In 2019, the UCI put out official rules regarding the use of any electronics used for practice, qualifying, or racing. UCI wants to know what you’ll be using and if it has the ability to live stream data while you are racing. Here are the rules:
Any bicycle may be fitted with onboard technology equipment (including but not limited to telemetry, transponder units, GPS units and video-cameras) that has the ability and purpose to collect or transmit data, information or images provided that it complies with the following conditions:
- The system to install the equipment must be designed for use on bicycles and shall not affect the certification of any item of the bicycle;
- The system to install the equipment must not allow the equipment to be removed during the race and the equipment will be considered non-removable;
- Any and all data stemming from a rider’s onboard technology equipment must not be transmitted during a race to a third person.
Any intended use by a team or rider of onboard technology equipment shall require prior authorization by the UCI or the organizer, with UCI’s consent. Requests for authorization shall be assessed, inter alia, on criteria of equal access to equipment, sporting fairness and integrity, and shall also comply with article 1.3.006.
The UCI shall not be liable for any consequences deriving from the installation and use of onboard technology equipment by license holders, nor for any defects in may hold or its non-compliance.
For sake of clarity, point 2 above does not apply to removable computers / rider information systems.
Our (Motion Instruments) Take:
#1: We designed it for a bike
#2: Keep it on during the race, or take it off
#3: We don’t have the ability to forward any data while recording. When we do, just put your phone in airplane mode.