Ride for Country Kids 2021 – Terms & Conditions of Entry

The Event

The RFCK2021 is a cycling event held over 3 consecutive days from the 2nd – 4th May 2021. The Ride is a 400km+ road cycling event across regional NSW to raise vital funds for country kids:

Day 1: Dubbo (start) to Narromine
Day 2: Narromine to Nyngan
Day 3: Nyngan to Cobar (finish)

The Ride for Country Kids is organised by Royal Far West (RFW) in partnership with Entoure.

These Terms and Conditions are designed to enable the Event to operate safely, effectively and in accordance with the law. By joining the Ride, you accept and agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions of Entry.

These Terms and Conditions also require that riders review and accept Entoure’s rider waiver, see below doc.

Entoure rider waiver

Please take the time to review these Terms and Conditions and the waiver and understand your rights and obligations.  If you have any questions, please contact Danielle Chapman, Head of Marketing and Fundraising 0405 010 356.

 

Rider Commitments

By joining us for the 2021 RFCK, all riders commit to and must:

Be fit and healthy
Have a mechanically and legally suitable bike for riding on open roads
Wear a cycling helmet that complies with the Australian standard
Have the experience or be prepared to get the experience to be able to ride safely in a peloton
Commit to reach a minimum baseline fitness level
To not wear earphones or headphones during the Event
Agree to the fundraising terms of the Event
Adhere to all COVID-19 Public Health Requirements, including social distancing and hand hygiene protocols during the Event
Execute the Waiver, Discharge and Release, including Entoure’s rider waiver

 

Be Fit Be Healthy Be Safe

Your safety is our absolute priority. By participating in this Event, you acknowledge and accept the risk associated with cycling on open roads and engage in the Event at your own risk. Cycling and cycle racing can be considered inherently dangerous activities which can result in injury due to an act or omissions of the rider, other riders, other vehicles, spectators, other obstacles and track and road conditions.  Whilst all reasonable care is taken by organisers and officials when organising the Event, all participating cyclists have an equal responsibility to ensure they take all reasonable care for their own safety and that of others, adhering to the NSW road rules and other conditions imposed by Police and/or officials to help ensure a safe race environment for all concerned.

To give riders the best and safest experience when riding on public roads, riders should be fit and healthy and have peloton road riding experience. Riders are required to ride in groups (called pelotons) at an agreed average speed, with a baseline level of fitness. The baseline for this Event has been set at 24kms/h. Achieving baseline is simply about spending a few hours a week on your bike and committing to training each week to increase your levels of training as the Event draws near. Take a look at a suggested training program for this ride some tips on how to ride safely in a peloton.

You can find Training Resources here.


Peloton Speeds

Riders will be placed into 1 of 3 pelotons. The options available will be:

28K an hour
26K an hour
24K an hour

Riders can move between pelotons throughout the Event but not throughout the day. All riders will be graded into one of these groups before the Event. If anyone has a concern about the format of the ride and or rider fitness and experience levels, contact Kent Williams Kent@entoure.com.au or phone 0414 981028. Kent is the founder and director of Entoure who will manage the logistics of the ride.

 

Waiver, Release and Discharge

You indemnify, hold harmless, release and forever discharge RFW, their contractors, partners, employees, agents and all Event volunteers from any and all liability howsoever caused, including but not limited to:

All claims for death, injury, illness or property damage in relation to the Event;
Liability arising from actual or alleged negligence, fault, act(s), or omission(s) of RFW, their contractors, employees, agents, and Event volunteers in relation to the Event; and any loss or damage that is suffered, caused, or arises as a consequence of your participation in the Event

You agree that participation by you is at your own risk. You acknowledge that RFW’s Public Liability Insurance Policy does not provide cover for Event participants

 

Photography of Participants

By agreeing to these Terms and Conditions  and participating in the Event, you consent to the taking of images or video footage of you during the Event by RFW or its authorised agents and authorise the use of such images or video footage of you by RFW, its authorised agents and its sponsors in all forms of media without any further approval or compensation. However, RFW will not disclose any identifying information without your express consent.

 

Personal Responsibility

You are responsible for all personal property you bring to the Event and understand that RFW accepts no responsibility whatsoever for any loss, damage or harm caused to your personal property whether caused by negligence or otherwise.

RFW strongly recommends that you obtain personal accident insurance before taking part in the Event. RFW also recommends that your bicycle is checked and serviced by a bicycle mechanic prior to using it in the Event.

An experienced medical team will be available to support riders during the Event, however if you require an ambulance or other assistance from emergency or local services for any reason, RFW will not be responsible for the costs or availability of such transport, nor the care provided. RFW recommends that you obtain current ambulance service membership or other insurance for this purpose.

You are responsible for ensuring that you have adequately and appropriately prepared both physically and mentally for the Event and have the appropriate equipment and clothing to do so. If you have any current or past health issues or doubts prior to the Event, RFW recommends that you seek appropriate medical advice before participating in the Event.

 

Event Cancellation & Weather

Except as otherwise stated in these Terms and Conditions and as required by law, RFW is under no obligation to refund monies or entry fees due to non-use, cancellation, failure to participate or dissatisfaction by a participant.

The Event will be held outdoors and will proceed notwithstanding extreme weather conditions.  In RFW’s discretion, the Event may be cancelled, including at short notice, due to circumstances beyond the control of RFW. RFW is not liable to any participant for any loss, damage, cost or expense of any kind including, but not limited to, refund of entry fees, in the event of extreme weather or other circumstance beyond RFW’s control either before, during or after the Event.

If the Event is cancelled for any reason, RFW will endeavour to advise all riders as soon as practicable.

 

Cancellations

To ensure the running of the Event and the organisation required for participants to have the best experience possible, RFW make significant financial commitments in the lead up to the Event.  As such, no refunds will be offered for cancellations received after 22nd February 2021.

RFW will consider transferring a registration to another rider if a rider is injured and provides a medical certificate at least 7 days prior to the Event. That rider must then commit to the fundraising target.

RFW will consider transferring a registration to another rider if a rider is no longer able to attend and they are committed to reaching the fundraising target.

All riders registered as at 23rd February, commit to participating in the Event in accordance with these Terms and Conditions, including meeting the fundraising target.

If you unable to commit to the Event and the fundraising target, you must cancel your place on or before 5pm 22nd February 2021 to have your registration fee refunded. To cancel your place in the ride, you must call Tara Tan, Fundraising Manager on 02 8966 8519 before 5pm Monday 22nd February.

 

Fundraising Expectations
This Event is designed to raise as much money as possible for kids in the country who are unable to access health care and other services vital to their wellbeing and development. Every rider is expected to raise a minimum of $3,500 to help RFW support even more kids from the country. Our fundraising kit provides some tips and ideas for getting the most out of your fundraising efforts.

 

We look forward to welcoming you on this amazing journey.

 

*Please note you must accept and agree to both the RFCK2021 Terms and Conditions and Entoure’s rider waiver to participate in the Event.