Bike Events Rules of the Ride

By entering this ride you agree to these rules:

  • REMEMBER it is NOT A RACE. Be a good advert for cycling and show consideration to other road users and to other cyclists who may be less experienced than you.
  • Obey the Highway Code and warning signs, but be aware that the absence of either Bike Events' or statutory signage does not signal the absence of any risks ahead.
  • Pay due attention to the road ahead and to other road users; the roads are open to other traffic and you must ride with your own and others' safety in mind.
  • All riders must wear a helmet during the event, a selection of helmets will be available for purchase on the day.
  • We advise you to ride in single file - NEVER ride more than two abreast and do NOT attempt any dangerous passing or cross the centre line of the road.
  • If you use Clipless Pedals, adjust them to a looser setting so if stopping you can easily disengage and not fall over
  • Keep a safe distance between you and other cyclists at all times, as some may be inexperienced.
  • The ride is NOT a race - MODERATE YOUR SPEED, especially on downhill sections, and do NOT attempt to overtake on hills.
  • Signal any intention to turn left or right and DON'T STOP SUDDENLY as there may be traffic / other riders directly behind you.
  • You MUST bring a full water bottle and any necessary medication with you.
  • You MUST display your official number on the day.
  • Do NOT wear headphones while cycling.
  • Riders 16 or under MUST be accompanied by an adult over 18, and MUST WEAR A HELMET.
  • Please follow the minimum age requirements for each ride.
  • Please be particularly aware of horse riders.  SLOW DOWN and give notice of your presence before passing and give a wide berth.
  • Private support vehicles are not allowed to travel along the route as this could be dangerous to cyclists and may obstruct emergency vehicles.
  • Riders aged 65 or over on the date of the ride and any rider with a medical condition must take medical advice from a GP prior to the event.
  • Check your bike is in good order, especially the brakes and get it serviced before the event.  If you require help, get off the road and call the Emergency Number.
  • If you spot an accident, inform a marshal and call the Emergency Number and make sure someone stays with the injured rider especially to avoid collisions with cyclists and cars following.
  • Respect the local environment, refreshment stop facilities, fellow cyclists and road users.  Take litter home with you.

By entering this ride you agree to these rules and the following conditions:

I understand that this event is not a race and all riders must obey the Highway Code and the Bike Events Rules of the Road.\ I agree to participate in this event entirely at my own risk and I agree that I must ride in a manner which is safe to myself and others. I must rely on my own ability in recognising and reacting to all hazards. Cycling can be a dangerous activity and I agree that no liabilty whatsoever shall attach to the organiser, event official or charity in respect of any injury, accident, loss, damage suffered or caused by me in or by reason of the event, however caused.Riders under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Your details may be passed on to the charity, if you do not wish this please let us know in writing.

All riders aged 65 or over on the date of the ride and any rider with a medical condition or unsure of their physical ability to take part in the bike ride must take medical advice from a general practitioner prior to the event. Transport tickets are non-refundable. Entry fees are refunded only in the event of illness (minus a 25% administration fee). In this event, please return your registration pack with a covering letter.

Bike Events reserve the right to cancel / change the date of events / change the planned route and start and/or finish venue due to circumstances beyond our control. In the event of modification, cancellation or postponement of a ride, Bike Events will offer a transfer to another event or a full refund.  Bike Events will not be liable for any costs incurred as a result of such modification, postponement or cancellation.

Photographs taken on the route, either by the ride charity or by Bike Events, may be used for publicity purposes by either of one these organisations.  Please email us if you have any objections or concerns about this.

If I have symptoms of Covid-19 I will not take part in the event.  I agree to my name and phone number being available to NHS Test + Trace