The day is almost here, so here are some last minute info to help you get the best out of the day.
Location: Start and End point is Redmile Cofe Primary School. (NG13 0GL)
Parking: Please do not park in Redmile village - we have ample parking arranged in fields on Barkestone Lane close to Redmile. Please follow the directions. We will also have marshals showing you the way. It is a short bike ride (say 5 mins) from the parking to the school.
A few reminders:
Helmets - wear one, no helmet, no ride, no exceptions
No Child's tag along bikes
No Bike trailers (with or without children)
Children under 16s MUST be accompanied by an adult AT ALL TIMES
U18's fill in a consent form (we also have them on the day)
Please bring appropriate spares with you - the marshals will not have spare parts - you need to be self sufficient - if you are in difficulty make your way to the nearest marshal point and we will recover you from there
You must register on the day to pick up your bike number. No number, no ride.
Registration is open from 8 -9.45am. The first start is at 8.30am.
Come through to the school grounds and into the Marquee to register.
Remember this year you already have your start time!
The Route, Emergency info and after the ride
No need for a map - our route is very well marked. Our route team are out for two days before the event marking the route and they'll be out early in the morning to make sure all is still well. The route has loads of marshals to help you out.
It's really important that you take note of marshals and obey the Highway Code at all times. There will be signs warning you when you approach a road. Be aware of other road users. Marshals do not have authority to stop the traffic. Stay safe, we don't like it when people get hurt!
In an Emergency
There are lots of marshals around the route who will have telephone contact with the school. In areas where telephone coverage is poor Raynet are on hand to make sure we have reliable communication links. Belvoir First Aid will be present with their ambulance to deal with any injuries and we have a recovery service for anyone who really can't make it back. Contact should be made via marshals for these services.
In case of a serious accident you should always call 999. If you're unsure of your location get someone to go to the nearest Marshall sign. The back of each Marshall sign is marked with with the school telephone number and the coordinates for that location. You should give the location to the emergency services and tell them where the accident is relative to that sign. Please only use the school telephone number in an emergency. There is only one line and it must be available for those who need it most.
After the Ride
You'll finish back on the school grounds where you'll find free event catering in the Marquee, served by grateful parents from the school. Don't forget to pick up your Viking Challenge Certificate, have a massage and you can still purchase a celebratory t-shirt too!