Race Rules

Race start

  • Riders must start with one foot on the ground 
  • Riders will be given a 1-minute notice before the race starts, then the race starter will say 15 seconds and anytime from now.


  • Riders will be self seeded unless Auscycling provides a current list of National Rankings.
  • Riders will have a limited amount of fire road to get themselves into position before the first single track.

Lapped riders / Auscycling Restrictions

Riders may be stopped from doing additional laps if they exceed the maximum amount of time they can race under Auscycling Junior Rules.

  • Under 13 – Can not start a final lap after 30 minutes of racing
  • Under 15 – Can not start a final lap after 45 minutes of racing
  • Under 17 – Can not start a final lap after 60 minutes of racing
  • Under 19 – Can not start a final lap after 60 minutes of racing


  • Riders walking must move their bikes off the track and give way to riders
  • Riders wishing to pass may communicate this desire by calling “track” or “rider”. Calling this does not give the faster rider the right to overtake. The person in front is racing also. If you are racing on the same lap, you may not move to block a faster rider.
  • If you are being lapped, you must pull over where safe for a faster rider to get through

Feed zones / technical zones

  • Riders can only receive a drink bottle or nutrition from their support in the designated feed zone.
  • Riders can swap out wheels during the event however, must finish on the same bike.


  • Consider the distance to the rider in front when negotiating technical sections. Can you stop if they stop suddenly?
  • In the event of a crash, check to make sure the rider is ok and proceed to the next marshal and inform them of the crash and severity of the crash.


  • If you are unable to finish the race, please advise timing so that they know you are no longer on the track.

Course cutting

  • Riders found deliberately course cutting will be penalised. This could be a time penalty, or a disqualification determined by the race commissaire.


  • Random prize draws will occur at the midday presentations and prizes will depend on available sponsors and number of participants. 

When not racing

  • Students must not be riding their bikes on the course, they are welcome to walk around the track to spectate. RIDING can cause additional chip reads which will slow the running of the day.

Clothing, shoes and helmets

  • Students must always wear an Australian Approved Cycling Helmet when on a bike.
  • Students must have closed toe footwear and covered shoulders


  • All bike must have 2 working brakes and be fitted with handlebar plugs.