Liability & safety

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The WHPVA World Championships 2020 are a 3 day competition on closed cycling tracks, organised by the Dutch association for Human Powered Vehicles NVHPV.


  • By participating in a competitive sports event you run an increased risk of physical injury or vehicle damage. You acknowledge this, and take part in the event entirely at your own risk.
  • The organizers do not take responsibility for property damage or theft during the event.
  • Visitors and online/offline media will produce photo and video material of the event. By taking part you accept that this material may be shared on the web and/or in print.

Rider safety

  • You must be fit for competitive cycling. It is your own responsibility to have this checked.
  • First aid medical service will be present and can decide that you are unfit to (further) participate in a race.
  • Children below 18 must present themselves in the presence of a parent/guardian at the registration desk, or provide a signed parental authorization that lists the races in which the child is allowed to participate. We rely on parents to not put their child in danger.
  • The Kids race is only for children below 12 years old.
  • It is highly recommended that you wear a certified hard-shell helmet. Kids must wear a helmet during all cycling activities.
  • It is highly recommended to equip your bike with a rear view mirror.
[hash]bikecheck[/hash]Bike safety

When you arrive at the event, you must obtain a bike safety certificate before you proceed to the registration desk. The bike safety check official will check these points:
  • A bike must have sufficient braking power.
  • All (aerodynamic) attachments and accessories must be attached such that they won't come loose during the races.
  • A bike must not have sharp, protruding bits or open tube ends on any side.
  • For a recumbent bike without enclosure, the chain ring must be protected by either a fixed shield or by a strong rotating chain guard that is free from sharp edges.