Rule Clarification (help out a numpty)

Viper

Active Member
#1
Hi all, looking for a little clarification if someone could shed some light I would be very grateful. This summer I plan to do the Full Monty, as it is an extreme ride I believe it requires two signatures at the start and at the end, I plan to start this ride at 3am with a receipt from my local Tescos pay at pump (unnamed) so I am not sure what to do about the signatures and then i found this:
  1. A witness or photograph of you receipt including live odometer reading is required to sign your start and finish documentation.
  2. Get a time dated receipt at your chosen start location.

Am I right in thinking a photograph of the receipt showing my odometer reading can be used instead of getting two signatures? and the same at the end?
Thanks in advance..
 

orestesdjc

Premier Member
#2
You can get your witness forms signed a reasonable time & distance from the start if you begin at a unsociable hour. In this case the night before & within 50 miles should be ok. You will still need to document the actual start time with a timed & dated receipt. I'm not sure if the new method you mention is used in the UK yet as it's still being rolled out.
 

Viper

Active Member
#3
You can get your witness forms signed a reasonable time & distance from the start if you begin at a unsociable hour. In this case the night before & within 50 miles should be ok. You will still need to document the actual start time with a timed & dated receipt. I'm not sure if the new method you mention is used in the UK yet as it's still being rolled out.
Thanks for your reply, the method i mentioned I found here... https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Xj3Eh_MsTddDsiSUz7QYlVMWGTwb34cpRxGKJW9ySqc/edit
 

orestesdjc

Premier Member
#4
I stand corrected. So taking a photograph of your start/end receipt (with the odometer reading on it)alongside your odometer should be ok.
 

Megabuck

IBAUK Verifier
IBA Member
#5
Hi there,

Dave is correct. Start and finish witnesses can still be used, but there is now an alternative:
  1. Obtain start receipt - computer-printed, showing date and time;
  2. Write current odometer reading on receipt;
  3. Take photo of the receipt next to the bike's odometer.
You can repeat at the end of the ride. I haven't really considered whether there's a problem mixing and matching - e.g. start witness, end receipt photo, but I believe that would be fine. It also means you can start or end a ride at a 24-hour unmanned fuel station.

Still waiting for the first ride of 2018 to be passed to me. At this rate, I might have to do one myself!

Regards,
Martin