On the Day

A Checklist to make the most of the event on the day

  1. Remember that the Randonnee is NOT A RACE and IS NOT A SPORTIVE. It's a family event, on open roads for all to enjoy. Please consider other road users and follow the highway code at all times. 
  2. You can start at any of the checkpoints on the day.
  3. There is no parking at any of the checkpoints specifically - please do not bring your cars to them on the day, but instead use public car parks where available. Yarmouth for example has a large car park in town, near to the checkpoint.
  4. Please bring with you a printout of your Entry Number that was emailed to you - we will exchange this for a Brevet card at your first checkpoint. Without the printout of your entry number, you will need to join the queues to re-register.
  5. As you progress around the route, you can get your Brevet card stamped at each of the checkpoints.
  6. There are feed stations are Wootton, Yarmouth and Bembridge checkpoints - snacks available at others also.
  7. If you are coming across to the island on the day from the Southampton or Portsmouth, on the 0800 car ferry sailings, we will have a member of the team on-board so you can exchange your registration number for a brevet card on the boat and therefore no need to stop at the first checkpoint.
  8. All children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult and participants under the age of 18 must have a signed parental consent form; the form can be found here and must be handed to checkpoint on the day.
  9. When you return to your starting checkpoint, and collect your last stamp, you can pick up a completion Certificate. Badges are also available for £4.

Terms and Conditions - participation in the Isle of Wight Randonnee

The IoW Randonnee is NOT a race. It is held on public roads, many of which are small country lanes, which are shared with cars and other vehicles, walkers, and horses. Please observe the Highway Code at all times and take great care particularly at junctions. Many of the participants in the Randonnee will be at either end of the age spectrum, often riding in family groups and no prizes (or kudos) will be awarded for quick times or aggressive overtaking. The route is demanding with approximately 1500 meters of climb in the 100km route. Please ensure that both you and your bicycle are in a roadworthy condition, that you are appropriately fit and trained for the event and if in any doubt or you have any medical condition you should consult with your doctor before entering. Please ensure that you have appropriate clothes and sustenance for the conditions, though food and drink will be available for purchase at some of the checkpoints.

The IoW Randonnee is undertaken at the participants own risk and the organisers cannot be held liable for any injury, loss or damage sustained as a result of your riding or actions. There is no entry fee for the Randonnee and the organisers do not insure individual participants for their own or third party loss. It is recommended that all persons cycling on public roads carry third party liability cover as a minimum and this can be obtained by joining the CTC or British Cycling.

All children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult and participants under the age of 18 must have a signed parental consent form; the form is available here or from Randonee checkpoints

It is strongly recommended that all participants wear helmets complying with appropriate and current safety standards at all times. A map of the route will be available at the checkpoints and the route is signposted but please be aware that signs can be removed or changed without our knowledge so care should be taken to ensure that the correct route is being followed.