ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

The following is for information only and does not form part of the contract.

On arrival at the Fire Service College:
Registration will be in the Main Reception Building from 2.00 pm – 6.00 pm on Monday 3 August 2020. PLEASE DO NOT ARRIVE BEFORE THIS TIME. Please bring your Booking Confirmation with you. Should you be delayed or unable to arrive on the Monday, please contact bookings@birthdayrides.org or telephone 07926 693 066 to discuss other arrangements. There will be no refund for missed meals.
Local members and helpers will be on hand to show you where to register and be directed to your accommodation, camping pitch, cycle and vehicle parking. You will be issued with appropriate identification which should be worn at all times.

Rides
All rides will leave from the College Reception.
There will be five routes available for each of the four categories of rides, mainly on-road, to suit all levels of ability and preference. Rides will not be formally led, rather all routes will be available to ride on all days to help minimise congestion on local roads and at refreshment venues. There will be a large OS map on display showing the routes and you will be able to select the routes you need rather than carrying a full pack of routes. The routes and approximate distances will be:
D rides up to 20 miles
C rides 20 to 40 miles
B rides 40 to 60 miles
A rides 60 to 80 miles
Ordnance Survey 1:50,000 maps 150, 151, 163, and 164 cover the area. Hard copies and .gpx files of the routes will be available.
We shall endeavour to have a vehicle available on riding days to meet emergency pick up requirements (in the event of an accident or a serious mechanical failure). We reserve the right to charge users of this service.
Whether you use a road bike, touring bike or mountain bike, please ensure that it is in good working condition, especially the brakes. You should carry sufficient spares and tools during the rides to deal with punctures and minor repairs that may arise. There is a cycle shop nearby, Cotswold Cycles, at Unit 3 Cotswold Link, Moreton in Marsh, GL56 OJU. Tel: 01608 650 933. www.cotswoldcycles.co.uk. You will need a rackpack, saddlebag or panniers to carry any spare clothing (don’t forget the waterproofs!) and food. Refreshment stops may be sparse in some parts, so a water bottle and emergency rations are always useful, especially on the longer rides. Cycle helmets are not compulsory.
Evening Entertainment
Each evening there will be entertainment on site. The programme is not yet finalised.
The Anniversary day – 5th August
Celebrate our 142nd birthday with a drink and piece of cake.
Optional Coach Trips
Wednesday 5 August: to Blenheim Palace, birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. 9.00 am to 5.00 pm, additional cost £37 including admission and guided tour.
Friday 7 August: to the City of Gloucester. Visit the cathedral, the historic docks, National Waterways Museum and more. 9.00 am to 5.00 pm, additional cost £20.
Holiday Insurance
You are strongly advised to take out insurance to cover your loss in case of cancellation. Please refer to the Booking Conditions, Clause 6.