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If you or a rider in your party are younger than 18 on the day the event takes place, you will be required to have parental or guardian consent via the British Cycling consent forms.
These forms are scanned and stored digitally for up to three years after the event takes place as may be necessary for British Cycling, it will not be used in any other way, further details on how we use your information can be found in our privacy policy.

Terms & Conditions

Registration is only available through The Event Registration Form must be completed by a person aged 18 years or over. Evidence of age may be requested. All participants under the age of 18 must submit a consent form completed by their parent/guardian. Parental consent forms will be sent in the Entry Pack. Riders under the age of 16 must also be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Spoke Series reserve the right to amend the routes at any point or to shorten the routes should it be required due to adverse weather conditions, road maintenance or closures or unforeseen events that may be dangerous. Details of such will be published on our website at the earliest opportunity. Participants are not entitled to a refund. When entering an event we ask for each person's name, date of birth, gender and for any other details required by the event such as known medical conditions and allergies. When entering Spoke Series on behalf of other people you must obtain their permission to provide this data before entering them.

Cancellation policy

If the safety of riders and staff becomes an issue we may have to cancel the event, or if we have to cancel the event for reasons out of our control, this will be announced on our website at the earliest opportunity. Riders will receive a percentage of the entry fee taking in account any outlaid costs, minus a transaction fee. The organisers reserve the right to amend the routes and any other aspects of this event.

Entry Packs

Every rider will receive their entry pack via email from August 1st. They contain a route which can be downloaded to a cycle computer/GPS device, an introduction to the event plus safety information required to ride. You will collect your rider number once signed on, on the day, this must be printed and fixed onto the rider's clothing or the bike handlebars, this must be readable throughout the event. It is the participant's responsibility to contact us should they not receive an entry pack via email.

Food & Drink Stations

Feed and water stations will be recommended along the three courses. All riders are responsible to have their own sufficient supply of food and water available to complete the ride. Spoke Series can only recommend venues and can have no control, or take any responsibility for the food and drink consumed at these venues.

Rider Safety

  • REMEMBER Spoke Series is not a race and should not be treated as such.
  • All riders MUST wear a hard shell bike helmet conforming to CE standards
  • EN1078 at all times during the event.
  • All riders MUST display their official rider number on the day, on their person or bike.
  • All riders MUST obey the Highway code at all times.
  • All riders MUST NEVER ride more than two abreast and single out on narrow roads.
  • All riders MUST NEVER attempt any dangerous passing/overtaking.
  • All riders MUST NEVER cross the centre line of the road.
  • DO keep your distance from other riders at all times, as some may be inexperienced.
  • DO SLOW DOWN when passing horses, indicate of your presence and pass wide.
  • DO be a good advert for cycling and show consideration to other road users.
  • DO NOT ask friends or family to drive along the course.
  • Private support vehicles ARE NOT ALLOWED on the route during the event.
  • Riders aged 60 or over or those with a medical condition or unsure of their physical ability are advised to take medical advice from a general practitioner prior to the event.

Each participant upon purchasing a ticket/s accepts that they are physically fit and psychologically capable of riding the distance they have entered. Spoke Series does not advise that a participant deters from the intended course and cannot advise the safety of any other routes taken. Riders should take extra care on short and narrow sections of road where traffic may be travelling on the opposite carriageway to maintain access for residents and businesses.

If you retire your ride for any reason please inform an event official, instructions will be sent to the participant in Entry Packs before the event. All riders must adhere to and obey by the Highway Code, local By laws and laws of England where applicable and extend all reasonable courtesy to other road and off road users. The event will take place regardless of bad weather, unless the Event Organisers deem there is a safety concern. If the event is stopped or rerouted for reasons of safety, there will be no refund available. Toilet facilities will be available along the routes, details of which can be found in the entry pack. There will be mechanical support available at HQ intended for minor mechanical needs, this will be provided via a third party which may charge for its services and Spoke Series can accept no responsibility for the quality or suitability of such services provided.

During the event there will be warning signs at appropriate points on the roads. Absence of these signs does not signal the absence of dangers approaching and it is the individual rider’s responsibility to remain safe and obey the rules of the highway code. The routes are planned in advance and are intended to be fun, enjoyable and challenging whilst being as safe as possible.

Cycles and Equipment
Participants are responsible for their own bike and equipment. The bike must be fully roadworthy and propelled solely through a chain set, by the legs without any other assistance. 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. Spoke Series is a British Cycling registered noncompetitive event and therefore the below are not permitted:

  • Recumbent cycles
  • Electric bicycles
  • Triathlon / time trial bars or other similar bar extensions
  • Disc wheels or trispokes
  • Penny farthings

Hand Cycles for riders who normally require a wheelchair are permitted. It is advised that hand cyclists ensure they are visible on the roads, e.g. the use of a vertical, visible flag placed at the back of the hand cycle.

The Participant agrees they are fully responsible for their actions when riding on the public highway, under no circumstances will Spoke Series accept any responsibility for their actions. Riders attend the event on their own account and at their own risk. Spoke Series are not responsible and cannot be held accountable for any injuries and/or damages as results of any action during the event or the ride. Spoke Seriesreserve the right to disqualify any rider in breach of any of these regulations before or during the event/ride.

Marketing and Advertising
We try our best to put on a great event, when it’s successful and we have good feedback and pictures to share on social media, on our website and other marketing materials. By agreeing to these terms and conditions you agree to consent for this.

Waiver of liability
Every rider understands and admits that their participation in the event is entirely voluntary. You assume full responsibility for any injuries or damages from your participation in the event. You recognise and understand that the activities may be hazardous, that your participation is solely at your own risk and that you assume full responsibility for any resulting injuries or damages that may occur. Every rider affirms, that they are in good health. You declare that you are physically fit and capable to participate in the event. Every rider has to acknowledge that they have read and understood this entire waiver of liability and agrees to be legally bound by it.

The event officials hold the right to withdraw starters if they feel there is a danger for the starter or any other person.

Currency of Purchase
All transactions will be conducted in Pounds Sterling.

Version update

  • 18th May 2018

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