Bikefit Marlborough Mountain Bike Challenge

Sunday 24th May 2015 at 8:00am at Lakeview Farm

Rapid Number 3938 SH1 approx 10km South of Blenheim

Liability Waiver, Rules and Safety Brief


You will be asked to tick a box on the entry form to say you have read and agree to this waiver before you can enter this event.


·         I acknowledge that I have sole responsibility for my personal possessions and equipment during this event and its related activities.

·         I confirm that my mountain bike is safe, in a good state of repair and are suitable to handle the rough and demanding conditions of this off road event.

·         I have read, accept, understand and agree to abide by the Race Rules above.

·         I will comply with all the directions given on the event website, entry form, emails, newsletters, pre-race briefing information, course signage and marshals.

·         I am in sound physical condition (and have not been advised otherwise by a qualified medical person), capable of safely competing in the event.

·         I acknowledge and assume all of the risks associated with this event. 

·         I acknowledge that an event of this nature, given the distance, terrain, hazards and weather conditions are inherently dangerous.

·         I accept full responsibility for obtaining adequate skills to negotiate and avoid hazards on the course and that I am waiving and releasing my legal rights to sue for any injury or damages what so ever arising out of or resulting from my participation in this event.

·         On behalf of myself, my executors, administrators, heirs, next of kin, successors and assigns, and anyone else who might sue on my behalf, I HEREBY WAIVE, RELEASE, AND FOREVER DISCHARGE  all event sponsors, event producers, event staff, administrators, officials, contractors, vendors, and organisers (including race directors), volunteers, all other persons, land managers and/or owners and their agents, any other  organisations or entities involved with this event, cities, towns, and other governmental bodies and locations in which this event takes place from any and all claims, causes of action, damages, losses (economic and non-economic), and liabilities of every kind, for death, personal injury, or property damage, which may arise out of, result from, or relate to my participation in, or my traveling to or from this event.

·         I agree and authorise Marlborough Mountain Bike Club and its sponsors to use photographs, video and film taken during the event to advertise their products or to promote the event at no cost to the organisers and sponsors.


·         If signing on behalf of a minor (under 19yrs on the day of the event) I declare that I have full power and authority on behalf of said person to sign this form and accordingly release all liability from Marlborough Mountain Bike Club Inc. and associates as above and indemnify on behalf of such persons.


·         I voluntarily acknowledge this Waiver and Release of Liability Form and explicitly agree to its content.    

Rules and Safety



Start Times:

Epic 0800

All other 0900.

All courses are physically demanding plus technically challenging in places. The event has an element of risk ranging from exhaustion to accident. You are responsible and accountable for your own actions, decisions and safety. Ride within you own skills and fitness.


The Organisers’ will endeavor to reduce the element of risk from major hazards with signage.


The entry must be signed by a Parent/Guardian if a rider is 18 years or under on the day of the event.

Entries are not transferable. Organisers’ need to know who is on the course, and what medical conditions you may have so we can deliver the appropriate response in the event of an accident.

All riders must report at each check-point.  Teams must ride together and report in as a team.

Check-points are located as marked on the map supplied on the day.

The rider in front always has right of way.

Overtaking rider - let slower rider know you are there and which side you are overtaking.

Slower riders - please let faster riders through, but only pull over where you feel safe to do so

Competitors must not deviate from the obvious track or attempt to take shortcuts.

There are gates to open and CLOSE. If you open it, it is your responsibility to shut it. DO NOT rely on the person or team just behind you to shut the gate.


You may encounter livestock on the ride. Cattle are likely to run. Give them plenty of space and time to find an escape route. Avoid putting cattle in particular, in a position where they might not see an escape route. We do not want cattle wrecking gates or fences or jumping into the neighbours.


You must carry a first aid kit. If you suffer minor injuries make your way to the next check point and ask if you require help.


You must stop and assist anyone who has suffered an injury. Competitors who stop and administer aid will have their finish time adjusted.


Do not move anyone with suspected neck or back injuries.


In the event of a rider being unable to move, one rider must stay with the injured rider while another team rides to advise the next (nearest) check point.


Any entrant withdrawing from the event after registration - either before the start or during the event - must notify a marshal and hand back the race number.


For administrative reasons there will be cut-off times advised on the day.


The Organisers/Marshalls reserve the right to pull any person or team from the event at any point if, in the Marshall’s opinion, safety is being compromised.


The Race Management reserves the right to postpone the event if in their opinion, conditions are unfavourable.


All competitors must carry sufficient fluid and food for a 3 to 5 hour ride.


All competitors are advised to carry a polypropylene top, windbreaker and a safety blanket.


All riders are advised to carry at least two spare tubes, a full puncture repair kit and a bicycle multi-tool. 


All riders must ensure their bike and Standards Approved helmet are in safe and serviceable condition for a demanding 3 to 5 hour mountain bike ride.


Please respect the environment whist riding. The country code applies. Access to the properties is a privilege not a right. Take only photographs, leave only tyre marks and bring your rubbish back with you. Do not drop rubbish. You will be disqualified if caught. Please pick up other peoples rubbish.


Use the toilets at the start – not the countryside.


A fire evacuation plan will be detailed in the verbal briefing prior to the start of the ride.


Contact: Kevin Wilson       ph (03) 579-2202