Bimble bike motor tour tours touring Norfolk
​​​Bimble on the Bike Tours ®
​Two wheel touring

Terms and conditions 2019

Bookings

All bookings require a £50 deposit per person to secure your place on the appropriate tour, without the deposit your place will not be secured. A confirmation e-mail will be sent to you on completion.
Your tour deposit is non-refundable. Your final payment is due 8 weeks prior to departure. Once this amount has been paid, there is no refund if you then cancel unless

a) Loss of full deposit unless cancellation is on medical grounds, in which case we will require proof in the form of        a note from your doctor.
b) You may transfer your deposit to another tour within the tour season that you booked. In the event of you                  cancelling that tour, you will lose your deposit.
c) You may transfer your booking to another person. However, you will be liable for any administration costs                (typically £20) and will be responsible for your nominee paying their monies in full.
d) After the date that the balance was due: no refund.

We reserve the right to cancel any tour - however, this would only become necessary in exceptional circumstances. Arrangements for your tour are made months, sometimes a year in advance. It is therefore inevitable that changes can occur. In such an event, we would hope to offer you an alternative. If this were not possible or acceptable, we would issue a full refund or offer you to continue on original Tour, on payment of a supplement. Bimble on the Bike Tours do not accept liability for any loss, damage or expense resulting from war or terrorist activities threatened or actual, riot or civil unrest, industrial action threatened or actual, weather conditions, fire, flood, drought, closures, unforeseen alterations to public transport schedules, rescheduling of aircraft or boats, epidemic or outbreaks of illness or any other event outside our control which either delays or extends or reduces the trip, or compels a change in the trip arrangements after departure

Circumstances beyond our control may dictate an increase in the cost of your tour. Any increase less than 2% of the published price will be absorbed within the original price - any increase over 2% we may need to add to the final invoice. At the time of writing we are still waiting to see the outcome of Brexit which could be a factor for the 2019 season.

For all UK Tours you must have the following:

a) Driving licence of the rider’s country of residence.
b) Vehicle registration document  
c) MOT certificate (where appropriate for age of vehicle)
d) Personal travel insurance, valid for touring on your motorcycle and appropriate for the capacity of the engine           and covering personal accident, medical expenses, repatriation, loss and damage to personal effects. In the           event that the Participant(s) do not have suitable travel insurance, they will not be allowed to join the Tour. If you     choose to travel without adequate insurance cover, we will not be liable for any losses howsoever arising, in           respect of which insurance cover would otherwise have been available.
e) Suitable riding gear considering the distance and weather conditions expected.
f)  To advise Bimble on the Bike Tour’s of any illness, infirmity, allergies or dietary needs that may affect your                touring holiday.

For overseas tours you must have the following:

a) Valid UK passport (ensure visa not required if non-UK).
b) European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) (can be obtained online at www.dh.govuk/travellers, by phoning 08456     062030, or by post from any main Post Office) Note: E111 Certificate is no longer valid
c) Driving licence of the rider’s country of residence.
d) Vehicle registration document and / or title
e) MOT certificate (where appropriate for age of vehicle)
f)  High vis top (required to be worn if we have to stop on a highway)
g) European insurance cover for your bike - must include repatriation in the event of an accident or serious                 breakdown.
h) Personal Travel Insurance for yourself and pillion (if appropriate). This must include medical cover including any     possible repatriation in the event of serious illness or accident. We also recommend you include cancellation           cover. If you choose to travel without adequate insurance cover, we will not be liable for any losses howsoever       arising, in respect of which insurance cover would otherwise have been available.
i)  Suitable riding clothing considering the distance and weather conditions expected.
j)  To advise Bimble on the Bike Tour’s of any illness, infirmity, allergies or dietary needs that may affect your                touring holiday.

All Participants are expected to conduct themselves in an orderly and acceptable manner and not to disrupt the enjoyment of other guests. If in our opinion or in the opinion of any hotel manager or any other person in authority, your behaviour or that of any member of your party is causing or is likely to cause distress, danger or annoyance to any of our other guests or any third party or damage to property, or to cause a delay or diversion to transportation, we reserve the right to terminate your booking arrangements with us immediately. The decision of the Tour Leader is final and binding, including any decisions made by member of staff to change the itinerary at short notice.

In the event of such termination our liability to you and/or your party will cease and you and/or your party will be required to leave your accommodation or other service immediately. We will have no further obligations to you and/or your party. No refunds for lost accommodation or any other service will be made and we will not pay any expenses or costs incurred as a result of termination. You and/or your party may also be required to pay for loss and/or damage caused by your actions and Bimble on the Bike Tours will hold you and each member of your party jointly and individually liable for any damage or losses caused by you or any member of your party.

You accept that you are responsible for the condition and maintenance of your motorcycle and any other such equipment you use on the Tour. Please note that whilst all reasonable efforts will be made by us to ensure the safe keeping of your motorcycle, we cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage to your motorcycle as a result of your participation in the Tour or otherwise.

Where repairs are undertaken by the Bimble on the Bike Tour or anyone from within the group, or outside assistance this is done with your express consent, and you accept that these repairs are done in difficult circumstances with limited resources and equipment. Bimble on the Bike Tour’s gives no guarantee or warranty in respect of any maintenance or repairs carried out by any member at your request on your motorcycle or other equipment. Bimble on the Bike Tour’s will not be liable for any damage to your property as a result of any maintenance or repairs carried. You will be responsible to ensure that you are satisfied that the work has been carried out to appropriate standard and is suitable for the continuation of any journey.

Bimble on the Bike Tours do not accept responsibility or liability for death or bodily injury to any of our Participants unless proven by the negligent acts or omissions of our employees or agents. In cases of emergency, I authorise Bimble on the Bike Tour’s, employees or agents as applicable to arrange any necessary medical or surgical treatments and to sign any required form of consent on my behalf. I accept that I am responsible for reimbursing to Bimble on the Bike Tour additional expense they incur on my behalf relating to my medical treatment or repatriation due to my injury, illness or other medical condition.

The Participant(s) must be aware that we may take photographs, videos and films of the Participant(s) whilst on the Tour, of which we reserve the right to use such material for any advertising, brochures, social media accounts and video production, and other marketing uses (including footage for television) without obtaining further consent.

In accordance with the Package Travel, Package Holiday and Package Tour Regulations 1992 and EC Directive 90/314EC all monies will be kept in trust until such times as your tour is complete.

The laws of England and Wales are applicable to this Acknowledgement Form and I expressly submit to the sole jurisdiction of the Courts of England and Wales.

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