The Tour de Bintan (‘The Event’) is organised under the UCI (International Cycling Union) rules and regulations.
The Organisers reserve the right to limit and refuse entries.
The Organisers reserve the right to remove any participant deemed physically incapable of continuing the race.
The Organisers reserve the right to amend the Rules and Regulations without prior notification.
The Organisers reserve the right to amend the race course with prior notice to participants.
In the event of inclement weather, the Organisers reserve the right to delay the commencement of the race, shorten the race, modify the course or cancel the race without any refund of registration fees.
At any point in time, the Organisers reserve the right to cancel the race without any refund of registration fees.
Participants must be at least 16 years old to take part in 82km Gran Fondo Challenge and 55km Discovery.
Participants must at least be 18 years old to take part in the age categories Individual Time Trial, Gran Fondo Classic and Century.
Participants must at least be 19 years old to qualify for the UCI World Championship (17km Time Trial and 144km Road Race) as per UCI Rules.
Participants under 21 years old must provide parental consent to take part in the event.
On-the-spot entries will not be accepted.
The Organisers will not be responsible for any disputes arising from incomplete and/or incorrect entry details given by the participants.
Changes to race distance are permitted. An admin fee of S$20 will apply per change. All changes must be made by registration close date.
Race entries are non-transferable. Any person doing so will be held responsible in case of an accident arising from or provoked by the other person during the race. The Organisers reserve the right to exclude both parties from future events.
Once the registration form has been processed, there will be no fee refund for the participants who, for whatever reason, eventually do not take part.
Participants who wish to cancel their race entry are entitled to:
60% credit of the race entry if the cancellation is requested by 23 November 2017 (120 days before the event)
40% credit of the race entry fee if the cancellation is requested by 2 March 2018 (21 days before the event)
It is the participant’s responsibility to ensure that their bicycles are in good working condition and safe for use in a mass participation cycling event.
The organiser reserves the right to refuse participants with bicycles that are considered unsafe for the event.
Only conventional road bikes are allowed in the Individual Time Trial, Gran Fondo Classic, Gran Fondo Century as per UCI technical regulations
For the 82km Gran Fondo Challenge and 55km Discovery conventional road bikes, mountain bikes, hybrid bikes, and foldable bikes are allowed.
Triathlon handlebars, aerobars, bar extensions and bull horns are not allowed.
Handlebar ends have to be solidly plugged.
Wheels must have a minimum of 12 spokes. Disc wheels are not allowed.
Non-standard wheels (with rims higher than 2.5cm, fewer than 16 spokes or a spoke thickness of over 2.4mm) must have passed a rupture test. See
UCI’s approved wheels list.
Disc brakes are allowed
Bottle cage holders behind the seat are not allowed in the Individual Time Trial, Gran Fondo Classic, Gran Fondo Century.
Hydration back packs are allowed in the Gran Fondo Challenge and Discovery.
Participants must wear a securely fastened cycling helmet for the duration of the entire race/ride.
Aero-helmets are not allowed.
Jerseys worn in the event must cover the shoulders for the Individual Time Trial, Gran Fondo Classic, Gran Fondo Century. Sleeveless cycling jerseys are not allowed.
Participants must attend the race briefing
Participants must keep to the left side of the road and observe traffic rules at all time.
Participants must ensure that their competition numbers are clearly visible at the back of their adorned apparel at all times.
Wearing headphones is not allowed at all times.
Private (support) vehicles are prohibited from the event.
All riders must present themselves for checks on their bicycles no later than 15 minutes before their start times.
The rider starts his ride under the orders of the timekeeper-commissaire who shall count down to the starting time, following which the timing of the ride shall start. Riders who miss their start will receive a time penalty.
A rider, upon catching up with another shall leave a lateral gap of at least 2 metres between himself and the other rider. After 1 km, the rider caught up shall ride at least 25 m away from the other.