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Terms & Conditions

  1. The Terms and Conditions detailed below apply to all entrants participating in the Seashell Sportive event organised by Seashell  (hereon referred to as Seashell). Completion of an entry form or purchase of an entry by every participant acknowledges acceptance of these Terms and Conditions by the participant.
  2. The participant accepts that the event they are entering is not a race in any format. Participants considered to be competing against others, will be stopped from riding and banned from entering future events.
  3. The participant is fully responsible for their actions whilst attending the event. This includes actions during the ride itself as well as actions within the event properties, which comprise the parking areas, start and finish venue, toilet facilities and refreshment stops. Seashell does not accept responsibility for the actions of the participant nor the consequences of such actions.
  4. Each participant, upon signing the registration form or purchasing a ticket, agrees that they are physically and mentally capable of riding the distance they have chosen. If, during the event, they decide to change their route and distance, then all consequences of this action are theirs.
  5. The Event Registration Form or purchase of a ticket must be completed by a person aged 18 years or over. Evidence of age may be requested. This is an over 18 event only and any person under the age of 18 years will not allowed to participate in the event
  6. Each participant will be fully responsible for any fees or costs incurred or arising from an accident either involving or caused by the rider. This includes, but is not exclusive to, fees from Police, Air Ambulance, Fire and Rescue and the Ambulance service. If the situation arises that you are not capable of making the decision to call the emergency services, the rider agrees that a member of Seashell or a member of the public may call for them. In this situation, the rider still accepts the costs and consequences of such actions.
  7. Participation in the event is at the rider’s own risk. Insurance cover is provided for all riders against a third party claim arising as a result of accidental damage to a third party property whilst participating in an event. This insurance cover is adjudged void if it is deemed the participant has acted negligently. No further insurance cover is provided by Seashell for participant participating in an event but Seashell strongly recommend each rider organises their own personal insurance cover.
  8. It is mandatory that all participant wear a safety approved cycling helmet complying with latest ANSI Z90/4 or SNELL standards. Any participant not wearing a helmet will not be covered by the event insurance and will be disqualified from the event and could be liable for damages if involved in an accident on that basis. The participant must accept this as a condition of entry. Seashell reserves the right to refuse entry to the event to anyone with inappropriate equipment or clothing and no refund will be given.
  9. The participant confirms that the bicycle they are riding for the event and all of their equipment is of a suitable standard and state-of-road worthiness. The bicycle must be able to complete longest distance and cope with the road surfaces on the marked route.
  10. Participant must obey all Highway Code rules. Participant are requested to ride in single file where appropriate and no more than 2 abreast at any time. Please be aware of your fellow participant and any other traffic. Please always indicate your intention to stop or change direction. All participant must adhere to and obey the Highway Code and local bylaws and laws of England where applicable and extend all reasonable courtesy to other road users.
  11. Participant must be considerate to other uses of the road. Upon seeing other users, such as horse riders and walkers, participant are required to slow down and pass with care. Where appropriate, participant should stop and wait at the side of the route for other uses such as horse riders to pass safely.
  12. This is a sportive event and whilst there is route signage, there are limited road marshals. The absence of signs or marshals does not signal there are no dangers approaching and it is the individual participant responsibility to make a decision regarding whether to ride a section or not. The route has been assessed as fit for purpose in advance of the event by the Seashell, however this does not necessarily follow that the road remains rideable at all times during the event and the participant is deemed to make their own decision about whether to proceed on bike, foot or not at all.
  13. The given route (made up of marked maps, gpx or tcx routing files and waypoint descriptions) is shown for guidance only and Seashell do not insist that you use the route shown. Therefore, if the participant chooses to ride a section, it is entirely their own choice. If they choose a different route to avoid obstacles or sections they decide are beyond their capabilities, they do so entirely at their own risk.
  14. Seashell reserves the right to alter the published route at any time. Participants do not have the right to claim a refund if the route is altered.
  15. The participants agree to return or call the ride control on 0161 610 0168 should they decide not to finish the course before the close of the event and report to a member of staff. Not doing so will mean that a search may be organised and any subsequent cost will be billed to the participant. Please note the rider control number might change on the event day so please make sure you have the most up todate number on the day of the event.
  16. Seashell reserves the right to cancel any event, due to extreme weather conditions of Force Majeure. In such an event, the event will be rescheduled and each participant’s entry will be automatically moved to the rescheduled event. If a participant can’t make this rescheduled event, organisers will assist the participant in finding a replacement participant through the use its social media pages. Seashell will not charge an administration fee for assisting in finding such a replacement. If such a replacement cyclist is found, it is between the replacement cyclist and the original participant to come to a financial agreement between themselves. The participant must provide Seashell with the registration change information and Seashell will not charge a fee for the change in registration. No refunds will be issued by Seashell.
  17. In line with common sportive event practice, other than circumstances described in the previous paragraph, participants cannot be transferred and event entry fees cannot be refunded under any circumstances.
  18. When signing up to Sportive event a service fee of £1.75 will be added be added to the ticket price.
  19. Each participant agrees to assign and grant the right and permission for Seashell to use and publish any photographs/film/video/electronic representations and/or sound recordings of the participant on any Seashell activity. The participant hereby releases Seashell from any and all liability from such use and promotion. The participant hereby authorises the reproduction, sale, copyright, exhibit, broadcast, electronic storage and/or distribution of said photographs/film/video tapes/electronic representations and/or sound recordings without limitation at the discretion of Seashell. The participant specifically waives any right to any compensation they may have for appearing in any of the photographs/film/video/electronic representations and/or sound recordings of the participant at a Seashell event.  If you do not wish to appear images/recording taken at the event, please make this known to the photographer.  All images will be kept for 4 years.
  20. Registering for the event indicates your consent for Seashell to contact you with pre event information and about relevant products or services via email or post. Seashell will comply with the privacy policy published on Seashell charity website.
  21. When registering for the event this is via Real Buzz platform to register a Real Buzz account before moving on to the Seashell event registration . The Real Buzz Privacy notice describes the use of the Real Buzz account data. The Seashell privacy policy details how Seashell will handle the event data.