Terms and Conditions - participation in the Isle of Wight Randonnee


The Isle of Wight Randonnee ("IoW Randonnee") is organised by the CYCLEISLAND COMMUNITY INTEREST COMPANY (11610015).

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 Cycling UK or British Cycling

There are no medical facilities at any of the IoW Randonnee checkpoints.  The Isle of Wight is approximately 60 miles circumference with St Mary’s Hospital and ambulance station near the centre of the Island.  In case of emergency please use the 999 emergency number.

All children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. The parent or guardian of a child, by registering their child’s entry, is giving their consent for their child to take part in this event.

It is strongly recommended that all participants wear helmets complying with the latest ANSI Z90/4 or SNELL at all times. A map of the route is available  online 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. The clockwise Randonnee route uses the round the island signed route following blue island on white background signs.

In view of the ongoing COVID 19 risk, we are, so far as possible, attempting to run the event on a no-touch basis with minimal bunching of cyclists at checkpoints.  Accordingly, entry is by pre-registration only and all participants will be asked to present the QR code associated with their entry either on their mobile phones or printed  at the entry checkpoint so that the registration QR code on their e-ticket can be scanned.  At each subsequent checkpoint participants will be asked to scan a QR code for that checkpoint using the free IoW Randonnee Mobile App (details for which are available on our website).  Participants are requested to wear a mask at checkpoints, respect social distancing guidelines and to use the prescribed one-way system to minimise “bunching” at checkpoints.