DUTY OF CARE STATEMENT
FOR 2019 CHILDRENS LEUKAEMIA AND CANCER RESEARCH SOUTH WEST BIKE
The organising group will submit full details of the bike route to the Police and Main Roads Department, 1 week prior to departure.
A leading and two Trailing Escort vehicles, will accompany the cycle riders at all times. The leading and two Trailing Escort vehicles will have a flashing amber light attached to warn other road users as they approach. The last Trailing Escort vehicle will travel about (500) metres behind the second vehicle to provide adequate warning to drivers of vehicles approaching from behind.
“Bike Ride Captain” for the duration of the ride. TO BE APPOINTED
Prior to departure on each day, a full safety check of each bicycle will be conducted, establishing the road worthiness of the bicycle for the days ride. In conjunction with the safety checks, a group safety discussion will be held, covering any known obstacles/safety hazards for the day/bad section of road etc. prior to departure.
A specified safe distance between vehicles and riders to be observed at all times. (To be established at the daily pre-departure safety meeting).
Safety gear and high visibility clothing to be worn by riders.
Two-way radios will be available for communication between the riders and support team.
For the safety and benefit of all participants riders are expected to be able to maintain a speed of at least 20 kilometers per hour for a reasonable period. Each segment of the Trek is 25 to 30km. Each day is approximately an 80 km ride.
There will be a First Aid Certificate holder in the support team. All riding will be conducted during daylight hours only. Adequate drinks to be provided for riders at all times.
The bike-route has been checked for traffic flow and density, a safe route has been chosen in preference to road condition, as bicycles are slow moving vehicles.
This Trek is a Charity ride, not a race in any shape or form, and will therefore be conducted at a leisurely pace. The group will work together to ensure each other’s wellbeing.
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