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The Terms and Conditions detailed below apply to all entrants participating in the Gravel Rocks event.

Completion of an entry form or purchase of an entry by every participant acknowledges their acceptance of these Terms and Conditions by the participant.

Gravel Rocks Rider Categories:

Entrants will ride in their specific age category group – we have a separate category for Pro Riders (of any age). Podium finishes and results will be shown by these categories.

We also have Female and Open categories – the Open category is for anyone who is not eligible to ride in the female event.

Entries to Gravel Rocks are non transferable. 


60+ days from the event – 70% refund

30-59 days from the event – 50% refund

0-29 days from the event – No refund possible

Focal Events recommend that participants take out individual insurance to cover being unable to attend due to unforeseen personal circumstances. 

Riders are required to read pre-event briefing notes and sign to confirm that they agree to abide by the instructions given.

All riders must be self-supported. The event organisers and staff are not responsible for your preparedness while riding the course.

You should ensure that both yourself and your bike are in a serviceable state to complete the event. This event is open to gravel bikes, hardtail MTB or similar suitable off road bicycle.

Each participant, upon signing the registration form, agrees that they are physically and mentally capable of riding the distance they have chosen. If, during the event, they decide to change their route and distance, then all consequences of this action are the participators.If the situation arises that you are in an accident and are not capable of making the decision to call the emergency services, the rider agrees that a member of the organisation or a member of the public/other rider may call for them.

At any time pre, during, and post event, riders must conduct themselves in a manner that does not discredit themselves or the event organisers. Riders must be considerate to other users of bridleways, tracks, byways and public ways when riding on and off road.

Riders are expected to respect the countryside that the event travels through. It should be remembered that this is both a working landscape and home to many communities. Riders stopping for a comfort break are asked to do so discretely and appropriately and not to cause any offence to local residents or other riders.

There may be sections of public road included within the course. You must obey all Highway Code rules.

Riders whilst participating in the event must do so wearing a helmet complying with latest EN1078, ANSI Z90/4 or SNELL standards. Any rider not conforming with this term will not be allowed to start or will be removed from the event if started.
Riders must carry the minimum required equipment for the full duration of the course. Spot checks may be used to ensure rider safety.

The organisers reserve the right to postpone or cancel the event. This will be considered should access to the event or sufficient portions of the course be deemed too dangerous due to severe adverse weather conditions or due to any other scenario that makes the event not viable.

Sections of the event course are designated as ‘timed’. These timed sections will accumulate to give a riders finishing time. All timed segments are on private land and with the landowners permission can be ridden as a time trial. Linking sections will follow a mix of bridleways and public roads – these are not part of the race and should not be considered as such.

At all times riders should be mindful of other trail users.

The Event Registration Form must be completed by a person aged 18 years or over.

All riders are covered by third party insurance for the duration of the event. The cost of this is included in your entry fee. In addition, Focal Events are covered by public liability insurance.

Organisers cannot take responsibility for loss or damage of personal possessions during the event.

During the timed segments there will be warning signs at appropriate points on the trails used for this event. Absence of these signs does not signal there are no dangers approaching and it is the individual rider’s responsibility to make a decision regarding whether to ride a section or not depending on there ability. The marking of the route does not necessarily indicate that the trailis rideable and the participant is deemed to make their own decision about whether to proceed on bike, foot or not at all.

Riders must not to drop or leave any litter on any part of the route and to dispose of it responsibly at an appropriate place or bin. Any rider found littering will be disqualified from the event.

Each participant will be fully responsible for any fees or costs incurred or arising from an accident either involving or caused by the rider. This includes, but is not exclusive to, fees from Police, Air Ambulance, Fire and Rescue and the Ambulance service.

Each participant hereby grants to Focal Events an exclusive, absolute and irrevocable worldwide assignment in perpetuity in the photographs/film/video/electronic representations and/or sound recordings of the participant obtained at the event and grants to Focal Events the right to use and publish such content in any and all media. The participant hereby releases Focal Events from any and all liability from such use and promotion. The participant hereby authorises the reproduction, sale, copyright, exhibit, broadcast, electronic storage and/or distribution of said photographs/film/video tapes/electronic representations and/or sound recordings without limitation at the discretion of Focal Events. The participant specifically waives any right to any compensation they may have for appearing in any of the photographs/film/video/electronic representations and/or sound recordings of the participant at a Focal Events event.

In the event that a participant fails to complete the course for any reason they agree to return to or call the event centre before the close of the event and report to a member of staff. Not doing so will mean that a search may be organised and the subsequent cost will be billed to the rider.

An acceptable charge for any loss or damage caused by a rider to timing equipment will be made. This includes the safe return of timing chips to the event organiser at the end of the event.