RULES OF THE ROAD
As a club we get big groups of mixed-ability riders, and it’s important that we reconcile the fun, social and relaxed experience of road cycling with the need to be serious and alert to the very real dangers on the road.
With this in mind, here are some basic rules and etiquette of group riding that everyone should be aware of when riding with us. These are in place to keep everyone safe.
Whilst safer, riding in a group is fundamentally different to riding on your own. Remember that you are part of a bigger entity when riding in a peloton and you need to adjust your riding and thinking accordingly. Your actions are no longer independent and must be considered as to their impact on the bunch. A peloton is not as simple as an individual and so must approach junctions, lights, hazards, traffic congestion etc. accordingly.
Everyone in the group is responsible for the safety of the group and the other riders around them, as well as their own. As a result, as fun as it is, there are very important roles which everyone in the group needs to be actively undertaking at all times.
The Highway Code should be followed at all times.
We also have a duty to show good conduct to the general public while out on ride. Courteous, responsible, non-aggressive and safe cycling in a group is important in order to gain respect and improve cooperation with all road users when sharing our busy roads.
Remember to call if you are slowing or stopping
Indicates rider believes it safe for riders behind to proceed through junction. This is a guide only, do not blindly follow this call.
Indicates rider in front believes NOT safe to proceed through junction. May be following by abrupt stopping, be careful.