Sanctioning of events provide a structure that assists in raising safety standards. It also provides guidelines that assist organisers to cater for the riders needs.
By sanctioning an event, the organiser agrees to all criteria prescribed by CSA to the benefit of the riders. Particular regulations are stipulated in documents going to event organisers.
Holding an unsanctioned event is contrary to the rules of Cycling South Africa with whom a rider is registered.
In the Eastern Cape region a qualified official is allocated to each sanctioned event to assist organisers with advice and guidance should it be needed. For prominent events and any other event with more than 200 riders an official is present on race day. A race report is compiled after each event and made available to the event organiser. This report points out positive aspects and also recommend changes to assist organisers to improve on the next event. Everything is geared to better the race experience of the riders.
IMPLICATIONS OF LICENSED RIDERS TAKING PART IN UNSANCTIONED EVENTS
“1.2.019 No licence holder may participate in an event that has not been included on a national, continental or world calendar or that has not been recognised by a national federation, a continental confederation or the UCI.” – For full regulations, see here.
All riders part of East Cape Cycling must please note that any rider who aims for possible provincial colours or financial refund/assistance will forfeit such if he/she takes part in any unsanctioned cycle race from 1 September 2015 onwards. It is important to remember that the funds generated by sanctioning of events are the funds used to assist cyclists and the administration of ECC.
Confirm that the race you are entering is sanctioned by visiting the official East Cape Cycling Calendar
( All races listed are sanctioned )
There is a very good relationship with event organisers regarding the East Cape Cycling events calendar and sanctioning of events. The combined efforts of ECC and the event organisers certainly raised the bar of our events in the Eastern Cape the past few years.
Riders please be aware of the following
- Riders competing in unsanctioned events can have their licenses revoked.
- They will be excluded from provincial and national selection.
- Some big caliber SA events are acting against riders that are not in good standing with the UCI and Cycling South Africa.