2012 Bike Ride Brochure

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<ul><li><p>BELGIUM TO LONDON30TH JUNE 3RD JULY 2012 </p><p>3 DAYS300 MILESCYCLE FROM THE TOUR DE FRANCE IN LIEGE TO THE OLYMPIC PARK IN LONDON</p><p>SUPPORTED BY:</p></li><li><p> IT WAS MY FIRST EVER CYCLING RIDE AND A BIG REASON THAT I WAS ABLE TO COMPLETE IT WAS BECAUSE THE WHOLE RIDE WAS SO WELL ORGANISED. </p><p> XIAN</p><p> EVERYONE WHO SIGNS UP TO RIGHT TO PLAYS 2012 RIDE AND HITS THEIR FUNDRAISING TARGET WILL BE ENTERED INTO A DRAW TO WIN A BRAND NEW SPECIALIZED ROAD BIKE!</p></li><li><p>THE 2012 RIDE</p><p> RIGHT TO PLAY IS THE LEADING INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN AND DEVELOPMENT ORGANISATION USING THE POWER OF SPORT AND PLAY TO BUILD ESSENTIAL SKILLS IN CHILDREN AND DRIVE SOCIAL CHANGE IN COMMUNITIES AFFECTED BY WAR, POVERTY AND DISEASE. </p><p> With such a strong belief in Sport for Development its not surprising that Right To Play is a charity synonymous with unique and spectacular cycle tours. The 2012 Ride is the fourth annual bike ride and will see a group of cyclists arriving in Liege, Belgium to watch the prologue stage of the Tour de France, and then cycling 300 miles to arrive in London three days later at the Right To Play 2012 venue next to the Olympic Park. Or for those who are more adventurous extend day three to include iconic Box Hill on your way into London.</p><p> We take care of all the arrangements so that all you have to focus on is the cycling and having a great time. With the option of adding on the Box Hill stage on day three this ride accommodates for different levels of riders, so if youre a veteran or only just started cycling this ride for you. </p><p> REGISTRATION FEE COVERS:All accommodation</p><p>All food and refreshments</p><p>Full mechanical support throughout the trip </p><p>Luggage porter service</p><p> FEEDBACK FROM THE 2011 RIDE TO THE TOUR:72% rated the route as excellent</p><p>90% rated the mechanical support as excellent</p><p>88% rated the signage as excellent</p><p>SUPPORTED BY:</p></li><li><p>ABOUT RIGHT TO PLAY</p><p> RIGHT TO PLAY WORKS WITH OVER 700,000 CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE ON A REGULAR BASIS, CREATING SAFE PLAY SPACES FOR THEM TO LEARN AND FOSTERING THE HOPE THAT IS ESSENTIAL FOR THEM BUILD A BRIGHTER FUTURE. </p><p> The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child guides our work and our education programmes target the most marginalised and vulnerable children and young people, including girls, children with disabilities, young people affected by HIV and AIDs, street children, former child combatants and refugees.</p><p> RIGHT TO PLAY FOCUSES THEIR PROGRAMMES IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS:</p><p>Gender inclusion and empowerment of women and girls</p><p>Raising awareness and prevention of diseases including malaria and HIV/AIDS</p><p>Promoting conflict resolution and peace building</p><p>Developing young leaders and role models</p><p> Inclusion of children with disabilities</p><p> Right To Plays work helps children to regain their right to play and to build their futures through sport and play. </p><p> SPORT HAS THE POWER TO INSPIRE YOUNG PEOPLE, TO BUILD SELF-ESTEEM, CONFIDENCE AND LEADERSHIP AND TO CREATE EXTRAORDINARY OPPORTUNITIES. RIGHT TO PLAYS FOCUS IS BOTH ESSENTIAL AND UNIQUE AND IM FULLY BEHIND THEIR WORK.</p><p> RIGHT TO PLAY ATHLETE AMBASSADOR, 2011 WORLD CHAMPION AND 2011 TOUR DE FRANCE GREEN JERSEY WINNER, MARK CAVENDISH</p></li><li><p>MAP AND ROUTE</p><p>SUPPORTED BY:</p><p>STAGE 1 LIEGE TO GHENT 110 MILES The first day of the ride travels through some of the cycling worlds most famous territory. Leaving the Tour behind in Liege, riding through the Northern Belgium countryside, the scene of such legendary races as the Tour of Flanders and the Ghent-Wevelgem one day classic, until reaching the beautiful town of Ghent. </p><p>STAGE 2 GHENT TO CALAIS 100 MILES Leaving Ghent, the European heart of six day track racing, and heading west into France. The flat, cycle-friendly terrain will allow some serious speed on this scenic route to Calais before boarding the ferry to make the short crossing to Dover.</p><p>STAGE 3 DOVER TO LONDON 90 MILESA day in the beautiful British countryside, with the option to add an extra 40 miles for those feeling brave! The longer option will cycle from Kent into the rolling hills of Surrey, taking in part of the London 2012 road race route; being part of sporting history. After conquering the famous Box Hill the journey continues north into London. The shorter route cycles through the beautiful Kent countryside and into London via historic Greenwich. Finishing next to the Olympic Site in Stratford, London in time for the post-ride party.</p><p>AN ICONIC FINISH IN LONDON WITH THE POST- RIDE PARTY AT OUR EXCLUSIVE VENUE BY THE OLYMPIC PARK. THERE WILL BE FOOD, DRINK, MUSIC AND EVEN MASSEURS TO CELEBRATE COMPLETING RIGHT TO PLAYS 2012 RIDE!</p><p> THE BEST RIDE EVER. BART SURMINSKI</p><p> AN AMAZING TRIP WITH TREMENDOUS SUPPORT ALONG THE WAY</p><p> PHOEBE FLETCHER</p><p>STAGE 1STAGE 2</p><p>STAGE 3</p><p>LIEGE</p><p>GHENT</p><p>CALAIS</p><p>DOVER</p><p>LONDON</p></li><li><p>ESSENTIAL INFORMATION</p><p>Providing food and drink at snack and lunch stops. </p><p> FOOD AND ACCOMMODATION:Breakfast, lunch and dinner is provided on each </p><p>day of cycling.Accommodation is provided for three nights- June </p><p>30th, July 1st and July 2nd.There will be at least three stops on each day of </p><p>cycling: a morning snack, lunch and an afternoon snack. The group will eat dinner together once arriving at each destination.</p><p>We are able to cater for dietary requirements. Please indicate all relevant information on your registration form or contact the Right To Play office. </p><p> TRANSPORT:Riders need to organise their own transport to </p><p>Liege or pay the additional 80 and we will arrange transport for you and your bike from south London (exact location to be confirmed) to Liege leaving at 2pm on Friday 29th June, accommodation on the 29th is also included in this price.</p><p> BIKE INFORMATION: You will need to bring your own bike and helmet </p><p>on the trip. This ride is most suited to road, touring or racing bikes. Most hybrids will also be suitable. For expert and tailored advice about your current or prospective new bike, please contact the office. </p><p> RIGHT TO PLAYS RIDE TO THE TOUR WAS A FANTASTIC EXPERIENCE; MYSELF AND THE OTHER RIDERS HAD TO PUSH OURSELVES BUT IT WAS A GREAT FEW DAYS IN AID OF A BRILLIANT CAUSE. SEE YOU NEXT YEAR. </p><p> RIGHT TO PLAY ATHLETE AMBASSADOR AND ENGLAND WORLD CUP WINNER ANDY GOMARSALL</p><p> SIGNING UP:To secure your place you need to fill in the short </p><p>online registration form at http://www.regonline.co.uk/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1014950 and pay a registration fee of 150.</p><p>The final date for registrations is 31st March. </p><p> SPONSORSHIP TARGETS AND DEADLINES:Each riders sponsorship target is 1,000.Returning riders sponsorship target is 850.Each rider must have paid their registration fee and have raised at least 50% of their fundraising target by 1st June. Failure to reach </p><p>this target may result in riders being unable to take part in Right To Plays 2012 Ride.</p><p>The remaining 50% of each riders fundraising target must be received by 15th August. </p><p>Although Gift Aid is appreciated it does not contribute towards riders fundraising targets.</p><p>We will offer expertise on how best to fundraise whilst keeping you up to date with what the money you raise is doing in the field. </p><p> SUPPORT TEAM: A support team of several staff and vehicles will </p><p>organise the ride and be responsible for:Transporting luggage from hotel to hotel.Mechanical support.Basic medical support.Supporting all cyclists.Signing the route.</p></li><li><p>SPECIALIZED TERMS AND CONDITIONS</p><p> CONDITIONS OF ENTRY1. Anyone taking part in this event will be classed as a </p><p>professional fundraiser and by ticking the appropriate box on the registration form at (http://regonline.activeeurope.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1021863) you agree to the following agreement. </p><p>2. In return for a secured place on the Right To Plays 2012 Ride Cycle Challenge, you must pay to Right To Play a non-refundable registration fee of either 150 (inc. VAT) depending on your transport needs, and commit to raising your fundraising target. </p><p>3. 50% of your fundraising target should be received by Right To Play by 1st June 2012. The total of your fundraising target must be received to Right To Play by August 15th 2012. You commit to paying any shortfall yourself. </p><p>4. If you are unable to obtain the minimum target amount of sponsorship you are liable to forfeit your place on the ride. </p><p>5. Should you not be able to take up your place, donations and registration fees will not be refundable to you or the donor. </p><p>6. You are responsible for keeping a record of your overall sponsorship total as you will not be sent a quarterly statement unless this is specifically requested. </p><p>7. You must be at least 18 years old on the day of departure. 8. Right To Play acts as agent only for the tour company and has </p><p>no control over the organisation and running of the event. All participants take part at their own risk. </p><p>9. Right To Play has arranged transport, accommodation, a medic and guides with Face Partnerships, tour operators specialising in challenge events. In making these arrangements, Right To Play is acting as your agent and is therefore unable to accept liability for any loss or damage, however arising, or for cancellation of the event for any reason outside its control. Registration fees will only be refundable should Right To Play cancel the tour. </p><p>10. All ferry and train timings and itineraries are subject to change. 11. Right To Play has no control over what happens on any Right </p><p>To Play event from the time it departs from London to the finish of the ride in London, and is, therefore, under no liability in contract, negligence, or otherwise for any matter occurring during those dates or for any loss or damage sustained by any participant during those dates. You hereby release and discharge Right To Play, its officers, directors, employees, volunteers and agents from any and all actions, claims and demands for damages, loss and injury, howsoever arising, which now or may hereafter be sustained by you or your property arising out of or in consequence of your participation in the Right To Plays 2012 Ride Cycle Challenge. Any complaint must be notified to Face Partnerships within 14 days of the end of the event. </p><p>12. Nothing in these conditions shall limit or exclude Right To Plays liability for death or personal injury caused by its negligence, or the negligence of its employees, agents or subcontractors. </p><p> PASSPORTS, VISAS AND VACCINATIONS Clients are responsible for arranging, and must be in </p><p>possession of a valid passport and any visa and vaccination certificates required for the whole of their journey. Information about these matters or related items (climate, clothing, baggage, personal gear etc) is given in good faith but without responsibility on the Company. It is your responsibility to obtain any necessary vaccinations for your tour and to do so well before the departure date. </p><p> INSURANCE AND CANCELLATION INSURANCE Travel insurance is mandatory for all clients whilst on a tour </p><p>organised by the Company. Clients together with their personal property including baggage are at all times solely at their own risk. Clients are wholly responsible for arranging their own insurance. Clients not taking out the Companys recommended British Cycling insurance are responsible for ensuring that they are in possession of private Travel Insurance </p><p> IN 2011 SPECIALIZED HELPED MAKE RIGHT TO PLAYS RIDE TO THE TOUR ONE OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE AMATEUR CYCLING CALENDAR AND IS PROUD TO BE SUPPORTING RIGHT TO PLAYS 2012 RIDE.</p><p> Rooted in innovation, </p><p>Specializeds founding principle is to focus on the riders needs through technically advanced products. Specialized has an extensive product range from bikes to equipment and apparel for men and women, all designed with the same attention to detail and up-to-the-minute technology applied to its bikes.</p><p> Like Right To Play </p><p>Specialized believe in the power of sport. Our passion for cycling is fuelled by peoples positive experience on their bike and supporting Right To Play is a great way for Specialized to demonstrate their commitment to enhancing peoples life through cycling. </p><p> with protection for the full duration of the tour in respect of at least medical expenses, injury, death, repatriation, cancellation and curtailment, with adequate cover. Clients making their own arrangements should ensure that there are no exclusion clauses limiting protection for the type of activities included in their tour. Clients should satisfy themselves that any travel insurance arranged through the Company is what they require and should arrange supplementary insurance if need be. Clients will be deemed to have read the insurance cover. </p><p> ITINERARY While we endeavour to follow our itinerary there may be </p><p>exceptional circumstances when this is not possible. We reserve the right to cancel or modify the itinerary as necessary. Due to the nature of the trips arrangements have to be planned well in advance, so changes may have to be made and the Company reserves the right to do this. Should a material change be necessary the Company will inform you as soon as reasonably possible. A material change includes, for example, a significant change of destination or route time by more than 12 hours. </p><p> MEDICAL FORM If you are over 65 years of age or if you have any medical </p><p>condition that could be adversely affected by exercise, particularly a heart condition or asthma, you must provide Right To Play with a medical certificate from your doctor. By completing your online registration you are confirming that, to the best of your knowledge, your general state of health is good and that you take full responsibility for your health and personal well being. </p><p> MINIMUM AGE Participants must be over the age of 18 on the day of </p><p>departure. Face Partnerships reserve the right to refuse participation to anyone at any time without having to disclose the reason. </p><p> CHALLENGE PARTICIPATION We accept your booking on the understanding that you realise </p><p>the hazards involved in this type of tour, including injury or death, disease, loss or damage to property, and that you come on the tour at your own risk. We accept no liability for any injury resulting from the hazards of cycling or any other activity included in the itinerary, or for any other mishaps to yourself or your property, and in particular as a consequence of strikes, wars, riots, sickness or other such happenings. Any independent travel arrangements that you make are also at your own risk. </p><p> EQUIPMENT Clients taking their own equipment on tour are responsible for </p><p>any charges for transportation levied by the transport provider including excess baggage. </p><p> IF YOU HAVE A COMPLAINT Should the client have a complaint about any of the tour </p><p>arrangements, the client must tell both the relevant supplier and the Companys representative at the time. It is only if the Company and the relevant supplier know about problems that there will be the opportunity to put things right. </p><p> DELAYS The timings of road, ferry or train departures are estimates </p><p>only. We cannot accept liability for any delay in your travel a...</p></li></ul>