Code of Conduct
We would ask that participants attending club rides familiarise themselves with this code of conduct.
At the end of the day, we’re riding as a group for fun in good company, so don’t worry, we won’t test you to make sure you can recite it rule and verse!
Code of Conduct
- Ride safely and always follow the Highway Code.
- The rider must ensure that their cycle is in sound mechanical condition and fully equipped for long rides with efficient brakes. Puncture repair kit, pump and bike tool kit must be carried, suitable clothing worn, and riders should be prepared for adverse weather conditions. Helmets must be worn at all times whilst underway.
- Listen out for calls from other riders in the group such as “car up”, “car down”, etc and relay the call so other members of the group can here them.
- Look out for hand signals by other riders in the group and repeat them where they’re indicating a hazard so that other riders behind you will also become aware of the hazard.
- Never ride more than two abreast. If you are riding alone within a group, ride behind the inner rider of a pair.
- Do not wave traffic on to pass the group. Drivers need to use their own judgement and awareness to decide when it is safe to pass based on their own and their vehicles capabilities.
- In a large group, be prepared to split into smaller groups to allow cars to pass. Leave a gap of about four car lengths.
- If you can’t keep up with the pace of the riders in front, call and let them know so that the group can adjust it’s pace accordingly. Don’t expect them to “just know” you’re dropping back!
- PS: And don’t forget to enjoy your ride!