MADORC 2014 Regulations, Terms and Conditions of Entry.
We the organisers have a responsibility, duty of care towards our participants. The following regulations are to be followed for the duration of the event.
. You must be over 18 years of age on the day of the event to participate BUT younger riders may ride the route with written parental consent.
. A parent or guardian must accompany riders under the age of sixteen.
. Riders will be responsible for the road/trail worthiness of their own cycle.
. Riders will be set off in a mass start.
. All riders are covered by third-party insurance for the duration of the event. The cost of this is included in your entry fee. The organisation is covered for civil party liability.
. You must obey all Highway Code and Countryside Code rules. You are requested to ride in single file where appropriate and no more than 2 abreast at any time. Please be aware of your fellow cyclists and any other traffic. Please always indicate your intention to stop or change direction. All cyclists must adhere to and obey the Highway Code and laws of England, Scotland, Wales and N. Ireland where applicable and extend all reasonable courtesy to other road users.
. You may not deviate from the official route. From start to finish there will be signage marking the route.
Direction will be indicated by signs placed clearly at or before junctions on both roads and trails. IT IS THE RESPONSIBILTY OF ALL RIDERS TO TAKE THE CORRECT ROUTE.
. It is mandatory THAT ALL riders wear a safety approved cycling helmet complying with latest ANSI Z90/4 OR SNELL standards. Any rider not wearing a helmet will not be covered by the event insurance and will be disqualified from the event and could be liable for damages if involved in an accident on that basis. The rider must accept this as a condition of entry.
. Please do not use your mobile phone when riding and if taking or making calls please do it safely at the side of the road or trail.
. The organisation reserves the right to terminate an individual’s ride on health and safety grounds.
. The rides will take place regardless of bad weather and will only be cancelled, rerouted or stopped for reasons of safety. Entry fees, however, are not refundable.
. The organisers will endeavour to provide fluid and some form of food at a designated feed stop. However, we cannot guarantee supplies will be available at all times and urge riders to only take what they need and be mindful of the needs of those following behind.
. No rider may take food or drink from anyone whilst on the move; if you need food or drink you must stop to receive it.
. All riders carry a form of identification showing their name, address and/or contact details of a person to be advised in the eventuality of an accident. It is also advised that all participants carry 2 drinks bottles/hydration system, energy bars, tools, replacement inner tubes and suitable wet weather gear, money, mobile phone, spare inner tubes and a working pump, as well as extra clothing to complete the ride being undertaken, taking into account the route and possible adverse weather conditions.
. You will be required to carry your rider card for identification purposes, health and safety and to have your cake and eat it.
Finally, smile and enjoy the ride……that’s an order.