What are the BM Ride Terms & Conditions?

You can find the full terms and conditions for BM Ride participants here.

What is the minimum age for BM Ride participants?

The minimum age for the BM Ride is 14 age on race day. We CANNOT make any exceptions to the above. Any participants under the age of 18 will need to gain permission by a parent or guardian via the registration form.

When will BM Ride take place?

The BM Ride will take place on Sunday 12th September 2021.

What is BM Ride?

BM Ride is a 50km cycling event taking place at the Brighton Marathon Weekend on the Sunday morning. Cyclists will be able to enjoy the streets of Brighton and Hove together, traffic-free and over a 50km distance.

Is there a route map for the BM Ride?

The 2021 route and start map will be available early 2021.

Are there any restrictions on the kind of bike I can use?

For the first time this year we are permitting a limited number of E-bikes. However, they must comply with the current UK/EU legal requirements for ‘electrically assisted pedal cycles’ (EAPCs). EAPCs still require the rider to pedal and the electric motor, with a maximum power of 250 watts, cannot provide assistance when travelling at more than 25 km/h (15.5mph). You may be asked on the day to show the following information marked on your EAPC: manufacturer, maximum speed at which the motor can propel the vehicle in m.p.h. or km/h, maximum continuous rated power of the motor. If this information is not marked on your EAPC, then there should be a plate fitted on your EAPC showing the following: manufacturer, nominal voltage of the battery, maximum continuous rated output of the motor. If you wish to participate in the BM Ride on an e-bike, you must inform us by email prior to purchasing your entry. These details are required so you can be placed in a suitable start wave for safety reasons.

Do you provide bike hire?

If you don't have a suitable bike, you can team up with Cycle Brighton who have a wide range of bikes to hire to suit all levels of cyclist. If you’re not sure what type of bike you want to use – road or hybrid- come along to their hire centre and discuss your requirements with their friendly staff.

Do I have to wear a helmet?

Yes, all participants must wear a helmet. You will be unable to access the start pens if you are not wearing one.

Can I take part as a new cyclist?

Yes! 50km is a very achievable distance for all levels of cyclist. Closed roads will give the newbies the safest possible environment to take part in a cycling event. Start waves are seeded to allow everyone to ride with people of a similar ability.

Is the BM Ride timed? It is a race?

This is a timed event, but it is not a race. Participants are encourage to enjoy the traffic free roads, but to cycle in a responsible way, acknowledging these roads will be used by pedestrians going about their Sunday morning activities.

Is there a cut off time?

The ride takes place immediately before the BM10k; in order not to disrupt the BM10k, riders will be expected to maintain an average speed of 18km / 11 miles per hour. Any rider who falls below this pace may experience course changes to shorten the BM Ride which ensures the course is clear for the BM10K runners. Alternatively, a sweep vehicle system is in place to collect any riders who do not wish to continue on an altered course or cannot continue due to injury, fatigue, mechanical failure, etc.

How do I change my estimated finish time/start corral for the BM Ride?

There is no need to update this on your registration. You will be able to choose your starting race corral when you collect your Race Pack. This will give you the chance to change your start time according to the time you think you will take once you have completed your training. It will also allow you to start with your friends or training partners.

I've misplaced my confirmation email for the BM Ride. Can I get another one?

Send Race Roster an email and request another copy of your confirmation email.
Alternatively, you can wait until Monday 30th August 2021, when we will be re-sending all confirmation emails.

What medical facilities will be in place on event day?

We will have full medical care/treatment available to all participants at the start, along the route, and at the finish. Medical safety of the entrants is of paramount importance. Our medical cover will be provided by St John Ambulance combined with local paramedics, and a team of local paramedics, doctors and physiotherapists.

How do I get my Race Pack for the BM Ride event?

We do not send Race Packs to our participants. Race Packs must be collected from the Brighton Marathon Beach Village on the beach at Madeira Drive, on Friday 10th and Saturday 11th September 2021. More information can be found here.

Why do we have to collect our Rider Packs?

In previous years many race packs have not been received on time with Brighton Marathon Weekend participants using the postal service. This has led to an increase in work load for the team at the most critical period before the event and to frustration for our participants. To ensure that we do not have these problems in the future we have decided to ask runners, or a friend, a member of their family, a running buddy or a colleague to collect the number instead. This should ensure that every rider wakes up on race day morning with the correct information, number, race chip and kit bag. You can find more information about this here.

What if I can't collect my Rider Pack?

You can nominate someone else to collect your Rider Pack such as a friend or family member. More information available here.

Will there be mechanical assistance at the BM Ride?

There will be mechanical assistance at the Start and on the route to assist with any breakdowns. We do suggest, however, that you ensure that your bike is in good working order before the BM Ride and that all participants carry spare inner tubes in case they get a puncture.

Will there be pacers for the BM Ride?

Unfortunately we do not have any pacers for the BM Ride.

Are there feed / water stations around the BM Ride route?

There are no feed stations, but water stations will be available at the half way point. We encourage participants to bring with them the nutrition that they require for the ride.

I've been injured / not feeling well etc., should I still participate?

Please seek advice directly from your GP regarding this matter, as The Brighton Marathon Team are not qualified to advise on this issue. You can also read through the medical advice on our website, complied by our Medical Director, this information can be found on our website and your Participant Instructions, which will be issued to you in the weeks preceding the event. If your GP would like to speak with a member of our team they are able to do so. The contact details can be found within the medical advice in the Participant Instructions. Please note that they will only respond to a registered health professional.

Do BM Ride participants get a medal / T-shirt / goody bag?

Yes! BM Ride participants will receive an official item and a goody bag pre-event at Race Pack Collection, and a medal after they finish.

Will there be baggage drop facilities for the BM Ride?

There will not be a baggage drop facility for the BM Ride.

How do I change my personal details? (address/email/phone number)

You can change most of your personal details on your account by accessing your account here. Once logged in, please select the drop down in the top right corner, and then 'Participant Dashboard', from here you can update your details.https://raceroster.com

I can no longer take part in the BM Ride, can I receive a refund?

You will be able to cancel your entry, and receive a full refund, within 14 days of your purchase. Please email us here to request a refund.

Can I defer my BM Ride entry to the following year?

If you are a BM Ride 2021 entrant who is unable to participate in September 2021 you have the option to defer your entry to April 2022. If you have entered through a charity and are no longer able to participate in the 2021 event, then please contact your chosen charity directly. The Deferral policy can be found here where you can also purchase your deferral.

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Am I able to transfer from the BM Ride to the BM10k?

If you are no longer able to participate in the BM Ride, but would still like to be involved in the weekend, you can transfer your entry to the BM10k. To arrange this please email us. The deadline for any requests of this nature is 13th August 2021.

How will I be kept up to date leading up to race day?

We keep our participants up to date with regular emails and newsletters throughout the year. This will include vital information relating to race day so please do be sure to read them. If you unsubscribe, we cannot guarantee you will receive the most up to date information about the event. Please also keep an eye out on the website and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

I bought an iTaB when I registered BM Ride, how do I get this?

The company that produce iTaBs will be sent your address, order details, and finisher time post event. They will then fulfil and post your order directly to you.

I didn't buy an iTaB when I registered, can I still purchase one?

Yes, of course, simply head here. You will be asked for your confirmation number so make sure you have that to hand or email Race Roster here. You will only be able to log back in to purchase up until Friday 2nd April at 5pm, after which you will need to speak directly with iTaB in order to purchase this here.

My BM Ride race result is incorrect, how do I fix this?

Please head to the results page where you will find a link to our timing query form. This form will be sent directly through to the timing provider. They will respond to you regarding the issue and will work to solve this in a timely manner.