- ultracycling -

RACE

- 10 -
APRIL
2021

- lanzarote -

GranGuanche Ultracycling Race is a self-supported single-stage race across the Canary Islands. It’s a collective adventure and a challenge to finish the route. It’s a personal race against the clock, not against other riders.

It’s a demanding route for experienced riders as it includes serious climbs, high mountains and remote areas. Experienced means well trained, technically skilled and wisely equipped. Exhaustion, sleep deprivation and night rides add even more risk to a challenging race. Riders are fully responsible for their safety and logistics.

Route options

Riders can choose between three route options resulting in three categories and three final rankings:

TRAIL route starts in Lanzarote – Orzola and finishes in La Palma – Santa Cruz.
GRAVEL route starts in Lanzarote – Orzola and finishes in El Hierro – puerto de la Estaca.
ROAD route starts in Lanzarote – Mirador del Rio and finishes in La Gomera – San Sebastián.

Schedule

01/Dec/2020 – 23:00 | granguanche.com :: Registration is open

10/Mar/2021 – 23:00 | granguanche.com :: Registration is closed

10/Apr/2021 – afternoon | Lanzarote :: GRAVEL Accreditation and Briefing

10/Apr/2021 – afternoon | Lanzarote :: TRAIL Accreditation and Briefing

10/Apr/2021 – afternoon | Lanzarote :: ROAD Accreditation and Briefing

10/Apr/2021 – afternoon | Lanzarote, Orzola :: GRAVEL race start

11/Apr/2021 – morning | Lanzarote, Orzola :: TRAIL race start

11/Apr/2021 – morning | Lanzarote, Mirador del Rio :: ROAD race start

22/Apr/2021 – 23:00 | Race cut-off and rented tracker return deadline

Entry Fee

Entry fee is 120€ and includes:

– GPRS tracker device rental

– live tracking and timing on followmychallenge.com

– Bike box or personal bag transfer and storage to Tenerife, los Cristianos

– Cardboard bike box in Tenerife, Los Cristianos

A refundable deposit of 80€ against loss or damage will be required for each rented tracker, your deposit will be refunded via Paypal once you have returned the tracker. The tracker must be returned in Tenerife, los Cristianos or shipped back at the address provided during accreditation.

All payments and refunds will be processed via PayPal. 

Refund Policy

Until 10 March 2021:

– Full refund in case the race has to be cancelled because of COVID-19 restrictions applied to the canary islands or any other major event.

– 60€ refund in case the rider can not participate because of COVID-19 restrictions applied to the country of origin or any other major event including rider injury.

After 10 March 2021:
– 60€ refund in case the race has to be cancelled because of COVID-19 restrictions applied to the canary islands or any other major event.
– No refund will be available in case the rider can not participate at the race.

The 80€ deposit will be refound in any case.

 

Race Rules

1. Self-support

Unlike any other self-supported race, participants are allowed to draft each other. This will encourage participants to plan stages and ride in groups between ferries connections.

Like any other self-supported race, participants are not allowed to assist, support, resupply each other and must not receive any 3rd party assistance, private lodging or resupply.

Accommodation and any service can only be booked by Riders after the race starts.

2. Safety

Riders must sign and agree with the rider agreement at accreditation, be older than 18 and always know, observe and comply with local laws. Front and Rear lights, helmet, gloves and reflective clothes are mandatory.

3. Tracking

Riders must follow the official track from start to finish. If they temporarily leave the route they must return to the point they left. Each ride will be validated by the tracker file.

Riders are responsible for their rented or private tracker. Devices will be carried on the bike and switched ON one hour before the start of the race and must always stay ON during the race. If a device is switched OFF or dies because of low batteries the participant will be considered withdrawn.

4. Insurance and Responsibility

Race Direction will not provide any kind of insurance, emergency rescue or race marshall. Race Direction will not be responsible for any direct or indirect damage that may occur to you or other parties.

Riders must have liability, death, accident and health insurance covering emergency extraction and repatriation valid for the whole duration of the event.

5. Code of Honor

Race Direction can impose penalties and disqualifications, but can’t ensure all the Riders comply with the rules. A fair and safe race depends on fair and honourable Riders.

All the Riders on the same ferry must wait for each other at docking, roll-off and start the ride as a group. Rescue of any other Rider injured or in danger has first priority.

6. Leave no trace, be nice with people

Follow the “Leave No Trace” principles: leave everything as you found it, or better. Respect Natural Parks rules, don’t cycle or step outside the official paths. Camp only in camping areas and never start campfires. Dispose of, remove and recycle waste. Respect animals and plants. Be considerate of others.

Communication in case of emergency or withdraw

Mail to granguanche.route@gmail.com

WhatsApp or SMS to the phone number provided during accreditation.

application

form

The race is open to max 49 participants for each modality (trail, gravel, road). The race direction has the right to accept or deny your application considering application date, race approach, experience and equipment.

Closest relative: full name, phone number, email.
expected days to finish the route, resupply and accommodation choices.
previous long-distance routes or races.
bike, bags, water capacity, lighting, clothing and sleeping system.
I understand GranGuanche ultracycling race is a self-supported, single-stage race and I am aware of what it means. I have read and understood the race rules and I accept the rider agreement. I accept the privacy policy and term and condition