A team of mechanics will provide mechanic services at the race venue and on the road.
Important: Come Prepared!
Cyclists are advised to bring their bikes in good condition to Bintan (and with basic spares). The mechanic services provided at the Tour de Bintan are meant to be for emergencies only.
The neutral wheels provided have Shimano 10-speed or 11-speed cassettes.
Neutral wheels rules:
Cars with mechanics will follow the cyclists on the rides. They will focus on small repairs/quick fixes to enable them to stay with the peloton and provide their services to as many cyclists as possible.
Important – Please respect our service staff
Any form of verbal/physical abuse to our service staff will result in immediate disqualification.
While a mechanic issue may ruin your race, that’s part of cycling. With more than 1,000 cyclists on the road, although the mechanics will give you the best assistance possible, they may not be able to assist everyone.
You are advised to not fully rely on the neutral wheels and mechanics and bring spare tubes and a repair kit to fix punctures.
Thank you for your understanding.
In order for everyone to have a safe and memorable ride, we would like you to take note of the following.
Roads are Not Closed
The police will attempt a rolling road closure and stop traffic as the peloton of each age group category passes. However, normal road rules still apply. Riders are to keep as close as safely practical to the left hand side of the road, whether in a peleton or not. The Police have the right to stop the race as they see fit due to any safety concerns that may arise.
Point Out Hazards
The local government makes a tremendous effort every year to provide good road conditions for the tour. However there may still be some areas with hazards. Warn riders behind you of any immediate danger: potholes, humps, rough road, sharp corners, etc.
Feed Zone safety
Slow down for feed zones and allow yourself and other cyclists to collect a bottle area of the feed zones. Attacking just before, at or closely after a feed zone is not only unsportsmanlike, but also puts you and your fellow riders at risk of heat injuries.
Please be aware at feed zones that some cyclists who are dropped by their peloton will be stopping to collect their drinks. If you want to collect drinks on the move, please cycle slowly through this area exercising caution to avoid clashes with other bikes.
Drinking on the Move
Don’t forget to drink amidst all the excitement. Once you start to feel thirsty, the chance that you are dehydrated is high. That is likely to affect your ride and may potentially result in a heat injury.
Don’t put yourself or other riders in danger by swerving or sudden braking. Negotiate sideway movements carefully. Be considerate.