Whether you are a seasoned veteran or a newcomer to this event, this information is designed to let you know what you need to do as Team Captain. First, please read through all the information on this page then go through the Rider Info too. If you have any questions, please contact us using Contact Us on this site.
The next step is to register your team. You can do this by using the on-line registration to submit your team details and request registration for your team.
All team captains must be aged 18 or over and willing to take responsibility for all the riders in their team. This applies to U16 and U11 teams as well as adult teams. The U16 and U11 team age limits only apply to the ages of the registered riders in those categories.
The Role of the Team Captain
You are responsible for recruiting and running your team. You are our central point of contact with the riders on your team and we will normally deal directly with you, not the riders.
You should ensure that your team members have been made aware of all ride procedures, such as the start, relay changeover and finishing, the use of marshals, how to report incidents etc, and that they adhere to all safety requirements.
It is most important that you attend the Team Captains’ meeting at 10:30 a.m. on the Saturday of the event in the Village Hall.
It is your job to ask your team members to:
- Read the Rider Info
- Register individually on Rider Registration
- Make sure your riders read and understand the Event Rules
Early rider registration is at a discounted price and reduces queues for you and your team on the morning of the event.
You must ensure that all members of your team complete the on-the-day check-in requirements. Please note that the registration area will be closed overnight (see General Info). Riders in your team who will be riding through the night must ensure that they are registered before they ride. If they are not registered, they will not be able to ride.
- If your team includes children under 18, then a contact number for their parent/legal guardian who will be on site throughout the weekend must be included.
- The organisers are not responsible for any children under age 18 while they are not actually cycling for their team on the circuit.
- If you are a captain that has any riders under age 18 in your team who are camping overnight, you must have an adult on site at all times who is responsible for the team.
Riders are asked to raise sponsorship, preferably through VirginGiving but paper sponsor forms are also available. The Millennium Cup is presented to the team which raises the most sponsorship but there are lots of other awards too.
We are asking every team to raise at least £200, thus being able to make a worthwhile donation of at least £160 to their chosen charity.
As team captain, it is your responsibility to return your team’s paper sponsor forms and money to us by 31st July.
Please remember to attend the Team Captains’ meeting (usually at 10:30 a.m. on the Saturday of the ride).
Please make sure you return the hi-viz vests at the end of the weekend.
Please see General Info for more details about the weekend.