Frequently Asked Questions
1. Do I need insurance?
Yes, all riders will require personal insurance to take part. Organisations such as Cycling UK and British Cycling can assist.
2. How and when do I check in on the day of the ride?
Riders should arrive for registration at their own clubs by 8.30 a.m. to ensure that they and their bikes are ready for the 9.00 a.m. start.
If not previously picked up, riders jerseys will be available for collection at that time. All riders are required to wear the official Club Together jersey.
Depending on numbers a staggered start may be operated at some clubs for safety and traffic management reasons.
3. Will the route be marshalled?
No, each rider will be provided with a Strava route relevant to the route they have decided to ride, but there will be assistance at each club.
4. Will there be fuelling stops on the route?
Each club will be providing some food and drink for riders throughout the day, but riders should provide some liquids and food for the ride itself.
5. What if I have a mechanical failure or am unable to complete the route due to illness or accident etc.?
Upon registration on the day riders will be provided with a card incorporating phone numbers of club reps at each club. In the event of mechanical breakdown or other reason which terminates your ride, the rider should phone the club rep nearest the breakdown and a vehicle will be sent to retrieve the rider and bike.
6. How will the funds raised be distributed between the clubs and the Wooden Spoon?
Wooden Spoon will receive one half of all monies raised. The other half will be distributed amongst each of the participating clubs in shares proportional to the number of riders registered with each club.
7. Why hasn’t my club been included in the route?
Unfortunately, it hasn’t been possible to include every club in Kent, or even West Kent, without making the ride impossibly long. This is the first time we’ve tried this and if successful, we hope to roll it out to other regions in Kent next year. We would still love you to ride with us and anyone wishing to do so should set out from their nearest nominated rugby club.
8. Can I still participate in the cycle ride and raise money for my club even if it isn’t one of the nominated clubs?
Absolutely! And we welcome your support. Any money you raise will be allocated in the same way as for riders from the nominated clubs. When making donations on the Virgin Money Giving page, just make sure you, or anyone sponsoring you, puts down the name of your rugby club in the message box.
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