Rules of Tour Lakeland

  • Each competitor takes part in the event at their own risk and with their own insurance. It is also a good idea to check the insurance coverage of your bicycle with your insurance company.
  • Finnish road legislation will be followed in the event.
  • Only two-wheeled bicycles are allowed
  • Special bicycles, such as recumbent bicycles, are not permitted.
  • The ends of the handlebar must be padded.
  • The use of triathlon, aero or other non-standard bars is not permitted.
  • Disk wheels are not permitted.
  • No restrictions concerning high-profile rims
  • Tandem bicycles are not permitted.
  • Private cars or private service points are not allowed on the route during the event.
  • The organiser’s service vehicles or other cars or motorcycles of the organiser are authorised to move along the route.
  • Cyclists who have not signed up for the event cannot cycle with the participants.
  • The use of a helmet is mandatory. The helmet must meet the requirements of EU EN 1078.
  • The race number must be fixed both to the rider’s back and the handlebar so that it can be seen from the right. The chip number must be fastened to your bicycle. All other chip numbers must be removed. Remember to fill in your ICE details on the back of the back number.
  • Using a phone while cycling is not allowed. If you need to use the phone, stop and get to the side of the road.
  • Do not take photographs of any accidents and do not share any information on social media to respect the victims and their friends and family.
  • The use of radios or headphones while cycling is prohibited
  • The event will take place on a route open to all traffic, so you are responsible for keeping up to date with your traffic environment at all times.
  • Drive on the right-hand side of the road and stay in your own lane.
  • Respect and follow traffic rules and instructions issued by the organiser, such as the organiser’s route markings, at all times.
  • Pay particular attention to intersections, because in spite of the numerous traffic controllers, there are small intersections with no traffic control along the route.
  • Also always respect non-event traffic. Taking part in the event does not entitle you to commit traffic offences. For example, be cautious when overtaking other cyclists.
  • Receiving any sort of service from a moving vehicle is not allowed.
  • If you need to stop, move to the side of the road with your bicycle to avoid causing hazardous situations to other cyclists, vehicles or yourself.
  • Riding in a large group can be dangerous to first-timers or inexperienced cyclists. We recommend that you ride at your own pace and avoid riding too fast from the start.
  • The participant must turn 18 years of age during the year of the event.