ARTISTIC CYCLING IS...
FASCINATING, GRACEFUL, UNITING, POWERFUL, STUNNING, ACROBATIC!
A BRIEF OVERVIEW
Riding-area: 14 x 11 metres, 3 circles of different diameter are drawn around the centre.
Time: With a time limit of 5 minutes a maximum of 25 figures (teams & pairs) or even 30 figures (single) can be presented. In pair artistic cycling the athletes switch from two bicycles to one (or reverse).
Performance: The athletes put together their performance from a catalogue about 120 possible figures. The more difficult, the higher the point value. The riders can select an accompanying music.
Evaluation: Points are deducted if figures are not performed as defined, are performed after the time limit of 5 minutes or are not shown at all. For falling down, touching the floor or unprecise and shaky execution points are deducted as well.
Bicycle: Is made of steel or aluminium, has a fixed 1:1 gear that enables the athlete to ride both forward and backward. The design of the saddle and the handlebar enables the rider to stand on it.
by Klaus Dobbratz
The Multimedia Regulations are based on the current artistic cycling regulations and are supplemented by pictures and videos. The pictures and videos are intended to support and visually complement the explanations and graphics. The videos and pictures are not yet complete – further additions will follow.
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ARTISTIC CYCLING: HOW TO START AND WHICH FIGURES ARE RELEVANT?
This methodical guideline (provided by Dieter Maute) is offering an overview about the artistic cycling figures. It is a recommendation with which figures you can start the training and it shows which figures are based on another. These guidelines enable you to build up your training lessons and help to create the performance and to raise the difficulty of the figures step by step.