Rules & Regulations for NRM

Rules & Regulations
  • Sanctioning Authority

    Only Nashik Cyclist Foundation is authorised to organise Nashik Randonneur Millers events.

  • Eligibility

    These rides are open to any amateur cyclist regardless of his or her cycling affiliations. Any form of human-powered vehicle is acceptable; ie, the vehicle must be powered solely by the rider.
    Nashik Cyclist Foundation has taken a decision not to permit riders under the age of 15 years to ride any NRMs of any distance. These riders (under the age of 18) must get a “consent form” signed by his or her parent or legal guardian.
    These riders (under the age of 18) must be accompanied by their parent for the entire duration of the ride.

  • Registration

    To participate in a ride, a rider must fill out the registration form, sign a “waiver of liability”, and pay the registration fee set by the event organiser.

  • Insurance

    Each rider must be covered by liability insurance, either by a group policy or by a personal policy.

    Nashik Cyclist Foundation is authorised to organise Nashik de Randonneur Millers events.
  • Responsible Behaviour

    During the event, each rider is considered to be on a personal ride. All riders are required to conduct themselves in a civil manner and abide by all applicable traffic laws and regulations. Riders are required to respect local customs with regards to decorum. Nashik Cyclist Foundation, other organisers, club representatives and their association, officials and volunteers cannot and do not accept responsibility for any accidents that may occur during the course of a ride.

    Nashik Cyclist Foundation reserves the right to refuse or cancel membership without refund for individuals who have:
    - demonstrated a lack of respect for randonneuring regulations and conventions;
    - been disrespectful in their interactions with organisers, ride officials, volunteers and fellow-riders;
    - conducted themselves in an unsportsmanlike manner at randonneuring events; or
    - disparaged randonneuring or Nashik Cyclist Foundation

  • Safety

    It is compulsory to wear a helmet for the entire duration of the ride. Riders without a helmet will not be permitted to start.

    It is compulsory for the rider to display their rider number prominently on the front and rear of their bicycle, for the entire duration of the ride. Riders not complying with this stipulation will not be permitted to start.
    The use of aero-bars is not permitted during a ride. Riders reporting at the start with aero bars would be required to remove them at the start point.

  • Night Riding

    For night riding, bicycles 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 batteries are compulsory). 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. Lights must be on from dusk to dawn and at any other times when poor visibility conditions exist (rain, fog, tunnel etc).
    Every rider, whether riding in a group or by himself, must fully comply with this requirement. Every rider must use their lights. All riders must wear a reflective vest that clearly places reflective material prominently on the front and back of the rider. Any violation of these night riding rules will result in the immediate disqualification of the rider.

  • Self-sufficiency

    Each rider must be self sufficient. No support cars of any kind are permitted during the ride. Personal support is only allowed at checkpoints. Any violation of this requirement will result in immediate disqualification (DNF).
    Personal Safety Vehicles are permitted, with the organiser’s prior permission and in accordance with the Safety Vehicle Policy If the organiser creates groups at the start, a rider could choose to leave the group at any time, as everyone rides at their own pace. No rider can be considered as group leader; any distinctive sign (jersey, armband, etc) or title (captain, leader etc) is not allowed.

  • Ride Card

    At the start of the ride, each rider will receive an Nashik Cyclist-approved ride card. Riders must stop at each checkpoint to have their ride card stamped and to sign the organiser’s control sheet. Organisers may also include unannounced checkpoints (Secret Controls) along the route. This ensures that all the riders stay on the prescribed route. Riders are responsible for keeping their ride cards damage-free and safe with them at all times during the ride. Failure to do so would result in disqualification (DNF). ride cards should be kept safe from any kind of damage (caused by tearing, dampness, fire, etc); damaged/torn ride cards would not be accepted and would result in disqualification (DNF). Riders are not supposed to write anything on the ride card, except what they are asked to at the start point by the ride official, such as their personal details, signature and ticking the check box for the medal.

  • Ride Route

    At the start, each rider will receive 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 organiser.
    The only exception to the "no detours" rule is provided when a road is closed. In such a situation, the rider should first attempt to contact the ride organiser to obtain permission to take a detour. If the rider is unable to contact the ride organiser detours without permission due to a road closure, the rider shall report the route deviation to the organiser at the rider's first opportunity. If a detour is taken, the rider(s) and organiser are responsible for ensuring that the rider(s) have completed the required event distance.

  • Unmanned Controls

    Organisers may have checkpoints with no member of the organising staff present. At these unmanned checkpoints, the rider must swipe his/her debit/credit card at the ATM specified or get their ride card stamped at a local establishment that the organiser specifies as a checkpoint, such as a hotel, store, toll booth or petrol pump. Checkpoint information to be noted on the ride card includes the time and the date of passage (for rides that extend beyond 24 hours). Missing checkpoint stamps, missing checkpoint times, or loss of the ride card (regardless of the distance the rider has covered) will result in disqualification (DNF). The rider (and not the organiser) is responsible for ensuring that he/she signs the control sheet and that his/her ride card is properly completed, signed and stamped at each checkpoint.

  • Time Limits

    Overall time limits vary for each ride according to the distance. These are (in hours and minutes,HH:MM):
    6:40 for 120 km
    4:26 for 80 km

    Riders must arrive at each checkpoint between the opening and closing time for the checkpoint. These times are noted on the ride card with the information for the checkpoints. If a rider arrives at a checkpoint after it has closed, and the Ride Organiser is satisfied that the rider's lateness is due to the occurrence of something unforeseen and beyond the control of the rider (such as stopping to help at a traffic accident or a road closure), then the Ride Organiser may waive the fact that the rider arrived at the control late and allow the rider to continue.

    Poor bicycle or equipment maintenance, fatigue, lack of fitness, injury, hunger, etc are NOT unforeseen or beyond the control of the rider and therefore will not serve as a valid reason for being late. Subject to the foregoing, failure to make all checkpoints, even if the ride is done within the overall time limit, will result in disqualification (DNF).

  • Cheating

    Any instance of fraud, cheating, or deliberate violation of any of the Ride Rules of Nashik Cyclist will result in the exclusion of the rider from all NRM's. Cheating includes (but is not limited to):
    - Using motorised transport during a ride.
    - Hanging on to or taking the support of a motorised vehicle during a ride
    - Drafting behind a motorised vehicle or a cyclist (who has not registered for that ride)

    Riders who decide to quit the ride at any point are required to first inform the ride officials, before they avail of any form of support from motorised or rail transport. Failure to inform beforehand, would result in disqualification.

  • Ride Completion Formalities

    After completing the ride successfully (within the stipulated time limits), the rider must sign his ride card and ensure that it reaches the event organiser within 3 days of the finish of the event. The ride card will be returned to the rider after the ride has been verified and a unique ride (homologation) number has been issued. If the organiser misplaces a ride card, no replacement to the rider will be made.

  • Commemorative Medals

    rides are not competitive events, so no rider classifications or rankings are given. Commemorative medals for each ride are available for purchase. Those wishing to purchase a medal should mark their ride card accordingly and make the payment in advance, at the finish. The design of the medals will change after each PBP. The cost for the medals will be set by the event organiser.

  • Article 15

    A ride must be done alone and may not be counted as participation in, or as credit for, anothe event held in conjunction with it.

  • Article 16

    All criteria regarding the NRM in a geographical area, such as classifications, awards, challenges, etc are exclusively at the discretion of the Club Representative and Nashik Cyclist Foundation

  • Rider details and photographs

    When registering for a ride, the rider accepts and consents to the possible publication of their name, time result, and photograph by the organiser. The rider’s identity would never be used for commercial purposes or be offered to a third party for this purpose.

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