Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions

  • All participants agree to adhere to all the rules and terms and conditions of the Tearfund Poverty Cycle event.
  • Participants agree to pay the entry fee for their class.
  • Participants release the organisers, their officers, volunteers, employees, sponsors or any party associated with the event of all liability, financial or otherwise, for any direct or indirect loss, injury or death which might be sustained from any intended or actual participation in this event or its related activities and each entrant will sign Tearfund’s waiver of liability prior to participating in the Tearfund Poverty Cycle.
  • All roads are open at all times and all New Zealand road rules apply. Any participant who ignores road rules and road crossing instructions from marshals face the risk of disqualification and withdrawal from the event.
  • All participants must take responsibility for their own fitness to take part in the event and their own actions and inactions. Participants should be comfortable riding in close proximity to other riders.
  • Slower participants must give way to those travelling at a faster pace, as the track can get quite congested, particularly in the early stages of the event.
  • All participants must be adequately equipped for the conditions.
  • It is recommended that all participants carry a first aid kit. Prescription medication and painkillers will be the responsibility of the participants and will not be issued by first aid staff or Tearfund staff/volunteers.
  • If participants see someone injured, they should organise a person to stay with them while others seek help.
  • Dogs are not permitted at the event.
  • The Tearfund Poverty Cycle is a smoke free event.
  • Teams must be at the start point by the allotted time for event briefing on the day.
  • Each participant will be issued Poverty Cycle event identification. The identification must be worn at all times during the event.
  • Participants agree that Tearfund reserves the right to close or alter stages and/or latest departure times for safety or any other reasons.
  • Participants understand that the route shown on promotional material may be subject to change and that Tearfund may need to cancel, postpone, halt, delay, abridge, re-route or otherwise alter the event in response to hazards including but not limited to fire, flood, path instability, or livestock disease. In such instances, as much notice as possible will be given and any necessary alterations will attempt to preserve the nature of the event as much as possible.
  • Participants costs to and from the start and finish points will be their own responsibility.
  • Any funds raised by participants do not include previous donations or pre-existing agreements to support Tearfund.
  • All fundraising activities undertaken by participants must adhere to relevant local and national government regulations.
  • All deposits and donations made by a participant, a company or a supporter are non-refundable.
  • Team and Individual profile pages will be on the Tearfund Poverty Cycle website for the duration of the campaign.
  • Entrants agree that images and interview material taken at the event or uploaded to online fundraising pages may be used by Tearfund in future promotions.
  • Winning teams who receive a Poverty Cycle Champion cup must agree to return the cup to Tearfund by the agreed date in an acceptable condition in order for the cup to be re-awarded at subsequent Poverty Cycle events.
  • Any legal action related to the event will be taken in New Zealand courts under New Zealand law.