Cotswolds Bike Ride - British Heart Foundation - 13th May 2018

Discussion in 'Charity Rides and Cycling Events' started by MEB204, 4 Jan 2018.

  1. MEB204

    MEB204 Regular

    Location:
    South West
    Event title: British Heart Foundation Cotswolds Bike Ride
    Event date/s: 13th May 2018
    Event location: Cheltenham Racecourse - 30 mile and 50 mile route options
    Event organiser: British Heart Foundation
    Your relationship: Event Manager
    Cost of entry: Early Birds: £15 until 31st Jan 2018, £20 afterwards.
    Minimum sponsorship: £100 suggested
    Beneficiary: British Heart Foundation
    Event link: www.bhf.org.uk/cotswoldsbikeride

    Our 30 mile bike ride around the Cotswold's countryside is a perfect family ride. Or if you are looking for something hillier and tougher take on our 50 mile route. Both rides are circular starting and finishing in Cheltenham and have numerous places to stop along the way for rest and refreshments.

    Sign up before 31 January 2018 and take advantage of our exclusive early bird offer.

    Coronary heart disease is the UK's single biggest killer. By funding cutting edge research, we are determined to put a stop to the damage heart disease causes. But we can't do so without your support. Your registration fee goes towards the cost of organising the event, but it's the money you raise that powers our life saving research. We're therefore asking all riders taking part in this year's event to raise a minimum of £100 in support of our work.

    Your entry includes:
    • Fully signed and marshalled route
    • Complimentary water and refreshments
    • Free massage when you finish
    • Downloadable route map
    • Downloadable route GPX file
    • Access to a range of training and fundraising resources to help you reach your goals
    • Medical support
    • Mechanical support
    • Medal for all finishers

    If you would like more information on any of our events, get in touch Monday - Friday 09:00 - 17:00:

    Tel: 0300 330 3322
    Email: events@bhf.org.uk
     
  2. mjr

    mjr Wanting to Keep My EU Citizenship

    Please note http://www.bhf.org.uk/eventsterms - I don't think that's linked anywhere on the event information page. It might be in the sign-up but it would be rather annoying to rather annoying to sign up and only then discover that you do not satisfy the conditions.
     
  3. I'm signed up for this, having had a go on last year's event. Recommended!
     
  4. YukonBoy

    YukonBoy Veteran

    Location:
    Mars
    Shame about helmet rule
     
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  5. It's interesting that the BHF - that really understands the effects of inactivity - should insist on helmets. Because even if you assume that helmets would prevent every fatality, it's still safer to cycle without a helmet than to be inactive.
     
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  6. queasyrider

    queasyrider Still perplexed

    I think they do it to cover their own backsides in case there is a serious injury on the ride. No matter what the pros and cons of helmet wearing really are they are worried they will get negative coverage from the press if the injured person was not wearing a helmet.
     
  7. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    Even though people die on thses events where a helmet was of bugger-all value?
     
  8. mjr

    mjr Wanting to Keep My EU Citizenship

    Actually I asked them directly and it seems to boil down to following British Cycling's guidance. :sad:
     
  9. queasyrider

    queasyrider Still perplexed


    Since when would that stop "not wearing a helmet" being trundled out by the press

    Thanks to mjr for clarifying the reason.
     
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  10. YukonBoy

    YukonBoy Veteran

    Location:
    Mars
    Hmm but they don't state it as guidance they state it as a must
     
  11. mjr

    mjr Wanting to Keep My EU Citizenship

    BC's guidance is only a must if you want BC's insurance. I suspect BHF arrange their own insurance, so are choosing to follow BC's guidance - but that's only my suspicion. I like the BHF in many ways, so I'm reluctant to keep making them spend what's probably donated time keeping on mostly dodging my questions on this subject.

    As long as BC keep their divisive (IMO) sportive guidelines, this is probably a losing battle, as charities dominated by helmet-forcers can point to the sports-inspired BC rather than CUK's more liberal advice. If you would like to discuss this aspect of BC's guidelines further, I suggest reading https://www.cyclechat.net/threads/challenging-event-crash-helmet-rules.185192/ and then replying in https://www.cyclechat.net/threads/the-cyclechat-helmet-debate-thread.187059/unread
     
  12. YukonBoy

    YukonBoy Veteran

    Location:
    Mars
    In the terms and conditions BHF do not provide insurance
     
  13. This isn't about providing insurance, but their public liability insurance.
     
  14. mjr

    mjr Wanting to Keep My EU Citizenship

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