Code of Conduct

During your stay at Avon Tyrrell Outdoor Activity Centre, we kindly ask that you adhere to these rules for your own safety and the safety and enjoyment of others.

No open fires or fire pits are permitted anywhere on the site (Robin).

If you wish to use a BBQ during your stay, please ensure that it is kept off the ground when in use, and is properly extinguished after use.

Please only consume food and drink purchased from our outlets in the ‘Arena’ ­ all profits go to the charity.

If you are going to ignore this ­at least don’t leave your bottles all over the place and ensure you are restless with guilt for most of the night!

Please respect other guests around you during your stay.

Do not play loud music at any time and keep noise levels to a minimum at night.

We have a quiet period from 11.30pm until 7:30 am.

As we have large numbers of people on site; including small children, please only cycle on the designated tracks and always wear a helmet and please keep your speed down outside of the organised races.

Parents/Guardians ­please accompany and supervise your children. Supervision is also suggested for those new to off­-road riding.

Please make sure your bike is in good working order, pay particular attention to the tyres, brakes and gears.

There’s a shop on site that can help here you need it.

Know your limitations. Off-­road cycling can be fun and challenging but can be hazardous so don’t try any stunts or tricks you can’t do or have never tried before.

Northshore, pump track and gravity areas

Gravity is to be used only during supervised times. The north shore is a bit green and slippery ­advanced riders ONLY.

Please restrict vehicle movement on site, especially late at night, and keep vehicles off of grassy areas.

Know where your nearest Fire Assembly point is in case of an emergency (toilet/shower block or summer house).

No Dogs on site for the Big Bike Bash

All rubbish/recycling should be disposed of inside the skips/bins provided.

Please ensure nothing is left next to any of the skips/bins provided, as these can attract wildlife.

A skip can be found at the entrance to the campsite, and an additional skip and recycling point can be found in the car park by reception. Please note: Guests leaving large quantities of rubbish will be charged for its removal. ­

All self-catering guests and campers are NOT permitted in the main house at any time.

Damage to self-catering lodges or Avon Tyrrell property will be invoiced to the named person responsible for the group or party without exception.

No dogs are allowed on site for the bash.

Please ensure you abide by all out of bounds signs and do not enter areas of restricted access.

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Please ensure you are aware of all water hazards on site, and take any necessary precautions to ensure the safety of your group.

ALWAYS WEAR A HELMET WHEN CYCLING

As well as having direct access to the New Forest, our land also borders a number of private properties. If you are unsure of our boundaries please ask.

In fairness to our housekeeping staff, we kindly ask that you leave ample time to pack up and depart your lodge accommodation so that arriving groups can check in on time. Your departure time is 10am.

Campers are welcome to stay pitched till after the Prize Presentation on Monday.

Please also note that to comply with our insurance certification; self-catering accommodation is sold with a maximum upper limit of occupants.

Guests must ensure the maximum numbers are not exceeded.

Please Use Common Sense – If you are a nuisance to others and cannot abide by these rules, we will have no hesitation to remove groups from the site without refund.

Thinking of doing the lake jump and/or lake activity sessions during the BBB?
Our instructor covering sessions on the lake is available to brief participants but here's some key points of extra information to take note of before you decide to proceed: When participating in water sports there may be some natural hazards you may come across like sharp stones or fishing hooks on the bottom of the lake, potential water­borne illnesses or risks such as drowning and hypothermia.

However these are rare and with a bit of care and management certainly should not stop us from enjoying sessions. By following a few simple rules we can stay safe AND enjoy all that the great outdoors has to offer!

  • If you have any unhealed cuts or grazes cover them up with micropore tape/waterproof plasters
  • Wear suitable shoes and clothes for the activity
  • Avoid prolonged swimming in the lake or drinking lake water
  • Once the safety equipment is on (like buoyancy aids), don’t adjust or play with it, ask an instructor first
  • Wash your hands, face and body after sessions ­ there is a shower block next to the lake
  • If after the session, even after a few days, you start to feel unwell perhaps with flu­like symptoms and are at all worried, see your GP­ make sure you explain what you have been up to.

Additional Information for Campers

Please ensure you pitch your tents at least 6 metres away from neighbouring groups and lodges, and at least 3 metres from others within your own group.

Please be aware of the risks of Lymes Disease (from ticks) and Weils Disease (from water courses) which can occur in the New Forest. Reception can give advice on these if you have any concerns. Should you experience any problems during your stay please report them immediately to our reception staff or BBB Volunteers in lime green.

DO NOT WEAR LIME GREEN TO THE BASH ­unless you want to spend hours helping the event go like a dream and drinking a lot.

Out of office hours please contact the On Call member of staff who can be contacted using the emergency phone point outside reception, or by calling 07743 559344.

Please note our rules are to ensure everyone’s enjoyment, please abide by these and remember we are only able to help if we are aware of the problem.

Most importantly, HAVE FUN ­don’t be an idiot.

Disclaimer
Our events and races are fun but can carry the risk of injury. Whilst we have insurance and risk assessment in place for all activities everyone must follow this Code. In participating in the Big Bike Bash you understand and agree that you do this entirely at your own risk, that you must rely on your own ability to deal with all hazards and that you must ride in a manner which is safe for yourself and all others. You agree that no liability whatsoever shall be attached to the promoter, the venue supplier, event sponsor(s) or any official or member of the promoting club or UK Youth in respect of any injury, loss or damage suffered by you, including the theft of bikes or personal property, in or by reason of the event, however caused.

NO DOGS OR CATS ALLOWED FOR THE EVENT PLEASE AND ALWAYS WEAR A HELMET!

In case you were wondering. Why are we banging on about no dogs? Well we don’t want dog poop and we want you to have a great weekend not worrying about a dog on a lead or tied up at the tent eating the neighbour’s kids / bbq fodder.

It’s also unfair on those who have left their dog with a kennel or (un)willing sitter for the weekend. Please adhere to this or we’ll ask you to leave with no refund. That includes the family that hide their dog in the tent all day. What a rubbish weekend for the dog! Are you mentalists?