A number of the sites we use are owned by local councils, who we have to obtain permission off to be allowed to run the event. Many of these councils have set out a number of social distancing regulations that all event organisers must comply with in order to obtain authorisation to go ahead. Without agreeing to these regulations, we would not be allowed access to these sites, which would force us into cancelling the event.
In order to meet the assembly guidelines provided by the relevant authorities, we have had to put measures in place that will minimise the build up of any crowds at any point along the route. Allocating start times enables us to spread riders out along the course that will reduce crowding throughout the day and avoid too many people arriving at Clapham Common (and using public transport in order to do so) at the same time.
Each rider will be allocated a 20 minute start window, this will be determined based on the estimated completion time all participants have been asked to provide us with. Those who estimate they will complete the event in the shortest time will be allocated the earliest start-times, as doing this the other way around would simply create a situation where faster riders are catching up with those who set off before them, creating an increased risk of over-crowding.
All participants will be emailed their allocated start time.
If you signed up as part of a group and want to ride with your teammates, you are able to request this via the form. Ticking this will ensure all members of your group have the same start time. Please be aware that by not ticking this field and instead providing an estimated completion time, you will be waiving your guarantee of starting with your teammates and we will instead allocate your start time based upon your forecasted time.
For anyone who signed up separately, please make sure you select the same estimated riding time as the people you wish to cycle with to give yourselves the best chance of being allocated the same (or very similar) start time.
Unfortunately this is not something we will be able to facilitate.
No, you will not be allowed to start any earlier than your allocated start window.
Due to the nature of participants spreading out over the course of the day, there will still be an opportunity to celebrate your achievements at the finish line, and our charity village will still be in operation as normal. We will however be asking participants not to spend too long at the finish line, and as a result we will unfortunately not be having a bar at this year’s event. There are however, plenty of bars and restaurants nearby on Brighton seafront that will be open for business.
There will be no cheer points on the route, but spectators are welcome at the finish line in Brighton.
We will be following Government guidelines in relation to Face Masks, and there are no plans for any additional measures beyond this.
Yes, details of this will be confirmed very soon and everyone signed up to the event will receive an email with information of how to book their seat.
We have emailed all participants (please check your junk folders) – if you believe you’ve signed up and haven’t heard from us, please get in touch with our team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org – as soon as possible.