Terms & Condition


Please read the following terms and conditions very carefully before entering the HCL Cyclothon event (“Event”) conducted by HCL Games Private Limited (‘HCL/Us/ We’). By participating in the Event, you agree to be bound by these terms & conditions and represent that you satisfy all of the eligibility requirements set out herein below.

  • The Event is organized by HCL having its registered office at 806 Siddharth 96, Nehru Place, New Delhi-110019;
  • By entering this Event, a participant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions. If, the participant is under the age of 18, the participant(s) should review these Terms & Conditions with their parents or legal guardian to make sure that they and their parent or legal guardian understand and agrees to it on the participant’s behalf, before entering the Event. Participant(s) will be deemed to have read and accepted these terms and agree to be bound by them. If the participant(s) does not agree with any of these terms, please do not enter into the Event;
  • Promotions on social media are in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or any other social network. The participant(s) are providing their information to HCL and not to any other party. The information provided will be used in conjunction with HCL Policies;
  • The participant(s) failure to accept or comply with the provisions of these terms & conditions will disqualify them from participation. The decision of HCL for all matters relating to participant(s) participation shall be final and binding in all respects;
  • These terms and conditions shall be irrevocably binding on each participant(s) voluntarily participating in the Event. The participant(s) hereby agree and understand that HCL will have access to and collect information and data shared by the participant’s personal information (as defined below) submitted by the participant(s) hereby consent to the collection, receipt, storage, processing, transfer, use, destruction, retention and sharing of the personal information by HCL, its affiliates, and designated third parties;
  • The registration of the Event shall be open from July 18, 2024 till September 22, 2024, unless otherwise provided. No registration shall be permitted beyond the closing date. Any entries received before the opening or after the closing of the registration will be invalid and will not be entered into the Event;
  • The participant(s) need to choose the Event category very carefully while filing up the application form. The participation is not cancellable once the application form is submitted payment of requisite fees is done and is approved by HCL. The confirmed registrations are non-refundable, non-transferable and cannot be modified at later stages.;
  • The participant(s) need to provide HCL with a secure and operational email ID/mobile number that you can access regularly, since this will be our primary means of communication during the run up to the Event;
  • Along with your personal contact details, you shall also provide HCL with a mobile number of any immediate family member who can be contacted in case of any unforeseen exigency;
  • Users of email services that offer filtering/blocking of messages from unknown email address should add this email id support@hclcyclothon.com to their address list;
  • We will be sending regular updates to the Mobile number the participant(s) have provided in the registration form this should be not treated as spam and the participant(s) shall not take any action against our bulk SMS service provider;
  • Any notice sent to the email address registered with the organizers shall be deemed as received by the participant(s);
  • Please fill out only those fields that are necessary for mailing purposes. Do not provide redundant data in multiple fields (i.e., do not list the same data for city, province and country), as this will only complicate our ability to contact the participant(s), if necessary;
  • The participant(s) are aware that cycling long distance cycling is an extreme sport and can be injurious to body and health. The participant(s) take full responsibility for participating in the Event and do not hold HCL or any of its members, affiliates, or entities responsible for any injury or accident or loss of life due to the accident;
  • The participant(s) shall consult your physician and undergo complete medical examination to assess your suitability to participate in the event. Each participant, upon summiting the application form, agrees that they are physically and mentally capable of riding the distance they have chosen. If, during the event, any participant decides to change their route for reason whatsoever, all consequences of such action shall be the sole responsibility of the participant(s) and HCL shall not be liable for the same;
  • You also assume all risks associated with participating in this Event including, but not limited to, falls, contact with other participants, the effects of the weather, including high heat or humidity, traffic and the condition of the road, arson or terrorist threats and all other risks associated with a public event;
  • You agree that HCL shall not be liable for any loss, damage, illness, injury or bonk that might occur as a result of your participation in the Event;
  • You agree to abide by the instructions provided by the HCL from time to time in the best interest of your health and Event safety;
  • You also agree to stop cycling if instructed by the Event/Race/Route director or the medical staff or by the aid station volunteers;
  • You confirm that your name and media recordings taken during your participation may be used to publicize the Event, and other future promotional activities;
  • You may acknowledge and agree that your personal information can be stored and used by HCL or any other company in connection with the organization, promotion and administration of the Event and for the compilation of statistical information;
  • You confirm that, in the event of adverse weather conditions, major incidents or threats on the day, any of the force major or restriction by authority, HCL reserve the right to stop/cancel/postpone the Event. You understand that confirmed registrations and merchandise orders are non-refundable, non-transferable and cannot be modified. HCL reserve the right to reject any application without providing reasons. Any amount collected from rejected applications alone will be refunded in full (excluding bank charges wherever applicable);
  • Cyclists are recommended to stay off the course beyond the cut-off time considering the safety and traffic regulations; Cutt of time for the different race categories are:
    • Road Race 55km: 2 hr. 20 min (From the start time of the race)
    • Road Race 24km: 1 hr. 10 min
    • MTB Road Race 24km: 1 hr. 20 min
  • For any reason the participant(s) cannot turn up on race day, no refund of any form will be given;
  • The Event Application Form must be completed by a person aged 18 years or over. Evidence of age needs to be submitted with HCL;
  • If this registration is being made on behalf of a minor (In case the participation of less than 18 years of age is allowed), The Guardian must submit the form saying: I confirm that I am the parent / guardian of the child and that He / She has my permission to take part in the Event. I further concur that all the above rules shall apply to him/her as if he were a major;
  • Participant(s) must personally appear for collecting the cycling Bibs. Bibs can be distributed in-absentee with written consent of the registered cyclists;
  • You also understand and agree that You may be contacted by the Sponsors and Promoters of the Event for marketing and promotion of offers and grant explicit permission to send HCL communications on our mobile number & email address provided here in above;
  • The Participant agrees to receive pre and post Event communications from HCL email. Emails can be unsubscribed, but doing so will prevent all future Event updates being sent;
  • We request total co-operation from cyclists in this regard;
  • All decisions with respect to this Event, including number of winners and type of awards, will be at the sole discretion of HCL and the same will be final & binding on a non-contestable basis;
  • The prize is as stated and no cash or other alternatives will be offered. The prizes are not transferable. HCL reserves the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice;
  • The decision of HCL in selecting the winners shall be final and binding;
  • The participant(s) hereby indemnify and hold harmless HCL and its affiliates, their respective, trustees, directors, employees, officers, sub-licensee, assignees, representatives and partners from and against any claim, loss, damages, liability or cost of any person, firm or corporation, including, without limitation, legal fees, arising out of any (i) breach of warranty, representation or undertaking made by the participant(s); (ii) breach of this Terms & Conditions; (iii) any act and/or omission by the participant(s); (iv) if any representation , warranty or personal Information made by the participant(s) turns to be untrue, false and inaccurate;
  • HCL may undertake publicity activities relating to competitions and prize awards. The winner therefore agrees to the use of their name, photograph and disclosure of town or region of residence in any post-prize-winning publicity names, surnames, towns or regions of residence and prize details, by HCL;
  • HCL’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the Event shall be final and no correspondence will be entered into;
  • HCL reserves the right to cancel, modify, extend or withdraw the HCL prematurely at its sole and absolute discretion and without notice;
  • Any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction in Delhi;
  • To the extent permitted by law, HCL and its agents and representatives hereby expressly exclude any liability whether in contract, tort, criminal law, breach of statutory duty or otherwise for any direct, indirect or consequential loss, damage, injury or disappointment (including without limitation any pure economic loss) suffered or incurred by any participant(s), winner or any third party whether foreseeable or not in connection with the Event;
  • HCL in no manner whatsoever responsible and/or shall not be held liable in any manner whatsoever, for any physical injury, death, mental and/or emotional trauma caused to the participant(s) in any manner whatsoever, in relation to the Event and/or any matters arising out of the terms and conditions.
  • Every rider/participant will get 10 min time frame to cross the start line post flag off time. Any rider whose start time will be post 10 min of the flag off time will not be entitled for the prize money or any age category awards
  • HCL has to right to merge two age categories for winners and prize Money if less than 10 participants are there in each category
  • CFI license holders between the age 18 to 35 years are not allowed to participate in Amateur Road Race Category if they have raced in any national/state race in the last 1-year time frame. If we find any CFI license holder of age group 18 to 35 years participating in the Amateurs race category their CFI license will be cancelled, also they will be banned to take part in any future HCL Cycling races.
  • CFI certified MTB Cyclists can take part in the MTB Road Race but will be considered only for the open top 3 winning positions. NO CFI certified riders below the age of 35 will be considered for the age category position in any of the amateur race categories.
  • Non-CFI license Holders only are allowed to take part in the Amateur Road Race category.
  • We will do a random medical test for Professional/Amateurs Category winners. Anybody who was found using any kind of substance under the prohibited list will be disqualified. Link of Prohibited substances: https://www.wada-ama.org/en/prohibited-list#:~:text=Acetazolamide%3B%20amiloride%3B%20bumetanide%3B%20canrenone,triamterene%20and%20vaptans%2C%20e.g.%20tolvaptan
  • Winners of Amateur timed race categories will be selected basis the Net time and not the Gun time.
  • Each Amateur distance race category will have a neutral/warmup zone of 3km. The race timing for each participant will be calculated after they cross this zone
  • Neutral Zone will be a controlled ride with 15 km/hr speed. Each cyclist will have to be behind the marshal till the end of the Neutral zone.
  • Each participant must understand how to use the timing chip sticker and where to place it on the cycle. HCL will not responsible for providing timing in case the timing chip is not placed as per the instructions
  • CFI-certified MTB cyclists will be considered only for the top 3 positions in the Amateur MTB road race category.
  • Race Category distribution and rules:
    Category Distance Age Group Prize Money Remark
    Elite (CFI Certified Athlete) 55km Road Race criterium 18 Yrs. to 40 Yrs. age 15 lakhs Only CFI license holders can take part via CFI
    Times Ride/Race 55km (Road Cycle or Hybrid Cycle) Top 3 Male and Female 5.8 lakhs Any CFI Listened cyclist in between 18 yrs. to 40 yrs. age will not be allowed to take part in this Category.
    18 to 30 yrs.
    30+ to 45 yrs.
    45+ yrs. and above
    Times Ride/Race 27km (Road Cycle or Hybrid Cycle) Top 3 Male and Female 5.1 lakhs Any CFI-licensed cyclist in between 18 yrs. to 40 yrs. age will not be allowed to take part in this Category.
    18 to 30 yrs.
    30+ to 45 yrs.
    45+ yrs. and above
    Times Ride/Race 27 km (MTB Cycles) Top 3 Male and Female 5.1 lakhs CFI or NON-CFI licensed cyclists can race for the open position. Age category positions are only for NON-CFI cyclists
    18 to 30 yrs.
    30+ to 45 yrs.
    45+ yrs. and above
    Green Ride for Joy  10km None None Anyone who wishes to enjoy the ride and event
  1. We will do a bike check for all the winner if they are not found as per the guidelines they will be disqualified from the race. Bike tech details: 
    Category Bike Allowed Bike Not Allowed Extensions
    55km Amateur Timed Ride Road & Hybrid Cycles Triathlon Bike and Time Trial Bike Aerobars or any other bar extension is not allowed
    Cyclists on other Bikes will get a timed Certificate, but won’t be considered for winning the prize
    24km Amateur Timed Ride Road & Hybrid Cycles Triathlon Bike and Time Trial Bike Aerobars or any other bar extension is not allowed
    Cyclists on other Bikes will get a timed Certificate, but won’t be considered for winning the prize
    24km Amateur Timed Ride MTB Cycles Only Gravel or Road Bike (Tyres or Bike) are not allowed for winning position Aerobars or any other bar extension is not allowed