OMCC have been running a charity mopedathon for around ten years now and they grow bigger and better each time. This year we are aiming to exceed our previous record entry and (COVID permitting) will be running two events (? Link to Calendar) So it will soon be time again to move the boxes of toys, bikes and tools from the back of the garage and dig out the ‘ped that’s not seen the light of day for many months, give it a kick and see if it runs. Next, find a group of like-minded idiots and rope them into joining in. Then, think of a suitable team name.
Overview of “The Rules”
Mopeds must have been road legal at some point in their history.
Maximum capacity is 50cc (2 stroke) or 90cc (4-stroke). Mopeds will be subject to scrutineering and the scrutineer’s decision on suitability to participate is final.
All riders must have suitable protective clothing. Detailed information on suitability and bike preparation can be found below.
The event is a six-hour endurance event. However, we do not time or count laps and it is strictly not a ‘race’. The start is a Le Mans style footrace from the far side of the track (that’s a distance of about 10 feet for the salad dodgers). We then run the peds around the course for approx. three hours – or as long as the ped runs without breaking down. After lunch we re-start in the same way but run the afternoon session in reverse (no not the peds, the track).
Eligibility and equipmentThe standard OMCC Event Terms and Conditions apply to this event. Riders need to have a valid driving licence (CBT or car licences are ok) and wear suitable protective clothing, full face helmet, gloves and boots. Leathers are recommended, one piece or zip together two-piece with a long zip. Cordura type gear is generally acceptable but we’d recommend that this has body armour (knee and elbow pads as a minimum) underneath and would also recommend that all riders wear back protectors.
JEANS are not acceptable!
The ‘PedYour trusty steed must comply with some basic requirements:
1. Each moped entered in the Mopedathon will be required to pass scrutineering. We appreciate that the machines entered will mostly be approaching the end of their useful life, but they must be at least safe to ride. This is to ensure that the mopeds are not a danger to the rider or other participants.
2. Engine capacity must NOT exceed 50cc for two strokes or 90cc for four strokes.
3. One moped per team. You can run two mopeds if you pay for two teams.
4. Mopeds to be adequately silenced, excessively noisy bikes will fail scrutineering. Teams with bikes that become noisy in use may be asked to correct this if they wish to continue.
5. All glass items (headlamps, indicators, etc.) are to be removed or taped up.
6. Mopeds must have adequate front and rear brakes.
7. Tyres are to be in a safe condition and have reasonable amount of tread.
8. Mopeds must have a clearly marked on/off (kill) switch (a Tie-wrap on the HT lead will not do).
9. The fuel system is to be free of leaks, the tank is to have a sealing cap and have means of shutting off the fuel supply.
10. Mini-Moto’s and pit-bikes are not classified as mopeds and are therefore not eligible for the Event. The organisers decision on this is final.