
Article 6 : For night riding, vehicles
must be equipped with front and rear lights attached firmly
to the vehicle. Lights must be fully functional at all times
(Spare lights are strongly recommended; spare bulbs are required).
At least one of the rear lights must be in a steady (rather than
flashing) mode. Riders not complying with all these requirements
will not be permitted to start.
Article 7 : Each rider must be self sufficient.
No follow cars or support of any kind are permitted on the course.
Personal support is only allowed at checkpoints. Any violation
of this requirement will result in immediate disqualification.
Article 8 : At the start, each rider will receive
a brevet card and a cue sheet indicating the route and the location
of the checkpoints. Riders must stay on the route. If a rider
leaves the route, they must return to the route at the same point
prior to continuing, ie. no shortcuts or detours from the route,
unless specified by the organizer. Riders must stop at each checkpoint
to have their card stamped. Organizers may also include unannounced
checkpoints along the route. This assures that everyone will
stay on the prescribed route.
Article 9 : Organizers may have checkpoints with
no member of the organizing staff present. At these checkpoints
riders must get their brevet card stamped at a local establishment
that the organizer specifies as a checkpoint, such as a grocery
store or gas station. Checkpoint information to be noted on the
brevet card includes the time and the date of passage (for brevets
that extend beyond 24 hours).
Article 10 : Overall time limits vary for each
brevet according to the distance. These are: (in hours and minutes,
HH:MM) 13:30 for 200 KM, 20:00 for 300 KM, 27:00 for 400 KM,
40:00 for 600 KM, and 75:00 for 1000 KM.
Article 11 : Any fraud, cheating, or deliberate violation of these rules will result in the exclusion of the rider from all ACP sponsored events.
Article 12 : At the finish, the rider must
sign his brevet card and return it to the event organizer.
The brevet card will be returned to the rider after the brevet
has been verified and a brevet number issued. In the event of
the organizer losing a brevet card, no replacement to the rider
will be made.
Article 13 :
Article 14 : A brevet must be done alone and may not be counted as participation in another event held in conjunction with it.
Article 15 : All animations regarding the BRM in a geographical area, such as classifications, awards, challenges, etc, as well for the riders as for the clubs, are exclusively of the competence of the ACP representative and his association.
Article 16 : Organizers events can be scheduled
only on their geographical area on the ACP calendar, whatever
the starting point is located. The organizers must obligatorily
use the brevet card of their own geographical area.
Article 17 : While taking part in a brevet, the riders accept the publication of their identity and the time achieved in the results published by the organizers. Their identity could never be used at commercial purposes or to be transmitted to a third for this purpose.
Article 18 : Any rider who registers for and starts a brevet agrees by these actions to the following: Any complaint or question concerning a brevet or its organization must be submitted to the organizer in writing, within 48 hours from the finish of the brevet. The organizer will review the complaint and forward it, with a recommendation, to the "Commission des Randonneurs" of Audax Club Parisien for France or to the ACP local ACP person responsible for outside France for a final decision.
Article 19 : Any question regarding the final decision will be sent to the Audax Club Parisien board with organizer and ACP representative recommendations. The Audax Club Parisien board will be the final arbiter of any complaints or questions that arise which may not be covered explicitly in these rules.
15 November 2005