Riders are required to attend a pre ride briefing and/or read briefing notes and sign to confirm that they agree to abide by the instructions given.
All riders must be self-supported. The event organisers and staff are not responsible for your preparedness while riding the course.
You should ensure that both yourself and your bike are in a serviceable state to complete your chosen course. A standard road bike is NOT suitable for this event.
At any time pre, during, and post event, riders must conduct themselves in a manner that does not discredit themselves or the event organisers. Riders must be considerate to other users of bridleways, tracks, byways and public ways when riding on and off road.
Riders are expected to respect the countryside. It should be remembered that this is both a working landscape and home to many communities. Riders stopping for a comfort break are asked to do so discretely and appropriately and not to cause any offence to local residents or other riders. Riders are not permitted to stop during the sections on any private estate that any of the routes may use.
There may be sections of public road included within the course. You must obey all Highway Code rules.
Riders whilst participating in the event must do so wearing a helmet complying with latest EN1078, ANSI Z90/4 or SNELL standards. Any rider not conforming with this term will not be allowed to start or will be removed from the event if started.
Riders must carry the minimum required equipment for the full duration of the course. Spot checks may be used to ensure rider safety.
The organisers reserve the right to postpone or cancel the event should access to the event or sufficient portions of the course be deemed too dangerous due to severe adverse weather conditions.
Riders may apply for a 100% refund or change of rider details one month prior to the event. After this time no refunds or rider changes will be possible. All refunds are subject to a reasonable charge for administration (£15)
The participant accepts that the event they are entering is not a race in any format.
The Event Registration Form must be completed by a person aged 18 years or over. If you are under the age of 18, but over the age of 12, you must ride with a responsible adult for the duration of the event. Please contact us directly to chat about whether the route is suitable.
During the event, there will be warning signs at appropriate points on the trails or roads used for this event. The absence of these signs does not signal there are no dangers approaching and it is the individual rider’s responsibility to make a decision regarding whether to ride a section or not. The marking of the route does not necessarily indicate that the trail or road is rideable and the participant is deemed to make their own decision about whether to proceed on bike, foot or not at all.
Riders must not to drop or leave any litter on any part of the route and dispose of it responsibly at an appropriate place or bin. Any rider found littering will be disqualified from the event.
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.
Each participant hereby grants to Yorkshire True Grit Limited an exclusive, absolute and irrevocable worldwide assignment in perpetuity in the photographs/film/video/electronic representations and/or sound recordings of the participant obtained at the event and grants to Yorkshire True Grit Limited the right to use and publish such content in any and all media. The participant hereby releases Yorkshire True Grit Limited 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 Yorkshire True Grit Limited. 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 Yorkshire True Grit Limited event.
In the event that a participant fails to complete the course for any reason, he/she agrees to return to or call the event centre 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 the subsequent cost will be billed to the rider.
Yorkshire True Grit Dark Skies
All the above terms and conditions apply with the exception of point 12. Dark Skies is only open to people of the age of 18 and over.
In the event of adverse weather we will either:
Cancel the event and give you a guaranteed place in either the 2020 event or the summer event
Run the event but use a shorter, lower level route.
If the event starts and the conditions become unsafe we reserve the right to amend the route and make it shorter in the interests of your, and marshal, safety.