MTBO rules are largely about fairness and resolving disputes. All MTBO events run under IOF MTBO Rules. However for clarity and fairness we publish these rules to ensure all competitors know the basics.
IOF MTBO RULES 2010: download
MTBO Competitor Code
1. Slow right down when passing members of the public on foot or on horseback.
2. Avoid damaging the path through aggressive riding such as skidding.
3. When two riders converge:
- Riders should normally pass with their right shoulders
- Rriders traveling uphill must be given priority
- At an intersection, the rider on the smaller path should give way to any rider on the larger path.
4. Riders should overtake on the right.
5. Slower riders should give way to overtaking riders.
6. When riding on public roads the highway code must be observed.
7. You must stay on mapped paths at all times. No riding or running with bikes cross country. This rule may be waived provided the oragniser has published the rules and has negotiated permission to ride cross country.
The Event Organiser may approve additions or changes to the above code to improve safety.