Basic handover and conduct procedure.

Jason Percival

Relay Riders UK, charity bikers!

We want to make sure the relay is a safe & happy event for everyone, so please familiarise yourselves with the following…

  • Make sure you turn up at your handover point at the time that the previous rider is due to arrive, that way you can do a proper handover without having to rush.
  • During the handover make sure you take pics of the bears being handed over and upload them to our facebook group as a post before you leave. That way we know everything is running properly and that everyone is safe.
  • If you cannot access facebook to update the group, then PLEASE send a message to the duty admin.
  • DON’T LEAVE YOUR HANDOVER POINT UNTIL THE CORRECT TIME, otherwise it will throw the timings out for the rest of the relay.
  • Check your route in advance to make sure you don’t encounter any problems like road closures etc. If you foresee any issue let us know asap.
  • Remember, this is a Relay, NOT A RACE! When you are carrying the bears you are representing RRUK, so please do not exceed the speed limits or behave badly or dangerously when riding on the roads.
  • Please be respectful of the amount of noise you make, especially when you are doing a handover in a residential area at night.
  • If you have support riders, PLEASE consider that they might not know the route as well as you do, so make sure that you DO NOT leave them behind because you’re supposed to be working as a team. If you can’t see your support riders in your mirrors STOP and wait for them to catch you up!

The bears will come with a ruck-sack that contains a tracker, a charger, a basic first aid box, some bungee’s, a bag of zip-ties and an emergency mobile phone with all of the admins numbers stored in it.

Ideally, we would like everyone to consider doing either the leg before and/or the leg after your own as a support rider to make sure nobody ever rides alone.

Other than that, all I can say is enjoy yourself – we look forward to seeing everyone on the relay!

6 thoughts on “Basic handover and conduct procedure.”

  1. This is the first time I will be doibgcthus so didn’t understand about the support riders. Unfortunately I am going on holiday the day of my ride so will only be able to do my ride and dissappear. Hopefully, next year if it continues I will be able to support as well.

    • Hello Adam. The bears come with a rucksack, but you don’t have to keep them in it. You just have to make sure that when you do the handover you need to pass the bears and the rucksack together. Most riders tend to use the bungees or zip-ties that are in the rucksack to attach the bears to their bike for each leg of the journey.

  2. This will be my third year doing relay. Up to speed with all the information. Looking forward to it and fingers crossed for sunny weather.


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