Anyone can have an off day caused by anything from running out of energy after a bad sleep to getting a few unlucky punctures. So instead of asking you to leave the ride if you miss one cut off, we operate a three-strike rule:
Any rider who has THREE strikes will be asked to leave the Ride after the third strike and will NOT be permitted to take part in the remainder of the event.
We believe this is the fairest balance of giving people the chance for a couple of ‘off’ days, whilst ensuring those who haven’t done sufficient training don’t use the broom wagon as a taxi from one end of the country to the other thus rendering it unusable for those still riding.
YOU WILL GET ONE STRIKE IF:
- You fail to make the pit-stop cut off times
- You do not start on a particular day, and travel in the broom wagon to the next Basecamp
- You do not start on a particular day, and organise your own transfer to the next Basecamp
- You leave pit stop 2 within the cut off time but do not reach the Finish before the cut off time
We know this can be tough for some people who may have unforeseen issues at the event. However, this is non-negotiable and will be enforced consistently throughout the ride.
This is for the safety of all riders and crew, and in particular, those who have fallen outside of the cut off times.