British Skating Legends

Unsung British heroes of roller speed skating

BRITISH ROAD RECORDS

DEFINITION OF A ROAD - AS DEFINED IN THE FEDERATION OF INLINE SPEED (GREAT BRITAIN) SPORTS RULES - ARTICLE 3

1.      In "open road" competitions, starting and finishing lines do not coincide.

2.      A "closed circuit road" race course is a road course consisting of an asymmetrical closed circuit which competitors are to cover one or more times according to the distance of the event.

3.      A "closed circuit road" racecourse must not be shorter than 400 metres.

4.      The road course cannot be less than 5 metres wide in any point of the course.

5.      The road surface must be uniformly and sufficiently smooth without hollows and fissures. The cross-fall of the course shall never exceed 3% of its width.

6.      In "open courses" gradients shall never exceed 5%. Exceptions to this rule shall never exceed 25% of the whole course.

7.      Starting and finishing lines must be marked with a line 5 centimetres wide. The starting line must not be placed on a bend except when it is impossible to do otherwise. The finishing line shall be placed at not less than 50 metres after the bend leading to the finish line.