The Deccan Cliffhanger 2019 643 kms - SOLO
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THE DECCAN CLIFFHANGER 2019 - SOLO
The Deccan Cliffhanger is an annual 646 Km (400 Mile) Ultra Cycling Race from Pune to Goa, comprising solo and relay team categories. The Relay event is RAAM style, and the Solo Race is a RAAM Qualifier. All racers in all categories must have a support vehicle and crew.
The Deccan Cliffhanger is on the Ultracycling (UMCA) calendar. Solo Racers who complete within the time limit will be qualified for the world’s toughest bicycle race – Race Across America.
Deccan Cliffhanger Race Schedule
- DATE: 9th Nov 2019
- START: Pune – The Cliff, Forest Trails, Bhugaon
- DISTANCE: 643 km (400 Miles)
- FORMAT: Solo event and Team Based relay event
- FINISH: Bogmalo Beach, Goa – 10th Afternoon
- AWARDS CEREMONY: 7pm 10th Nov 2019
- PRE RACE: Registrations 7th & 8th Nov 2019
The Race starts in Pune, the city of cycles, and finishes in Goa, on the sea shore. Set on the Deccan Plateau, the route follows the Sahyadri Range, which defines the western edge of the Deccan, finally dropping through dense forests that cover the cliffs of the Escarpment, into the Konkan as it heads to the Indian Ocean.
Categories And Timings
SOLO is just that…. Solo! Solo racers ride the entire distance, while their crew provides them with full support. Categories and Timings are based on Racing Age and Gender. Racing Age is the age each Racer will turn during the calendar year of the race (year of race minus birth year). Solo Racers at The Deccan Cliffhanger Qualify for The Race Across America if they finish within the RQ timings.
The Ride option is for riders attempting to ride The Deccan Cliffhanger solo, who do not complete within RQ timings. All riders who complete the route within their time limit of 38hrs will receive the Finisher’s Award, but will not be qualified for RAAM.
Rules & Regulations
- Safety of all persons involved
- Running a Clean and Healthy race with a level playing field for all
- Creating a Race of International standards
- Protecting Race integrity and reputation
(The guiding principles will dictate decision making by the Race Committee on any issue not specifically covered in these rules)