We only have a few rules which are in place primarily for your safety and secondly to create a fair event.
We would appreciate if you would abide by these and the spirit in which they are written. Deliberate
infringement will not result in any loss of points just disqualification.
Competitors should be aware that these events use public rights of way (e.g. roads, bridleways, footpaths) which have other users. Competitors do not have exclusive use.
The minimum age for Open Adventure events is 18, however for the Open5 series it is possible for 14-17 year olds to compete if they are partnered with their legal guardian. This is subject to the discretion of the event director and please contact us prior to entering.
Kit for Open5:
We have put together a list of mandatory kit for safety reasons however we would strongly suggest
you consider taking the items on the recommended list.
|Mandatory – All sections
||Mandatory – Mountain Bike
Pending the weather we might also stipulate competitors to carry a waterproof jacket (with a hood or combined with a waterproof hat) – A notice will be displayed at registration if applicable.
|Recommended – All Sections
||Recommended – Mountain Bike
Needless to say to complete the event and gain a score you will need your map, SPORTident dibber and a permanent marker to mark the control values on the map after the start.
How your scores are calculated for Open5:
The Open Adventure events use a SportIdent (SI) control box/station at the mapped locations. A SI card is affixed to your wrist at registration or solos with own cards can use finger loops.
As you progress around your chosen route, you insert the SI card into the control box. After a second or two the SI control box will beep and flash.
This action first stores the SI-card number in the control box and then the control box details on your SI card. If you do not see a flash and hear a bleep then your visit to that control has not been recorded. In this case, you must record the letters on the control box and the time when you were at the control.
Remember you’ve probably just taken 15-20 mins getting to the control location and may be a little flustered. Take a few deep breaths and concentrate purely on putting the SI card into the control box. Wait for that all important flash and bleep. If you are in a team, ensure that both of you insert your SI cards into the control box. During the six plus years Open Adventure have been using the SI control boxes and SI Cards, the equipment has never failed to record competitor information.
Back at registration, the information is retrieved from your SI Card and your score calculated electronically. A printout of your recorded control visits is provided for confirmation.
If a control is not on the printout then please let the download team know prior to prize giving. If you can provide the control letters and your visit time, we will investigate further and credit you the points where appropriate.
It is important to know that we cannot credit points after prize giving has started as we will have started to calculate not only the event but series scores too.
If you have any questions or have not used SI cards please mention this at registration and we can demonstrate how the equipment is used.
Penalties for Open5:
If you are more than 5hrs in collecting the controls you will incur penalties at the following rate (Please note these values will be reprinted on the control description card which will be given to you at the event)
|1-10 minutes||2 points per minute|
|11-20 minutes||5 points per minute|
|21-30 minutes||10 points per minute|
|31-45 minutes||20 points per minute|
|46+ minutes||lose all points|
If you have any comments in regards to the rules please don’t hesitate to contact us, preferably before you infringe them.
Kit for Tri-Adventure Southern Series
For ALL events it is recommended that you race with:
Rules for Tri-Adventure Southern Series
These rules are important to maintain a safe event for all and to ensure we are welcome back again in the future.
Apply the Countryside Code at all times:
Additional rules for the Tri-Adventure Short, Long, MTBO, Challenge and Night & Day:
Penalties for Tri-Adventure Southern Series
The winner is the competitor with the largest number of points, if there is a tie, the winner is the competitor who gained the largest number of points in the quickest time.