Art. 1.- La BRAVA 2019 is a road bicycle sporting event regulated by the Cycling for Everyone Rules and Regulations of the Royal Spanish Cycling Federation (RFEC) within the framework of a cycling discipline conceived as physical exercise for sport, leisure and tourism or cultural purposes. The Event will be subject to the provisions of Articles 15 and successive articles of Annex II of Royal Decree 1428/2003, of 21 November, approving the General Traffic Regulations for the implementation and development of the text articulated in the Law regarding traffic, the movement of motor vehicles and road safety, approved by Royal Legislative Decree 339/1990, of 2 March. The cycling event is open to all members of cycling federations and non-member cyclists over the age of 18, who can choose to complete either a 140 km or a or 100 km route.

La BRAVA 2019 is a non-competitive event that takes place at all times on roads open to traffic, which means that all participants must exercise extreme caution throughout the entire route and always respect the highway code.

La BRAVA 2019 is organised by the Club Esportiu Bike Catalunya, as part of the Sea Otter Europe Festival.

Art. 2.- La BRAVA 2019 will officially begin at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday 2 June, at Rambla Xavier Cugat, 50, Girona. The finishing line will also be located at Rambla Xavier Cugat, 50, Girona.

Art. 3.- Registration:

Registration will be open from 4 December 2018 until 30 May 2019 or until a maximum of 2,000 participants have registered.

Registration fees:

• From 4 December 2018 to 15 March 2019 - €48
• From 16 March 2019 to 30 May 2019 - €58
• Onsite registration in case of availability - €68

Art. 4.- To participate you must hold the corresponding cycling licence approved by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) or the Catalan Cycling Federation (FCC), or you must purchase a day license with insurance provided by the organiser. This is the only valid form of insurance accepted by the organiser. Participants who do not hold a licence from the FCC will have to pay €10 for day insurance, which provides medical coverage for any physical injuries suffered by the participant but does not cover material damage to the bicycle or other accessories.

The participant undertakes to participate in the event at their own risk. Likewise, at the time of registration, the participant declares to be physically fit for the event.

Registration is personal and non-transferable and implies acceptance of all the articles of these regulations, as well as of the conditions of purchase.

All prices are listed on the registration form available on this website and payment may be processed via the online payment system by credit or debit card.

Art. 5.- The organiser will provide the following material to all participants:

• A Wear-design.fr jersey that we highly recommended wearing during the event to facilitate the work of organisational personnel and the police service.
• A number plate that must be placed on the front of the bicycle. Participants who do not place the number plate on a visible part of the bicycle will be excluded from the tour by members of the organisation or by law enforcement bodies.
• The number plate must be placed on the front of the bicycle and must be clearly visible and not bent. Any advertising must not cover or alter the number plate in any way.
• An identification wristband that the participant must wear throughout the event in order to make use of the bike mechanic service, medical service, refreshments and access to the exclusive participants zone in the finish area.
• A welcome pack
• A high resolution photograph that will be taken of each participant exclusively when crossing the finishing line. In the event that a participant finishes as part of a group, the photograph will consist of the moment the participant finishes but will not be exclusively of them. The photograph will be sent to each participant via email upon completion of La Brava.

It is very important that during the registration process you pay close attention to the table containing the measurements of the jersey before choosing a size.

Art. 6.- Registrations shall be made through the Ticketoci payment gateway and refunds will be made according to its terms and conditions contract. If you wish to transfer registration to another person, this must be communicated by email and all the necessary details of the previous participant and the new participant must be provided.

Art. 7.- Number plates shall be collected from the Fontajau pavilion:

• Saturday 1 June, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
• Sunday 2 June, from 6.30 a.m. to 7.30 a.m.

Art. 8.- In order to collect the number plate, you MUST present a National Identification Card, passport or NIE together with the cycling licence if not purchasing the insurance proposed by the organiser. For those under the age of 18, it is mandatory to present a signed parent authorisation form (download attached sheet). Should the license not be presented, a €10 fee will be charged for day insurance.

Art. 9.- IT IS COMPULSORY TO WEAR AN APPROVED CYCLING HELMET.

Art. 10.- The event’s route shall be duly signposted. 

Art. 11.- During the event, the organiser will provide ambulances at strategic points along the route and a specialised medical point in the finish area, broom wagons and showers in the Fontajau pavilion.

Art. 12.- The organiser will provide a vehicle for mechanical assistance throughout the event but will not be obliged to provide service to all participants. In the event of a breakdown, labour will be free of charge, but spare parts shall be the responsibility of the participant. Only repairs that can be solved en route will be attended to. All participants must provide their own spare parts and be self-sufficient.

The organiser’s mechanical assistance service is a courtesy service.

Art. 13.- Solid and liquid refreshments will be located at:

• La Brava 140 km
   • km 26 - Llagostera
   • km 60 - Santa Cristina d'Aro
   • km 96 - Monells
   • km 121 - Bordils
   • km 140 - Girona

• La Brava 100 km
   • km 26 - Llagostera
   • km 68 - Monells
   • km 80 - Bordils
   • km 99 - Girona

Art. 14.- The event must be carried out on a road bicycle.

Art. 15.- Cut-off time.

There will be two cut-off points with the following time limits:

• Llagostera roundabout: km 27,900 at 09:30 a.m.
• Monells: km 96,600 at 12:30 p.m.

Participants who have not arrived in Monells by 12:30 p.m. to continue to Corçà will be redirected directly to Bordils. 

At 2:30 p.m. the arrival control will be closed and LA BRAVA 2019 will come to an end.

Participants who exceed these time limits must withdraw from the event, using either the broom wagon or by their own means, and, at their own risk, they shall become a public road user if they decide to continue the route by bicycle.

Art. 16.- Those participants who complete the entire route within the times outlined by the organiser shall be considered La BRAVA 2019 finishers.

Art. 17.- All participants must obey and adhere to road traffic regulations. The event runs on roads open to traffic. Anyone who does not comply with road traffic regulations shall be expelled from the event and subsequent editions.  

By registering for the event the participant accepts the risks inherent to participating in an open road event, and excludes the event organisers of liability for any incident or accident arising from participation. In the event of an accident or emergency, please contact us by phone on (+34) 663980161.

Art. 18.- The organiser shall not be held responsible for any accident caused or suffered by the participant, who must be covered by the corresponding federation licence or accident insurance purchased from the organisers if not a federation member. Nor will the organiser be responsible for any costs or debts that the participant may incur during the event, or any losses or breakdowns that the participants' bicycles or other equipment may suffer. 

The participant exempts the organiser from any responsibility for loss or damage of personal objects, for any reason.

Art. 19.- The participant must accept the Cyclist Declaration document, which informs of the risks involved in participation in the event and excludes the organiser from liability in the event of any incident or accident arising from participation in LA BRAVA. The document shall be made available when registering electronically and must be accepted in order to complete the process correctly. If it is not accepted at this moment, for example when registering in-person, it must be signed when picking up the number plate prior to the event. 

Art. 20.- The organiser guarantees full compliance with data protection regulations and, thus, in accordance with Organic Law 15/1999, the participant is informed and gives their consent to the incorporation of their data in the existing automated files of the organiser and to their processing for use in relation to administrative and commercial procedures and other activities.

Art. 21.- The organiser reserves the right to make the necessary modifications that they deem appropriate. The organiser reserves the right to deny admission.

Art. 22.- Image rights. Acceptance of these rules and regulations implies, as a matter of obligation, that the participant authorises the organiser of LA BRAVA 2019 to record part or all of their participation in the event; gives consent for their image to be used for the promotion and dissemination of the event in any form (radio, press, video, photo, internet, posters, media, etc.), and cedes all rights relating to use for the commercial and advertising purposes that the organiser deems appropriate. The participant shall not be entitled to receive any financial compensation. This article also extends to photographs.

Art. 23.- The mere act of registering for the event implies acceptance of these rules and regulations and renunciation of all rights against the organiser, including the renunciation of any legal action that may result from their participation in the event. 

Art. 24.- Sanctions will be strictly imposed on those participants who commit the following infringements:

• Not respecting road traffic regulations.
• Not respecting the safety instructions given by the police and by the organiser.
• Not going through the start control and others located along the route.
• Spoiling or degrading the route by leaving litter.

The penalties will be:

• Disqualification from the event, without the right to high-quality photography from the finish line.
• Suspension from participating in future events.

Art. 25.- The organiser will appoint a group of participants whose purpose shall be to ensure the safety of the event. These participants will be authorised to notify the organiser about the conduct of any participant in relation to the infringements described in Article 24. Such information will be treated in the same way as misconduct reported by the organiser itself.

Art. 26.- The organiser shall not be held responsible in case of the event being suspended or postponed due to unforeseeable circumstances.

Art. 27.- Participants are strongly advised to have a medical examination before participating in the event.

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