(Mixed gender relay teams levels will be set at 50% of the difference between the men and women’s time limits. For example: two person mixed team seeking to achieve Elite Recognition would need to finish in 228 hours. – Let’s do the math: 240 (female 2R limit) – 216 (male 2R limit) = 24, then split the difference for 24 hours (12) 216 + 12 + 228 hours. Simple right?)
Competitive time limits in an ultra-endurance event the duration and magnitude of the Tour of British Columbia must be carefully developed as racers must contend with both anticipated and unexpected obstacles. To prepare, ultra-cyclists train their bodies, mind and support crews with a level of dedication and hard work that most people could never even imagine. On top of this effort they must fund their entry through the procurement of sponsorship and the support of (mostly) volunteers that form their race crew, on course and off.
Ultraletic Sports believes that this type of effort should be recognized and rewarded and not overlooked. In the many years associated with ultra-endurance cycling events we have observed that many competitors who meet with obstacles that slow but their progress to a point where they can no longer finish within event organizer guidelines that many of these competitors continue on regardless of their official race status. Therefore the Tour of British Columbia has developed three levels of recognition which recognize not only the fastest, most capable racers, but also those competitors who fall of the leader’s pace but continue to strive to reach the finish line. They are: Elite, Competitor and Official Finisher.
The pace chart estimates race progress based on various projected daily average paces. Please note that the fastest pace represented is 33.34 kilometers per hour or almost 21 miles an hour and is based on 24 hours a day or riding. If you are a soloist, please remember to divide your projected daily pace by the number of hours you intend to ride each day to estimate your required minimum hourly pace. For instance, if you projected that you could ride 300 kilometers per day and that you would ride 20 hours a day, you would need to maintain an average of 15 kilometers per hour (300 km divided by 20 hours of riding). If you thought you could only ride 12 hours a day your required minimum hourly pace would be 25 kilometers per hour (300 km divided by 12 hours of riding). For example: If you maintained a pace of 450 kilometers per day it would take just over 11 days to complete the Tour of British Columbia. Need more info? Please contact us here