Terms and Conditions
The Terms and Conditions detailed below apply to all entrants participating in the Yorkshire Mountain Bike Marathon 2021 organised and operated by the Yorkshire Mountain Bike Marathon Partnership. By registering online via SiEntries YOU AGREE to the Terms and Conditions of Entry and Rules of the Event below. If you are registering for a colleague, YOU are confirming that YOUR COLLEAGUE has AGREED to the same.
1. The participant accepts that the Yorkshire Mountain Bike Marathon event is not a race, but a personal challenge. The participant does not have priority over either road or off road users and will ride sensibly and legally at all times with consideration to other riders and all other users of the route. The participant acknowledges that the route(s) are widely used by walkers, horse riders and families with small children and dogs.
2. The participant is fully responsible for their actions whilst attending the event. This includes the event village and during the ride itself. Yorkshire Mountain Bike Marathon Partnership, Northern Ride, Birdsall Estates or any other sponsor/partner does not accept responsibility for the actions of the participant nor the consequences of such actions.
3. Each participant, upon signing on, 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.
4. All participants under the age of 18 shall have had a consent form completed by their parent/guardian and riders under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian during the entire ride.
5. The Participant agrees to receive pre-event and promotional communications from the Yorkshire Mountain Bike Marathon Partnership and Northern Ride. Promotional emails can be unsubscribed from with ease by contacting us. By entering you also consent to Yorkshire Mountain Bike Marathon holding your personal information for event and marketing purposes. All riders MUST complete the Covid-19 declaration on the date of the event and submit the form to the organiser at the start. The participant number board allocated to you should be fixed to the bike and visible at all times.
6. Each participant accepts full responsibility for any fees or costs incurred or arising from the need for repatriation.
7. It is mandatory that all riders wear a safety approved cycling helmet complying with latest CE standards EN1078 standards. Any rider not wearing a helmet will not be covered by the event insurance, will be disqualified from the event and could be liable for damages if involved in an accident on that basis. The rider must accept this as a condition of entry. Yorkshire Mountain Bike Marathon Partnership reserve the right to refuse entry to the event to anyone with inappropriate equipment or clothing.
8. The Participant confirms that they understand and accept that they are responsible for the roadworthiness and safe working order of their own cycle, that the use of triathlon handlebars or similar is prohibited, that lights (front & rear with adequate battery life) must be used during hours of dusk/darkness and that no accompanying vehicles are allowed to follow riders.
9. During the event there will be warning signs at appropriate points on the trails or roads. Absence of these signs does not signal that 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.
10. Any marked route is shown for guidance only and the Yorkshire Mountain Bike Marathon Partnership does 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.
11. Much of the route runs through private land with the landowner’s permission: it is therefore a conditions that participants do not try to ride the route at any other time or promote it to others to ride after the date of the event.
12. The participant understands and accepts that where the event takes place on the open road they must abide by the Highway Code at all times and when riding on a public highway that the function of marshals is only to indicate direction and that they must decide whether the movement is safe.
13. The Yorkshire Mountain Bike Marathon Partnership reserves the right to shorten or alter the published route at any time. Participants do not have the right to claim a refund if the route is shortened.
14. Riders must be considerate to other users of bridleways, tracks and byways when riding off road. Upon seeing other users, such as horse riders and walkers, riders are required to slow down and pass with care. Where appropriate, riders should stop and wait at the side of the route for other users such as horse riders to pass safely.
15. Participants understand and accept that whilst all reasonable effort has been made by the Yorkshire Mountain Bike Marathon Partnership to make the events safe and enjoyable, the Yorkshire Mountain Bike Marathon Partnership does NOT accept liability for any accident, damage, theft, injury or illness to entrants, spectators, or any other person, vehicle or property whatsoever. Participants agree that NO liability whatsoever shall attach to the Yorkshire Mountain Bike Marathon Partnership, promoting organisations, members of the promoting organisations, landowners, event officials, volunteers, or event sponsors in respect of any injury, loss or damage suffered by the participant in or by reason of the event HOWEVER CAUSED.
16. By entering the event location you agree to be filmed/photographed and to the use of your image in any footage used by the Yorkshire Mountain Bike Marathon Partnership or any official Yorkshire Mountain Bike Marathon sponsors for their own publicity in any media worldwide.
17. All riders must report to the finish, even if they retire. Not doing so will mean that a search may be organised and the subsequent cost will be billed to the rider.
18. Event entry fees cannot be refunded or transferred under any circumstances.
19. The Yorkshire Mountain Bike Marathon Partnership reserves the right to cancel any event, due to extreme weather conditions. In such an event, each participant’s entry with be automatically moved to the rescheduled event. If a Participant cannot make this event, they can carry their entry to another event organised by the Yorkshire Mountain Bike Marathon Partnership of an equal or lower ticket value within the following 18 month period. No refunds will be issued.
20. The Yorkshire Mountain Bike Marathon Partnership welcome responsible e-bike riding at our events. Any e-bike used on a MTB-Marathon must comply with the governments EAPAC Requirements and be ridden with due consideration to other users at all times. E-bikes which don’t comply with the governments EAPAC requirements are not permitted to be used at any time.
21. Attendees are admitted to the Yorkshire Mountain Bike Marathon 2021 strictly subject to the COVID-19 Supplementary Conditions. There are no exceptions.
COVID-19 Supplementary Terms and Conditions
All participants, officials, volunteers and spectators who enter the Yorkshire Mountain Bike Marathon 2021 (including all surrounding land, car parks and other facilities which are under the ownership and/or control of the organiser) shall accept the supplementary conditions 1-5 outlined below:
Each person undertake a self-assessment for any COVID-19 symptoms. No-one should leave home to participate in the event or to spectate if they, or someone they live with, have symptoms of COVID-19 currently recognised as any of the following:
a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal
An individual who displays any such symptoms must follow NHS and PHE guidance on self-isolation.
Each person should not leave home to participate in sport or to spectate if they, or someone they live with, are required to self-isolate currently recognised for reasons detailed at the below link:
All participants acknowledge that this is an endurance cycling event and there are increased health risks from participating if you have COVID-19 or if you have any symptoms of long coronavirus. Symptoms of long coronavirus are available at the below link:
If you are identified as an individual at higher risk from COVID-19, you should consider not attending the event to minimise the risk of contracting COVID-19 and/or take extra precautions to prevent contracting covid-19 if you attend. If you wish to discuss any extra precautions, please contact the organiser.
Each person must:
comply with public health restrictions and avoid high risk behaviour outside the sports setting during the 7 days before the event to reduce the risk to others when attending the event.
comply with all current Government requirements and guidance regarding COVID-19;
observe all social distancing protocols and wear any PPE (such as masks or other face coverings) in accordance with the Government guidance in place at the time;
maintain personal hygiene including, but not limited to, by regularly sanitising their hands, avoiding touching their face and observing coughing and tissue etiquette.
follow all Yorkshire Mountain Bike Marathon 2021 signage and the instructions of staff, officials, the police or other emergency services present at the event at all times;
only attempt to access those areas for which they are entitled under their entry.