Saturday, 29 September 2018

Your photos needed for the club dinner

I'm putting together a slide show of photos for general background entertainment at the club annual dinner on 10 November.

If you have photos of any cycling related activities this year - races, club runs, training camps, weekends away, social events - that you'd be willing to share, please email them to me.

Many thanks

Kate Sanders

Saturday, 8 September 2018

Club Run Etiquette

A reminder of proper behaviour on our club runs: -

Rides advertised on the Calendar show the average speed in mph. Join the ride most suited to your abilities. If you are not sure, start with a slower ride and work your way up. Do not speed off ahead of the ride. The leader is not obliged to chase after those who miss a turning in this way.

Hand Signals - apart from the obvious left and right turns, leading riders should point out pot-holes and other road hazards so that the group is not caught unawares. It is not essential for every rider to signal. It is safer to keep both hands on the bars than risk losing balance by signalling.

Think - do not suddenly change speed or direction. Consider the proximity of other riders and how your actions might affect them. For example, getting out of the saddle to stand on the pedals can have the same effect as braking, should you throw your weight forward and not maintain pressure on the pedals.

Ride no more than two abreast maintaining two imaginary lanes on the road.

Communicate - if you are dropping back or see another rider having problems, alert others in the group. Those on the front are only aware of riders immediately behind them.

Full length mudguards – preferably with a rear mud-flap which extends below the level of the axle – are recommended during the winter months (between the changing of the clocks). Those without guards may be asked to ride at the back.

Groups should contain a maximum of 12 riders, at the discretion of the ride leader.

Riders are expected to join the Club once they’ve been out on three rides. You will be approached!

Full Guidance