Scotland to Birmingham Sikh Helpline Bike Ride
25th to 28th July 2019
a. Day 1 – Edinburgh – South Shields (120 miles)
b. Day 2 – South Shields – Leeds (100 miles)
c. Day 3 – Leeds – Derby (80 miles)
d. Day 4 – Derby – Birmingham (50 miles)
Congratulations you have been accepted for the 4th day of the bike ride. Please do the 3 simple steps below to complete the bike ride registration process.
1. Read and accept the conditions below
Sikh Helpline Bike Ride Terms and Conditions
Getting ready for the ride
- Your bike must be roadworthy.
- It should be checked by a competent bike technician.
- Wear appropriate clothing for cycling. Avoid clothes which may get tangled in the chain or wheel.
- Wear suitable clothing for the weather on the day. Avoid jeans.
- We highly recommend you to wear a cycle helmet which conforms to current regulations, is the correct size and securely fastened / a full dastar.
- Have a bottle of water and if possible a puncture repair kit with you.
During the ride
- This is NOT a race. Ride safely and for FUN.
- If there are any problems during the ride please make a marshal / sevadar aware.
- Contact us by email of any medical conditions or disablities you have
- Know the Highway Code for cyclists. You can read the up-to-date rules and regulations HERE
- Obey all traffic signs and traffic light signals.
- Keep both hands on the handlebars except when signalling or changing gear.
- Keep both feet on the pedals.
- Ride in single file on narrow or busy roads and when riding around bends.
- Follow the instructions of the marshals.
- Be considerate of each other and other road users.
- Look all around before moving away from the kerb, turning or manoeuvring to make sure it is safe to do so. Give a clear signal to show other road users what you intend to do.
- Look well ahead for obstructions in the road such as drains, potholes and parked vehicles so that you do not have to swerve suddenly to avoid them.
- Leave plenty of room when passing parked vehicles and watch out for doors being opened or pedestrians stepping into your path.
- Be aware of traffic coming up behind you.
- Take extra care near road humps and other traffic calming measures.
- Use cycle routes, advanced stop lines, cycle boxes and toucan crossings unless at the time it is unsafe to do so.
- Take care when overtaking and inform rider in front of your intentions.
- Ensure you pay particular attention to your braking and slippery surfaces in wet conditions.
You MUST NOT
- Carry a passenger.
- Use a mobile phone/ audio player/ camera whilst riding.
- Hold onto a moving vehicle or trailer.
- Ride close behind another vehicle.
- Ride in a dangerous, careless or inconsiderate manner.
- Ride when under the influence of alcohol or drugs (including medicine).
- Cross the stop line when the traffic lights are red.
- Undertake vehicles or other cyclists. Riders ride at their own risk. The Sikh Helpline or the organising/assisting individuals on the day do not accept any liability for injury or damage.
Please note that we will be cycling at an average pace of 13mph on the 4th day. As the route is not signposted, if you cannot keep up with the pace you will be asked to get into the minibus.