1. General Information
You must understand the risks involved in participating in this type of event. It is an adventure and can therefore be dangerous. You are responsible for everything you do and we accept NO responsibility whatsoever.
Rico Rally (the ‘Event’) is NOT A RACE or time trial. Participants must not compete at any level with each other or other road users. Anyone found doing so will be removed immediately from the Event and no refund will be issued. You must drive with care and attention for your own safety and the safety of others at all times.
The Event is not a guided tour – it is a navigational road trip where you will be given a daily finish point and be expected to navigate to it with your own map/Sat Nav system.
Where a Group Booking is made all persons booked under the lead name of the booking agree to the Terms & Conditions set out here.
2. Age Restrictions
All participants must be 18 or over on the first day of the Event.
3. Entry Fees
Entry fees must be paid by the deadlines quoted on the website, any failure to do so will result in the team being removed from the Event. Deposits and entry fees are non-refundable. The entry fee does not include any personal expenses during the Event, such as fuel, tolls, food, drink, fines, repair costs or any other expenses of any kind.
If, for any reason, you decide to withdraw either before or during the Event, your fee is neither transferable nor refundable. We advise you to take out suitable insurance if you think this will be a problem.
The Event organisers reserve the right to refuse entry to the Event.
4. Administration Charges
Once you have entered the Event (deposit paid), your vehicle and member details are final. Any amendments may result in an administration fee being payable (at the discretion of the Event organisers).
a) Driving Licence – all drivers must hold a valid full UK driving licence
b) Vehicle insurance – for all drivers
c) V5C (log book) or ‘vehicle on hire’ certificate
d) MOT certificate – as the condition of a vehicle may deteriorate within the period of an MOT, it is your responsibility to ensure that your vehicle is in a roadworthy condition for the event.
e) Valid Passport – for all participants
It is the sole responsibility of the participants to ensure that their documents are in order. They must be valid from the beginning up to, and including, the last day of the Event. You will be required to sign to this effect at the Event launch. Failure to sign the registration form will result in disqualification from the Event without refund.
You cannot participate in any other vehicle than the one registered.
You agree to have the Rico Rally and official Event sponsors’ stickers placed on your vehicle at all times during the Event. All stickers are non-permanent, are easy to remove and will not leave any damage to your vehicle. The Event organisers are therefore not responsible for any claims of damage to your vehicle as a result of applying or removing such stickers.
7. Local Law
All participants must drive safely and at all times obey the specific regulations for each country visited. This includes (but is not limited to) speed regulations, highway laws, vehicle safety laws and laws relating to the possession or use of alcohol or drugs.
It is up to you to ensure that you are fully up to date with the driving requirements for each country you visit. Some countries require you to carry certain equipment. You will be provided with a driving guide prior to commencement of the rally; however this may not be an exhaustive list.
For teams of two, accommodation will be either a twin or double room; for teams of three, a triple room (double or twin with an additional single bed); for teams of four, two separate twin or double rooms will be provided. The Event organisers will endeavour to provide the requested room type (either twin or double) but cannot guarantee this. A credit card must be provided for each room as a security deposit when checking in. It will be charged at check out for any costs (such as food and drinks) or damages.
9. Code of Conduct
All participants must conduct themselves responsibly and in an appropriate manner at all times. You must not consume alcohol whilst driving, drive whilst under the influence of alcohol (or any other intoxicating substance) or drive if your ability to do so safely is compromised by illness, lack of adequate rest, or any other condition. Any illegal behaviour will result in the cancellation of your participation without refund.
The Event organisers accept no responsibility for the consequences of you being refused entrance into or exit out of any country, city, venue or premises during the Event. Any additional costs incurred are solely the participants’ responsibility. If you miss a pre-arranged ferry, it is your responsibility to pay for any additional costs.
If you fail to complete any part of the route or become unable to continue at any stage of the Event, you will not be entitled to a refund.
The Event organisers reserve the right to either change the Event schedule or cancel the Event at any time.
13. Image Rights
All participants consent to be photographed and to be included in any filming of the Event. You consent to the use of your name, image, likeness, voice and biographical material in connection with any and all footage, publicity and related promotional material. Participants are only entitled to take photographs and film footage of the Event for non-commercial purposes.
You are not permitted to use the ‘Rico Rally’ logos or branding under any circumstance other than placing stickers on your vehicle. This includes any printed material or websites.
15. Intellectual Property Rights Including Copyright
a) The names, images and logos identifying Rico Rally and all associated companies or third parties and any products and services are proprietary marks of these parties. Nothing in the Terms shall be construed as conferring to you any licence or right under any intellectual property right of any of the above parties unless expressly stated otherwise.
b) All copyright, trade marks and other intellectual property rights in the Website (including the design, arrangement and look and feel) and all material, software or content supplied as part of the Website, shall remain at all times our property or the property of our licensors and is protected by intellectual property law.
16. Copying the Event
By agreeing to our Terms you are agreeing that you will not organise, invest or fund a rally or similar driving event which attempts to replicate this Event or any of its unique features, activities and components or which seeks to benefit in any way from the Organiser’s branding or goodwill. Doing so will result in immediate legal action from the Organiser.
17. Force Majeure
The Event organisers cannot accept liability or refund monies if the Event has to be amended or cancelled due to any circumstances outside our control or that we could not foresee or avoid. Such as (but not limited to) war, threat of war, riot or civil unrest, terrorist activity, industrial disputes, natural disasters, adverse weather conditions, ferry delays or traffic delays. Neither can we be held responsible if certain attractions change their opening times or are closed.
18. Terms and Conditions Changes
The Event organisers reserve the right to change these terms and conditions at any time. Participants will be notified of the changes and will be deemed to have accepted the amended terms and conditions by participating in the Event.
You will indemnify the Event organisers, its officers, directors, employees, consultants, agents and sponsors against any and all claims, lawsuits and causes of action brought against them by any third party as a result of your action or participation in the Event, including without limitation, your violation of any laws or regulations or your breach of these Terms and Conditions of entry.
20. Violation of Terms
If any participants violate any of the above terms and conditions or refuse to follow the instructions given prior or during the Event by the Event organisers, you may be prohibited from any or further participation in the Event.
These terms and conditions and your participation in the Event are governed by English law and you submit to the jurisdiction of the Courts of England.