- Feeding will only be allowed from the side of the road.
- Feeding will only be allowed at the following spots:
- as from 100 – 200m after the start finish line
- as from 100 – 200m after any turn-off.
- Any spot designated by the Race Director
- Feeding is only allowed in the following laps:
- 4 laps in total: only on lap 3
- 6 laps in total: only on lap 3 + 4
- 7 laps in total: only on laps 3 – 5
- If route is out and back, no feeding in first or last 10km.
- Slow down in the feeding area.
- Discard empty bottles on left shoulder before feed zone
- Stay on the left if you want to feed
- Stay on the right if you do not want to feed
- It is not of the best cycling etiquette to attack in the feeding zone.
Support Vehicle Regulations
- In the interest of rider safety, all feeding from vehicles will be discontinued. Most of our courses are of the circuit type, which lend themselves well to feeding from the road side. Our out-and –back courses also offer ample opportunity to feed from the road side. Designated feed points will be posted on the website and circulated by mail in the week preceding that event. Ideally these will be on uphill stretches. There will be sufficient feed points enroute to ensure that all riders get water and food. For the record, the vast majority of single stage road races around the world are fed from the roadside and not from vehicles. Feeding from vehicles generally only happens in multi stage tours.
- The under 10/12 and 14 categories will no longer have dedicated service vehicles, as there is no need for this sort of support in these age groups. All riders will be required to fix their own flat wheel, which means they will need to carry a pump, spare tube and tools at every race. To ensure rider safety, an impartial vehicle will be assigned to these groups. This vehicle will be in contact with the race director, who will delegate needs as they arise. We are of the opinion that the riders in these categories are distracted and disadvantaged by adult involvement.
- For the remaining categories, there will be one service vehicle per age group, regardless whether these groups start together or alone. These vehicles will offer assistance to all riders. However, only riders who put spare wheels in these vehicles will be allowed to make use of said wheels. Windhoek Pedal Power is investigating the option of purchasing some neutral spare wheels which will be available to all riders. In the event of a wheel change, that rider must ride UNASSISTED to rejoin the racing. He is NOT allowed to use the slipstream of the service vehicle to rejoin the peleton. Any rider found to be doing this will be excluded from the results. It is widely accepted in road racing that the peleton slows to allow a punctured rider to rejoin after a wheel change. This is not a rule, rather it is gentlemanly racing.