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3 months ago

An appalling company that has tried said it could be up to the end of January until I get my money back for an event cancelled over 6 months ago. Not only that they are charging me for just to return my own money to me I will never use active for a ride again


7 months ago

Total scam. Have zero intention of paying back for cancelled or postponed events. Saying it has to be 24hrs before the event. The event is postponed until next year and I can no longer attend. If that doesn鈥檛 count what actually does.



10 months ago

Signed up with for the Essex Velo on a Fast Track package. Received confirmation from the of the cancellation in September (see below) and a simple statement that a refund of just 45% of any fees paid would be coming to participants. This is a scam and people who have paid should push back through credit card providers with this company. They also cancelled Velo Birmingham and took everyone's registration fees to cover 'their considerable costs incurred'. To make it worse they have also highlighted that the insurance I purchased with the event (which I think is linked to them) will not cover me!!
The more people that highlight these sharp practices the better

Velo Statement
One of the key reasons for making this announcement with just under six months to go until the event was that we still have a considerable number of entry places left to fill. We were initially confident of selling the balance of entries over the coming summer months, however the escalating Covid-19 pandemic has meant we are unable to rely on these sales to cover the significant cost of staging this event. To compound matters, the important operational planning we should be undertaking is now severely compromised by the restrictions we are now all facing.
You may be aware that some major mass participation events have pushed back their dates back to September or October in the hope that restrictions will be lifted and they will be able to take place on their re-scheduled dates. The main difference between these events and the inaugural V茅lo Essex is that these events are either already sold out or logistically less demanding.
Whilst we carry extensive business interruption and event cancellation insurance, unfortunately, as is common with many mass participation events, none of these policies cover the unprecedented circumstances we find ourselves in.


11 months ago

As everyone else has said, they sneak charges in after you sign up for a race. Ridiculous.


2 years ago

When signing up for a race, apparently, I was charged for a monthly membership that I never indented to. I have written to the customer service dept. several times with no response at all. It鈥檚 so discouraging to think that a company would have a client jump through hoops to sign up for a relatively altruistic cause. Then fail to respond to an unhappy client. Be careful and really be mindful when signing up for anything in this site!


4 years ago

When registering for races online, sneaks in a seperate memebership discount charge, one month after registering (65.95-69.95) and then automatically renews this charge year after year. You must uncheck a box while registering for the race, and it is so easy to be fooled. It hit me twice, and I would never have noticed had it not been that this years annual charge showed up on a card that I no longer use, so it was a solo charge and quite evident.
I believe this is a deceptive and sneaky practice, in a busy online community registration environment.


7 years ago

they even charge cost when you don't pay attention


8 years ago

full of great articles for marathon trainees


8 years ago

Unauthorized credit card charges


8 years ago

Good adventure racing information


8 years ago

This site is the worst. You go to register for a race and you end up with "free" magazine subscriptions and a "free" trial membership only to find your credit card charged up the wazoo a month later. I am an avid runner and really have a hard time using this site when registering for races. Surprised it has such high scores.


10 years ago

Unauthorized credit card charge


11 years ago

Hard and unclear process to register for events without getting signed up for "extras" that cost $$$

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