Event Rules and Entry

Event Regulations

You must read these rules before entering on-line from the link at the bottom of the page.

Entries for the Bealach Beag and Bealach Mor are Non refundable.

 

Refunds

* Refunds of entry fees for all other cycling events will only be paid if withdrawal is notified at least twenty eight days prior to the event.  Any such refund will be subject to a £5 deduction for administration. No transfer of entries is allowed.

* If the event is cancelled due to circumstances out of the organisers control then no refunds will be offered. This includes situations such as adverse weather conditions or major incidents.

* You must be 16 years of age on the day of the ride to participate

* Participants will be responsible for the roadworthiness of their own cycle.

* All participants are covered by third party insurance for the duration of the event. If you wish cover for personal injury you must make your own arrangements. The organisation is covered for civil liability.

* No bicycle, tandem or other machine, conventional or otherwise, is permitted to have unconventional handlebars including triathlon bars, aero bars, clip-ons, prayer bars, and cow bars. Neither are Spinachi type bars permitted. However, ATB bar ends are permitted on mountain bikes.

* The start may be organised in such a way as to minimise ‘bunch racing’.

* 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 unless this is on a road closed to normal traffic. Please be aware of your fellow cyclists and other traffic. Please indicate your intention to stop or change direction.

* 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 and/or by arrows painted on the road. Signs will also indicate when you are approaching a refreshment stop. There will be marshals (wearing fluorescent vests) located on the 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. It is the responsibility of each participant to take the correct course

* All participants must wear a safety-approved cycling helmet complying with ANSI Z90/4 or SNELL standards. Cycling shoes, shorts and jerseys are also recommended. All riders are recommended to carry 2 drink bottles, an energy bar or similar snack, tools 2 replacement inner tubes.  We also advise that riders carry I/D and a small amount of money.  In the event of bad weather, you must take a waterproof jacket.  You will be issued with an instruction before the start and not be permitted to start without it.

* 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.

* Rider’s number, issued at registration, must be displayed on the front of the bike for identification.

* 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.

* Organisers will endeavour to provide fluid and some form of food at designated “feed zones” 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 participant (other than those on tandems) 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 the riders.

* You must complete the course within a prescribed time to be classified as a finisher. This will depend on conditions on the day but will normally represent an average speed of 10mph. There may be a specified control point on the course.  Entrants  who fail to reach this point within a  stated time will be withdrawn from the event.  These requirements will be notified on the day of the event.

* A Broom Wagon will follow the event. All cyclists over taken by this vehicle, and who are unable to fall within the time limit will be asked to either get in the van, or to go on without a race number and return their transponder.