Event Rules

The following rules must be observed by all registered entrants (Riders) in this event:

  1. All Riders must observe the law of the land relating to road use and must cycle observing the Highway code. In particular, Riders must:
    • obey and conform to all traffic signs, signals and direction indicators;
    • obey all instructions from marshals and event organisers;
    • never ride more than two abreast, and ride in single file on narrow or busy roads and when riding round bends;
    • cycle on the left-hand side of the road except for safe overtaking;
    • not ride when under the influence of drink or drugs, including medicine;
    • not ride in a manner that is unsafe either to themselves or to other road users.
  2. Riders must wear their registration wristband provided to them at check-in, and the hi-viz team jacket provided for the team for which they are cycling. The hi-viz jacket with team number must be visible at all times.
  3. Riders must wear a cycle helmet which meets current European and British safety standards for every circuit when participating.
  4. Cycles must be in a roadworthy condition and it is the Rider’s responsibility to make sure that the cycle they are riding is sufficiently roadworthy.
  5. Working lights, front and rear, must be fitted to every cycle after “Lighting up time” has been declared. If a Rider’s lights fail during a circuit, the Rider must stop, pull well off the road and await the control vehicle. If a Rider is seen by a marshal or arrives back at the changeover area without working lights, he/she will not be allowed to continue until working lights are fitted and the lap may be discounted.
  6. Any Rider arriving at the start area without the right equipment as noted in 2) 3) 4) and 5) will not be allowed on the circuit.
  7. Riders must pay particular care and attention to young Riders on the circuit and give adequate warning if they are coming up behind a younger Rider/accompanying cyclist, including at the changeover point.
  8. In the event of a puncture/incident, the Rider must pull well off the road and await the control vehicle. A new team Rider may take over the lap but he/she must first advise the changeover team and then cycle to retrieve the disc in the correct direction with no short cuts. He/she may then continue the circuit to return the disc. Only complete circuits will be counted.
  9. Riders are not allowed to wait in the changeover area.
  10. When commencing a circuit, Riders must collect their team disc and move forward at a walking pace to the exit gate where they must stop and wait until the marshal signals that they can proceed safely. Riders must stay at a walking pace until the back wheel of their cycle is on the road.
  11. Accompanying cyclists must not wait in the changeover area, with the exception of those accompanying very young Riders at the discretion of the changeover team.
  12. In the event of extreme and/or unexpected weather conditions, appropriate action will be taken by the Event Organisers including the termination of the event if they deem that the road conditions are dangerous.
  13. Drafting is not permitted.
  14. Dogs are not permitted anywhere on the field except for ADUK accredited assistance dogs.

THE EVENT ORGANISERS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO DISCOUNT LAPS OR DISQUALIFY ANY RIDER WHO THEY FEEL IS NOT PARTICIPATING IN AN APPROPRIATE MANNER AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE EVENT RULES. IN THE EVENT OF ANY DISPUTES, THE EVENT ORGANISERS’ DECISION WILL BE FINAL.