race rules

race rules


  • All competitors must wear an Australian approved cycling helmet at all times and carry the mandatory equipment as below:
  • First aid kit (crepe bandage, wound dressing, triangular bandage, surgical gloves and 4 band aids).
  • Australian approved cycling helmet.
  • Tool kit with minimum of pump (or CO2 canisters), spare inner tube/s, chain lube (or puncture repair kit).
  • Container to carry a minimum of 500ml of water to sustain you between feed stations.


  • Any rider found littering the course will be disqualified on the spot. This will be strictly controlled by marshals on the course.
  • You have to complete the event on the same bike you started the event with.
  • Your race number must be clearly visible on the front of your bike at all times. Race numbers are not to be modified or cut down in any way.
  • You must report to the timing tent in St. Albans if you decide to withdraw from the event. If you are injured and not able to return to the event centre, please inform a race official on course.
  • If you intend to ride an e-bike in the Convict 100 your bike must meet the definition of an e-bike permitted in National Parks under the NSW Road Rules.
  • Only registered riders, safety personnel and course marshals are allowed to ride the course on race day.
  • All protests must be lodged with the race director before commencement of the prize giving presentation at 1:30pm.
  • Riders are expected to assist competitors who have injured themselves. If you come across an injured rider, provide assistance and ask a fellow rider to inform race officials at the next intersection. Times will be adjusted to compensate for any losses.


For safety reasons we do not want any riders to remain out on the course after dark.

To this end a cut off will be applied on the 100km course at the junction of Wrights Creek Rd and Settlers Rd, 59.5km into the event at 12.45pm. Anyone arriving after this time will be re-directed onto the 67km course and will be classed as a 67km finisher.

Regardless of the cut-off, all 100km riders are asked to carefully consider how long it will take them to complete their respective distance and still finish by sunset and voluntarily downgrade at the split point if desired. You don’t want to still be out there after dark! Distance downgrades are also available up until race start.



Once you leave the start you will not be returning to St. Albans until the finish. This is an unsupported race. Any outside assistance (apart from fellow competitors) will be considered cheating and will lead to disqualification. Spectators are welcome at the start/finish and the kayak bridge. Directions on how to drive from St. Albans to the kayak bridge will be available at the registration tent – Please note, spectators are not allowed to assist their rider in any way at the kayak bridge, that includes nutrition or taking any unwanted gear.