Please make sure you are aware of the rules and restrictions enforced at Bike Park Kernow. Bike Park Kernow reserves the right to ask you to leave and/or ban you from the park for any breach of this code.

Riders' Safety Guide

Bike Park Safety & Rules

1. We have Blue Trails (Moderate), Red Trails (Advanced) and a Black Trail (Severe) graded according British Cycling's system; please ensure that you are competent to ride each trail. If in doubt start on the easier trails and work your way up.

 

2. The black trail is designed for very experienced riders; before attempting this trail you must fully assess the trail and all features, read all information provided and follow the advice of our staff and you must wear an approved full face Helmet as a minimum of PPE on this trail.

 

3. Don't assume you know the trails, even if you have visited us before. With constant use by riders, maintenance and improvements the trails and features can change over time.

 

4. Riders may not push or ride up the trails. You may choose to use the uplift service to get you to the trail head or you may ride or push up the designated push-up route only.

 

5. When entering a trail or starting downhill, look up and give way to riders coming down the trail.

 

6. Do not stop on the trails. If you have to stop, pull off the trail in a safe place.

 

7. Stay on marked trails, do not try to short-cut or make new trail.

 

8. Keep off closed trails and abide by all safety signs, information and directions from us including information provided by our staff.

 

9. The park is private property and riding is prohibited when the park is closed to the public. We will only permit you to use the trails if we accept your booking (in accordance with our terms and conditions for bookings and you have completed and signed the Participation & Risk Acceptance Form).

 

10. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A HELMET YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO RIDE IN THE PARK OR USE THE UPLIFT SERVICE. FOR RED & BLACK TRAILS YOU SHOULD ADDITIONALLY USE KNEE PADS.

 

11. You must follow the Mountain Bike Checklist provided to you (further copies available from our website or at the park). We also strongly advise you wear gloves, body armour, eye protection and a neck brace. It is your responsibility to ensure you and your equipment are fit for purpose.

 

12. If a rider is hurt, do not attempt to move them - notify a member of staff immediately and in the case of an emergency call 999, giving your location as Trenowth Wood TR2 4EH. Always carry a mobile phone with an ICE (in case of emergency) number installed and make sure it is charged before you leave the house. The trails have distance markers at approximately 100 metre intervals: Please note the nearest marker identification number and pass this to BPK to assist us in directing Emergency Services to the correct location.

 

13. If you have called an ambulance, call the BPK number, 07851 222350, and give the trail location from the nearest marker post to BPK staff so that they can efficiently direct Emergency Services to your exact location. The BPK 'phone number above is displayed on each marker post.

 

14. If you appear to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol you will not be allowed to ride at the park or use the uplift service and will be asked to leave the park and may be banned from further entry.

 

15. All participants under the age of 18 will need to provide a signed consent form from a legal guardian (aged 18 or over).

 

16. Minors: A parent or guardian must accompany riders aged under 16, at all times on the site including on the trails, push-up and uplift.

 

17. Mountain Biking, like any extreme sport, is dangerous, includes substantial obstacles, which can be physically testing. There is a risk of injury or death when undertaking such activities..

 

18. We recommend you do not ride alone for your own safety.

 

19. Stay in control at all times. It is your responsibility to avoid crashing into other riders and objects around you!

 

20. Be respectful and aware of other riders’ varying skill levels.

 

21. Be friendly, courteous and respectful to your fellow riders, poor conduct will not be tolerated.

 

22. Trail conditions change with the seasons and the weather. Mountain biking is an all-weather sport but respect the added challenge and risk that rain, ice, mud, dust and wind can pose to you. If it is windy, do not attempt jumps; keep both wheels on the ground and stay on the easier trails.

 

23. Please help us maintain the park. If you see a problem on the trails report it to us.

 

24. You will be required to load your own bike onto the uplift trailer. Instructions on correct loading will be provided however you are responsible for loading and unloading your own bike, and for any damage to it thus caused. You must remain seated with one leg each side of your bike's rear wheel, all the time the vehicle is in motion.

 

25. You must ensure you are physically fit and able to ride the trails and must advise us of any existing or previous medical conditions that may affect your ability to take part.

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