TOUR DE FRANCE GRAND DEPART COPENHAGEN
While highwheel riders sets off in Sweden some other riders are doing it in Copenhagen (also TdF starts on July 1). On Thursday (June 30) we are invited to Copenhagen (to be confirmed). Direct train from Lund to Copenhagen (highwheel riders travel for free). More info will follow.
RULES AND REGULATIONS
To make SWEDEN 3 DAYS as safe and fair as possible we have rules/regulations. Our applied rules are based on the UCI rules with useful input from Cycling Australia´s ”Penny Farthing Technical Regulation” (draft May 2019). We have tried to use the same language/tone as in those documents.
The bicycle must have a direct drive front wheel where the cranks are directly attached to the hub (no type of gear, free wheel or chain is permitted). One full rotation of the front wheel must be equate to one full rotation of the cranks.
The front wheel must have a minimum diameter of 44” (110cm).
The minimum weight of a bike must be at least 10kg
Brakes will only be permitted in Race 1 (all brakes must be disabled in stage 2-4).
Cleats (spd, etc) and straps are permitted.
All bikes will be carefully checked before the race by the commissaire. Bikes which not seems to be solid enough will not be permitted in any of the races.
All riders are required to wear a helmet meeting international standards.
A pre-race meeting is held ahead of every race. This meeting is mandatory to all participants.