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Terms and Conditions

ACCESS TO ASCOT HEATH

Racing is a dangerous sport and Ascot will be using areas of the Heath for operational purposes during Racing Hours, which are from 1200 noon until half an hour after the last race (or later if Ascot reasonably considers it necessary for safety reasons). If you wish to be on the Heath during Racing Hours then the following Terms and Conditions apply to YOU. These have become necessary because there have been some near misses recently, and the Ascot Authority does not want any accident to occur either to personnel working in the area, or to members of the public.

In order to be allowed access to the Heath during Racing Hours, you will be asked to sign a form to confirm that you have received this notice, and that you and your guests have read and agree to its contents. This applies to everyone over the age of 16. If you are not prepared to sign, then you will be refused entry to the Heath.

Terms & Conditions

1)        Access to the Heath during Racing Hours is AT YOUR OWN RISK.

2)        YOU are responsible for your own safety and the safety of anyone who accompanies you.

3)        Ascot, its employees and/or agents will not be liable to you or to your guests for any personal injury, death, loss or damage to you or your property (or your guests or their property) however caused except to the extent death or personal injury is caused by any wilful or negligent act or breach of statutory duty of Ascot, its employees or agents.

4)        For the avoidance of doubt anyone on the Heath WILL BE AT RISK IF THEY:

         are on the Perimeter Road (which is used by work vehicles and emergency vehicles)

         are on Cricket Pitch Road, Churchill Avenue or the Service Road (where official vehicles may travel at speed)

         are on the northern part of the Heath (from Swinley Bottom around to Cricket Pitch Road) when an emergency helicopter is approaching this landing area

         are wearing headphones (and are therefore unaware of approaching vehicles)

         are riding a bicycle, scooter or skateboard

         have a dog that is not on a lead at all times

5)        A safe area for viewing races is available between the road and the running rail in the straight.

6)        You may be accompanied by a reasonable number of guests on the Heath during Racing Hours. YOU are responsible for making them aware of these Terms and Conditions, and ensuring that they comply with them.

7)        All children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult who is responsible for their safety at all times.