It isnot a race , not even a sportive , nor a challenge . If you want any of these see Mr McCabe .
It is a group cycle, consider it a long day out on the bike. If you are fast go down to the back and encourage someone, dont spend half a hour waiting at the top getting cold and grumpy.
There is no entrance fee and hence no support , insurance ,food , t-shirt or any responsibility taken, although we would (usually) consider it bad form to leave someone behind.
It is a hard day out both for you and the bike . Make sure both are well prepared and have adequate spares/tubes/food etc.
Because its four loops you can leave most food etc at the bottom as you will pass on each loop.
Leave no Trace …at all, bar your tyre print .
Wear a helmet ( the only rule) , This is NOT because we care about you or for your safety in any way , its just we dont like the sight of blood ! Similarly ,If you feel you might need a first aid kit bring one along.
Respect other mountain users , walkers /runners , because we might be a big group especially on the descents..remember point 1.