NEW: Rider Profiles
20 May, 2020
DotWatcher is home to the largest selection of ultra-distance race results on the world wide web, but wouldn't it be great if you could read a bit more about the faces behind the names? Now you can!
We've been beavering away in the background to enhance the experience for the bikepacking community but the cherry on top relies on the riders themselves.
If you have a result listed in our database, you can now claim your profile, update your details and put a face to a name.
How to setup your profile
Find your name in our results
The first step is to find yourself. Head over to the results page and type your name into the search box. Click your name when it appears and you'll see a rundown of all your race results in one place.
Create a profile
Hit the "claim" button, follow the on-screen prompts and sign up. Once you've setup an Account you'll bounce back to your profile page where you can hit "claim" again to take ownership.
After that, you can upload a picture, add links to your social media channels, Ride With GPS and Strava profiles and let fans and dotwatchers know the races in which they can expect to see your dot.
Claim your results
Q: I can't find my name A: Not everyone will be listed in our database, for example some organisers omit the scratched riders from the final results. Ensure the spelling is correct including any letter accents.
Q: Someone else has claimed my profile! A: Send us an email with proof of your identity and we'll fix it ASAP.
Q: I have two (or more) profiles A: We've noticed that some riders have a couple of profiles due to discrepancies with the spelling of their names e.g. accents or typos in the original data. If this is you, please get in touch and we'll fix it ASAP so that you can claim what's rightfully yours.
Q: Some of my results are missing A: If you notice some races that aren't included in your results, please let us know. We do our best to contact as many organisers as possible in order to keep the data as accurate as possible.
Q: It's not working for me A: Failing everything, drop us a line along with a description of what's going on (include screenshots if you can) and we'll sort it.
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