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Covid Regulations - Smile Foundation Cyclethon

All riders need to familiarise themselves with the current COVID-19 event format and race regulations to make sure they know what is expected of them. Procedure and protocol are slightly different during the COVID pandemic, but necessary to ensure that we may keep organising and participating in mountain bike events. 

  • Only paid pre-entries will be accepted. There will be no late entries or unpaid entries at the venue. This eliminates unnecessary queueing and promotes social distancing.
  • Participation is limited to 500 riders.
  • This ride is not timed, so no number board is needed.
  • Riders will be allowed to self-seed into a riding group in accordance with their riding speed. A coloured armband will be handed out at registration identifying your group you will be riding in.
  • Unfortunately, only riders will be allowed at the venue. Due to stringent COVID-19 regulations, no spectators can be accommodated.
  • No rider will be allowed to access the race venue without the following compulsory items:
    • Mask or Buff
    • Helmet
    • Bicycle
  • All riders entering the venue will pass through the screening and scanning area where your temperature will be measured and an electronic questionnaire completed.
  • Riders will receive a QR Code by e-mail and sms. Please show this QR Code to registration personnel to get you registered. 
  • Any person registering above 37.5 degrees or who does not qualify according to the basic questionnaire will unfortunately not be allowed to access the venue or race.
  • From the scanning area, riders may enjoy complimentary coffee and muffins in the marquee before starting in your designated group.
  • Practise proper social distancing at all times – no physical contact between any persons, please. Always keep your bike between yourself and the next rider. Always wear your mask buff to cover both your nose and mouth at the same time, at the venue and water points. You may remove your mask/buff once you start riding.
  • Sanitation stations will be available throughout the venue. Please sanitise regularly.
  • Clean ablution facilities will be available. Please sanitise before entering and after exiting the toilets.
  • There will be free coffee! Food and drink vendors will satisfy hunger and thirst after the ride.
  • When approaching the water points, please refit your buff or mask and only touch the items you will keep with you.
  • Water points will be touch-less, and all snacks will be wrapped and sealed.
  • At the finish, riders may collect their t-shirt and medal and proceed directly out of the fenced area where they may collect their choice of sealed hydration drinks.
  • Great news! A Devil’s Peak beer garden will be set up at the venue as well as a selection of food and drink vendors.