EVENT TERMS AND CONDITIONS

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING EVENT TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY

 

By entering the Event YOU acknowledge that the Event is physically strenuous and will be physically demanding and you are aware of the nature of the Event and associated medical and physical risks involved. YOU agree that you are physically capable of competing in the Event and that you will be solely responsible for your actions at the Event and the Event Organiser, its officers, employees, agents, affiliates, associated companies, sponsors or medical advisers are not responsible for any injury or illness that you may suffer as a result of your participation (unless caused due to the negligence of the Event Organiser).  YOU accept that, should any medical or physical condition arise prior to the Event which is likely to affect your ability to compete, You will withdraw in accordance with these Conditions.  You acknowledge the exclusion of liability and indemnity provided in these Conditions.

At registration, YOU must produce appropriate photographic personal identification (such as drivers licence or passport) before YOU will be allowed to participate.

YOU will be emailed all communications including entry confirmation as well as newsletters and other relevant Event information to the email address provided by YOU upon your original application.  WE shall not be held responsible for any computer malfunctions or other technical anomalies that may occur in the process of sending out such email communications that may lead to failure of receipt by YOU.  To ensure receipt of all Event information, it is YOUR sole responsibility to ensure YOU provide the correct email address and postal address and to inform us of any changes to these prior to the Event

ENTRY FEE IS NOT REFUNDABLE.

Your entry is accepted on the condition that the payment is for a PLACE in the event, not a RIDE. If your entry is successful and you later cancel, then all of your fees will go to the event beneficiary THE DAVE RAYNER FUND a charitable trust . However if you can’t ride the event and let us know at least 60 days before the event date you will receive no refund but upon request by email to etapedudales@daveraynerfund.co.uk with TRANSFER in the subject and payment of £10 (to be made at least 42 days before the date of the Event) you will be allowed to transfer your entry to a third party.

DEFERRED ENTRY

If you are transferred overseas for military service (and notification of the transfer is made to YOU by your employer within the 45 days before the Event) you may, on production of suitable and sufficient written evidence, obtain a refund or deferral for one year. There will be no other deferrals under any circumstances

SUITABLE CYCLES

Because this is a serious Cycle Ride and Challenge, none of the following cycles will be allowed in the event: Small wheel bikes, Choppers, Fat bikes, Electric bikes, Fold up bikes, Fix Bikes.

No Tri Bars allowed

 

VEHICLES

No Cars or Motor Bikes are allowed to follow (or lead!) the riders. You can arrange to meet with helpers at certain places, but wherever possible, we ask that they avoid using the event route to get there. The Dales roads used for the event are in the main narrow and twisty so additional vehicles cause an unwelcome hazard and congestion. 

NO HELMET, NO RIDE!

You must wear your helmet throughout the Event. Failure to comply with this will result in immediate disqualification.

 

WIND/WATERPROOF

The event travels through very remote and exposed countryside. You may start the ride bathed in sunshine but the weather can change dramatically in a very short time . YOU MUST carry a long-sleeved wind/waterproof.

NO LITTER = ZERO TOLERANCE

This is a major problem for the future of our event. Please give your litter to the marshals, and they will dispose of it. No Excuses.

 

DISQUALIFICATION

We will apply this to any riders not adhering to these rules. Mobile Marshals will record your rider number.

 

EVENTS BEYOND OUR CONTROL

WE reserve the right to cancel the event at any time, prior or during the event if circumstances demand.

 

ABSOLUTELY NO FANCY DRESS

CUT-OFF TIMES

WE may introduce cut off times as we see fit, being limits on the time taken to complete sections of the Event  to ensure the safe and proper running of the Event.  Consequently, you may be instructed to withdraw from the ride in accordance with imposed cut off times.

Etape Du Dales

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