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Gear Restrictions

British Triathlon guidance on gear restrictions for young athletes.

2018 Gear Restricted Race Dates

Tristar 2 & Tristar 3

  • June 9 - Roundhay Park (Leeds)

  • June 30 - Bowood

  • July 7 - Eton Dorney

  • July 7 -Bala

  • July 21 - Hetton Lyons Park 

  • September 15/16 - U20’s Festival


All Super Series events (aside from Hetton) will be gear restricted along with the Performance Assessments. British Triathlon does not restrict events when Youths and Juniors compete together. For this season this includes Blenheim and Hetton which act as selection events for Youth Olympic Games, European Youth Championships and the School Games.  

  • March 25 - British Duathlon

  • April 15 - Performance Assessments

  • May 12 - May Gateway (Llanelli)

  • June 9 - Roundhay Park (Leeds)

  • July 7 - Eton Dorney

  • September 15/16 - U20’s Festival

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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