Rules Scooter 1 dog (may 2015)
Article 1 : General
a) The amount of the entrance fee for the scooter race is identical to the amount of the other disciplines
b) One same competitor cannot enter for the 3 disciplines: solely two different disciplines are admitted.
c) As a reminder: the same dog may not run the long circuit twice on the same day. Therefore, if a competitor enters for the scooter race and in another discipline, he will have to take part with two different dogs.
d) The competitor and his dog shall share their efforts. A competitor who is judged inactive by the Technical Commission will be immediately disqualified.
Article 2 : Categories
Three men categories and three women categories are organised:
- Juniors (from 15 to 18 years included) born in 2000-1999-1998 and 1997
- Seniors (from 19 to 39 years included) born in 1996 to 1976 included
- Veterans (40 years and older) born in 1975 and before
Article 3 : Circuit
a) The distance shall not be longer than 7 km, with a minimum of 5 km.
b) The distance is the same for all the categories.
c) The scooter circuit is the same as the one for bike-jöring. The circuit shall be negotiable by scooter. It shall be inspected and approved during the Spring GM.
d) The same circuit shall be used on Saturday and Sunday. However, on the second day, the circuit can be adapted by the Technical Commission.
Article 4 : Starts
a) On Saturday, the starts are given every minute by category and in the order of the bib numbers.
b) On Sunday, the starts are given by category, but in the order of the times ran on Saturday, the best time starting in last position. The starts can then be given every 30 seconds.
c) The competitor may be helped at the moment of the start by someone who holds the dog or the bike.
Article 5 : Bib numbers
a) The bib numbers are given at random.
b) The bibs shall be attached firmly on the competitor’s chest. A small plate bearing the same number shall be attached on the front side of the scooter.
Article 6 : Age of the dog
Minimum 18 months, no exception possible
Article 7 : Equipment
a) The competitor shall compulsorily wear a helmet and gloves. It is advisable to wear glasses
b) A lead shall be secured to the dog’s harness. The other end shall be secured to the scooter, under the handlebars and above the fork.
c) This lead shall be extensible in order to absorb the shocks, but may not be longer than 2.5 m once extended
d) The dog shall compulsorily wear a harness
e) To be ranked in scooter, the competitor shall cross the finish line with 3 elements: himself, the dog and the scooter. These three elements must have gone through the full circuit and all three cross the finish line.
f) It is allowed to use another scooter to start on the second day.
g) The competitor is allowed to use a rail or a rod with a ring to let the lead go through it.
h) It is not allowed to wear shoes with spikes.
i) Metallic mudguards are not allowed.
OFFICIAL CATEGORIES 2015 according to the years of birth and chronological order to give departures:
01 Bike-Jöring Men / Seniors Hommes : nés de1996 à 1976 (inclus)
02 Bike-Jöring Women / Seniors Dames : nées de1996 à 1976 (inclus)
03 Bike-Jöring Master Men I / Vétérans I Hommes : nés de 1975 à 1966 (inclus)
04 Bike-Jöring Master Women I / Vétérans I Dames : nées de 1975 à 1966 (inclus)
05 Bike-Jöring Master Wem II / Vétérans II Hommes : nés de 1965 à 1956 (inclus)
06 Bike-Jöring Master Women II / Vétérans II Dames : nées de 1965 à 1956 (inclus)
07 Bike-Jöring Master Men III / Vétérans III Hommes : nés en 1955 et avant
08 Bike-Jöring Juniors Men / Juniors Garçons : nés en 2000 – 1999 – 1998 et 1997
09 Bike-Jöring Juniors Women / Juniors Filles : nées en 2000 – 1999 – 1998 et 1997
10 Scooter Men / Seniors Hommes : nés de 1996 à 1976 (inclus)
11 Scooter Women / Seniors Dames : nées de 1996 à 1976 (inclus)
12 Scooter Master Men / Vétérans Hommes : nés en 1975 et avant
13 Scooter Master Women / Vétérans Dames : nées en 1975 et avant
14 Scooter Juniors Men / Juniors Hommes : nés en 2000 – 1999 – 1998 – et 1997
15 Scooter Juniors Women / Juniors Filles : nées en 2000 – 1999 – 1998 et 1997
16 Bike-Jöring Master Women III / Vétérans III Dames : nées en 1955 et avant
17 Canicross Men / Seniors Hommes : nés de1996 à 1976 (inclus)
18 Canicross Women / Seniors Dames : nées de1996 à 1976 (inclus)
19 Canicross Master Men I / Vétérans I Hommes : nés de 1975 à 1966 (inclus)
20 Canicross Master Women I / Vétérans I Dames : nées de 1975 à 1966 (inclus)
21 Canicross Master Men II / Vétérans II Hommes : nés de 1965 à 1956 (inclus)
22 Canicross Master Wome II / Vétérans II Dames : nées de 1965 à 1956 (inclus)
23 Canicross Master Men III / Vétérans III Hommes : nés en 1955 et avant
24 Canicross Juniors Men / Juniors Garçons : nés en 2000 – 1999 – 1998 et 1997
25 Canicross Juniors Women / Juniors Filles : nées en 2000 – 1999 – 1998 et 1997
26 Canicross Master Women III / Vétérans III Dames : nées en 1955 et avant
27 Canicross School Boys / Minimes Garçons : nés en 2008 – 2007 -2006 et 2005
28 Canicross Scool Girls / Minimes Filles : nées en 2008 – 2007 – 2006 et 2005
29 Canicross Youg Boys / Cadets Garçons : nés en 2004 – 2003 – 2002 et 2001
30 Canicross Youg Girls / Cadets Filles : nées en 2004 – 2003 – 2002 et 2001
RULES ECF – MODIFICATIONS – Up date mai 2015
a) A Team Manager can deposit in the starting zone “Room of Call”, of
b) RELAY : A nation can register several relay teams. If it is the case, only its team best classified could be rewarded (medals – podium). In other words, only one relay by nation will be rewarded and consequently, the podium will be always consisted three different nations.
2) REGULATION – Technical Commission:
a) The organiser shall appoint a contact person who shall stay in contact with the President of the Technical Commission and who is able to answer all the questions (circuit, telephone numbers, etc…).
b) The organiser shall supply all the members of the Technical Commission with a lunch packet.
a) The organiser shall submit to the President of the Technical Commission:
- On Thursday, on the occasion of the GM: the list of the entered participants, the starting list (with bib numbers) – the map of the circuits after having mentioned the dangerous and/or critical points thereon.
- On Saturday, immediately at the end of the first day: the official results in order to record the penalties therein and to sign the document in order to make the results official.
- As soon as on Thursday, the organiser shall supply the President of the Technical Commission with a means of transport (quad, bike, 4x4 vehicle, …) in order to allow the latter to view the circuit at any moment.
b) Every Team Leader shall be in possession of the regulations printed by himself (latest official version published on the ECF site). When he files a complaint, he shall refer to the involved article.
c) The President of the Technical Commission shall prepare the official complaint filing forms in 3 languages (French, English, German). These documents will be handed to the
Team Leader on the occasion of the first meeting on Friday.
d) The personal cameras are allowed and can be used to serve as a piece of evidence in the event of dispute. The Technical Commission is entitled to view the movie (or any other picture photograph) to assess the validity of a complaint.
3) REGULATIONS – Scooter 1 Dog (Step):
a) Starting order: 1 bike – 2 scooter – 3 canicross.
b) Maximum number of allowed starts: 600.
c) One same competitor cannot take part to all 3 categories. He therefore can only compete in 2 categories.
d) The amount of the entrance fee for the scooter is identical as in the other disciplines, even if this year, no official title will be awarded.
e) There will be 3 men and women categories: juniors – seniors – veterans.
f) The distance will be identical for all the categories.
INVITATION to the 2015 European Championship
BLAIRGOWRIE (Scotland) on October 10th and 11th
Dear athletes, dear « doggies »
I am glad to invite you to participate in our next European Canicross and Bike-Jöring Championship. The Scooter 1 dog run will also be scheduled, but only as a demonstration, without official title for this first edition, as we have to test its regulations; nevertheless, all the honours will be paid (identical medals, flags and national anthems). This amazing event is an organisation of the BSSF, our ECF representative in the UK (Chairman John Carter). It will take place in Scotland, in Blairgowrie on a… SPLENDID circuit, wow!!! We really enjoyed discovering it!
The circuit is very well-balanced, is technical (about 50 bends and numerous curves), but is not dangerous. It was drawn on the top of a hill. It seems flat, but isn’t flat at all: it is demanding as one is constantly toppling into one and the other hillside. It is only 5.3 km long and, believe me, this is long enough: several false flats, followed by numerous slopes alternating with some recovery areas for the dogs and humans. No breath-taking descents. Note also the softness of the ground cover that will perfectly suit our dogs. In principle, it should not deteriorate in case of bad weather. In short, it is really a circuit that makes you want to run or bike on it. It will give lead to GREAT European Champions and bring a lot of pleasure to our dogs.
Besides, the set is grandiose, with 360° panoramas. Heathland, birch trees, thorny bushes, a brook and a small lake, wild flowers, pastures separated by low malls made of stacked stones, a pine forest. And sheep, does or roes and birds singing.
I have confidence in John Carter and his team’s qualities. After the disaster caused by Richard Cook and Canix in 2012 in Cirencester, they are willing to rehabilitate their UK nation in the eyes of Europe.
Yes, I know, it is far! But not that far: 1300 km from the place where I live (Spa in Belgium). And the Englishmen must cross the channel each time to participate in any European Championship. For once, it is up to us to make an effort: they deserve it, don’t they? I reckon on you to not let you get demotivated by the distance or the cost of the crossing.
Besides the pure focus on sports, we will also have the great pleasure to share moments of true friendship among nations. So… see you soon on Scottish soil: for sure, you won’t regret it!
Jean-Pierre Talbot (ECF Chairman)
(long distance: 5.3 km (bike + cani) – short distance: 2.8 – children/relay: 1.2 km)