Calcutta Cycle Sportive Terms and Conditions of Entry

Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully. It is a condition of entry to the Event that a Participant accepts these Terms and Conditions.

  1. RISK
  1. All persons (“Participants” or “you”) taking part in Calcutta Cycle Sportive 2019 (“the Event”) do so at their own risk and accept that the Law Society of Ireland, The Cycle Committee and VC Beechwood (together, “the Organiser”, which expression includes all directors, employees, representatives and all persons, volunteers or otherwise, involved in organising or assisting in the Event in any manner) has no legal liability in any regard, save as otherwise provided in these Terms and Conditions.
  2. All Participants acknowledge that you have adequate experience of cycling, acknowledge that there is a risk of injury associated with cycling and that you participate in the Event in full acceptance of that risk.
  3. Participants should ensure you have adequate insurance cover for yourself and your bike.
  4. Participants agree to abide by any rules and regulations specified in the Participant Information Booklet as amended up to and including the day of the Event.
  1. It is in your own interest that you are fit and well on the day of the Event and have trained for the Event. Please check with your doctor if you have any doubts about your fitness as the responsibility rests with you.
  2. If you suffer from any medical conditions such as asthma, diabetes, epilepsy or any other conditions that medics would need to be aware of in an emergency, please inform the Organiser in advance. Should you encounter any difficulty during the Event, please stay on the route, contact the emergency number that will be provided to you and await the arrival of assistance.
  3. If during the Event you are not sure that you can complete the route, or if you are worried about stressing yourself, please ensure that you drop out of the Event at a sensible time. The best place for this is at the organised stop. Ensure that you inform an Event Marshall, who will seek to arrange transport for you to the finish of the route.
  4. All Participants must be aged 18 years or over.
  1. The Organiser does not accept any liability for loss or theft of belongings. Participants in the Event do so at their own risk and without any liability whatsoever on the part of the Organiser in respect of any injury, loss or damage suffered unless caused by the negligence of the Organiser.
  2. The Organiser does not accept any liability for loss or damage to bikes or equipment except that caused by the Organiser.
  3. The Organiser does not accept liability for any changes made to the route for safety reasons or for reasons that are beyond its control.
  1. The route will not be closed to traffic during the Event. All participants must obey the rules of the road at all times.  Behaviour and conduct must be responsible at all times: all Participants must show consideration for other road users, not least so that future events are not jeopardised.
  2. Except where the road is manifestly suitable (eg, there is a hard shoulder), An Garda Síochána recommend that you ride in single file.
  3. All Participants must ensure and warrant that your cycles are in a roadworthy condition. There will be no bike inspection conducted by the Organiser at the Event and as such you agree that it is your sole responsibility to ensure that your bike is suitable.  Riders are advised to ensure that brakes and gears work correctly and that tyres are in good condition – no cuts or bulges. Pump up tyres to the manufacturer’s recommended pressure.  Whilst some technical support will be available, riders should be able to fix simple issues such as punctures: carry a pump, tyre levers and a spare inner tube – and know how to use them!
  4. Event marshalls, where stationed, will give route directions and provide warnings of or to other road users. You accept that any directions and warnings given by Event marshalls are purely advisory and you must decide if any manoeuver you make is safe and do so entirely at your own risk.
  5. Riders are advised to carry some food and drink with them.
  6. Safety helmets must be worn at all times whilst participating in the Event.
  7. Riders may not wear headphones at any time whilst participating in the Event.
  8. If you see or are involved in an accident, please report it to an Event marshall or other representative of the Organiser as soon as possible. If it is a serious accident and a rider is injured, divert others round the scene and seek medical assistance by dialling 999 or 112.  Make sure the injured rider is not left alone.  Do not move the injured rider unless you have had appropriate first aid or medical training.  Do not give food, drink, or medication.
  1. Participation in the Event is at the Participant’s own risk. The Participant irrevocably agrees to hold harmless, indemnify and reimburse the Organiser from and for any sum, cost and expense (including legal and professional fees) incurred, payable or paid by the Organiser to any person (including the Participant and/or the Participant’s insurer) in connection with any accident, loss, damage or injury (including death) arising out of the Participant’s attendance at and participation in the Event or any part thereof (except where any such injury or death is caused by the negligence of the Organiser).
  1. Participants agree that through your completion and submission of the online entry form, you are committing to paying your Event fee entry via the means as instructed on the Website.
  2. The entry purchased by you is non-transferable and non-refundable.
  3. All Participants must “sign on” prior to the start of the Event.
  4. You are responsible for ensuring that your Event number is attached to your bike. You further agree that you will use only the Event number given to you by the Organiser and will not (i) authorise or permit any third party to use this number or (ii) sell, transfer or give any other person the right to participate in the Event.
  1. The Organiser will not be liable or responsible for any failure to perform, or delay in performance of, any of its obligations under these Terms and Conditions that is caused by events outside its reasonable control (a “Force Majeure Event”). A Force Majeure Event includes any act, event, non-happening, omission or accident beyond its reasonable control and includes in particular (without limitation) the following: strikes, lock-outs or other industrial action; civil commotion, riot, invasion, terrorist attack or threat of terrorist attack; fire, explosion, storm, flood, earthquake, subsidence, epidemic or other natural disaster; impossibility of the use of public or private telecommunications networks; sabotage of the Event or deliberate vandalism of the Event resources and infrastructure; or the acts, decrees, legislation, regulations or restrictions of any government.
  1. You irrevocably consent to your appearance in any media format, in relation to the publicity of the Event, and in future publicity and advertising by the Organiser, Event sponsors or supporting organisations provided that such use does not imply your direct endorsement of any official sponsor or supplier of the Event.
  2. You accept that all decisions and rulings by the Organiser are final.
  3. The Organiser reserves the right to vary the Event. Variations will be published on the Website or on the Event notice board located at the HQ at the Event. The Organiser warrants that, save as provided in these Terms and Conditions, the Event will be delivered broadly in line with the details published at the time of entry.
  4. The Organiser reserves the right to vary these Terms, effective immediately upon posting on the Website.
  5. If at any time the Organiser discovers you have breached of any of the Terms and Conditions, this shall lead to your immediate disqualification from the Event. Such disqualification shall be at the sole discretion of the Organiser without compensation.

If you cannot accept or do not agree with any of the above you must NOT participate in the Event.  You are deemed to have accepted these terms and conditions on commencing the Event.