Declaration of Awareness

Please be advised that with regard to ALL events facilitated by the IVCA (Road Races, Time Trials, Touring, Track events and any other IVCA event),  EACH participant (be they cyclists, or marshals) by partaking in such an event, actively consent to the following Declaration of Awareness:

I am aware and accept:

I participate in this race or event entirely at my own risk, that I must rely on my own ability in dealing with all hazards and that I must ride in a manner that is safe for all others and myself.

The only function of race or event stewards/marshals is to indicate direction and that I as a road user must decide whether any intended movement is safe.

The roads are not closed to other traffic.

That I am, at all times during the race, bound by the Road Traffic Acts and other laws of the land.

It will not be possible for race or event marshals to steward all safety hazards, (road obstructions and traffic calming measures, such as centre road traffic islands, protruding footpaths and roundabouts).

Where possible an event or race marshal will be in position at the first of a series of centre road traffic islands.

As time gaps develop during an event, or race, it may not be possible marshals for to remain in position for the passage of all individuals/groups.

It is necessary for race marshals to be allowed to overtake (either in cars, or on motorbike): I undertake to co-operate fully in giving way to the marshals in the execution of their duties.

I have studied the map for each event / race / stage finish and am acquainted with the intricacies of each finish and will exercise due caution.

The race or event may take place on roads varying from well surfaced dual carriageways to poorly-surfaced narrow, winding mountain roads.

That no liability whatsoever shall attach to the race or event organisation, race sponsors, consultants, IVCA, or any race official or member of the IVCA in respect of any injury, loss, or damage suffered by me in or by reason of the race, however caused.