FAQ

What time does the ride start?

Registration, departure takes place at any time from 8.30am, riders leave between 9.00am and 11.30am.

What do I do when I arrive?

You must report to the Community Centre, register and receive your welcome pack.

What can the mechanic help me with?

Every rider will be given an emergency number to contact the mechanic at any stage of the race, should there be any mechanical difficulty.  Please try to sort out your own minor problems. Riders should bring their own puncture repair kit and pump, as the mechanic will not be doing this.  There will be experienced cyclists going around the route with you who will be happy to help.

What if I haven’t got a bike?

We can help you to hire a bike and some local people may be able to lend bikes on the understanding that if you damage it you get it repaired.

Where can I park my car while I’m cycling?

These websites provide information about parking in Fakenham.  Please note that Tesco car park is limited to 3 hours.

http://www.northnorfolk.org/streets/450.asp

http://en.parkopedia.co.uk/parking/fakenham/

Where can I stay overnight?

Information about places to stay in Fakenham is provided on the websites below.

http://fakenham.info/ or contact tourist information

Am I insured?

The event has £10 million liability insurance through British Cycling. This does not cover damage to your bike or theft of your bike or personal property; you are advised to have your own insurance for this.

What happens if I get an injury?

We have taken every step t ensure that the ride is as safe as possible.  You are responsible for your personal safety on the public road.  We will have MED-PTS at the community centre

Should I wear a helmet?

It is a requirement of our insurance and British Cycling that you wear a helmet.  If you would like to buy (or possibly borrow) one on the day please get in touch.

Can I use TriBars

No these are forbidden by British Cycling and our insurance company.

Can I change the distance/ride I have signed up for?

Yes, this is not a problem.  Sort this out at registration on the day.

I have a food allergy, will this be a problem at the “feed stations”?

It may be depending on your allergy.  There may be traces of nuts in the flapjack (although we have not added them).  If you are concerned please get in touch.

Have there been changes to the 2014 ride?

Yes.  We have listened to the feedback we got last year and have made some changes.  Generally the feedback was very positive. We have improved the routes, signage and will have an additional sign in desk. We have introduced the 25 mile ride.

Massage

Short massages will be available from four local professional massage therapists. Each will offer different short massages at low cost. If you have never had had a massage then here’s your chance to find out more and have a try. If you get tired legs, an aching back or just want to relax try the massage zone.. More details to follow.

I have a question what shall I do?

We are keen to keep in touch.  You can email, ring, Facebook or Tweet us.

Child Trailor bikes

I have been asked about child trailers on the Fakenham 50. These are ok and are covered by our British Cycling insurance but you need to make sure they are in good working order and be aware our breakdown rescue service may not be able to carry them back to HQ.  As with all riders you need to ensure you ride safely and stick to the guidelines and rules – and, of course have a fun time.

 

Camping

There are two good camping and caravan sites within 10 min ride of the start.

http://fakenhamfairways.uk/caravan-camping/

http://www.fakenhamracecourse.co.uk/caravan-camping-at-fakenham-racecourse-norfolk/

Other accommodation

http://fakenham.info/

http://www.visitnorthnorfolk.com/places-to-stay