Please read these Terms carefully before using this website.

These Terms tell you the rules for using our website.

1. Who we are and how to contact us

Epicroadrides.com is a website operated by Epic Road Rides Ltd a company registered in England and Wales trading as Epic Road Rides with registered office address Epic Road Rides, Lytchett House, 13 Freeland Park, Wareham Road, Poole, Dorset, United Kingdom, BH16 6FA (“Epic Road Rides”, “we” “our” or “us” and similar terms to these, both singular and plural). To contact us, please email info@epicroadrides.com.

2. By using our website you accept these terms

By using our website, you confirm that:

  • you have read and accept these Terms (including without limitation the Release); and
  • you agree to comply with them.

If you do not agree to these Terms, you must not use our website.

We recommend that you print a copy of these Terms for future reference.

By using our website, you confirm that you accept these Terms of use and that you agree to comply with them. If you do not agree to these Terms, you must not use our website.

This document constitutes a legal agreement between you, the “User”, and Epic Road Rides and governs your use of the website and, in any case, the use of the services provided by us. For simplicity, “User”, “you”, “your” and similar terms, both singular and plural, refer to you, the User. The “website” refers to this website. “Contract” refers to this document. The conclusion of the Contract takes place in English.

You are not required to register in order to explore and use the website. However, in order to access certain features, you must fill in the forms present on our website by communicating to Epic Road Rides, in a complete, truthful and accurate way, the required data requested, accepting in full the Privacy Policy and the Terms. If you want to know more details about why we ask for such data and the use we make of it, see our Privacy Policy.

3. There are other terms that may apply to you

These Terms refer to the following additional terms, which also apply to your use of our website:

  • Our Privacy Policy, which sets out the terms on which we process any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us. By using our website, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.
  • Our Cookie Policy, which sets out information about the cookies on our website.
  • If you purchase our services, our Terms of Business will apply to the sale

4. We may make changes to these terms

We amend these Terms from time to time. Every time you wish to use our website, please check these Terms to ensure you understand the Terms that apply at that time, as they are legally binding on you. Some of the provisions contained in these Terms may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on our website.

5. We may make changes to our website

We may update and change our website from time to time to reflect changes to our products and services, our users’ needs and our business priorities. Where possible, we will try to give you reasonable notice of any major changes (for the avoidance of doubt and without limitation, this does not include updates to content).

6. We may suspend or withdraw our website

Our website is made available free of charge.

We do not guarantee that our website, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted.

We may suspend or withdraw or restrict the availability of all or any part of our website for business and operational reasons. Where possible, we will try to give you reasonable notice of any suspension or withdrawal (for the avoidance of doubt and without limitation, this does not include suspension or withdrawal of content).

You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our website through your internet connection are aware of these Terms and other applicable terms and conditions, and that they comply with them.

7. Our website is only for users in the UK

Our website is directed to people residing in the United Kingdom. We do not represent that content available on or through our website is appropriate for use or available in other locations.

8. We may transfer this contract to someone else

We may transfer our rights and obligations under this Contract to another organisation. We will always tell you in writing if this happens and we will ensure that the transfer will not affect your rights under the Contract.

9. You must keep your account details safe

If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential. You must not disclose it to any third party.

We have the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our reasonable opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these Terms.

If you know or suspect that anyone other than you knows your user identification code or password, you must promptly notify us at our email address, info@epicroadrides.com.

10. Ways you may use our website

You may use our website only for lawful purposes.

11. How you may not use our website

You may not use our website:

  • In any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation.
  • In any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect.For the purpose of harming or attempting to harm minors in any way.
  • For the purpose of harming or attempting to harm minors in any way.
  • To bully, insult, intimidate or humiliate any person.
  • To send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material which does not comply with our Content Standards which are set out below.
  • To transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam).
  • To knowingly transmit any data, send or upload any material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any other harmful programs or similar computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware.
  • To carry out reverse engineering or decompiling based on the website.
  • To circumvent computer systems used by the website to protect content accessible through it.
  • To, unless permitted elsewhere in these Terms or as agreed in writing between you and us, store, copy, change, prepare work based on, or alter in any way any the content provided on the website.
  • To use any application, process or device whether automatic or manual to access, retrieve, scrap or index any of the website of its contents.
  • To rent the website or hire or subhire the website.
  • To unlawfully appropriate any account in use by another User.
  • To use the website in order to approach Users to promote, sell or advertise any products or services of any kind through the website.

You also agree:

  • Not to reproduce, duplicate, copy or re-sell any part of our website in contravention of the provisions of our Terms.
  • Not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt:
    o any part of our website;
    o any equipment or network on which our website is stored;
    o any software used in the provision of our website; or
    o any equipment or network or software owned or used by any third party.

12. How you may use material on our website

We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our website, and of the material published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.

You may print off one copy and may download extracts of any page(s) from our website for your personal use and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to content posted on our site.

If we make a file available for download from our website (including without limitation a .pdf or .gpx file), it is for your personal use and is subject to these Terms. You must not share it.

You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.

Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of content on our website must always be acknowledged.

You must not use any part of the content on our website for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors. You may not reproduce in any format (including on another website) any part of our website (including content, images, designs, look and feel) without our prior written consent.

If you print off, copy or download any part of our website in breach of these Terms, your right to use our website will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

13. Do not rely on information on this website

The content on our website is provided for general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. You must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content on our website.

We make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on our website is accurate, complete or up to date.  Any of the material on our website may be inaccurate or out of date at any given time.

If you use any information or content on this website, download from, or otherwise obtain content or services through our website, it is entirely at your own discretion and risk.

We disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on the information and content on our website by any visitor to the website, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.

14. User-generated content is not approved by us

This website may include information and materials uploaded by other users of the website, including to comments, bulletin boards and chat rooms (if any). This information and these materials have not been verified or approved by us. The views expressed by other users on our website do not represent our views or values.

If you wish to complain about information and materials uploaded by other users please contact us on info@epicroadrides.com

15. Loss or damage suffered by you

Please note that we only provide our website for domestic and private use. Without prejudice to that, the following terms apply.

Whether you are a consumer or a business user:

  • We do not exclude or limit in any way our liability to you where it would be unlawful to do so. 
  • Different limitations and exclusions of liability will apply to liability arising as a result of the supply of any products to you, which will be set out in our Terms and Conditions of Supply.

If you are a business user:

  • We exclude all implied conditions, warranties, representations or other terms that may apply to our website or any content on it.
  • We will not be liable to you for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with:
    o use of, or inability to use, our website; or
    o use of or reliance on any content displayed on our website.
  • In particular, we will not be liable for:
    o any loss of business opportunity and any other loss, including indirect, which may be suffered (such as, but not limited to, commercial losses, loss of revenues, assumed income, profits or savings, loss of contracts or business relationships, loss of reputation or goodwill value, etc.);
    o any indirect or consequential loss or damage;
    o damage or loss resulting from website outages or malfunctions due to force majeure events or, however arising, to events independent of the will and unrelated to Epic Road Ride’s sphere of control such as, but not limited to, failures or interruptions to telephone or electrical lines, the internet and/or other transmission tools, unavailability of websites, strikes, natural events, viruses and cyber-attacks, interruptions in the provision of third-party products, services or applications; and
    o incorrect use of the website by Users or third parties.

If you are a consumer user:

  • You agree not to use our website for any commercial or business purposes, and we have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.
  • If defective digital content that we have supplied damages a device or digital content belonging to you and this is caused by our failure to use reasonable care and skill, we will either repair the damage or pay you compensation. However, we will not be liable for damage that you could have avoided by following our advice to apply an update offered to you free of charge or for damage that was caused by you failing to a) correctly follow installation instructions or b) to have in place the minimum system requirements advised by us or c) to have in place suitable virus protection software.

Indemnity

You will be liable to us and indemnify us for any damage caused to other Users or third parties, in relation to content uploaded online, in violation of the law or of these Terms. This means that you will be responsible for any loss or damage we suffer as a result of any content you have uploaded online where that content does not comply with these Terms and is a use identified in the How you may not use our website section of these Terms or in breach of the Rules about linking to our website section or the Contributions must not section of these Terms.

16. Rules about uploading content to our website

Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload content to our website, or to make contact with other users of our website, you must comply with our Content Standards.

You warrant that any such contribution does comply with those standards, and you will be liable to us and indemnify us for any breach of that warranty. This means you will be responsible for any loss or damage we suffer as a result of your breach of warranty.

Any content you upload to our website will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary, and we have the right to use, copy, modify, adapt, distribute, publish and disclose to third parties any such material for any purpose.

We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any content posted or uploaded by you to our website constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.

We will not be responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any materials posted by you or any other user of our website.

We have the right to remove any posting you make on our website if, in our opinion, your post does not comply with these Terms including without limitation our Content Standards.  We also reserve the right not to approve such comments before they are posted. You are solely responsible for securing and backing up your content.

17. We are not responsible for viruses and you must not introduce them

We do not guarantee that our website, including without limitation .gpx and .pdf files you download from it, will be secure or free from bugs or viruses. You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programs and platform to access our website. You should use your own virus protection software.

You must not misuse our website by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our website, the server on which our website is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our website. You must not attack our website via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack.

By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our website will cease immediately.

18. Rules about linking to our website

You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it.

You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.

You must not establish a link to our website in any website that is not owned by you.

Our website must not be framed on any other website, nor may you create a link to any part of our website other than the home page.

We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

The website in which you are linking must comply in all respects with the Content Standards.

If you wish to link to or make any use of content on our website other than that set out above, please contact info@epicroadrides.com.

19. We are not responsible for third party services

Where our website contains details about and/or links to and/or embedded content from

  • third parties;
  • websites and resources provided by third parties; or
  • products and services provided by third parties

(“third party services”) these are provided for your information only and should not be interpreted as approved by us.

We shall have no liability whatsoever in any circumstances to you in relation to third party services (including in relation to any consequential loss of any type whatsoever) other than in relation to matters for which we are not lawfully able to limit or exclude our liability.

These provisions also apply where we provide details about and/or links to and/or referrals to third party services within our email correspondence, social media or other communication with you, rather than via our website.

For the avoidance of doubt and without limitation:

  • the third parties referred to in this section may (or may not) be described on our website, email correspondence, social media or other communication as our partners, friends, collaborators or similar and may (or may not) be clients or affiliate partners of ours; and
  • you acknowledge that under no circumstances will we act in the capacity of a travel agent or a tour operator.

20. How we operate interactive services

We may from time to time provide interactive services on our website, including, without limitation:

  • Chat rooms.
  • Bulletin boards.
  • Allowing users to comment on blog posts, articles and guides.
  • Allowing users to submit blog posts, articles and guides to the website.

Interactive Services:

Where we do provide any interactive service, we will provide clear information to you about the kind of service offered, if it is moderated and what form of moderation is used (including whether it is human or technical).

We will do our best to assess any possible risks for users (and in particular, for children) from third parties when they use any interactive service provided on our website, and we will decide in each case whether it is appropriate to use moderation of the relevant service (including what kind of moderation to use) in the light of those risks. However, we are under no obligation to oversee, monitor or moderate any interactive service we provide on our website, and we expressly exclude our liability for any loss or damage arising from the use of any interactive service by a user in contravention of our Content Standards, whether the service is moderated or not.

The use of any of our interactive services by a minor is subject to the consent of their parent or guardian. We advise parents who permit their children to use an interactive service that it is important that they communicate with their children about their safety online, as moderation is not foolproof. Minors who are using any interactive service should be made aware of the potential risks to them.

Where we do moderate an interactive service, we will normally provide you with a means of contacting the moderator, should a concern or difficulty arise.

21. Rules for content you contribute to our website and any interactive services

The following content standards apply to any and all material which you contribute to our website (“contributions”), and to any interactive services associated with it (“Content Standards”).

You must comply with the spirit and the letter of the following standards. The standards apply to each part of any contribution as well as to its whole.

Contributions must:

  • Be accurate (where they state facts).
  • Be genuinely held (where they state opinions).
  • Comply with applicable law in the UK and in any country from which they are posted.

Contributions must not:

  • Contain any material which is defamatory of any person.
  • Contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory.
  • Promote sexually explicit material.
  • Promote violence.
  • Promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.
  • Infringe any copyright, database right or trademark of any other person.
  • Be likely to deceive any person.
  • Be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence.
  • Promote any illegal activity.
  • Be threatening, abuse or invade another’s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety.
  • Be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person.
  • Be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person.
  • Give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case.
  • Advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.

22. Why we may suspend or terminate your use

The following terms of our Terms constitute our Acceptable Use Policy:

Failure to comply with our Acceptable Use Policy constitutes a material breach of the Terms upon which you are permitted to use our website, and may result in our taking all or any of the following actions:

  • Immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use our website.
  • Immediate, temporary or permanent removal of any posting or material uploaded by you to our website.
  • Issue of a warning to you.
  • Legal proceedings against you for reimbursement of all costs on an indemnity basis (including, but not limited to, reasonable administrative and legal costs) resulting from the breach.
  • Further legal action against you.
  • Disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is necessary.

Without prejudice to other provisions of these Terms, we reserve the right to suspend the Service if:

  • there are reasonable grounds to believe that the website has been used or may be used by unauthorized third parties;
  • there is an event of force majeure or circumstances that require emergency interventions or to solve security problems, dangers for the entire infrastructure and/or persons and/or property (in the latter case, the website will be restored as soon as we believe that the cause of the suspension of the website has actually been removed or eliminated);
  • the User is involved, for any reason, in any judicial or out-of-court dispute of a civil, criminal or administrative nature, and, in any case, whether such dispute may involve actions or measures against us;
  • suspension is required by any court; or
  • any suspension of the website attributable to the User does not affect any right to claim compensation for any damage suffered, including, without limitation, under any data protection laws.

We exclude liability for actions taken in response to breaches of our Acceptable Use Policy.

The actions and responses described above are not limited, and we may take any other action we reasonably deem appropriate in respect of breach of our Acceptable Use Policy or our Terms.

23. Waiver and release of liability

In consideration of Epic Road Rides providing the website in connection with activities including, but not limited to cycling and route planning (the “Activities”), you agree to the terms of this Epic Road Rides Waiver and Release of Liability (“Release”) set out below.

You fully understand and acknowledge the following:

  1. The Activities have inherent risks, dangers, and hazards;
  2. Your participation in the Activities carries with it the potential for property loss and serious injury or illness, including, but not limited to, bodily injury, disease, strains, fractures, partial and/or total paralysis, death or other ailments that could cause serious disability;
  3. The risks and dangers arising out of or related to the Activities may be caused by negligence of yourself, the owners, employees, officers or agents of Epic Road Rides, the negligence of sponsors, manufacturers, manufacturers, bike dealers, highways authorities, drivers of vehicles, promoters, clubs, agencies, personal trainers, participants, or other parties, as well as accidents, breaches of contract, the forces of nature, or other causes. Risks and dangers may arise from foreseeable or unforeseeable causes including, but not limited to, those caused by terrain, darkness, altitude, temperature, weather, condition of participants, equipment, inadequate safety equipment, vehicular traffic, actions of other parties, fixed or moving objects, lack of hydration, and such other risks, dangers, and hazards that are integral to the Activities in an outdoor or recreational environment; and
  4. You assume all risks and dangers relating to the Activities and all responsibility for any losses and/or damages. You are also solely responsible for whether you will or will not wear a helmet or other protective gear or equipment.

Further, to the fullest extent permitted by law, you

  1. on behalf of yourself, your personal representatives and your heirs voluntarily agree to release, waive, discharge, hold harmless, defend and indemnify Epic Road Rides, and its owners, agents, officers and employees from any and all claims, actions or losses which may arise out of your use of Epic Road Rides services arising out of or relating to the Activities; and
  2. specifically understand that you are releasing, discharging, and waiving any claims or actions that you may have presently or in the future for the negligent acts or other conduct by the owners, agents, officers or employees of Epic Road Rides.

24. What if part of these terms is or becomes invalid

If any provision or part-provision of these Terms is or becomes invalid, illegal or unenforceable, it shall be deemed modified to the minimum extent necessary to make it valid, legal and enforceable. If such modification is not possible, the relevant provision or part-provision shall be deemed deleted. Any modification to or deletion of a provision or part-provision under this clause shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the rest of these Terms of Website Use.

25. Which country’s laws apply to any disputes

If you are a consumer, please note that these Terms, their subject matter and their formation, are governed by English law. You and we both agree that the courts of England and Wales will have exclusive jurisdiction except that if you are a resident of Northern Ireland you may also bring proceedings in Northern Ireland, and if you are resident of Scotland, you may also bring proceedings in Scotland.

Please note that we only provide our website for domestic and private use. Without prejudice to that, if you are a business, these Terms, their subject matter and their formation (and any non-contractual disputes or claims) are governed by English law. We both agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.