Tuesday, April 30, 2013

HCCC 2013/2 - Cross Country Mountain Bike Race

For all you Mountain bike fans out there, this, for a change is not about setting the tarmac on fire. This one is meant for the knobby's and is going to test your skill and endurance. Welcome to the second race of the season, Cross Country MTB race.

What is a Cross Country Mountain biking ?
Mountain Biking  puts you closely in touch with nature and the landscape and every ride has the potential to become a mini adventure. However, for some, the ultimate test is to start racing.

Cross-country racing emphasizes endurance above technical prowess. Cross-country races traditionally feature a mass start or interval start, where riders are released in several large groups divided by age and/or ability. Courses and trails consist of a mix of rough forest paths, single tracks and dirt.

Event Format : 5 laps , each lap can be summed up as 3 km of dirt, rock and climb to test your skill and endurance.

Venue : Ameenpur lake. Click here for directions  from Miyapur X roads
Race starts @ Sunday 5.40 am , 05 May  2013
Registration fee : Rs 200/rider.Will be collected at the venue at 5.00  am.

Things to Get Along :

1. Bicycle in Good working condition.
2. Water Bottle/Hydration pack
  1. This race is the second race of 2013 race calender. Riders will receive points for each of the 9 races in this calender year. The grand winner of the season will be declared at the end of Dec 2013 race. There is going to be separate winner for Road and Mountain Categories.
  2. Mass start - All riders start together.
  3. All participants will be required to sign an indemnity bond before start of the race.
  4. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent (who will have to sign the indemnity bond and take all responsibility of the participant)
  5. Helmets and gloves are mandatory.
  1. You are requested to report at the venue an hour before the race starts. Participants will have to give their details, sign indemnity bonds, and install the bibs on their bikes before the briefing starts at 5.30 am.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Hyderabad Duathlon on 28th April 2013

Want to set yourself a challenge? Think you are tough? The Bike Affair along with Hyderabad Runners presents the Hyderabad Duathlon for the athlete in you. Be there to get your bragging rights.

What is a Duathlon ?
As per Wikipedia, "Duathlon is an athletic event that consists of a running leg, followed by a cycling leg and then another running leg in a format bearing some resemblance to triathlons." In simpler words, A duathlon is like a triathlon without the swimming,  involving two disciplines – running and cycling and three stages (run-bike-run). The distances of each activity vary according to the challenge entered.

Event Format : 5.5 km of run, 30 km bike ride, 3 km run. The clock doesn’t stop till you finish your last run. This is a race and ranking would be published after the event is over.

Venue : Gachibowli stadium, 5.30 am this Sunday(28th April 2013)

Registration fee : Rs 200/rider. Can be submitted at TBA,Kondaour before 27th April 2013 or at the venue at  28April, 5 am.

Things to Get Along :

1. Bicycle in Good working condition.
2. Running/cycling shoes.
3. Water Bottle
4. Energy drink and energy bars for you during the event

1. Mass start - everyone starts together.
2.Timing : The clock stops only when you finish your second run. Your time is going to be the full time from the start to the moment you finish the race.  So ,  transition time between running and cycling and then from cycling to running is going to be a key part of our timing.
3. Categories - only 2 , men and women.
4. Drafting is not allowed during cycling - you are not allowed to ride closer than 5. Meters to the rider in front of you. When you want to overtake, be in a different lane.
5. Follow the rules of the road - the roads are not blocked and there is traffic. Ride carefully, keep to the left of the road at all times.
6. Helmet is a must! rider without a helmet is not allowed to participate.
7. Water - Bottles drinking water would be provided at the start point of both the runs as well as the ride. You are advised to carry your own bottles during the ride.