Explicit Risks are Hazards that are obvious to an Inviter who has inspected a scheduled bicycle ride route, bushwalking course, swim course, ski course etc.  However, due to the speed that Invitees may approach an Explicit Risk, such Invitees may not have time to avoid an Explicit Risk, or say in the case of an annual ocean swim, they may not be able to get out of a 'rip' if they swim into it.


Examples of an Explicit Risk for an annual organised 50km charity bike ride that traditionally attacks a lot of 'rookie' cyclists, be a -

(a)        fresh pothole on a descent;

(b)        timber bridge with vertical timber beams that run down the length of the bridge which have gaps between some of the timber beams that could catch a narrow road tyre;

(d)        roadworks, and

(c)        low concave path bridge over a river bed that has accumulated a lot of sand a debris due to recent heavy rain.


Hence, it is vital that organises of annual charity rides in particular ride the entire route not more than a week prior to the event.

An example of an Explicit Risk in an annual ocean swim is in the annual 2.7km Palm Beach to Whale Beach Big Swim, competitors are now no longer allowed to cut the corner when they approach Whale Beach, whereas in the early years of the event they could.  Rather they are required to swim down to the middle or southern end of Whale Beach to avoid a 'rip' that sits at the north end of Whale Beach that is particularly strong if the  'Christmas tides' are in effect.