Terms & Conditions

Please carefully read the terms below: by entering Tour de Bristol you are accepting these conditions.

  • Start times. Depending on the distance you have entered will depend on your start time. We will ask all 100K riders to arrive from 08:30, 50K riders from 09:00 and 35K from 09:30 on Saturday 8th April 2017.
  • Rider Numbers. All Tour de Bristol riders will be given a unique rider number on a board when you sign in on the morning. We will ask all riders to have this visibly attached to centre of the handlebars. It is the rider's responsibility to ensure their number is clearly legible when passing control points (feed stations, split points and finish line).
  • You will be given a back-up map when signing in. Please make sure that you take the map in case marking is unclear or has been removed. It also carries emergency numbers which will be essential in case you get into trouble.
  • Do not leave the course until you have either de-registered at the start/finish line or you have informed a marshal or other official by ensuring that they make a note of your number. 
  • The route will be way marked with arrows. It is essential that you stay on the marked route at all times. We will focus on marking when you turn off the road you are on - rather than put a marker every hundred yards on the same stretch of road.
  • All split points are clearly marked. If uncertain of where to go please check with the marshal or check your back-up map.
  • The course is run entirely on open roads. You must obey all Highway Code Rules. You are requested to ride in single file where appropriate and no more than 2 abreast at any time. Please be aware of your fellow cyclists and other traffic. Please indicate your intention to stop or change direction. There is no road too small for a tractor or a Land Rover to come around the corner.
  • Please take extra caution and only overtake other riders if you are sure that you don't affect other road users. 
  • Please do not pass through any traffic lights on red! Police will be patrolling the route and any cyclists found to be riding outside of the road rules will be subject to fines. Failure to comply with the rule will result in disqualification.
  • The route will be marshalled at key points. Riders, as well as spectators, have to follow marshals and officials instructions at all times prior, during and after the ride.
  • Please take a mobile phone for emergencies. You will find the emergency numbers on your number board and at the briefing on the day.
  • There will be feed stations along the way, but it is essential to carry sufficient food, water, waterproofs and repair kit!! There will be one feed station (at approx. 19km) on the 30K route, two feed stations (at approx. 22.5km & 36.5km) on the 50K route and three feed stations (at approx. 22.5km, 63km &89km on the 100Km route. Make sure you eat and drink sufficiently - before, during and after the ride!! The feed stations are for replenishing your supplies but they are not to be relied upon as the only source of your provisions.
  • No participant (other than those on tandems) may take food or drink from anyone whilst on the move. If you need food or drink, you must stop to receive it.
  • Mobile support vehicles in the form of cars or motorbikes are strictly forbidden. You may however receive outside support from a stationary vehicle. Any such vehicle must not interfere with the progress of the riders.
  • The ride ends back at the Clifton College Sports Ground, Abbots Leigh where refreshments will be available.
  • Please make sure that you go through the official finish at the Clifton College Sports Ground so that we can de-register you.
  • Every rider is obliged to help if another rider is in trouble and also has to let the nearest marshal know or call the event organiser.
  • You must complete the course within 7.5 hours or by 4pm to be classified as a finisher.
  • Everyone is requested not to leave any rubbish on the course or in the car park.
  • Safety-approved cycling helmets are compulsory. We recommend cycle helmets complying with ANSI Z90/4 or SNELL standards. Any rider not wearing a helmet whilst participating on the event will be excluded. Cycling shoes, shorts and jerseys are also recommended.
  • All riders are recommended to carry 2 drink bottles, an energy bar or similar snack, tools to replace inner tubes and suitable wet weather clothing. We also advise that riders carry I/D and a small amount of money.
  • Riders are responsible for the perfect technical condition of their bike.
  • St Peter’s Hospice cannot be held responsible for loss of or damage to any personal belongings.
  • St Peter’s Hospice reserves the right to terminate an individual's ride on health and safety grounds. The ride will take place regardless of bad weather and will only be cancelled, re-routed or stopped for reasons of safety. Entry fees, however, are not refundable.