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The Burgess Hill

Winter Classic Cyclosportive

 

Date of Event 23rd February 2014

 

 

 

 

 

TERMS & CONDITIONS

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GENERAL

The Burgess Hill Winter Classic Cyclosportive will be starting and finishing in Burgess Hill, West Sussex. The event will be held under British Cycling Cyclosportive Regulations. To participate in the event, riders must agree to abide by British Cycling Terms and Conditions of Entry for Non-Competitive Events. Copies of the regulations will be posted at the signing on stations.

EVENT HQ

Cyprus Hall

Cyprus Road

Burgess Hill

 

 

PARKING

No parking is available in the grounds of Oakmeeds College. The Car Parks in Burgess Hill Town Centre are adjacent to The Market Place and The Martlets Shopping Centres and can be accessed via Station Road and Civic Way. These are within easy walking distance of the Event HQ and are free of charge on Sunday.

SIGNING ON

Signing on will be in the main hall between 07.45 and 9.00. Confirmation of start times will be listed on the website one week before the event. A form of photo-identification will be required in order to receive your Entry Pack. Entries are not transferable between riders.

START TIMES

Riders will be started in groups of 20 every 2min. The Classic riders will leave first followed by the Challenge riders and then the Tour riders. The first group will leave at 8.30am ROUTES Route maps are available to view on the appropriate web-site pages. For each event: * Routes will be clearly indicated. * Marshals will be stationed at specific junctions. They are there for a reason, please follow their instructions. * Route cards will be provided in the Event Pack. It is your responsibility to navigate the correct route. * For finding your way, OS Explorer maps 135, 146 and 147 may be useful. Each route consists of road of varying widths and gradients with some sharp bends. * It is your responsibility to ensure that you ride within your capabilities and maintain your own and others safety.

RIDER SAFETY

The following points are additional to the British Cycling Cyclosport Regulations:

Riders must proceed in accordance with the Highway Code; not more than two abreast, and extend all reasonable courtesy to other road users.

Anyone deemed to be riding in an unsafe manner by event officials will be withdrawn from the event and the British Cycling Federation (BCF) notified

Riders observed to be in breach of Road Traffic Regulations will be reported to the Local Police Authority.

Wearing of Hard Shell Helmets, Riders must wear a helmet which conforms to CE standard EN 1078, is compulsory. NO HELMET – NO RIDE!

An emergency contact number will be provided in the Event Pack.

A broom wagon will follow each event. Should you experience mechanical breakdown or do not feel able to continue, you and your bike will be returned to the HQ Burgess Hill. For The Classic and Challenge rides a 12mph cut-off applies unless another speed is listed for the course.

 

FACILITIES

  • Changing rooms with showers are available when we use Oakmeeds School
  • When we only use Cyprus Hall no shower facilities are available.
  • Technical support
  • Post event food supplied
  • Physiotherapy and Sports Therapist services at HQ
  • Full results facility

REGULATIONS FOR BC CYCLOSPORTIVE EVENTS

1. These Events will be known as Cyclosportive events. All paperwork produced will state ‘Under British Cycling Cyclo-Sportive Regulations’.

2. Every Event will carry the BCF Event Insurance (on payment of the appropriate fee by the organiser) which will cover the club, the promoter, other officers of the club, the event officials and all participants for the duration of the event against any claims from a third party.

3. Participants will be responsible for the road worthiness of their own cycle.

4. The organiser shall complete Everyday Cycling Event registration and Risk Assessment forms and forward to HQ and Police authorities whose area the event passes. It is also advisable to inform other relevant local authorities whose area the event passes such as highways dept.

5. The organiser will ensure that the course is checked within 48 hours prior to the event and any danger points advised to each participant on the day.

6. The organiser shall wherever possible select a route that is low in traffic volumes and away from major towns. When choosing a suitable route consideration should be given to finding a hill early in the event to alleviate the possibility of bunches forming.

7. Route markers will be used to identify the route to be taken. However it is the responsibility of each participant to take the correct course.

8. No accompanying vehicles are allowed to follow riders. Any participant failing to observe this regulation will be withdrawn from the event. The provision of a broom wagon will be appropriate to the number of participants taking part in the event.

9. There will be no list published which indicates a finishing position or time. An alphabetical list of finishers and times will be published.

10. The wearing of Hard Shell Style Helmets shall be compulsory for riders under the age of eighteen. Senior riders are encouraged to do the same.

11. All participants under the age of eighteen shall have had a consent form completed by their parent/guardian. A parent or guardian must accompany riders under the age of sixteen.

12. It is advised that all riders must carry a form of identification showing their name, address and contact details of person to be advised in the eventuality of an accident. It is also advised that all participants carry enough food, drink, 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.

13. The organiser has the option to take entries on the line as well in advance. An increase in the entry fee may be charged for this privilege at the discretion of the organiser.

14. The organiser must supply refreshment services to participants at least every 40 miles. It is also advisable to provide mechanical support services at these points on the course.

15. The organisation shall provide adequate toilet facilities for the number of participants expected.

16. Any complaints with regard to the event must be made to the organiser within 48 hours of the promotion.

17. Promoters are given authority to ensure that the above regulations in respect of rider participation are enforced. In cases where the organiser fails to comply with any of the above regulations he and/or the promoting club may be charged with conduct prejudicial to the good order of the sport.

18. The use of triathlon handlebars is discouraged in such events. However, where riders do have them fitted they are not to be used when riding in a group. This statement should be printed on literature for participants taking part in the event.

19. An adequate number of first aiders will be provided and will be stationed at strategic points as necessary in accordance with the risk assessment and appropriate to the number of riders entered and the length and layout of the course. It is advisable to alert the local Accident and Emergency dept that the event is taking place.

TERMS & CONDITIONS FOR NON-COMPETITIVE EVENTS

1. Participants will be responsible for the road worthiness and safe working order of their own cycle. If the event is to be held in poor or little light, then front and rear lights must be used and must have adequate battery life for the duration of the event.

2. The use of triathlon handlebars or other bar extensions is discouraged in Everyday Cycling events for safety reasons. However, where riders do have them fitted they must not be used when riding in a group and riders must allow for a gap to the rider(s) in front that allows time to reach for their breaks if necessary.

3. No accompanying vehicles are allowed to follow riders. Any participant failing to observe this regulation will be withdrawn from the event.

4. I understand and accept that this event is not a race or trial of speed, but a personal challenge and as such there will be no list published which sorts riders either in finishing time or finishing position order. An alphabetical list of finishers and times will be published.

5. I accept and understand that where the event takes place on the open road I must abide by the Highway Code at all times. I am aware that when riding on a public highway the function of marshals is only to indicate direction and that I must decide whether the movement is safe.

6. The wearing of Hard Shell Style Helmets shall be compulsory for riders under the age of eighteen. Riders over eighteen are encouraged to do the same. In of road events the wearing of helmets conforming to British Cycling regulations is mandatory.

7. All participants under the age of eighteen shall have had a consent form completed by their parent/guardian. A parent or guardian must accompany riders under the age of sixteen.

8. I understand and agree that I participate in this event entirely at my own risk, that I must rely on my own ability in dealing with all hazards, and that I must ride in a manner which is safe to myself and others.

9. I accept that if I do not abide by these terms and conditions that the organisers will make all reasonable efforts to remove me from the event, and that British Cycling will us all effort to restrict participation in future British Cycling competitive and non-competitive events.

10. I agree to abide by the British Cycling regulations that are relevant to Non-Competitive Cycling events.

11. I agree that no liability whatsoever shall attach to the promoter, promoting club/organisation, event sponsor, British Cycling or any event official or member of British Cycling or member of the promoting club /organisation in respect of any injury, loss or damage suffered by me in or by reason of the event, unless such injury, loss or damage is proven to be caused by the negligence of the aforementioned.

 

Risk assessment CLASSIC ROUTE

Note once you have entered there can be no refund on your entry. Entries are non-transferable. please don't ask. You Will be required to sign that you agree with the regulations on the day of the event.