FAQs

FAQ

Can I enter on the day?
Sorry, entry is only available in advance. Entries for the 2016 event close on Tuesday October 25th.
What bike is best?
Anything capable of riding off-road is suitable. The terrain is varied and suits Cyclocross bikes and Mountain Bikes. See specific advice about CX bikes on the info page
Can I enter on an e-bike?
The event insurers give the following details regarding e-bikes:
"Riders are not permitted to take part in any non-competitive event unless the rider would be unable to take part otherwise"

This is guidance for all legal e-bikes. Any e-bikes that have been de-restricted are banned completely.
I've entered, but now I can't make it. Can I get a refund?
We are unable to refund entries, but we will allow transfer of names. If you can’t make it, but want to sell/give your entry to someone else, that is fine with us. Name transfers will be free of charge up until 14 days before the event. Beyond this date it may not be possible to transfer entries. Entry transfers can be to different categories if required.
What is the lower age limit?
There is no lower age limit, but anyone under 18 will need parental permission and will be required to ride with a parent/guardian during the event.
Do I need a racing licence?
No. The event is classed as non-competitive, as such no racing license is required. No ranking points or prizes are on offer.
Is there a cut-off time?
Yes, we will inform riders nearer the time what the cut-off is likely to be. It will depend on weather and ground conditions.
If I enter the long route, can I switch on the day?
Yes, you are free to change distance on the day - either before the start or during the ride.
I've entered the short route, but fancy doing the longer route?
We would prefer it if you can let us know at least a week before the start - but if you want to do the longer route, you can free to change.
Is there electronic timing?
We will be using a computerised timing system. It does not use timing chips, but will give you an accurate time for the route.