Round 1 is a timed elimination round. Riders will start in pairs at one-minute intervals,
but remember - in this round you are riding against the clock, not just the person
you start with.
Round 2 onwards (knockout rounds) and the Sprint Zone.
The head-to-head duels from Round 2 onwards will include a ‘Sprint Zone’ that will
operate as follows (this does NOT apply to Round 1)
The final c.50 metres of the course is designated as a ‘SPRINT ZONE' (SZ). The SZ
will consist of two lanes separated by a SOLID white line down the centre of the
road The beginning of the SZ will be marked by a solid line across the road, and
a sign either side of the road stating 'SZ Start'
The approach to the SZ (c.10 metres) will be marked by a BROKEN line along the centre
of the road
The LEAD RIDER approaching the SZ may enter the SZ in either lane. Once committed
to one of the lanes they MUST REMAIN in that lane until after the finish line (i.e.
they must NOT cross the centre line)
The 2ND RIDER approaching the SZ may EITHER:
(i) follow the first into the same lane of the SZ . To overtake the lead rider,
they MUST cross the centre line into the empty lane and then REMAIN in that lane
until after the finish line; OR
(ii) enter the SZ using the other (vacant) lane and REMAIN in that lane
In the case of any dispute as to which rider entered the SZ first (and in what lane),
whether a rider impeded another, or any other matter arising, the riders agree to
be bound by the decision of the commissaires.
Rider etiquette & safety
1. You the rider (and you the spectator) understand that the event is held wholly
or in part on public and / or private property or the public highway and you participate
(attend) therein entirely at your own risk and that no liability whatever shall attach
to the promoter, promoting club or any officials of the event or members of the promoting
clubs or helpers for any injury, loss or damage suffered by you in or by reason of
the event however caused.
2: You (the rider) understand that the function of the marshals in the event is
to do no more than indicate the precise spot at which a rider should turn or the
direction he or she should take and you understand further that the responsibility
for safely negotiating a turn or any other change of direction must rest with the
rider alone. You understand further that the Marshalls can advise pedestrians of
the precense of cyclists and a race but that the road is NOT ‘closed’.
3. The route back to the start is back down the course. In Round 1, riders will
be allowed to go back down the course whilst others riders complete their first round
climb. However, please cycle down the course on the side, and at a slow pace, ready
to dis-mount if necessary. Priority must be given to cyclists who are completing
their climb. Riders adjudged descending in an unsafe manner may be disqualified.
4. Denbies is a working vineyard, and the event starts close to the B&B. The road
running up from the main car-park past the B&B needs to be kept clear at all times
for estate vehicles and B&B residents. Please do not leave any litter.
5. Please obey any instructions from event marshals
6. Helmets are compulsory for all riders
In the event of extreme weather the organisers may choose to cancel the event in
In that event, an e-mail will be sent to you and a note posted on the
Dorking and Redhill web-sites on the Friday or Saturday
before the event.
DENBIES DUELS 2017
START SHEET 2017
RESULTS & GALLERIES
Please make sure you read the following carefully. By entering this event (by post
or via Rider HQ) you agree to be bound by the rules laid out here and by the decisions
of the organisers and commissaires.