I''ve lodged the following with Bicycle Victoria (under the cut)
The 'Bent Rider Online website has noted the following conditions excluding recumbents from the Around the Bay in a Day event:
QUOTE: 17. Only standard, two-wheeled, human-powered bicycles are permitted on the 250km, 210km and 100km Ride options. Unicycles, recumbents, scooters, motorised and power-assisted bicycles, child seats, tagalongs, trailers and animals are not permitted on the 250km, 210km and 100km Ride Options.
Whilst I acknowledge that recumbents are generally banned from UCI events due to being faster than standard bikes, this event is not a race and I am not aware of any justifiable reason for this exclusion.
I also note that the exclusion is poorly phrased in that a penny farthing would appear to be acceptable as written.
I look forward to your removal of these discriminatory conditions.
Any bets on getting a meaningful response?