Journalists and photographers are invited to submit applications for media accreditation for the 2012 Tour of Beijing.
After a successful debut in 2011, the Tour of Beijing returns with a more mountainous and challenging course from Tuesday 9 – Saturday 13 October. As a UCI WorldTour calendar race, the Tour of Beijing will feature the top 18 teams in world cycling as well as wild card entries Argos-Shimano and the Chinese National Team.
Accreditation applications close on Thursday, 6 September.
Step 1: Complete the ToB – Accreditation application form.
Please note: All information must be supplied in order to receive a letter of support from the LOC to assist you application for a visa to enter China.
Step 2: Scan a copy of your passport
Step 3: Provide a passport-sized photo via email (no larger than 1MB)
Step 4: Email your completed international journalists form, passport scan and passport-sized photo to the Tour of Beijing media team at firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than Thursday, 6 September.
Please note: Applications received after this date will not receive letters in support of Chinese visa applications.
Step 5: Once approved by the LOC, a letter of support will be emailed to you.
Step 6: Once in receipt of a letter of support, apply forthwith for visa at the Embassy (Consulate General/ Consulate / Office) of China in your country with the invitation letter.
Please note: The Visa application is the individual responsibility of each media representative.
Equipment Entry and Customs Clearance
The LOC will not be in charge of or pay for custom clearance for journalists’ equipment entry. All journalists need to ensure they investigate via a custom clearance company the requirements for entry into China of photographic and broadcast equipment.
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Accreditation procedure for television broadcast, internet broadcast and radio
All accreditation requests for television broadcast, internet broadcast and radio should be directed to:
Tobias Friedrich, UCI TV Co-ordinator
Phone: +41 (24) 468 5824
Pending the total number of accreditation requests received, it is expected that the LOC will provide transport for written press and photographers during the Tour.
Should the total number of media attending the event exceed the number of places available on official tour transport the LOC will determine the daily allocation of media transport places and advise accordingly following the close of accreditation.
Media transport will consist of cars and mini vans for written press, a photographer’s mini-van and a limited number of motorbikes for photographers. In addition a press baggage vehicle will transport necessary equipment.
The LOC will determine the daily allocation of the photographer moto’s. The LOC will also provide pool photos each day.
If you do not currently receive media releases from the Tour of Beijing or would like more information, please email email@example.com.