British Cycling insist that all participants, including spectators, accept the British Cycling Terms and Conditions – see below. Please read them as they are important. Purchase of a rider or spectator ticket will be taken as proof of acceptance of these terms and conditions by the user of the ticket. Your acceptance of the terms and conditions is necessary to validate the event’s insurance cover. Thank you for your cooperation.
British Cycling Terms & Conditions:
British Cycling organises rides to encourage as many people as possible to get into cycling and keep riding. We’ve created these terms and conditions for the safety of everyone taking part in these rides. All riders should read these carefully before joining a ride and the rider’s compliance with them is a requirement of entry.
Ride: any of the rides for which you can register through letsride.co.uk.
Rider: anyone taking part in a ride.
Organiser: some rides are organised by British Cycling, some are organised by our volunteers, and some are organised by members of the public.
Event: the series of rides that constitute the Big Hearted Bike Day 2020.
Cycling is a physical activity and can be strenuous. Riders should be in good health and any rider who has a doubt about their health or fitness, or who has a medical condition or injury that could be affected by exercise (particularly a heart condition), should consult their doctor before participating. No-one should participate in a ride under the influence of alcohol or drugs (complying with the Road Traffic Act 1988).
All rides are designed entirely for cycles (including electric cycles). All riders must ensure that their cycles are in a roadworthy condition, must observe the rules of the Highway Code and follow the instructions of any officials, marshals and the Police. The organiser’s decision shall be final as to whether a cycle is of an appropriate type or condition to be used on rides.
In compliance with British Cycling’s rules and regulations, helmets are compulsory for under-18s, and recommended but not compulsory for adults, taking part in our rides.
All children aged between 5 and 15 years must be registered and accompanied by a parent or guardian. If a child under 15 attends with an adult who is not their parent or guardian, the person making the registration must have the prior written consent of the child’s legal parent or guardian.
Adults wishing to bring along children under 5 years (on the day of the chosen ride) may do so providing they are secured in a BS standard child seat or trailer.
No adult may accompany more than four children on any ride and the registration system reflects this. This adult is fully responsible for these children for the duration of the ride.
Photography and Data Protection
The organiser, sponsors or promoters of the event may take photographs or videos of the rides and riders for publicity purposes. By registering to participate in a ride(s) either on your own behalf or upon behalf of any other rider including those under the age of 16 years, you agree that photographic images of you, containing you, or of those under the age of 16 years upon whose behalf you have registered, may be used by the organiser, sponsors or promoters of the ride for publicity purposes.
Photographs and video may be taken by a rider for their own personal record of a ride. All other riders should be made aware of this. Those wishing to take photos are requested to be open and honest about this. If any rider or organiser objects, then all other participants should be requested not to take any photos of the ride.
Photographs and video may also be taken by individuals not directly connected to the ride, for whatever reason, and riders should be aware that the organiser, sponsors or promoters have no control over this.
For more information, see our privacy and cookies policy.
No pets are permitted to attend the event.
Risk and liability
While the organiser of the event will do all in their reasonable control to make the rides as safe as possible, all riders have there responsibility to themselves and others and take part at their own risk.
None of the organisers, sponsors or promoters of the event accept liability for any loss or damaged caused where:
there is breach of a contractual obligation or legal duty of care owed to you;
such loss or damage is not reasonably foreseeable at the time of breach
an injury is sustained or property damaged in the course of the ride or as a result of taking part in the ride;
any changes are made to the format of the ride(s) for safety or operational reasons or as otherwise required for the safe and proper carrying out of the event; except for death or personal injury caused by their negligence, fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, or any other matter for which it would be illegal or unlawful for the organisers to exclude or attempt to exclude their liability.
The organiser may cancel any ride or the entire event at their discretion. They will endeavour to give as much notice as possible of any cancellations. The organiser accepts no liability for any costs incurred as a result of the cancellation.
Riders shall not wear earphones while taking part in a ride.
Use of information
British Cycling will use the information you give us for administration and research purposes in the delivery of these rides. This may include contacting you by email or SMS with reminders or information about your chosen rides. For more information, see our privacy and cookies policy.
These terms and conditions shall be governed by English Law.