Century Cycle Challenge (Saturday 4th May 2013)
Health & Safety Policy

Century Cycle Challenge 2019 – Saturday 4th May – Charity Fun Bike Ride


This is the 12th year of the Century Cycle Challenge Charity Fun Bike Ride and whilst we have attempted to select routes that are not only challenging for the rider, they are also enjoyable and safe for them to ride. We have also attempted to identify likely areas of ‘increased risk’ to the rider, but it is not possible to eliminate all risks. Our responsibility is to identify risks that it would be reasonable to conclude and to introduce measures to reduce them.

We have selected four routes for this year’s ride – a 100-mile route from Leicestershire to Brancaster Staithe, Norfolk plus a 75, 50 and 25-mile route starting and finishing in Brancaster Staithe, Norfolk, which offer challenges that should suit riders of all ages and abilities (you have all been made aware of these routes). We ask that riders ensure that their bikes are roadworthy, and that they ride in accordance with the Highway Code and local road/traffic conditions at all times.

As organisers, we have attempted to reduce the risk relating to adverse weather conditions by holding the event in May. However unfortunately we know from previous years that this can never guarantee short sleeve riding and therefore you should all wear appropriate clothing and safety equipment for the weather/road conditions on the day.

The ultimate responsibility rests with the rider, as it is only he/she who can make the decision as to his/her own safety. It is the riders decision to adjust their speed and assess road conditions (paying close attention to pot holes) at a particular place, at a specific time relating to the prevailing weather conditions, volume of traffic or road surface etc.

We ask that all riders comply with the ‘Terms & Conditions’ stated on the registration form along with the ‘Medical History / Fitness Declaration’. Please note that by registering for this years ride you have agreed to each and every one of these conditions and declarations.

We have repair, recovery and first aid response vehicles out on the roads and you always have the option of asking for assistance, turning around or stopping. The telephone numbers of the support teams on your chosen route can be found on the IMPORTANT INFORMATION PAGE. It is your responsibility to call any of these numbers.

If you feel unwell or adverse weather conditions prevent you from carrying on, we would far rather you stop and await the arrival of support than carry on and suffer fatigue or worst.

Therefore we ask that all riders work with us to ensure their safety and the safety of others on the day. “Remember this is not a race” and as event organisers we ask that you fully comply with all traffic regulations whilst riding the event. One of our primary objectives for the ‘Century Cycle Challenge’ is to promote responsible cycling as a healthy activity.

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