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Gear Restrictions

British Triathlon guidance on gear restrictions for young athletes.

2019 Gear Restricted Race Dates

Tristar 2 & Tristar 3

  • May 12 - Llanelli

  • June 8 - Leeds

  • June 15 - Nottingham

  • June 22 - Cholmondeley Castle

  • June 29 - Bowood

  • June 29 - Bala

  • July 13 - Monikie Festival of Triathlon

  • July 20 - Hetton Lyons

  • August 3 - Parc Bryn Bach 

  • September 7 - British Triathlon Big Weekend


British Triathlon does not restrict events when Youth A (15/16) and Youth B (17) athletes compete together. For this season this includes Llanelli and Blenheim which act as selection events for European Youth Championships, Super League and the School Games.  

  • March 31 - Performance Assessments

  • April 7 - British Duathlon Championships

  • June 8 - ITU World Triathlon Leeds

  • June 29 - Banana Man, Eton Dorney

  • July 20 - Hetton Lyons

  • September 7 - British Triathlon Big Weekend

More races may be added to these lists in due course.

Important Documents

The following documents aim to provide all the information you will require on Gear Restrictions in Youth and Childrens' racing:

  • For the Parent and Athlete Information booklet, please visit here
  • For the Gear and Maximum Rollout Distance Table, please visit here
  • For information on Cassettes, please visit here
  • For information on Chainsets, please visit here
  • For information on Chainrings, please visit here
  • For information on how to Restrict Gears, visit here for the front mech, and here for the rear mech (and here for Di2 restriction).
  • For information on how to Check your Gears using a roll out,  please visit here
  • To better understand the options available to you please visit here

How to restrict your gears:

How to roll your bike out:

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