conditions of entry

  • Chinese participants are required to provide valid information such as Name, Gender, ID, Birth Date and Native Place same as the ones of the permanent residence booklet.

  • Non-Chinese participants are required to provide valid information such as Name, Gender, passport number, and Nationality same as the ones printed in their valid passports.

  • Granfondo-style cycling is a personal cycling challenge with timing via electronic chip for non-professional and recreational cyclists. The event is open to everyone but promotes amateur, or non-professional, cycling. This means that professional cyclists, or former professionals who have retired from pro cycling less than one year before the date of a granfondo event, can only ride the granfondo 'out of competition', i.e. they will not feature in the result list nor receive any prizes. These cyclists are also expected not to influence the outcome of the competition and restrict themselves to defensive riding

  • Definition of a ‘professional cyclist’: People who are currently professional cyclists will not be part of the race competition, should there be prizes in a granfondo event. A professional cyclist is a person whose name features on the official team list of a UCI licensed World Tour, Pro Continental or Continental Team, or an ELITE MTB team or UCI MTB team. The team rosters and names of riders are available on the website of the UCI, the International Cycling Federation. There can therefore be no discussion. Note that top amateur riders who are hired as occasional guestriders for any of the aforementioned team categories are not considered professionals and can therefore compete in granfondo event.

  • Participants are expected to be between the age of 18-65 for insurance reasons. People outside this range should first contact us via email

  • Registration is open for everyone of all nationalities, religious, social or ethnic backgrounds

  • Since the 2003 Stockholm Consensus on Sex Reassignment in Sports, there has been a growing recognition of the importance of autonomy of gender identity in society, as reflected in the laws of many jurisdictions worldwide. Trans athletes (male to female and female to male) are welcome to take part in our Granfondo cycling events, as are athletes with DSD. However, as most of our events offer race results and related to that prizes and prizemoney, fair competition must be ensured and we therefore follow the guidelines set by the International Olympic Committee (link: https://stillmed.olympic.org/Documents/Commissions_PDFfiles/Medical_commission/2015-11_ioc_consensus_meeting_on_sex_reassignment_and_hyperandrogenism-en.pdf ) . Especially trans athletes who transition from male to female need to be aware of the conditions for participation in actual competition. Trans athletes and DSD athletes are kindly requested to contact the race director of the event following registration to avoid any potential issues during the event. The person in question will handle the registration with discretion and according to the IOC guidelines - not because we necesarily agree with those guidelines, but because we are not in a position to re-invent the wheel.

  • People can sign up for all stages or for single stages. The number of full tour participants on the long distance is capped at 1000 riders. It is possible to change from long to short distance before the start of a stage if you notify the time-keeping team in advance, bearing in mind that you will not be ranked in the general classification if you do so. We encourage people who do long distance to sign up early if you wish to do all stages and be ranked in the general classification.

  • Registration is personal and cannot be transferred to any other person.

  • it is possible to sign up as a team. A team must consist of minimum five riders and riders can be a mix of men and women. Specific regulations for the team classification, which only takes into account the long distance and not the short distance races, can be read in the event regulations of each specific event. In Yunnan, three of the five team riders must score a finish time in each stage in order to obtain a ranking as a team.

  • Event registration goes in two periods: an early bird period with limited discounted race fees, and a regular period with standard race fees.

  • Each registered participant will receive a participant’s bag at the event’s race office, which contains the following items: number bib, bike plate, electronic timing chip, sponsor gifts.

  • Take part at your own risk. Participants should be familiar with bicycle exercise, and must come well-prepared for this event. Especially people signing up for the long distance stages are expected to have appropriate cycling experience and know how to handle technical downhills in mountain areas and negotiate other rougher type of conditions such as cobblestones

  • Every participant can only sign up for one race distance per stage.

  • By registering for the event, you are deemed to have read and accepted these conditions of entry, the health & safety policy and the cancellation policy.

 


health & safety

  • Participants are required to be in proper and healthy condition at the start of the prologue time trial and/or any other stage, and will sign a statement – see below – saying so upon collecting the number bib at the event’s race office. Nordic Ways declines all liability if health problems are experienced during the event.

  • Participants need to sign the “Legal Liability Exemption and Waiver of Rights” when registering online

  • Nordic Ways will purchase insurances for the registered athletes until five days before the start of the Colourful Yunnan Granfondo Cycling Festival, based on the correct information provided. Hence, participants are required to fill in the necessary information in correct fashion. Otherwise, they are personally responsible for any risk or injury occurred during the event.

  • Registered participants who obtain injury or any other health hazard during the event shall follow the official insurance procedure. Nordic Ways will not pay the medical treatment fee in advance.


cancellation policy

 
 

price overview 2019

  • Please send email regarding the cancellation & mention the refund request to tuifei@nordicways.com, the organizing committee will refund your original payment channel within 15 working days.

  • Applying for refund before August 31st, 2018: 80% of the fee will be refunded to the cancelled participants.

  • On and after September 1st, 2018 until October 25th, 2018: 50% of the fee will be refunded to the cancelled participants.

  • On and after October 26th, 2018: no refund application for the event will be accepted by the organizing committee.

  • Registration is personal and cannot be transferred to any other person.


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Registration fee

The 2019 race registration includes:

  • Electronic time keeping service by Race Timing Solutions

  • Traffic-free course

  • Supplies at drink stations

  • Event medical aid (no neutral maintenance service)

  • Transport service (if the finish is not the same with the start, the OC will arrange the shuttle bus and truck from the finish to the start)

  • Event bag and brochure

  • Event T-shirt

  • Event jersey (only for 5 and 6 stages participants)

  • Event finish hoodie (only for 5/6 stages finish participants)

  • Gold/Silver/Bronze Certificate (electronic version)

  • Finish medal

  • Sponsor gift (randomly)

Hotel service

The hotel service includes 8 nights hotel accommodation, participants have 2 options based on the stages you’ll join.

  • Option 1: Check-in on Nov. 1 and check-out on Nov. 9.

  • Option 2: Check-in on Nov. 2 and check-out on Nov. 10.

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If you want to stay before or after these dates, please contact and arrange the hotel by yourself.

Express hotel:

  • The OC will choose the express hotels, such as 7 Days Inn, Home Inn, and so on, according to the local conditions. And the OC reserves the right to change the hotels due to the force majeure. Hotel details will be released later.

  • Room-shared means you only book a bed in a twin room. If you have a roommate who also register the race, please fill in his/her name. Or the OC will arrange you a roommate randomly.

  • No breakfast in the express hotel.

Event hotel (4-5 star with breakfast):

  • The event hotel, where the race office is located, will be 4-5 star level. Details will be released later.

  • Room-shared means you only book a bed in a twin room. If you have a roommate who also register the race, please fill in his/her name. Otherwise the OC will arrange you a roommate randomly.

  • Includes breakfast.

  • English service for foreign participants

  • Quick check-in service.

Transportation

Stage-transport during the event with bike

The OC provides stage-transport service with bus and truck in express hotel and event hotel. This service includes Mangshi-Yingjiang, Yingjiang-Tengchong, Tengchong-Dali and Dali-Lijiang transportduring Nov.2-9.

  • There’ll be event staff working on the bus and truck.

  • The bus service is provided by state-owned enterprise, with safety and comfort.

  • The truck service for bike is provided by SF-Express.

  • English service for foreign participants.

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Other transport

  • Shuttle bus from Kunming to Mangshi: 200 CNY per person. Note, 630km, about 9 hours. From Kunming Tuodong Stadium to Mangshi Hotelat 07:00, Nov.1 and 2.

  • Shuttle bus from Lijiang to Kunming: 200 CNY per person. Note, 500km, about 7 hours.From Lijiang Guanfang Hotel/Guanfang Garden Villa to Kunming at 09:00, Nov. 10.

Discount

  • Team discount.

    • Teamdiscount is only available for road bike long distance all-6-stage participants. A team should include at least 5 participants, no gender limited. Every participant in the qualified team can get 50 CNY team discount.

  • Granfondo Yunnan Fans discount

    • Granfondo Yunnan Fans: participants who had joined all 5 stages or all 6 stages for 2-5 times during 2014-2018.

    • Fans who had joined 2 times can get 50 CNY discount, 3 times with 100 CNY discount, 4 times with 150 CNY discount and 5 times with 200 CNY discount.

    • Qualified participants can get the discount automatically when register online.Any question, please send the email to info@nordicways.com.

Refund policy

  • Please send email regarding the cancellation & mention the refund request totuifei@nordicways.com. The organizing committee will refund your original payment channel within 15 working days.

  • Applying for refund before Sept. 15th, 2019: 80% of the fee will be refunded to the cancelled participants.

  • On and after Sept. 16th, 2019 until October 15th, 2019: 50% of the fee will be refunded to the cancelled participants.

  • On and after October 16th, 2019: no refund application for the event will be accepted by the organizing committee.

  • Refund for medical reasons: 80% of the fee will be refunded at all times before October 15th, 2019. Participants must offer the copy or photo of the diagnoses certificate and receipt for hospitalization as the proof. no refund application of the event for medical reasons will be accepted by the organizing committee on and after October 16th.

  • Registration is personal and cannot be transferred to any other person. Your passport must be showed when you check-in at the race office.

contact people

Phone (10:00-17:00 on working days)

Registration: +86(10) 8580 1757 ext. 806

Logistic: +86(10) 8580 1757 ext. 808

Payment & Refund: +86(10) 8580 1757 ext. 818

Email

About event: info@nordicways.com

About registration: registration@nordicways.com

About payment & refund: tuifei@nordicways.com

About logistics: hq@nordicways.com

About race competition: fan.kesi@nordicways.com

Wechat public account: NordicWays