Conditions of Participation – Scotland

BaltiCCycle (BC) is not a commercial tour, all organizers are volunteers, and the collected registration fee goes only for covering organizational expenses. Joining BC you become a part of the team, and we expect from you a good will and a right understanding of our principles and rules. Your assistance in organizing daily program and solving all difficulties is highly appreciated.

The BC 2019 tour “Mysterious and Misty Scotland” is opened for everybody but before signing you should think about your potential to complete it not bringing troubles to yourself and others.
BC participants gather for the ride from different countries and continents. We recommend bringing on your bike a national flag or other symbol that local people could see us as international friendly cycling community. EU flags are also welcome.

Organizational rules. We try to keep our organizational principles similar to the previous BC tours, but each of our routes is different; therefore, it is impossible to work out all details in advance.

Arrival/Departure. Costs of the arrival/departure are not included in the participation fee. You can join and finish the ride at any point of the route, and you have to plan yourself how to do it. We can pick you up for the additional fee (5 € per 10 km) for the total distance 100 km. You should contact the ride organizers at least two days before. Leaving from the intermediate points of the route should be not a problem: the public transport connecting towns is available almost everywhere on the route. Ryanair operates cheap flights to Edinburgh and Glasgow from many European cities. Here you can find more about flights to/from Scotland.
Click here how to prepare your bicycle for a plane transport.

Ferries. On our route we have to use the following ferry crossings (tickets everybody will buy individually):

Catering. It depends only on you. It is recommended to bring along a gas stove for preparing meals in the campsites. Sections of the route, especially in the north-west, go through sparsely populated areas. There may be long sections without shops or cafes and participants should carry emergency rations.

Vaccination. There is no any obligation, but always better to vaccinate against Hepatitis A, ticks, Hepatitis B virus, Typhoid fever, Tetanus and Diphtheria.

Necessary equipment and documents:

Children until 18. Children can take part in the ride only together with parents (one or both) or another adult who is authorized by notary to take care and is fully responsible for the juvenile.

Luggage transport. We strongly recommend carrying all necessary personal stuff in the panniers on your bike. The service of luggage transportation by the support car is limited to 20 kg. If you plan to transport more kilograms in the support car you have to indicate when registering and pay in advance (2 € per diem).
Neither organizers nor drivers are responsible for safety of your luggage. You should insure your luggage against theft personally.

Membership fee. It is fixed 25 €/day. The organisational costs of this ride are higher than usual in particular because of very expensive accommodation. You have to indicate the number of days you plan to travel in the table of the Registration Form, and your membership fee for the whole tour will be counted automatically. To organize the whole event with fewer troubles we ask everybody who has intention to take part in the ride to fill the Registration Form as soon as possible.
If the registration and the half of membership fee is not received until June 4, 2019 (1 month before the ride start) all discounts are cancelled. The second half of participation fee must be paid 5 days before your start date; otherwise it increases by 10 %. Participants who do not have any discount, must pay the half of the fee at least 20 days before their start date; otherwise the whole fee increases by 10%. The second part must be paid 5 days before the start date; otherwise it increases by 10 % as well.
The membership fee will not be required from those local cyclists who help in organising the ride and will cycle less than 3 days. They have to cover only the sleeping costs. The organizers will appreciate if local participants will purchase a package with ride symbols (T-shirts, flag and sticker).

The membership fee includes:

Discounts. The discounts are applicable only if the Registration Form and at least the half of membership fee is received not later than 1 month in advance before your start date (until June 4, 2019). Discounts don’t accumulate.

Additional paid service (optional):

booked by registration:

booked during the ride:

Resignation rules. The date of resignation is fixed up when the resignation letter is received by organizers (before the ride by email or, during the ride it should be delivered to the leaders of expedition and confirmed by them). The date is important, because it determines the amount of refund which is returned in the following manner: