By entering the Samaritans Cycle, riders are agreeing to the following terms and conditions:
- The event is non competitive i.e. not a race and should be treated as such
- All riders must register on the day prior to starting the event and must check in at the end of their ride in order to ensure that no riders are stranded on the course. The organisers will endeavour to contact riders unable to complete the course. Riders unable to complete the course must call in and inform the organisers of their situation. The event closure time will be 5pm.
- Helmets are compulsory for the duration of the event. No helmet, no ride.
- Participants are responsible for their own bike and equipment. The bike must be fully roadworthy.
- All participants under the age of 18 must submit a consent form completed by their parent/guardian. Parental consent forms are available for download here. The minimum age for riders is 16.
- If the event is held in poor or little light, then front and rear lights must be used and must have adequate battery life for the duration of the event.
- The use of earphones for the purposes of playing music whilst riding is strongly discouraged.
- Riders must carry a form of ID which shows their name, address, emergency contact details, and important medical information such as blood group, medications, and allergies.
- Riders must obey the Highway Code at all times and ride in a manner which is safe for themselves and others.
- Riders are expected to promote collective responsibility among themselves ensuring courtesy and etiquette on the road – avoiding incidents, look, think and communicate with others
- Riders should carry money, a mobile phone and emergency spares where possible.
- Organisers reserve the right to change the published route if necessary.
- Whilst the Organisers will endeavour to provide all available facilities and services promoted with the event they cannot guarantee feed station and post-event refreshments to all participants if demand outstrips supply
- Riders participate in this event at their own risk. It is their responsibility to deal with hazards on the road.
- No liability whatsoever shall attach to the organiser/promoter, landlord of the HQ, event sponsors, or any event helper/marshal or official in respect of any injury, loss or damage suffered by riders in or by reason of the event, unless such injury, loss or damage is proven to be caused by the negligence of the aforementioned.
- Hand Cycles
Hand cycling is for riders who normally require a wheelchair for general mobility and are not able to use a conventional bicycle because of a disability. It is advised that hand cyclists ensure they are visible on the roads, e.g. the use of a vertical, visible flag placed at the back of the hand cycle.
If you wish to use an e-bike, it must be fully compliant with UK law – i.e. no “chipped” or overpowered e-bikes.
Flat e-bike batteries mid-ride are not considered genuine mechanical issues. Riders with flat e-bike batteries are requested to make their own way back. It is recommended that e-bike riders are (1) familiar with their bike’s battery range, and (2) carry a charged spare battery.