Questions & Answers
Tour Travel & Accommodation
Q: Can I fly in early or leave later?
A: Certainly yes. We have reserved a number of rooms at the Kantary Hills Chiang Mai Hotel at low rates from October 13-28, 2018 so you may book several nights before and after the race if you want to stay longer. Book your room(s) here…
Q: Where should I stay?
A: MTCM’s best choice has been the Kantary Hills Chiang Mai Hotel as they provide the best service for us cyclists during the race. However, if you prefer to find your own accommodation we suggest you choose rooms in Nimmanhaemin area, as that is closest to our race headquarters and provides best options for restaurants and coffee shops.
Q: Can I bring my family?
A: Yes of course – the rooms at the Kantary are very spacious, especially the “One Bedroom Suite”. We recommend you book a van and driver through our system, so they can follow you to Start and Finish lines, or do other excursions in the afternoons. Book your van & driver here…
Q: Are you arranging airport transfers?
A: Yes, we do. Please book your airport transfers here…
Q: When do I have to be at the Sirinart Garden Hotel, our race venue, before the event?
A: Check-In and distribution of the race package will take place on Friday, October 19, 2018, 15:00 hrs, followed by the race briefing. Please be at the race start by 07:00 hrs on Saturday, October 20, 2018.
Q: Do I need travel / medical insurance to race?
A: We would strongly encourage it! By registering for the race, you will accept to take part at your own risk & peril. We as the organizers can’t be held liable for any race-related or non race-related incidents.
Q: Can I cancel my race booking once entered?
A: Please see our Cancel & Refund policy here…
Q: Do I need an SCF or UCI licence to compete?
A: No. Masters Tour of Chiang Mai is sanctioned by the Thai Cycling Federation, yet no UCI license is required. However, if you are from Singapore and wish for your results to be included within the Singapore Cycling Federation’s National Points Contest, then yes, you need a SCF licence.
Q: Do you have medics on hand in case of emergency?
A: Yes we have a full medical team stationed at the event and ambulances on standby.
Q: Can I ride in a different age group?
A: Please feel free to register for any younger Masters age group. However, the race in any age category will be very competitive as usual, so from a sporting point of view there is no need to “upgrade”.
Q: Will you have neutral wheel and water bike support?
A: Yes, there will be 1 motorbike with neutral wheel support per peloton as well as several motorbikes providing water.
Q: Once entered, can I change my race category?
A: Yes. You may change your category until October 13, 2018.
Q: Will there be race prizes?
A: Yes there will be daily prizes for the top 5 in each tour category, plus yellow jerseys for the for tour leaders to be worn on the next stage. Tour winners will receive a tour trophy at the final prize giving on Sunday.
Q: What time will everything end on Tuesday?
A: We are aiming to have Doi Suthep ITT and prize giving completed by 12 pm.
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