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Guide to Wiggle Events

Guide to Wiggle Events

How do I select the most appropriate event for my ability and requirements?
Before you enter, take a moment to think about what you want from the event. Do you want a challenge where you can push yourself? Or do you want to spend the day at a more leisurely pace? Once you’ve established this, you need to be honest with yourself about your current ability level: what’s your current training? What distances and terrains are you experienced in? Although it’s fantastic to push yourself and achieve new goals, it’s also extremely important that you don’t leave yourself vulnerable to injury and exhaustion. Once you’ve done a few events, you’ll have a better idea of what to expect and will be able to push ahead throughout the season!

Why should I take part in an event?
Entering an event is a great way to set a goal and a focus. Events give you something to look forward to during the working week and the entry is an incentive to make sure that you get outside in the fresh air at the weekend. Plus training for events can improve your fitness. The event day itself will leave you with the great feeling of having achieved a goal, honed skills, and met new people that share your interests.

Who organises these events?
Our events are organised by a range of suppliers. 

What do the different event types and formats mean?
Wiggle offers a range of different events which we categorise using the following terms:

  • Standard - This is the base standard of distance. Not too hard not too easy, just right!
  • Short - Slightly shorter than standard distance. Aimed more for enjoyment.
  • Epic - The longest distance option for those up for a challenge!
  • Under 16 - Any child under the age of 16 can ride with appropriate adult supervision.

How long is each event? The distance of each event is shown on the product details page. Each event’s distance is given in miles. For a rough conversion to kilometres, please see the table below:
 

Miles
Kilometres
1
1.6
5
8.04
10
16.09
15
24.14
20
32.18
25
40.23
30
48.28
35
56.32
40
64.37
45
72.42
50
80.46
55
88.51
60
96.56
65
104.6
70
112.65
75
120.7
80
128.74
90
144.84
100
160.9
110
177.03

 

Are these events safe and is first aid provided?
Our event organisers all have a wealth of experience between them. All routes are checked, well-marked and there is always somebody that is trained in First Aid on-site. However, entrants are urged to take necessary precautions to avoid leaving themselves vulnerable to accidents and injury. For some events, there is a time limit on course completion to ensure that participants are not left out on the route.

Will there be parking available at the event start?
All Wiggle events include allocated car parking. We advise entrants to share car journeys where possible to ensure that congestion and traffic in and around the area are kept to a minimum. Parking at Sold Out events are likely to reach maximum capacity and entrants are therefore advised to arrive early to ensure that they secure a car parking space.

Do events start and finish in the same place?
Wiggle event routes are circular and start and finish at the same place. This is to make sure that it really is easy for entrants to turn up, ride and go home after a successful day out!

Are there age limits for events?
Most of the Wiggle Super Series events offer an Under 16 option. The full-length routes are designed to offer more difficult challenges. The Under 16 option is our way of offering something for everybody – regardless of age, gender or skill.

What does it mean if a ferry ticket is included?

Purchasing a ferry ticket with your event entry is an option for routes which include a ferry crossing as part of the course. Currently, this is only applicable to the Wiggle Super Series Wight Ferry Sportive and the Wiggle Super Series Wight Winter Sportive. If a ferry ticket is included in the entry, you do not need to buy a separate ticket for the ferry crossing.

Online entrants will receive their ticket with their posted documentation. On The Day entrants will be given their ticket at registration. You will receive one ferry ticket (for foot passenger plus bike) per entry.

Details of ferry times will be available on the event page on the organiser’s website.

What do I need to take with me to an event?

  • Ticket - Please ensure you print out your ticket and take it with you to the event. You will be required to present this at registration.
  • You will need to bring a Bike to participate in Cycling Events
  • Helmet - You will be required to take your helmet with you to registration.
  • Appropriate cycling clothing
  • Cycling shoes
  • Nutrition
  • Spares for road side repairs
  • Water bottles

Do we publish event results?
Wiggle doesn't publish the results to a public audience. Results are available online. For further information please refer to your entry pack.

Entering a Wiggle Event

Entering a Wiggle Event

How do I buy an event ticket?

Event tickets are available as products to purchase on the Wiggle website. You can find a current calendar of all events at the Wiggle Events Calendar. Then, select the event ticket you wish to purchase, add the item to your basket and proceed to checkout as normal.

When you purchase an event ticket you will be asked for the following additional details prior to placing your order:

  • Rider First Name
  • Rider Last Name
  • Gender (M/F)
  • Date Of Birth (in format YYYY-MM-DD)
  • Mobile Tel Number
  • Home Address
  • T-Shirt Size
  • Emergency Contact Tel Number
  • Emergency Contact Name
  • Email Address
  • I agree to UKCE Terms & Conditions

Please check this information carefully before submitting your order as mistakes cannot be rectified by Wiggle.

Please be aware that unfortunately it is not possible to discount the price of event tickets using promotional voucher codes or the Wiggle Rewards Gold/Platinum discounts.

How will I receive my event ticket?
Once your order has been processed by Wiggle you will receive email confirmation of the events you have booked, the rider info you have submitted together with a unique ticket ID for each rider for each event. You will not receive anything from Wiggle via post. Please print this confirmation email and bring it with you to the event as proof of entry. You will receive a second email which contains details of how to access the event pack.

If you order an event ticket within 7 days of the event date, please Contact Us if you have not received both emails in time to attend the event.

What if the event I want to attend sells out?
We only have limited number of tickets available per event. Once they have all been sold we are not able to offer this event and the product will show as out of stock.

What if I need to change my details, the event distance or cancel my order?
If you need to change any of your booking details or cancel your order please contact the event organiser via their website or refer to your entry pack. Be ready to quote your Wiggle order number and event unique ID.

Wiggle Super Series Events Terms and Conditions

UK Cycling Events Terms and Conditions

The Terms and Conditions detailed below apply to all entrants participating in the UK Cycling Events event series organised and operated by UK Cycling Events. Completion of an entry form or purchase of an entry by every participant acknowledges acceptance of these Terms and Conditions by the participant.

  • The participant accepts that the event they are entering is not a race in any format. Results will be published in alphabetical order only and anyone considered to be competing against others, will be stopped from riding and banned from entering future events.
  • The participant is fully responsible for their actions whilst attending the event. This includes the event centre and during the ride itself. UK Cycling Events does not accept responsibility for the actions of the participant nor the consequences of such actions.
  • 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 theirs.
  • The Event Registration Form must be completed by a person aged 18 years or over. Evidence of age may be requested. Participants under the age of 18 years will be allowed to participate in the event with the consent of their parent or legal guardian who must sign the Event Registration Form on behalf of the under age rider. Signing is also an acceptance for the actions and consequences of the underage rider. Under 16’s need to be accompanied at all times by an adult who is responsible for them.
  • 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 additional UK Cycling events is covered for civil party liability.
  • It is mandatory that all riders wear a safety approved cycling helmet complying with latest ANSI Z90/4 or SNELL standards. Any rider not wearing a helmet will not be covered by the event insurance and will be disqualified from the event and could be liable for damages if involved in an accident on that basis. The rider must accept this as a condition of entry. UK Cycling Events reserve the right to refuse entry to the event to anyone with inappropriate equipment or clothing. The participant confirms that the cycle/bike they are riding for the event and all of their equipment is of a suitable standard and state of trail/road worthiness. In particular, the ability to complete longest distance, and over rough terrain dependant on the event.
  • The participant confirms that the cycle/bike they are riding for the event and all of their equipment is of a suitable standard and state of trail/road worthiness. In particular, the ability to complete longest distance, and over rough terrain dependant on the event.
  • During the event there will be warning signs at appropriate points on the trails or roads. 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. The marking of the route does not necessarily indicate that the trail or road is rideable and the participant is deemed to make their own decision about whether to proceed on bike, foot or not at all.
  • Any marked route is shown for guidance only and UK Cycling Events do not insist that you use the route shown. Therefore, if the rider chooses to ride a section, it is entirely their own choice. If they choose a different route to avoid obstacles or sections they decide are beyond their capabilities, they do so entirely at their own risk.
  • You must obey all Highway Code rules. You are requested to ride in single file where appropriate and no more than 2 abreast at any time. Please be aware of your fellow cyclists and any other traffic. Please always indicate your intention to stop or change direction. All cyclists must adhere to and obey the Highway Code, local By laws and laws of England, Scotland, Wales and N. Ireland where applicable and extend all reasonable courtesy to other road and off road users.
  • UK Cycling Events reserves the right to shorten or alter the published route at anytime. Participants do not have the right to claim a refund if the route is shortened.
  • Riders must be considerate to other uses of bridleways, tracks and byways when riding off road. Upon seeing other users, such as horse riders and walkers, riders are required to slow down and pass with care. Where appropriate, riders should stop and wait at the side of the route for other uses such as horse riders to pass safely.
  • 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. If the situation arises that you are not capable of making the decision to call the emergency services, the rider agrees that a member of UK Cycling Events or a member of the public may call for them. In this situation, the rider still accepts the costs and consequences of such actions.
  • Each participant agrees to assign and grant the right and permission for UK Cycling Events to use and publish any photographs/film/video/electronic representations and/or sound recordings of the participant on any UK Cycling Events activity. The participant hereby releases UK Cycling 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 UK Cycling 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 UK Cycling Events event.
  • The participants agree to return or call the event centre before the close of the 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.
  • Event entry fees can not be refunded or transferred under any circumstances.
  • UK Cycling Events reserves the right to cancel any event, due to extreme weather conditions. In such a event, each participants entry with be automatically moved to the rescheduled event. If a Participant can not make this event, they can carry their entry to another event of a equal or lower ticket value within the following 6 month period. No refunds will be issued.

Wiggle North Series Terms and Conditions

Wiggle North Series Terms and Conditions

The Wiggle North Series is at present a series of cycling events, please see below for all terms and conditions based on entry to any Wiggle North Series cycling event.

1.       Participants must acknowledge that all Wiggle North Series events are not races.

2.       Should your Wiggle North Series event date require changing for whatever reason, Pennine Events will contact all participants with their available options.

3.       In the result of Pennine Events cancelling your Wiggle North Series event, refunds or transfers will be made available to all registered participants.

4.       When cycling on the highway participants acknowledge this is potentially hazardous.

5.       Participants should be in a reasonable state of health and by registering they are confirming that they are in good health and are capable of completing the event.

6.       The event organisers cannot be held responsible for personal accident, injury, loss or damage occurred during your Wiggle North Series event.

7.       Any costs incurred as a result of participant rescue or injury are to be covered by the participant and not Pennine Events.

8.       Pennine Events do not accept responsibility for the actions of participants.

9.       Participants must wear the event number provided at all times during the event.

10.   Participants must follow the instruction of event staff, stewards and signage at all times (where applicable).

11.   Event rules and regulations will be stated within the event information booklet as created by Pennine Events – these must be followed at all times.

12.   All sales are final, refunds are not available.

13.   Participants can transfer between Wiggle North Series events where possible. Additional costs may occur depending on event options.

14.   Participants cannot change the named rider once registered.

15.   Registration can only be completed by a person aged 18yrs or over.

16.   Participants must be 18yrs or over unless stated otherwise.

17.   In the event of an event being open to people under 18yrs, participants under the age of 18yrs old MUST be accompanied by a responsible person over the age of 18yrs old. Pennine Events reserve the right to request photo identification and/or proof of age from participants at any point. Failure to comply may result in being withdrawn from the event.

18.   Participants accept the age entry criteria set for the event and as such Pennine Events do not accept responsibility for any persons that fall outside of the categories detailed.

19.   All participants must wear appropriate safety equipment when taking part. It is highly recommended that a helmet must be worn at all times when cycling.

20.   Participants must adhere to the rules of the event at all times.

21.   Participants must follow the Highway Code when on public roads and pathways. For open road events all traffic signals and road signs must be obeyed.

22.   Participants must be considerate to all other participants and non-participants at all times.

23.   Please ensure that you ride in single file and no more than two abreast where necessary.

24.   All route signage must be followed, any participant not following the route is therefore outside of the event and not the responsibility of the event organisers. Pennine Events agree to ensure that all routes are adequately signed.

25.   Event organisers will close the event service areas and finish at a specified time, any participant who has not reached the service areas or returned to the event finish by this set time is no longer the responsibility of Pennine Events. Participants do not need to inform event organisers if they are not participating or completing the event.

26.   Any lost equipment/property will be returned to the Pennine Events office and can be collected at a requested time. Pennine Events are not responsible for any damage incurred while in possession of lost property.

27.   It is advised that participants should take out their own insurance to cover themselves for all aspects of the event.

28.   Each participant agrees to assign and grant the right and permission for Pennine Events to use and publish any photographs, film, video and/or sound recordings of the participant on any Pennine Events activity. The participant hereby releases Pennine Events from any and all liability from such use and promotion. The participant authorises the reproduction, sale, copyright, exhibit, and broadcast, electronic storage and/or distribution of said photographs, film, video tapes, electronic representations and/or sound recordings without limitation at the discretion of Pennine Events. The participant specifically waives any right to any compensation they may have for appearing in any of the photographs, film, video and/or sound recordings of the participant at a Pennine Events event.

29.   Pennine Events are only liable for the provision of the event/service as entered. Pennine Events cannot be held liable for any other expenses, damages, loss or injury incurred as a result of entering, training for, attending and/or participating in the event. Should the event be cancelled Pennine Events’ liability is limited to the refund of event entry fee, as specified above, and Pennine Events accept no liability for any expenses you may have incurred.

30.   Except in respect of death or personal injury caused by our negligence, Pennine Events shall not be liable to you by reason of any representation (unless fraudulent), or any implied warranty, condition or other term, or any duty at common law or under the express terms of the Contract, for any indirect, special or consequential loss or damage (whether for loss of profit or otherwise), costs, expenses or other claims for compensation whatsoever (whether caused by our negligence or our employees, agents or otherwise) which arise out of or in connection with the supply of the Goods or their use or resale by you, and Pennine Events’ entire liability under or in connection with the Contract shall not exceed the price of the Goods, except as expressly provided in these Conditions.

31.  By accepting these terms and conditions you are agreeing to adding your contact details to the mailing list for both Wiggle and Pennine Events.