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  • Open roads & Highway Code

    All roads are open to normal traffic, so ride with care and show courtesy to other road users. Please allow other traffic to pass. You must follow the rules for cycling in the Highway Code at all times.

  • Helping each other - general etiquette

    • If you see another cyclist take a fall, fixing a puncture or generally in trouble it’s always nice to stop and ask if they need help.
    • Please try not to judge other cyclists on their bikes, clothing, fitness or riding style – everyone has to start somewhere. Be supportive.
    • Use call passing – let others know that you are passing and acknowledge them.
    • Point/shout out hazards on the roads such as potholes.
  • Helping others in difficulty

    If you come across a rider with a mechanical or medical problem please stop and assist them to the best of your ability. If you need further help, wait for the support vehicle or call the emergency number on the reverse of your rider number. If the medical incident is serious call 999 immediately and THEN contact the event organisers.

  • What to do if you have a medical emergency

    If you feel unwell at any point or you injure yourself, stop and tell your fellow riders your symptoms. Ask them to help if necessary. If you need further assistance, wait for the support vehicle or call the emergency number on the reverse of your rider number.

     

    If the medical incident is serious call 999 immediately and THEN contact the event organisers. IF YOU RETIRE FROM THE EVENT YOU MUST TELL A MARSHALL or CALL the emergency number on the reverse of your rider number.

  • What to do if you have a mechanical issue

    Try to fix your bike yourself. If you need extra assistance ask your fellow riders to help – many of them will be very experienced at roadside repairs. If you need further help wait for the support vehicle or call the emergency number on the reverse of your rider number.

     

    If your bike is not repairable you will be offered a lift back to event base in the support vehicle. IF YOU RETIRE FROM THE EVENT YOU MUST TELL A MARSHALL or CALL the emergency number on the reverse of your rider number.

     

  • Route marking

    The route will be marked with hi-viz road signs and arrows and a team of marshals in hi-viz clothing. Please familiarise yourself with the route and pay attention to your location at all times in case of emergency.

     

    If you have a GPS device you may want to download TCX. or GPX. route files from our home page.

  • No headphones

    Please do not use headphones to listen to MP3 players, Ipods, phones or similar. They are a major distraction to your concentration and reduce your ability to ride safely in a peleton of other cyclists.

  • Time out / late return

    16:00: Time out at Gairnsheil Bridge - Any 110 mile riders arriving after this time will be re-directed to complete the ride on the shorter 100km route.

     

    16:30: All riders on all routes arriving at Gairnsheil after this time will be timed out and given a lift back to event base.

     

    Minimum average speeds required

    110 Mile

    Must maintain an average speed of 11.5 mph/18.7kph  - which equates to 5:15 minutes per mile or 3:15 minutes per km.

     

    100 KM route

    Must maintain an average speed 7.5mph/12kph - which equates to 8:00 minutes per mile or 5 minutes per km

  • Marshals on route

    Our marshals on route will be wearing hi-viz clothing. Please ensure you follow their instructions. PLEASE NOTE: They cannot legally stop other traffic at junctions to allow you an uninterrupted ride. You must give way in the normal fashion.

  • Marshal requests are final

    We reserve the right to ask you to stop at any point if we consider your health and safety, or the health and safety of others, to be at risk. The marshals will offer you and your bike a lift in the support vehicle. Please cooperate – they wouldn’t ask you to stop unless there was due reason.

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