CYCLING IS A HIGH LEVEL STRENUOUS ENDURANCE SPORT!
This event is being allowed to go ahead with the kind permission of local landowners. Please do not abuse their trust in us that cyclists are a decent bunch and respect their property.
*By entering this event, I confirm that I will behave responsibly and ride with due care and attention to land owners wishes, other riders, spectators and members of the public who happen to be in the vicinity. My bicycle is in good working order and I will wear a suitable cycle helmet at all times.
* I further understand that the event organisers do not provide any personal insurance for riders, and that any third party damage I cause will be charged against me.
* I fully accept and agree that neither the organisers, officials, marshals, land owners or fellow participants, nor any person associated with the event may be held liable for any loss, damage or injury to me or my party that may occur during or in connection with the event.
* There will be no refund unless the event is cancelled by the organisers and then any refund will be subject to expenses incurred.
The event organisers strongly recommend that riders obtain their own third party liability insurance for competitive cycling events, such as that provided by British Cycling (http://www.britishcycling.org.uk) . Note also that the new “Ride” category of membership for British Cycling does not provide third party insurance for competitive events; you need Silver or Gold membership for this.
We have tried to plan for all eventualities but route, camping, parking, catering and all information contained within the web site and to do with the event may be subject to change depending on conditions leading up to the day and events/circumstances that fall out of our control. Remember, none of the organisers and volunteers running/helping this event do this as a full time employment!
The rules of the event.
Any sort of bike as long as it has two wheels and one rider.
Competitors must exercise sound, mature judgment being responsible for their own and others’ safety, carry out all instructions from officials and the police (if present) take responsibility in knowing these rules, the route involved and race on the course by themselves unaided.
Competitors must conduct themselves in a proper manner, respect all others and not bring the sport into disrepute, including threatening, abusive behavior. This will result in instant disqualification.
Competitors must be adequately clothed at all times. No naked or topless riding.
Every competitor must ensure that his or her cycle is in a safe condition.
Handlebars and bar ends must be plugged.
Any part of the cycle course may be covered on foot but on these occasions the competitors must carry or push their own bike, walking to one side of the path.
Helmets must be fastened before the competitor’s cycle is moved onto the course.
The following offences will cause automatic disqualification from the event.
a. Threatening, abusive or insulting words or conduct
b. Breaking road traffic regulations
c. Dangerous conduct/riding
e. Failing to obey marshals or the police
f. Nudity (Without prior permission)
g. Outside assistance on the course
h. Tampering with the equipment of others
i. Unsporting impedance
j. Course irregularities (unless the competitor returns to the point at which he or she left the course, or a point on the course prior to it, and then completes the course)