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 bikeride. Please do the 3 simple steps below to complete the bikeride 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 disabilities 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.