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Club Etiquette

When riding in a group, it is important to ride in a safe manner so as to not be a danger to yourself, other members of the club or the public

Riding in a group

When riding, you must:

  • Ride no more than 2 abreast
  • Ride single file as required e.g. on narrow roads
  • Ride at a pace which is comfortable to you

  • Display the correct hand signals

  • Obey the Highway Code
  • Identify yourself to our Club Welfare Officer before riding, if you identify as a vulnerable adult (as per the British Cycling definition)

Never ridden in a group? Watch this handy GCN video for some tips..

Ride Preparation

Before coming on a club run, you should:

  • Make sure your bike is safe – check brakes, wheels, rims and steering (ask a member of the club if you are unsure)
  • Check your tyres
  • Make sure you know how to fix a puncture

  • Make sure nothing is hanging off your bike which may cause an accident

  • Make sure you have a serviced bike

Equipment Required

You are likely to need the following equipment:

  • A helmet and gloves

  • At least one spare inner tube
  • A pump
  • Tyre levers
  • A multi tool
  • At least one water bottle filled with a drink of your choice
  • Money (to be used for stops or in the event of an emergency taxi ride home)
  • Snacks, sweets, flapjack/energy bars or gels
  • Ride Coordinators

    There will be a Ride Coordinator on every official Club ride and it is their responsibility to lead the ride whilst ensuring a safe and enjoyable ride for all.

    To read the role of a Ride Coordinator, please click here

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