PRUride To London: Criterium Race on Nov. 12, 2016 at McKinley West, Taguig City

Pedal your way to London at Pru Life UK’s PRUride cycling event! The one-day event on November 12 at McKinley West and Uptown Bonifacio, Taguig city will consist of a criterium race for professional cyclists and a bike community day for friends and families. Up for grabs are all-expense-paid trips to London and foldable bikes, among many other exciting prizes!

All proceeds will fund bike-friendly projects of the National Bicycle Organization.

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British life insurer Pru Life UK brings the legendary Prudential RideLondon event to the Philippines! There will be a criterium race for professional cyclists at McKinley West and a bike community day for friends and families at Uptown Bonifacio, both in Taguig City.

To join, a PhP 500-donation is required which will go to the funding of National Bicycle Organization’s (NBO) projects which promote bike-friendly initiatives in road safety, bike lessons and bike commuting. Such projects are the Monthly Free Bike Lessons and Urban Cycling Safety Seminar that NBO conducts monthly. Likewise, part of the donation will go to the funding of the bike racks in selected cities inside and outside Metro Manila.


Participants can look forward to receiving a PRUride full-sub jersey, PRUride finishers’ shirt, after-event food and beverage while experiencing fun bike activities for cyclists and families.

Also up for grabs are four all-expense-paid trips to London, 10 folding bicycles, and cash prizes for winners in the Criterium. Register now at

nbo-logo-with-shiftingTo know more about the National Bicycle Organization and Pru Life UK, you can visit the following links:

At the Pru Ride to London launch with the race proponents headed by Jeremy Go, Race Director

Criterium details and rules:

A. Event details

  1. Venue: McKinley West, Taguig City
  2. Assembly time: 6:00 a.m.
  3. Race time will officially begin at 6:30 a.m. for the first category. Schedule of start times can be seen here.

B. Timing system

  1. The timing system shall be electronic. All participants will be assigned a timing chip.
  2. Crit Distance for Road Bike Male Open is 60mins + 2 Laps. 1 Lap = 1.1kms
  3. Crit Distance for Juniors is 20mins + 2 Laps. 1 Lap = 1.1kms
  4. Crit Distance for All other categories is 30mins + 2 laps.  1 Lap = 1.1kms

C. General rules

  1. Overlapped participants are automatically removed from the race.
  2. No aero bars allowed.
  3. No-helmet, no-ride policy will be strictly implemented.
  4. Participants must be in the holding area at least 15 minutes before their respective start times. Participants without timing chip and bib are not allowed to start the race.
  5. Participants experiencing flat tire or mechanical problems are automatically removed from the race.
  6. Open categories can accept any skill level.
  7. Participants can join/register in more than one (1) races.
  8. Organizers reserve the right to change the rules under discretion based on health, risk, and safety concerns.
  9. Judges can remove participants in the holding area if they are found not eligible in the age group.
  10. The decision of the judges is final.

D. Winners verification and protests

  1. Winners per category must go directly to the Winners Verification Tent after their respective race leg. They must present two (2) valid government-issued IDs such as the following:
    • Passport
    • Birth certificate
    • Postal ID
    • SSS ID
    • PRC license
    • GSIS card
    • Driver’s license
    • Student’s ID
    • Fire arm license
    • PhilHealth card
    • Diplomat ID
    • Voter’s ID
  2. Protests will be entertained only if the participant pays the protest fee of PhP 2,000 and fills out a written protest form to be submitted to the secretariat tent located in the Criterium expo at McKinley West.
  3. Participants are given one (1) hour before and one (1) hour after their respective races to submit a written protest to the secretariat tent.
  4. Protests regarding the eligibility of age of another participant should be submitted before the scheduled race category. A valid government-issued ID will be the reference for age.

E. Violations penalized by disqualification

  1. Participants are not allowed to lane-cut.
  2. Misrepresentation, use of another person’s identity, or changing of personal details such as age are not allowed.
  3. Participants are not allowed to block other participants. Overtaking should be to the right side of the lead cyclist.
  4. Participants cannot pull or hold other participants.
  5. Participants cannot receive outside assistance.

F. Mountain bike-specific rules

  1. Wheel/tire width should be 2.0 and up. Anything below the prescribed width will not be allowed.
  2. Only chainring 48T and below will be allowed.

G. Juniors (15-17 yrs old)-specific rules

  1. Participants must present a copy of their birth certificate and a valid ID which indicates their age (winners without these documents will not be recognized).
  2. Participants are given a race time of 20 minutes + 2 laps.
  3. Road bikes are highly recommended to be used by participants in this category.

H. Fixed gear bike-specific rules

  1. This is a mixed/open category. Males and females will be competing for the same prize in this category.
  2. Participants are given a race time of 30 minutes + 2 laps.
  3. Only single crank/single chainring will be allowed.

I. Folding bike-specific rules

  1. Only chainring 58T and below will be allowed for folding bikes.
  2. Participants are given a race time of 30 minutes + 2 laps.
  3. Only tires with 20-inch circumference and below will be allowed.

J. Joining more than one category

  1. Participants may join more than one (1) category.
  2. Participants must meet the qualifications for each category they want to join.
  3. Participants must register separately for each category they want to join.
  4. Participants must furnish separate copies of requirements for each category they want to join.

K. Cancellation of Categories

  1. Each category must have at least ten (10) entries, hence the organizer has the right to cancel the particular race category. Entries/ registrants are given the option to register on the remaining categories on or before November 12, 2016.

Definition of terms:

  •  Age – Year age will be followed (i.e. If you are 30 years of age on January 1, 2016 you will be considered 30 years of age until December 31, 2016.)
  • Amateur – A participant is considered amateur if he/she has not competed as a professional in any cycling race or has not represented the country in any international or local cycling event.
  • Open category – The category accepts all skill level (e.g. amateur, professional, and non-professional)


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