Rules, Terms & Conditions

Cyclosportive Rules

We the organisers have a responsibility and 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 ride the 100 miler and over 14 years of age on the day of the event to ride the 100km route. Under 18’s must have the consent of a parent or guardian and be accompanied by a nominated adult at all times whilst on the ride.

A 50% refund is available up to 1 week from the event date, after this date no refund is available.

Entries on the day are subject to availability.

You must obey all Highway 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 other traffic.

Please do not pass through any traffic lights on red. Humberside and Lincolnshire Police may be patrolling the route and any cyclists found breaking the law may be subject to individual prosecution. Failure to comply with the rule will result in disqualification.

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.

Participants will be responsible for the road worthiness and safe working order of their own cycle.

Tri bars / aero bars are allowed, under a sensible use policy; they may not be used in group riding, heavy traffic or whilst approaching road junctions. We recommend they are only used whilst in solo situations. Failure to comply to this regulation will result in disqualification.

The route will be marked with directional arrows. Direction will be indicated by signs placed clearly at or before junctions. It is the responsibility of each participant to take the correct route.

All volunteers and staff involved in the event will be clearly identifiable. The marshals do not have the authority to stop motorists; they are there for your safety and other road users. Please listen and obey their instructions.

You may not deviate from the official route. Failure to comply with the rule will result in disqualification If you have entered onto a shorter route you will be allowed to continue on the longer ride providing you are within the set time limits.

Please indicate your intention to stop or change direction.

You may not use your mobile phone while riding. You must stop at the side of the road if you need to make or receive a call.

The organisers reserve the right to terminate an individual’s ride on health and safety grounds.

The ride will take place regardless of bad weather and will only be cancelled, re-routed or stopped for reasons of safety. Entry fees, however, are not refundable.

We advise that all participants 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.

All riders are recommended to carry suitable wet weather gear, 2 drink bottles, an energy bar or similar snack, multi-tool, spare inner tubes and a working pump, a mobile phone, a small amount of money, as well as extra clothing to complete the ride being undertaken, taking into account the route and possible adverse weather conditions.

The organisers will endeavour to provide fluid and some form of food at designated “feedzones” however we cannot guarantee supplies will be available at all times and urge riders toonly take what they need and be mindful of the needs of those following behind.

No participant may take food or drink from anyone whilst on the move. If you need food or drink you must stop to receive it.
Mobile support vehicles in the form of cars or motorbikes are strictly forbidden and will lead to disqualification. You may however receive outside support from a stationary vehicle any such vehicle must not interfere with the progress of other riders.

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 third party liability.

Rider’s number, issued at registration, must be displayed for identification at all times and you will need to return the bike number on completion or be charged £3 for its replacement.

The organisers will send out regular newsletters by email to all entrants. You may only unsubscribe from this service after the event has been held.

Entry Terms & Conditions

 I understand that I participate completely at my own risk and that the organisers will not be held responsible for any damage, injury or loss, however caused by myself, outside of the third party insurance in place for the duration of the event.
 I agree to wear a safety approved cycling helmet complying with latest ANSI Z90/4 OR SNELL standards for the duration of the event.
 Entry fee(s) are non transferable.
 I declare myself medically fit and able to participate in the ride. By entering the ride(s), I
waive any liability on the part of the organiser due to medical grounds.
 Cyclo Sportives are designed as events for serious cyclists who have the strength,
endurance and stamina to successfully complete the challenge. Please ensure you have
done the right level of training to go for your standard and/or chosen distance.
 If I am under 18, I have the written consent by parent or guardian to ride and my parent or
guardian will also accompany me throughout the duration of the event by bicycle. *
 Participants must agree to have read the event regulations and to agree to abide by the regulations and accept the entry terms and conditions as stated above by the organiser.

* If you are under the age of 18 please contact (east_coast to request a parental consent form in advance of the event and have it completed ready for registration on the day. This will speed up the registration process on the day.


2 thoughts on “Rules, Terms & Conditions

  1. Hi there, I would like to book a place for the tent valley 100, I have done a few sportives and normally book through a friend from Scunthorpe lincsquad. If entered I’m I Ok to pay my entry by the end of the month, many thanks Chris.

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