Attention Spectators: By entering the race venue, you acknowledge and accept the inherent risks involved. Downhill Mountain Bike racing is a potentially dangerous sport, and although we take every precaution to minimize accidents, they can still occur. It is crucial that you are aware of these risks and take necessary measures to ensure your safety, as well as the safety of your children and pets.
All spectators and family members of racers are welcome to attend and participate in the event, but we kindly ask that you remain behind the taped tracking, especially in the double-taped B Zones. Please be mindful of limited parking at some venues and park sensibly to accommodate racers leaving early or emergency vehicles.
There is no entrance or parking fee for any of our events. Unfortunately, we are unable to reserve spaces for disabled parking. Please keep small children away from the track edge and potential danger, as they can easily become distracted and unaware of the risks. If you bring a dog, please keep them on a leash at all times, as some venues are located on farm land with free-roaming livestock. Clean up after your pet to maintain a safe environment for everyone, including children who enjoy playing on the hillside.
Do not attempt to cross the track unless a marshal is nearby and signals that it is safe to do so. Standing on the low side of the track, on the external part of a corner, or on any other feature deemed unsafe is strictly prohibited. Racers can reach speeds of up to and sometimes exceeding 50kmph, and they may not make much noise when approaching. Avoid entering any taped out B zones or standing on the lower part of the track, as these areas are strictly off-limits to everyone, including the media.
Please respect all signage and follow the directions of marshals and the track team for your safety, as well as theirs and the racers'.
If you plan to take, use, distribute, or sell media on Roots&Rain, Facebook, or any other platform, you must register at Race Control and obtain a Media vest and wrist pass to film or photograph at our races. The event is hosted by Gravity Events UK/Welsh DH Series, and permission to capture images or record content is granted to those who can provide valid Public Liability Insurance of at least £3,000,000.
Individuals without accreditation will be considered unauthorized, and any rights to the images or content will be invalid. Accreditation is a requirement for attending our event and ensures compliance with the Guidelines of the British Cycling code for the protection of children. A copy of the guidelines can be found here.
The vests help our track team and marshals identify media personnel trackside. Wearing a vest does not grant special access to any area, including marked B Zones, or permit access to the uplift service over our riders. The vest must be worn at all times on the outside of all clothing.
Media personnel may be allowed to use our uplift service for free, subject to availability. When using open tractor/trailer units, head protection such as a cycle helmet securely fastened is mandatory due to our uplift insurance requirements. Please provide a copy of your Public Liability Insurance and a Media ID, which can be sent in advance to email@example.com and will be kept on file for future events.
Remember to stay above the track at all times, never below, for your safety and that of the racers. Ensure that all lenses or poles remain behind the taped line and not in the track. Be mindful of the placement of your flashes, as they can startle or temporarily blind riders, especially in darkened wooded areas. Flashes must never face an oncoming rider.
Obey all instructions from marshals and the events team. Failure to do so may result in your removal from the event. Do not tamper with the course tape and be aware of any debris, such as flying rocks, coming from the trackside. Please mention or tag Gravity Events in any posts, and we appreciate the sharing of photos for our use in promoting future events. Kindly return your vest at the end of the day; failure to do so will result in a charge of £15. Please mention 'Gravity Events UK & Welsh DH Series' in any media listings, reports, publications, and feel free to share your media with us so we can promote your work, direct riders to your listings, and credit you accordingly.
Failure to comply with the above conditions and any instructions given at the event may result in your expulsion and potential denial of access to future events. Failure to register for the event will also prompt action to have the images taken down from your hosting site.
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