SIDNEY VELO CYCLING CLUB
TIME TRIAL RULES
Holding this time trial on public roads is
a privilege. We must obtain approval each year from Central Saanich, Central
Saanich Police, North Saanich, the RCMP and the Ministry of Transportation. We
must abide by their rules or the privilege can be revoked at any time.
Riders must abide by the rules below or
they will be barred from participating in the time trial:
- Provide proof of insurance (Cycling BC membership or race
- Wear an approved cycling helmet. All bicycles even fixed wheel
must have a front and rear brake.
- Obey the rules of the road, including:
- STAY TO THE RIGHT OF
THE ROADWAY WITHIN THE BIKE LANE OR PAVED SHOULDER ON HIGHWAY AS
- Under no circumstances cross the centre line or use the
traffic lane. Only exception to moving out of bike lane/shoulder is if it
is blocked by a vehicle/debris or at start/finish area if
riders are still
being started as you pass first time. Once all riders are on the
circuit and cones at start/finish are removed you must stay within bike lane at
finish. We do not want riders
to have to enter traffic lane in order to
pass another rider on Pat Bay Highway so keep as far right as is safely
possible on Highway to allow faster riders to pass you and stay on shoulder
- YOU MUST TURN CORNERS INSIDE (TO THE RIGHT) OF THE CONES AND
WITHIN BIKE LANE AT LOCHSIDE/MT. NEWTON AND MCTAVISH/LOCHSIDE – MAKE SURE
YOU ARE TRAVELLING AT SAFE SPEED TO ACCOMPLISH THIS I.E. NOT TOO FAST. IT
IS THE SAME FOR ALL
- Do not pass motor vehicles on the left at the corners.
- Pull to the right and stop for emergency vehicles.
- Obey the directions of emergency services personnel.
- Obey the directions of the marshals and officials:
- Marshals located at the corners
of Lochside/Mt. Newton X Road and Lochside/McTavish are
not authorized to stop motor vehicles (see maps at sign on table).
- Marshals will raise a red flag or sign if there is a potential
danger to riders due to motor vehicles, pedestrians or other cyclists.
- Marshals will signal riders to slow or stop by displaying a
hand held STOP/SLOW sign if there is imminent danger.
- Marshals will wave riders through if there is no potential
- Be polite to motorists, pedestrians, cyclists, marshals, and
officials – even if you think that they are in the wrong.
- Do not draft other riders unless you are a team entry (e.g.,
two-up) – if you are passed by another rider you must stay one metre to
the side and three metres behind the rider who passed you
- Report the names or numbers of riders breaking these rules to
Riders violating these rules will be
disqualified and have their time nullified for a first offence. A second
offence will result in the rider being barred from the time trial for the rest
of the season.
- Do not cross the start/finish line going south after the time
trial has begun (7 PM) unless you are already racing. Warm up and cool
down to the north of the start/finish.
- Wear your number low down in the centre of your back or
on right hip
- Do not block the bicycle lane or roadway in the start/finish
area after you have finished your time trial.