School Terms and Conditions
All students must be present for the Safety Briefing at 8am
All students must be present for the Safety Briefing at 8am. Any student who does not arrive in time for this session will risk forfeiting their position for the day. There will be no refunds or reschedules under any circumstances if this situation arises.
All students must ensure they book into the correct level.
All students must ensure they book into the correct level. All students start at Level One, each level takes one day to complete, and all levels must be completed in sequence. In the event a student books into an incorrect level and there is no availability in the correct level, the student will not be able to participate in the event as numbers for each level are strictly limited. There will be no refunds however, we will endeavour to reschedule your place at our discretion.
All students must meet the minimum licence requirement.
The minimum licence requirement to participate in the California Superbike School is as follows:
- Full UK Driving Licence : This must allow you to ride a motorcycle on the road.
- ACU Competition Licence : we must be notified of this Licence at booking stage so please contact the office
All participants ride at their own risk, whether riding in all or part of their sessions.
All participants ride at their own risk, whether riding in all or part of their sessions. All participants should take into account their own riding ability, condition of their equipment, and possible track conditions before riding.
Students may not hand over their booking to another rider during an event.
Students may not hand over their booking, in part or in full, to another rider at any time during an event.
California Superbike School accepts no responsibility if a rider fails to attend or does not ride.
California Superbike School accepts no responsibility if a participant fails to attend, cannot ride, is unfit to ride, or chooses not to ride in all or part of the day. Regardless of the reason (including, but not limited to, weather conditions, work requirements, motorcycle problems, family crisis and health problems) there are no refunds or reschedules either in part or in full.
Lap timing devices strictly prohibited, video recording equipment is at the discretion of GME Staff.
It is California Superbike School policy that students are not to use lap timing equipment while out on track at CSS events. In order to get the most out of the day students should have their attention focused on the drills they are working on, rather than on filming their session. This policy is based on historical data provided by California Superbike School USA, that has shown students with Lap Timers mounted to their bikes had a higher crash rate than those without. Our intention is for students to be in an environment that is as safe as possible at our events.
The consumption of alcohol and use of illegal substances is strictly prohibited.
The consumption of alcohol and use of illegal substances is strictly prohibited at California Superbike School. Any person found consuming, or to be affected by, alcohol or drugs will not be permitted to participate in the event. No refunds will be given under any circumstances, and perpetrators risk being expelled from the venue and refused participation in future events. California Superbike School reserves the right to subject riders to random breath testing and checking for influence of drugs.
It is your responsibility to be in a fit condition to ride on the day. Due to the high concentration requirements, California Superbike School strongly recommends a good night’s sleep and abstaining from alcohol and drugs (ALWAYS, but specifically) the night before your event. This does not include prescribed medication which is endorsed by your physician as being non-detrimental to your participation in this activity
Students may reschedule their booking, provided:
For bookings placed after 1st August 2020, provided it is more than 30 days out from your booked event you can cancel your current booking and obtain a CSS voucher to rebook your event at a date that suits you within the next 12 month period, less a processing fee of £25. There are no cash refunds. In the instance you are no longer wanting to use the voucher to attend the event in the future for any reason, you can pass/sell this voucher to another rider to utilise it within the vouchers 12 month period, provided it is notified to CSSUK via email or phone so the name on the voucher can be reassigned. If it is less than 30 days to your booked event you cannot cancel and receive a voucher. You can, however, sell your position to another rider provided the rider taking the position fits the criteria for the booked riding level, and the day has not started. You can see registration staff the morning of the event and they can do the rider name change. The new rider MUST undertake the same level and meet all CSSUK policy requirements. This policy also applies to any equipment hired for the event.
All students are responsible for ensuring their motorcycle is in a track-worthy condition.
All students are responsible for ensuring their motorcycle is in a track-worthy condition and passes scrutineering prior to attending the event.
Please refer to the motorcycle checklist located in Student Requirements.
All students are required to meet the minimum riding gear requirements.
All students are required to meet the minimum riding gear requirements. California Superbike School minimum riding gear requirements are: leather jacket and pants which zip together or a leather one-piece suit (no textile clothing allowed), leather motorcycle gloves (overlapping suit sleeves), full-face helmet of minimum UK Standards, and full height leather motorcycle boots which overlap pants (no work boots or runners allowed).
Should there be an issue with any of the above, both motorcycles and riding gear can be hired for this event – please see Bikes and Hire Gear for further details.
All students are responsible for ensuring any utilised equipment is in a safe working condition.
All participants are responsible for ensuring any equipment used during California Superbike School is in a safe working condition. This includes all wiring and electrical items being compliant with relevant UK Standards (this may include having leads tested and tagged). Compressors, generators and other tools and equipment must be maintained and in a safe working condition. Electrical items such as tyre warmers must be plugged into power boards fitted with RCD (Residual Current Device) protection; double adaptors are not to be used. California Superbike School may request equipment be taken out of use if not considered to meet the above standards. All Brake levers must have a ball end on them and if they do not then you may be asked to fit a cover.
All students are to abide by the Safe Handling of Fuel Guidelines.
All participants are to abide by the Safe Handling of Fuel Guidelines during California Superbike School. Strict guidelines must be followed concerning the amount of fuel permitted in garages (20L per rider), the suitability of fuel containers (labelled and UK Standards compliant), and safe refuelling procedures (avoidance of spills and ignition sources). These guidelines will be on display at the circuit on the day of the event.
Any student who does not agree with this information may obtain a full refund, provided:
Any participant who does not agree with the information contained in this policies sheet, or any other information supplied by California Superbike School, is entitled to a full refund provided they notify California Superbike School within three (3) days of receiving this sheet. Any rider who exercises this right will be unable to book any further California Superbike School events. If notice is not received within three (3) days, California Superbike School assumes the participant agrees to all policies and information and is prepared to abide the policies, terms and conditions contained herein. Policies may change without notice.
All school places must be fully paid up prior to attending the event, anyone who has not done this may run the risk of their chosen dates being moved.
When you make additional payments over time please ensure you include your name and order number in the reference.
If full payment is not received 30 days prior to event your spot will be cancelled, and a CSS voucher will be issued to you for funds paid to date less a processing fee of £25. There are no cash refunds. In the instance you are no longer wanting to use the voucher to attend the event in the future for any reason, you can pass/sell this voucher to another rider to utilise it within the vouchers 12 month period, provided it is notified to CSSUK via email or phone so the name on the voucher can be reassigned.
1.1 Definition of Force Majeure
In this Clause [ ], “Event of Force Majeure” means an event beyond the control of the California Super Bike School the “Operator”, which prevents a Party from complying with any of its obligations under the Contract, including but not limited to:
1.1. act of God (such as, but not limited to, fires, explosions, earthquakes, drought, tidal waves and floods);
1.2 war, hostilities (whether war be declared or not), invasion, act of foreign enemies, mobilisation, requisition, or embargo;
1.3 rebellion, revolution, insurrection, or military or usurped power, or civil war;
1.4 contamination by radio-activity from any nuclear fuel, or from any nuclear waste from the combustion of nuclear fuel, radio-active toxic explosive, or other hazardous properties of any explosive nuclear assembly or nuclear component of such assembly;
1.5 riot, commotion, strikes, go slows, lock outs or disorder, unless solely restricted to employees of the Supplier or of his Subcontractors, Global Pandemic; or
1.6 acts or threats of terrorism
1.7 adverse weather conditions – The California Superbike School cannot control weather conditions. If it rains we get wet; if the sun shines we get hot. California Superbike School accepts no responsibility should an event be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances, including but not limited to, extreme weather. In this event there will be no refunds or transfers.
However, if a school event does not complete at least 2 full rotations of all groups on track and all classroom sessions, then California Superbike School will endeavour to provide a replacement day at the venue’s discretion. If a rescheduled day is offered, there will be no refunds or transfers from the rescheduled day under any circumstances. In the event that the track cannot provide a rescheduled day then there will be no refunds or transfers.
1.2 Consequences of Force Majeure Event
1.2.1 Neither the Authority nor the Operator shall be considered in breach of this Contract to the extent that performance of their respective obligations (excluding payment obligations) is prevented by an Event of Force Majeure that arises after the Effective Date.
1.2.2 The Party (the “Affected Party”) prevented from carrying out its obligations hereunder shall give notice to the other Party of an Event of Force Majeure upon it being foreseen by, or becoming known to, the Affected Party.
1.2.3 If and to the extent that the Operator is prevented from executing the Services by the Event of Force Majeure, while the Operator is so prevented the Operator shall be relieved of its obligations to provide the Services but shall endeavour to continue to perform its obligations under the Contract so far as reasonably practicable [and in accordance with Good Operating Practices], [PROVIDED that if and to the extent that the Operator incurs additional Cost in so doing, the Operator shall be entitled to the amount of such Cost [COST BEING DEFINED AS HAVING NO PROFIT COMPONENT] (the Operator having taken reasonable steps to mitigate the Cost)].
Covid 19 and Pandemic
In this ever-changing world we are doing everything possible to ensure that chosen dates happen, however if we are unable to do this due to regional lockdowns, you will be issued a voucher to be used at your convenience over the next 12 months.