(We have talked about documenting our Terms and Conditions for Rides for a while. This is heavily borrowed from Pedal Power ACT. We need to review it as a committee and make it our own.
...attached files from Biketas archives which relate to this subject at the bottom of the page.))
people participating in Bicycle Tasmania bike rides accept the following terms
and conditions of entry:
Unless explicitly stated otherwise, all Bicycle Tasmania bike rides
are ‘unsupported’ and participants are to be totally self sufficient and
provide their own water, food, tools, pump, spares (spokes, tubes, etc),
puncture repair kits, first aid materials and whatever else they desire and
there is no ‘sag wagon’ or equivalent. On bike rides with some support, the
ride details give the type and level of support.
If a participant is under 18 years old, they must be accompanied by
an adult throughout the bike ride, unless otherwise agreed in writing by
Participation in Bicycle Tasmania bike rides involves riding
bicycles (or tricycles or other human powered vehicles) on public roads and
paths used by other traffic and is a potentially hazardous activity, and
participates are at risk and may suffer injury or property loss or damage. By
entering a Bicycle Tasmania bike ride, the participant confirms that they and
any children in their care have sufficient competence and experience to
participate safely in such riding. It is a condition of participating in any
Bicycle Tasmania bike ride that the participant and children in their care (as
appropriate) and their our heirs, executors and administrators, waive any
claim, right or cause of action which they may have arising out of any personal
injury, damage or loss arising out of the ride.
4. Participants in Bicycle
Tasmania bike rides should have their own personal liability insurance and
accident cover. Current financial members of Bicycle Tasmania are covered by
Bicycle Tasmania’s third party legal liability and personal accident insurance
policy, the details of which are outlined in the Bicycle Tasmania website.
5. You are required to sign
onto the ride or event and accept these conditions of entry.
6. All riders in Bicycle
Tasmania organised rides must wear a helmet. Those riders without a helmet ,
not in possession of a formal medical exemption for a helmet, will be told
to not ride with the group.
7. Bicycle Tasmania rides
obey all road rules and riders in the group will be expected to comply.
About the rides
short flat rides are mainly within
the city area, and are suitable for the one-speed cycles.
- The medium
distance rides could be undertaken on three or five speed bikes, but a little
easier and more enjoyable on ten speeds. Taken at a leisurely pace the shorter
rides in this category would be suitable for the whole family from the age of
nine or ten upwards.
- The long
rides, especially those in mountainous terrain, should be undertaken on ten to
27 speeds, preferably with wide range gearing. They are intended for regular
bicycle riders who wish to explore the more remote areas of the region.
- Don’t be put off with thoughts that you won't be fit enough to complete a ride. The easy and medium rides present no problem to the majority of people.
- The Ride Leader is also very aware of cyclists’ differing abilities and will make no demands on slower riders. So be in it.
- Be aware during much of year both sun protection and plenty of water and are essential. naturally, we hope that after a few rides, you would join Bicycle Tasmania.
- Check out the Ride Calendar and phone or email a Ride Leader now. Encourage your friends to come too. Provision can be made for non-riding and family members, by arranging a meeting place or only riding part of the way.
Who are the rides
Bicycle Tasmania rides listed in the calendar are open to
everyone and are usually free of charge. The rides
are conducted for leisure, pleasure, and relaxation. All you need is a bicycle and
Visiting riders should note that they are not necessarily
protected by Bicycle Tasmania insurance arrangements.