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INSTRUCTIONS

Rutland Arrivederci 1st  October 2017

Please read the following carefully

Venue: EAST CARLTON COUNTRY PARK, CHURCH LN, EAST CARLTON, MARKET HARBOROUGH LE16 8YA


Parking

Entering the Car Park

The car park entrance is the main entrance to the park from Church Lane. Please also use this gate to exit. Follow the SPORTIVE PARKING signs immediately to right and event parking it in the top field straight ahead as per the layout below.

Carlton Park layout

Signing on times and process  

 

Route names and signage. The route splits will be named as follows – PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU KNOW WHICH ROUTE NAME TO FOLLOW.

103 miles – LONG ROUTE

82 miles – MEDIUM ROUTE

57 miles – SHORT ROUTE

All event arrows are red on a white A3 background.

 

Registration Times

 

To avoid excessive queuing registration opens for each distance at the following times. Please do not try to register earlier than these times.

 

·         Long route – 07:30

·         Medium route – 07:50

·         Short route – 08:10 

 

At registration you will be asked your name and given the following

 

  • An envelope containing your event number/helmet timing chip, cable ties etc.
  • Event map.
     


The route map includes a route profile. Please familiarize yourself with this. This map is designed to help you follow the route, not to navigate back to HQ. If you want to head back to HQ for any reason please contact event staff on the numbers below and we will either collect you or give you directions.

 

TIMING CHIP SHOULD BE ATTACHED ON THE LEFT HAND SIDE OF YOUR HELMET.

 

When leaving registration please do not litter. Please place your envelopes and other waste in the bins provided.


 

Contact Number

Please put the following number into your phone in case of mechanicals and/or emergencies. If you cannot get through it is best not to leave a message as these can be delayed on the network, sometimes by a substantial amount of time. We will return missed calls very quickly. These telephone numbers are also on your event number attached to your bike.

07429 250947

Starting

Please see the layout above for the starting area.

Please do not start earlier than the time for your route as feedstations open according to starting and ride times.

You will be set off in groups of 10-15 riders at 1 minute intervals to create some gaps for other traffic on the route.

Long Route – 0800-0820

Medium Route – 0820-0840

Short Route – 0840 – 0900

 

 

Helmets and lights

Helmets are mandatory for insurance purposes. Any rider involved in an accident whilst not wearing a helmet will be deemed to be not part of the event.

It may be a good idea to use at least a rear light in case you are delayed on the route and finish in deteriorating light. 


Feedstations and Toilets

The feedstations are all based at Village Halls or cafes with toilet facilities available. Please use these, rather than going in public. Food, water and sports drink will be available.

Litter- you will be able to dispose of any litter at the feeds.

 

Feeds

 

Long Route – Foxton 30 miles, Barrowden 65 miles

 

Medium Route - Foxton 30 miles, Barrowden 65 miles

 

Short - Foxton 30 miles

 

 

If you feel you are likely to arrive very late at a feed due to a mechanical, going off course or any other reason please contact the organizer and we will try to make sure you are fed. Do not ride faster than you are comfortable with to make up time to avoid missing a feed. You could pay for it later in the ride and may find yourself taking unnecessary risks.  

 

Route Splits

 

47.5 miles Bisbrook - Short route right, all other routes straight on.

69.5 miles – Harringworth/Laxton – Medium right, Long straight on

 


Litter

Please avoid dropping litter on route. You can dispose of wrappers etc at feedstations.  Our events generate very few complaints from the public so we appreciate your help in keeping the goodwill going.


Navigation

The route is fully signed with A3 signs with a red arrow on a white background. An example will be at the start. You will also be given a route map. If you find yourself off course ring the organizer, who will try to talk you back onto the route. Please do this as soon as you suspect you are lost, not ten miles later.

Please ensure you use your map or other independent means of navigation, as signs being tampered with, or removed, almost always happens somewhere. If it becomes obvious that signs have been tampered with anywhere on the route, please contact the organizer or report it to other event staff immediately so this can be remedied.   

We have dedicated members of staff driving about 40 minutes ahead of the first rider on the road to minimize theft or tampering with signs but even this is not fool-proof.

 
Finishing and Returning Timing Chips

You must pass through the finish back at the County Park for your chip to be read and a time registered. The timing chip is disposable so no need to return it.

CUT OFF TIMES – THE FINISH TIME OF THIS EVENT IS 1730. PLEASE ENSURE YOU CHOOSE A ROUTE THAT ALLOWS YOU TO FINISH IN TIME. YOU CAN CHANGE ROUTES BY LOGGING IN TO SI ENTRIES AND AMENDING YOUR ROUTE OPTION.

Post Event Food and bottle of beer.

Please make sure you return to the Country Park for your hot food, medal and bottle of beer.  Soft drinks will also be available.

Ride Responsibly

Please obey the event staff.  You ride under your own responsibility and must ride with due care and attention at all times, so as not to endanger your personal safety as well as others. You must follow the normal rules of the road and Highway Code guidance at all times and be considerate and reasonable towards other road users. This is not a closed road event or a race. It is your responsibility to ensure your bicycle is well maintained and road worthy. Tri-bars - these are allowed as they are road legal, however the organizer recommends that you do not use these when riding close to other riders. Also, some descents are steep and the road condition poor in places, so please take care when choosing to ride on tri-bars.

It is also your responsibility to decide whether you are fit to continue at any time. There are vehicles within the event that can return you to HQ contact one of the event telephone numbers above.

Riding around horses.

If you encounter horses please speak as you approach to let the horse know you are there and pass wide and slow.

Please take a look at the guidance on the pdf on this page  http://www.bhs.org.uk/safety-and-accidents/common-incidents/cycles

 


Hospitals - The nearest A & E Hospitals are Leicester and Peterborough depending on where you are on the route.

Leicester Royal Infirmary
Infirmary Square
Leicester
LE1 5WW

Peterborough City Hospital

Bretton Gate

Peterborough

PE3 9GZ