It is important that everyone who uses Dyfi Bike Park takes note of the following Health and Safety advice:
- Mountain Biking, like any extreme sport, is dangerous and includes substantial obstacles, which can be physically testing. There is a risk of injury and death when undertaking such activities.
- Trails are graded according to ability. Ensure that you are competent to ride each trail. If in doubt start on the easier trails and work your way up.
- Always perform a recce ride of any trails you intend to ride; trails change with weather conditions and from continual trail amendments and improvements, do not assume they will always be exactly the same each time you visit.
- Follow the Mountain Bikers Responsibility Code
- Children aged 16 and under need to be supervised by a parent or guardian (over 18 years of age) at ALL times
- No under 12s
- You must ALWAYS wear a FULL FACE helmet and KNEEPADS. We also strongly advise eye protection, gloves and body armour. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A HELMET and KNEEPADS YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO RIDE IN THE PARK OR USE THE UPLIFT SERVICE.
- Read and adhere to all advice signs while using the trails.
- It is your responsibility to ensure your equipment is fit for purpose
MOUNTAIN BIKE AND EQUIPMENT CHECKLIST
The trails at Dyfi Bike Park are rough, challenging and demanding on both bike and body. We recommend the use of appropriately sized, modern, long-travel, full suspension bikes with good quality hydraulic disk brakes in the park. Before riding always inspect your equipment or have it checked by a qualified bike mechanic in the following areas:
- Inspect bike frame for cracks, damaged or dented areas.
- Ensure you have sufficient brake pads to stop your bike while descending; two working brakes are mandatory.
- Front and rear axles (quick release or bolt through type) should be tight.
- Headset and stem must be secure with no looseness or play.
- Check that your tyres are in good condition, with plenty of tread and no cuts or abrasions in the sidewall and that rims show no cracks or signs of weakness and all spokes are tight and intact.
- Handlebar and handlebar grips must be tight and unable to spin.
- Seat and seatpost need to be fastened securely.
- Suspension should be in good working order with no leaks or loose parts.
ACCEPTANCE OF RISK
YOU ARE ABOUT TO TAKE PART IN A HIGH RISK ACTIVITY. YOU WILL MINIMISE THIS RISK BY FOLLOWING THE SAFETY RULES AND ADVICE IN THE MOUNTAIN BIKERS RESPONSIBILITY CODE AND THE MOUNTAIN BIKE AND EQUIPMENT CHECKLIST. IF YOU DON’T FOLLOW THE SAFETY RULES AND ADVICE YOU INCREASE THE LIKLEHOOD OF A SERIOUS ACCIDENT WHICH COULD BE FATAL.
- I understand that Mountain Biking is dangerous and includes substantial obstacles, which can be physically testing. I accept that there is a risk of injury and death when undertaking such activities.
- I understand that I must wear full face helmet and kneepads at all times, and that eye protection, body armour and gloves are highly recommended.
- I agree that I will follow the Mountain Bikers Responsibility Code at all times
- I agree to check my bike and equipment as per the above Mountain Bike and Equipment Checklist at the start of the day, before each run and after any crash.
- In the event of an accident, or loss or damage to my personal effects, I acknowledge that the company, its sponsors and any associated parties will not be liable for any direct or indirect loss, damage or injury arising from or in connection with the Activities (except for death or Personal Injury caused by the Company’s negligence).
- I certify that to the best of my knowledge I do not have a medical condition which might make it more likely that I be involved in an incident which could result in injury to myself or to others.