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Tour Ride 100 frequently asked questions

Question: Do I need to wear a helmet on The Tour Ride?
Answer: Helmet use is compulsory for ALL participants. No helmet, no ride.
Question: How old do I have to be to participate in a Tour Ride?
Answer: You must be aged at least 14 on the day of the event. If you are under 16, you must be accompanied by an adult. If you are under 18 you will need to have a consent form completed by a parent or guardian. This must be handed to the Start Manager before you start without exception.
Question: What facilities are available?
Answer: The feed stations are fully stocked with food and drink to sustain you through your ride. However it is strongly advised that you also bring your own food and drink with you and simply 'top up' at the feed stations. Toilets are available at starts, finishes and all feed stations.
Question: What happens if there is a problem with my bike?
Answer: There will be mechanics at the start as well as at each of the feed stations to provide technical support. However please make sure that your bike is in good working order before the ride.
Question: Do I need insurance?
Answer: We recommend that both you and your bike are insured.
Question: What happens if I get lost or have difficulties on the route?
Answer: The route is fully sign-posted but if you do have difficulties then contact the telephone number on the back of your number plate for assistance.
Question: Are The Tour Rides on closed roads?
Answer: No, all Tour Rides will be on open roads. For all routes there will be Tour of Britain directional signage, marshals, mechanics, NEG motorbikes and feed stations so you will be well cared for and treated just like the professionals. All riders are expected to follow the Highway Code at all times.
Question: When is the Tour of Britain?
Answer: The 2014 Tour of Britain takes place from Sunday 7 until Sunday 14 September 2014.
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