The Rules for Ride and Seek 2015
All challenges need rules. These were ours
on the day we set off:
- We will each have £1 per day budget to spend however we please.
- The budget includes the following expenses: food, drinks, accommodation, bike consumables (inner tubes, tyres, spokes, etc.), toiletries, clothes and fuel.
- The exchange rate that applies on the day we arrive in
France is the exchange rate we will use for the duration of the trip.
- Individual team members can pool their daily budget to buy something of a higher value.
- We are allowed to spend up to ten days' budget ahead of time so long as, at the end of the trip, we haven't used more than £1 per day travelled.
- We cannot work or sell belongings (including our own organs) for additional funds. We cannot steal, beg or dumpster dive.
- We can start with whatever we like, including food, drink, bike spares and toiletries.
- If the daily £1 budget is used to buy a lottery ticket, scratchcard or raffle ticket, the winnings cannot be added to the budget.
- We can take fruit, nuts, leaves and berries from private trees or plants overhanging the road or path but we cannot trespass to access food.
- No stealing (except the above rule if you consider that stealing).
- No bin diving.
- We can accept anything offered to us but we cannot put ourselves in a position likely to garner offers.
- We are allowed to knock on doors to ask for water, but not for food.
- In the unlikely event that we have foraged surplus food or caught more fish than needed, we are allowed to barter these items but we are not allowed to sell them.
- We are allowed to knock on doors to ask for permission to camp.
- We must have a great time and not whinge unduly if we don't.
The Rules for Live Below The Line
We will also run a parallel set of rules to comply with the Live Below The Line challenge. To consider the ride successful, we must reach Gibraltar having complied with both sets of rules.
- Only the cost of food and drink is covered by the £1 a day budget.
- All starting food must be included in the budget.
- Meals donated (if any) are to be deducted from the budget at the average cost of that meal (breakfast, lunch or dinner) in that particular country.
My other sites:
The site for my 22,000 mile ride around Europe as well as country-by-country touring information
My personal site