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10th Dec 2016, Lee Valley VeloPark

BRIC: The festival of Indoor Rowing for all ages and abilities


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Yes – anyone can enter BRIC. The minimum age category is School Year 7 = under 12 on September 1st 2015.
Yes – competitors from any country can enter BRIC.
Men must be 75kg or less. Women must be 61.5 kg or less.
Competitors can enter as many events as they choose to. However, an entry form and payment must be made for each race.
Entries close at 12 (noon) on Wednesday 30th November 2016.
Yes – log onto your account via Here you will be able to make changes to your entry and transfer your entry to another person if you no longer want to compete.
Entry fees are non-refundable after the closing date (12 Noon, Wednesday 30th November). Withdrawals before the closing date will receive a 75% refund.
A relay team consists of a maximum team of four people who have only entered the relay event. A team entry is considered to be 10 or more juniors / students and/or adults entered into the same team.
To enter a relay team you must first nominate a captain. When he/ she enters the chosen relay category he/ she will be asked for the personal details of the additional members of the team. Only one person from the relay team needs to complete the entry.
To enter a team (group) you must first appoint a Captain. When that individual enters his/ her event he/ she will be presented with the option to create a team. Once this has been created the remaining members of the team can join the team during the completion of their individual registration. If you are entering a group of junior competitors only, you must first enter as a non-participating team captain and follow the process above.
Junior timed distance categories are as follows; Year 7: 2 minutes Year 8: 3 minutes Year 9: 4 minutes Year 10: 5 minutes Year 11: 6 minutes Sixth form: 2000m
There is no set maximum capacity, however we reserve the right to limit the size of entry into any given event.
In order to be entered as an adaptive rower, an individual can either register their interest by emailing and receive information on either the times and locations of classification opportunities for physical disability classification, or the process required for visual and learning disability classification, OR Submit a self-declaration form to be eligible to enter the Rowability Open by first contacting
There is approximately 5 – 10 minutes between events. This is subject to variation and depends on the time it takes for each event to be completed.
Each individual may put the rowing machine on the resistance of their choice.
Lightweight competitors will be weighed at the lightweight weigh-in not less than 1 hour and not more than 2 hours before their event. Lightweight competitors who do not make their weight will be able to race. However their time will be listed at the bottom of the event they entered, and they will not be placed. Their time may however be included in the Concept2 Ranking, as a heavyweight time.
All junior competitors must be 11 years of age or older on 1st September 2016. Further age banding is as follows:
  • School Year 7 = under 12 on September 1st 2016
  • School Year 8 = under 13 on September 1st 2016
  • School Year 9 = under 14 on September 1st 2016
  • School Year 10 = under 15 on September 1st 2016
  • School Year 11 = under 16 on September 1st 2016
  • Sixth Form = under 18 on September 1st 2016
  • The provisional race schedule is as follows;
  • Masters Individual Events
  • Junior individual Events
  • Open Individual Events
  • U23 Individual Events
  • Adaptive Events
  • Relay
  • A provisional race schedule can be found on the event website under ‘About the event’. This is subject to change and will be confirmed following entries closing on Wednesday 30th November 2016.
    There is one relay that is 4km for adults and 8 minutes for juniors. Teams can be either all male, all female or mixed any number of males and female members). There are no restrictions as to how long each team member needs to be on the machine for, this is up to the team to decide.
    No parking is available at the venue. This excludes coach parking for large groups which is available on a first come first served basis and disabled parking. Competitors and spectators are encouraged to use the public transport links.
    Yes – all competitors will be allowed access to the spectator’s seats for the day once they have picked up their wrist band on arrival.
    All junior competitors entered as an individual will be given one extra wrist band to allow access for their responsible adult to all areas of the venue, this however may exclude the race floor.

    All teams who have junior competitors in them will be given 1 extra wrist band per 5 junior competitors for a responsible adults to access all areas of the venue, this however may exclude the race floor.


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