Please read carefully, these are the Bus Stop Bikers Terms and Conditions of all rides.
IMPORTANT POINTS TO NOTE
- You must read these guidelines before taking part in any social cycling.
- You must be at least 16 or above to participate unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Health - Cycling is a physical activity and can be strenuous. Those that participate in the Rides (‘Riders’) should be in good health and any Rider that has a doubt about their health or fitness, or 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.
Helmets – Bikers strongly recommend that all participants over 16 wear a helmet, under 16's it's mandatory to wear a helmet.
Insurance – It is strongly recommended that regular cyclists carry insurance. Members should note that the terms of their insurance may only cover them in certain circumstances. Therefore, Riders should ensure that they ride in accordance with the terms of their insurance to be sure that they are covered.
Compliance with the Highway Code – private rides should be undertaken in accordance with the Highway Code (where relevant). Failure to do so could be used to help determine whether or not a cyclist has committed a criminal offence or is liable for damages.
ON A RIDE
1. All Riders should be at least 16 years old (and have proof of age if required by the Ride Publisher.) Anyone who's aged 15 years or younger must be accompanied by a parent/ guardian and the Ride Leader of the Ride reserves the right to carry out the necessary checks and refuse participation in the ride should those checks not be satisfactory.
2. All Riders must read these Guidelines for Participation before taking part in a Ride and the Ride Publisher of a Ride should distribute copies of these Guidelines to all non registered (i.e. those who have not pre-registered but turned up on the day) Riders to read before the Ride begins.
3. The group should ride:
i.No more than two abreast except when overtaking.
ii.In single file on busy roads and when it would otherwise be dangerous for vehicles to pass
4. The group should use appropriate bike lights when cycling in hours of darkness.
5. The group should be courteous to other road users and should not cause an obstruction or interrupt the free flow of traffic.
6. The group should remain as one group throughout the Ride where possible and ride slow enough to allow time for the entire group to negotiate obstacles.
7. In the circumstance that it becomes necessary for the group to split leading Riders should slow down or find a safe place to stop and reform as one group before carrying on.
8. The group should provide a supportive environment for all Riders. The group should always wait for the last Rider and agree to ride at the pace of the slowest Rider.
9. We recommend all adult Riders are responsible for their own well-being and that of any children that they accompany during the Ride and should be prepared for situations such as adverse weather conditions, mechanical problems and flat tyres.
10. We recommend that all Riders are prepared for all eventualities and carry the following items: refreshments, mobile phone, bike lights, bike pump, puncture repair kit, spare tubes, multi-tool, waterproof clothing etc.