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Only Strider® brand balance bikes are permitted to race - bikes must be serial stamped and have the Strider hologram
No modification of bike frame or fork allowed
Aftermarket components, such as wheels, seats and handlebars are acceptable but are subject to safety inspection by Strider official
No slip-on shoes or sandals (full toe coverage required) Long trousers and long-sleeved tops are advisable
Knee and Elbow Pads must be worn and a properly fitted helmet which meets UK safety standards is required
A rider will race the age they are the day of the race. In the case of a multi-day event, age group will be based on the first day of the event
Heat race selection and start position will be determined by registration date and time
The race format will go by rider’s age.
One age group will go through their entire race program from rider’s meeting to podium ceremony, this age group will then clear the track and the next age group will go through their entire program, and so on.
Every rider will compete in a 3 heat race to gain qualifying points for the finals
Rider may be assisted on the start hill/ramp only
One parent limit in start area
Rider must be able to ride track unassisted
Rider must complete course unassisted for a finishing position
Don't leave without your medal - every participant gets one
Strider World Championship and Strider Cup are run and organised by Strider. READY TO ENTER? THEN CLICK HERE
Strider Challenge and Strider Racing are run by Strider partners, and as such Strider are not directly involved. Any questions on these events need to go back to the organisers.
STRIDER® Racing was designed to let young children compete in a fun, family friendly, competitive atmosphere. Children of all sizes and skill levels are encouraged to participate. In an effort to create a culture of good sportsmanship with these young riders, parents and other spectators are asked to follow the guidelines below to ensure the race remains friendly and supports all participants. Healthy competition means keeping the race fun. Kids would rather have fun than just focus on winning.
Striders go ahead in all but the worst of weathers. We will race through the rain. However, should torrential rain or thunder and lightning strike, we will stop the event for health and safety reasons.
This judgement is down to the Race Directer on the day and no refunds can be made for adverse weather.
Event Cancellation by you
29 days plus - Full refund available minus £1 administration fee.
28 days notice 50% of the paid entry fee per race cancelled minus £1 administration fee.
7 days or less, no refunds or transfers. The above policies are not dependant on circumstances and are final. We appreciate kids have off days and last minute illness but unfortunately we still need to staff, purchase medals and trophies and run the event.
Please email Karen@striderbike.co.uk and note we will not deal with any cancellations over the phone, by text or through Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Inform us of your full name, riders name and which races need to be cancelled.
Event Cancellation by us
In the unlikely event, we need to cancel a race, all fees and race entry costs will be refunded. In the case of bookings over 60 days old it may be that we need to refund you by cheque due to time constraints of refunds to certain cards.
Force Majeure: If Strider is prevented (directly or indirectly) from performing any of its obligations under the entry agreement by reasons of act of God, strikes, trade disputes, breakdowns, government or political action, interruption of transport, acts of war or terrorism, acts of omissions by a third party for any other reasons whatsoever outside of Strider's control, then Strider will be under no liability whatsoever to you and may as its option, cancel the event.
If a Strider event is cancelled we will not be liable for costs of travel fares, hotels, or any other expenses that may be incurred.