Jungle Cross 2020
Jungle Cross 2020
Jungle Cross 2020

Jungle Cross III 2020 ("Not the Nationals") ITT

Jungle Cross III 2020 ("Not the Nationals") ITT

Singapore

15 Nov 2020

Jungle Cross III 2020 - "Not the Nationals" ITT

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Jungle Cross III 2020 ("Not the Nationals") ITT

Jungle Cross III 2020 ("Not the Nationals") ITT

Singapore

15 Nov 2020

Jungle Cross III 2020 - "Not the Nationals" ITT

Centaurs

 

Centaurs Group owns and operates the Centaurs Sports Park at Turf City, Bukit Timah. 

 

Activities offered:

  • * Centaurs Rugby Club
  • * Centaurs Touch Club
  • * Centaurs Netball
  • * Kids parties and camps
  • * Event management
  • * Sports field hire
  • * Team building events
Details

Details

Safe Distancing Race Procedure & Rules

This is an Individual Time Trial that will be held under Singapore’s Safe Distancing laws and the guidance of SportSG / Singapore Cycling Federation.

Under the current rules the location can only have 50 pax at any point in time.

JC#_2020 course entry area

staging entrance

Please ensure you read the following carefully :

1) ENTRY TO CENTAURS SPORTS PARK (and JC 3 Area)

a) Only pre-registered riders, officials and safe distancing marshals will be allowed to enter. Spectators, Parents, Team managers etc may sit in the public area outside of the park but should exercise safe distancing and use their mask at all times.

b) Each ITT (4 in total) will have a scheduled entry time. Please do not crowd around the entry to Centaurs Sports Park / Jungle Cross.

c) On entry, please scan the “safe entry” QR code. Our team will also check your temperature and pass you your race kit with number, transponder etc. 

d) Proceed with your bike to the Safe Holding area, finding an available cone to use as your base and prep yourself and bike

e) Prepare yourself, and when ready place your non-race gear under the cone or beside the cone (we recommend a waterproof bag).

holding area with cones

f) The only time you should leave your cone is to go to the toilet.

There is only one toilet, adjacent to the holding area. We strongly suggest you use the bathrooms at the grandstand before entering the race area.

 

PLEASE WEAR YOUR MASK * DO NOT MOVE YOUR CONE * DO NOT GO CHAT WITH YOUR MATES * IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND AND OUR TEAM WILL COME TO YOU.

 

2) WARM UP & SEEDING

a) In the Warm-Up Area you can take off your mask as you are exercising, but you must maintain a safe distance from other riders. This is not a cruise along and chit chat with mates (even if they are in your coffee shop bubble)

b) Your number will be called out by our Cycosports team. Please proceed to the Start funnel, maintaining your distance from the rider in front (Poles will prompt you where to stop. Our team will trim your cable ties here.


c) Each rider will be released at 30 second intervals, with the fastest seeded riders first. A rider’s ranking will be based on any seeding time recorded and knowledge of the rider’s past performance at Jungle Cross. With 25 riders on the 5km trail this represents an average gap of 200m. The maximum registration number for each race wave will be set at 30 (we normally have 3-5 no-shows per race).

  

3) ITT ETIQUETTE

a) At all times please remember this is ITT is running under very strict conditions that will dictate whether we can hold similar activities in the future.

b) If a rider behind wishes to overtake, please pull over in one of the safe distancing bays or keep left on the safe distancing highways.

c) If you have a mechanical or wish to stop, please try to get to the next safe distancing bay or freeway.

d) If you come across a rider that has crashed and needs assistance, please help, first by donning your mask, then assisting. Please alert another rider to let our next marshal know the details of the accident and location.

e) On completion of your laps, please return to your allocated cone and cool down. Please wear your mask as soon as possible and if you are not drinking water.

 

4) RESULTS & PRIZEGIVING

a) There will be no TV monitor with results. Instead, you can access results live via your own mobile phone

b) Prize giving is for the Top 3 only - held outside the race area.. No public gathering is allowed. We will post the photos up asap for you to view online.

c) The podium will be "safe distance" and medals sanitized/placed on the podium boxes

d) Riders should disperse for home ASAP *

* The next group of riders cannot enter the facility until the previous riders have left

 

5) ITT SUPPORT

 

a) Individuals are encouraged to carry their own hydration.  There are NO SUPPORTERS OR TEAM MANAGERS to feed you.

b) There are NO MECHANICS for this event. Any mechanical issues you need to fix yourself.

c) The ambulance team will be on standby and ready to assist.

d) There will be NO WASHING of bikes as this is a small area with potential for crowding.

e) If there is a heavy rainstorm, riders can shelter under the Centaurs (blue and yellow) tents but must wear a mask and practise safe distancing.

 

IN SUMMARY

THE DO’s

  • Please wear your mask when not exercising or drinking
  • Please practice safe distancing at all times
  • Please help us so that we can showcase this ITT and do more for cycling in Singapore
  • Please be courteous to fellow riders and officials – we are doing this for you
  • Please keep your bike with you at all times (unless the toilet). Your bike helps you safe distance

 

THE BIG DO NOTS

  • Don’t bring your family, manager or mechanic (unless they want to sit outside on the public grass)
  • Don’t relax and chit chat with friends – you’ll forget about safe distancing and get disqualified
  • Don’t say “this is my bubble of 5” – that can wait for the coffee shop after. Now you are a bubble of ONE
  • Don’t be a Muppet – Think of others and your family if you screw up!

 

Please understand these rules are required to conduct the ITT under the current circumstances. The repercussions for blatant disregard of Singapore’s Covid-19 laws could result in fines for the individual and organiser, but worse still could become a cluster that jeopardises your family and many more. If you are not prepared to abide by these rules, please refrain from signing up.

 

Course

Jungle Cross Course MTB & CX Courses - 2020

The course for this race is mostly the same as before, but with a different entry/exit area. It features a number of safe distancing highways (wide tracks) as well as safe distancing bays where riders can stop and allow others to pass.

JC3 staging

Jungle Cross 2020

Jungle Cross Course Oct 2019

Schedule

Jungle Cross III "Not the Nationals" Individual Time Trial Schedule

Please note the schedule and categories may change depending on the number of sign-ups we get. The final schedule will be updated before Race Day and communicated to participants via emails / facebook.

Podium Prize Giving is only applicable for categories that have 3 or more riders signed up 7 days before. 

You do not need any form of license to compete in this competition but race insurance is required.

WAVE 1 - (A Lines) 

Time Category (max 30 pax) Laps
0645-0715 Safe Entry
0720-0845 MTB Open 18+ y 3
MTB Masters 35y-44y 3

Riders are encouraged to leave once finished. 

WAVE 2 - (A & B Lines Open)

Time Category (max 25 pax) Laps
0845-0900 Safe Entry
0905-1015 MTB Supermasters 45y-54y 3
MTB Women's - Racing 18+ y 2
MTB Veterans 55+ y 2

Riders are encouraged to leave once finished. 

  

WAVE 3 - (A & B Lines Open) & Cyclocross

Time Category (max 25 pax) Laps
1015-1030 Safe Entry
1030-1145 Cyclocross 15+ y
MTB Junior  13y-17y 2

Riders are encouraged to leave once finished. 

WAVE 4 - (A & B Lines Open)

Time Category (max 25 pax) Laps
1150-1210 Safe Entry
1210-1320 ALL Mountain Open 15+ y 2
MTB 1st timers + Sport 18+ 2
MTB Women's - novice 18+ 1

 

Riders are encouraged to leave once finished.  

Location

Getting to Jungle Cross

 

Jungle Cross is located at the old Turf City. Access is via Bukit Timah Road. For this event, please proceed to South end of The Grandstand and park/wait outside the My Tennis Academy / Valentino's Restaurant:  Shown

You can use 200 Turf Club Road in Google Maps to get you very close. https://goo.gl/maps/nHckzZsnsbJkwkbK9

The Entrance for participants will be through this "gate" which will be blocked off :

Holding area is shown as Carpark 1 in the below picture

Note - this is not the normal area by the netball courts and the regular trail entrance.  This is a one-off change due to scheduling conflicts.

 

FAQ's

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Please check through the frequently asked questions below. If you can't find the answer you're most welcome to drop us a question here.

 

Q: Do I need a SCF or UCI licence for this ITT?

A: No but we strongly advise that you have some form of medical insurance that covers competitive sports.

 

Q: Can I swap with a friend?

A: No - A huge amount of time and effort is needed to put on this race including "contact tracing" which is part of the registered riders details.

 

Q: Can I cancel my booking once entered?

A: No, once paid, your entry is confirmed and nontransferable.

Q: My Category is Sold Out or Missing?

A: If the category is not displayed, it means it has sold out. We are sorry but there are very limited spots available. Please contact us to join a wait-list.

 

Q: Can my supporters / family / manager / friends come and watch?

A: No - unfortunately we have to limit the total number of people at the venue (by law) to 50pax. Our safe distancing team and marshals will assist riders where possible. We will also have one individual responsible for those riders 13-16 years of age.

 

Q: Can I join more than one ITT?

A: No - unfortunately we need to ensure each group of 25-30 riders completes their ITT and leaves before the next group comes in, ensuring no "cross-race exposure".

 

Q: Are you having a "practice day" for all those who have registered and don't have an annual tag?

A: Yes you can come down Saturday 14th November 7-10 am if you have registered for the ITT and don't have tag. 

 

Q: Can I have my own "bubble of 5" friends I hang out with?

A: No - unfortunately with everyone moving around and the potential of crowding / mixing groups, we are playing it safe and asking each person to maintain their "bubble of one".

 

Q: Should I wear my mask and practice safe distancing when not warming up or racing?

A: Yes.

 

Q: Can I come early and warm up?

A: There are designated "entry times" which will manage the entry and exit. There will be some time for a final warm-up on the surrounding roads.

 

Q: Do I need to "check-in" at the venue and will you take my temperature?

A: Yes. Please bring your mobile phone to check-in.

 

Q: How do I collect my Bib and Timing Chip?

A: There will be a check-in area, where you can collect your race bag, then make your way to the holding area with "red cones"  - they won't be numbered like last time so you can just go to an empty one.

Please note: Timing chips and race numbers must be returned after your ITT (they cost us $100 to replace so we must get them back please)

 

Q: How does the ITT Start?

A: Each rider will be "called up" to the start line and released at 30 second intervals

 

Q: How do you ensure safe distancing during the ITT?

A: Within the course itself we have a number of safe distancing passing areas (2-4 metres wide) as well as safe distancing bays where you can pull over and let a faster rider through.

 

Q: What if I have a mechanical or a crash on the course?

A: There is no mechanic's area so you need to repair your bike on the course, but please find the closest safe distancing bay to make your repair. If you have an accident and can walk, please head in the race direction to the nearest course marshal. They can then assist. If you can't walk or need immediate assistance, please let the other riders know who can then either assist or can advise the next Marshal.

  

Q: Are there medals for every category, both male and female?

A: Podium medals will be provided for each category (male or female) where there are at least 3 registered riders 7 days before the event.

Q: What is happening with the Pure Points series ?

A: With the disruptions caused by Covid-19, we have put the points series "on ice" for now, but we will look to reward as many competitors as possible across the 3 /4races held this year.

Q: After I finish, can I leave immediately if I am not on the podium?

A: Yes - due to the nature of the event we encourage everyone to check out as soon as possible after completing the ITT

 

Q: Can I stay for my race's prize giving?

A: No - The prize giving will be in a secure area away from the holding area. Instead, we will have photographers who will take photos and post these up asap.

 

Q: Do you have medics on hand in case of emergency?

A: Yes we have a full medical team stationed at the event and an ambulance on standby.

 

Technical / T&C's

Jungle Cross Categories

The 2020 Series will follow defined categories for both male and female. The categories are based on age which is determined by present year minus year of birth (e.g. 2020-2001 is 19yrs).

 

1) MTB XCO Category

The MTB bike used can be hardtail or dual suspension with 26, 27.65 or 29inch wheels. There is no restriction on suspension travel or tire size (eg a Fatbike could be used in this category).

The MTB Age Categories Are:

  • Junior – 13yrs+ to 17yrs*
  • Sport  – 18yrs+
  • Open (Elite) - 18yrs+
  • Masters – 35-44yrs
  • Supermasters – 45-54yrs
  • Veterans – 55yrs+

* Junior riders can compete in the Open, if they can demonstrate that they have the ability/speed, - to be approved by Cycosports 

2) All Mountain Open Category

For riders using bikes which are dual suspension and >130mm travel, they can opt to enter the All Mountain Category. Please note riders must be 15yrs+.

Please note that this class was designed for slower, heavier and downhill bikes - not somewhere to find an easier path the podium than your age group !

As such, for 2020, anyone who places in the top 5, in 2 or more races, must move to MTB Age Group categories in 2021. (Please talk to Walton @ Attitude bikes for awesome upgrade ideas for your bike :)

 

3) Cyclocross / CX Open Category

Rider can use CX "style" bikes (Disc or Rim). All bikes within the CX category must have drop bars and 700cc wheels (32mm maximum tire). CX riders must be 15yrs+.

4) 1st Timer / Sport Category 

This division is to encourage new riders to join and those that like to "race" but don't feel they are up to the pace in the Open and age-group classes.

We would not expect to see too much lycra in this category.

5) Women's Open / Women's Novice

The Open division is for all the experienced female riders, regardless of age. If we are lucky enough to see larger numbers here, we will definitely add in age groups.

The Novice division is a new initiative to introduce more female riders to MTB racing at Jungle Cross.

 

XCO Age / Ability Group Selection

Throughout the year a rider may opt to race more than one age / ability group within the broader XCO Category. For example, a rider could start the year in Sport and then transition to a harder age group category or even Open. 

 

Jungle Cross Rules

The following rules apply to Jungle Cross MTB / CX 

Equipment

  1. Bicycles must adhere to the specific requirements of each category (as stated above).

  2. All bicycles should have a front and rear brake and all equipment should be in safe working condition.

 

Clothing

  1. Bicycle helmets are compulsory and must satisfy the current international standards, are in good order, and fastened at all times while riding.

  2. Closed-toe footwear must be worn at all times while practicing and competing.

  3. There is no restriction on advertising that may appear on clothing, helmets or

  4. Sleeveless jerseys are allowed however they must be tight fitting to ensure they do not snag.

  5. Bicycle mounted cameras are permitted providing they do not compromise the safety of the rider or others.

  6. Riders are not permitted to wear headphones or other similar music/communication devices during races.

 

Race Number & Timing Chip

  1. Your race number should be clearly shown on the front of your bike (normally attached in front of the handlebars)

  2. Please do not bend, fold or cut your number plate - you may be disqualified in such cases.

  3. The timing chip should be placed on the non-disk side of the fork as low as possible.

  4. All Number Plates and Chips need to be returned after the event.

 

Race Starts (Safe Distancing Race)

  1. Seeded Start @ 30 second intervals

  2. Riders ready to race will have their Number Plate clearly displayed, Timing Chip attached and Helmet on

 

Feed / Technical Zone (Safe Distancing Race)

  1. No Mechanics Area for SD Racing. You can repair your bike anywhere (safely) by yourself

  2. Water bottles (bidons) can be carried - there is nowhere to leave them in this race

  3. For SD Racing there are no supporters to assist you.

 

Finish

  1. Pull Outs - We will try not to pull anyone out of an event unless for physical reasons we believe the rider should not continue.

  2. Last Lap - When the winning rider crosses the line, all other rider are now on their last lap and will be afforded the finish position based on this lap. Rider who are one or more laps down will be shown as such and their placing reflective of this.

Penalities

At the discretion of Cycosports judges, penalties may be given to riders for the following:

  1. Not adhering to stated rules

  2. Taking Shortcuts (known or unknown)

  3. Poor sportsmanship (Physical or Verbal)

  4. Riding the Jungle Cross Trail during “tag” times without a tag

Penalties can be in the form of:

  1. Verbal Warning

  2. Time Deduction / Placing Relegation

  3. Race Disqualification (DSQ)

  4. Ban from Jungle Cross course

 

Cycosports Judges

The event judges are part of the Cycosports team, many of which have vast experience/accreditations. The aim will always be to made practical decisions that are fair and in the spirit of an amateur event. Please respect the judges and their decisions.

 

Ambulance / Medical

Cycosports events will have a minimum of one ambulance at the event. If you need medical assistance, please notify the medical team, the Cycosports team or other riders. Riders, if you are on the course and see someone who needs medical assistance, please stop and help and inform others to notify the Cycosports / Medical Team.

  1. In the event the ambulance does need to take a rider to hospital, the rider agrees to pay the ambulance fee. Alternatively, if “non Serious” the rider may opt for calling a public ambulance.

  2. In the event the main ambulance must leave and no medical staff are on hand, all racing will be “immediately halted” until the medical team has returned.

 

Personal Insurance

Please note that all riders should have their own insurance that covers them for MTB race activities. If an ambulance is required to take you to the hospital, the cost of the ambulance will also be charged to the individual.

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