Booking Agreement

By submitting this application you confirm you have read and agree to the following:

Terms and Conditions

IMPORTANT POINTS TO NOTE

  • YOU MUST READ THESE GUIDELINES BEFORE TAKING PART IN A SOCIAL CYCLING RIDE.
  • YOU MUST BE AT LEAST AGED 16 OR ABOVE TO PARTCIPATE UNLESS ACCOMPANIED BY A PARENT OR GUARDIAN.
  • SOCIAL CYCLING RIDES ARE NOT APPROVED BY BRITISH CYCLING AND YOU TAKE PART IN THEM AT YOUR OWN RISK.
  • USE YOUR COMMON SENSE WHEN SHARING INFORMATION OR MEETING NEW PEOPLE. IF YOU HAVE ANY CONCERNS OR WANT TO REPORT ANYTHING UNTOWARD THEN PLEASE CONTACT US.


General

Health - Cycling is a physical activity and can be strenuous. Those that participate in the Rides ('Riders') should be in good health and any Rider that has a doubt about their health or fitness, or has a medical condition or injury that could be affected by exercise (particularly a heart condition), should consult their doctor before participating. No-one should participate in a Ride under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Helmets - CycleKingston recommends all riders wear a helmet; however you are not legally required to do so.

Compliance with the Highway Code - private rides should be undertaken in accordance with the Highway Code (where relevant). Failure to do so could be used to help determine whether or not a cyclist has committed a criminal offence or is liable for damages.

ON A RIDE

1. All Riders should be at least 16 years old. Anyone who aged 15 years or younger must be accompanied by a parent/ guardian.

2. All Riders must read these Guidelines for Participation before taking part in a Ride and the Ride Leaders should distribute copies of these Guidelines to all non registered (i.e. those who have not pre-registered but turned up on the day) Riders to read before the Ride begins.

3. The group should ride:

i.No more than two abreast except when overtaking.

ii.In single file on busy roads and when it would otherwise be dangerous for vehicles to pass

4. The group should use appropriate bike lights when cycling in hours of darkness.

5. The group should be courteous to other road users and should not cause an obstruction or interrupt the free flow of traffic.

6. The group should remain as one group throughout the Ride where possible and ride sl ow enough to allow time for the entire group to negotiate obstacles.

7. In the circumstance that it becomes necessary for the group to split leading Riders should slow down or find a safe place to stop and reform as one group before carrying on.

8. The group should provide a supportive environment for all Riders. The group should always wait for the last Rider and agree to ride at the pace of the slowest Rider.

9. All adult Riders are responsible for their own well-being and that of any children that they accompany during the Ride and should be prepared for situations such as adverse weather conditions, mechanical problems and flat tyres.

10. We recommend that all Riders are prepared for all eventualities and carry the following items: refreshments, mobile phone, bike lights, bike pump, puncture repair kit, spare tubes, multi-tool, waterproof clothing.

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Become a cycling instructor

If you love cycling, you might consider becoming a cycling instructor. Whether you would like to make it a full-time job or you just want to pass on some skills at your local school or youth club, undertaking the National Standard Instructor training is the first step.

Kingston is the only London borough recognised as an instructor training organisation (ITO). Since 2007, we have trained more than 300 instructors for local authorities and independent providers.

You can read more about our training here, and learn more about being a Bikeability Instructor here

Get involved?

Cycling is a fantastic way to exercise, travel, and enjoy the great outdoors. Wind in the hair (under your helmet of course), sunglasses on, and a picnic in your bag. However, not everyone sees it this way.

Therefore, CycleKingston is appealing to you to share the good, the bad (and the ugly?!) We want to hear your cycling experiences, news and showcase success stories along the way too.

If you have material you think we should feature on the website, drop us an email on info@cyclekingston.net with the information and some images and we'll do our best to feature them.

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