As a Christian cycling club we should hold ourselves to a higher standard,following rules and etiquette is a must.Remember others are watching, as our brochure states"A Different Kind of Club"
Please use following as a guide line. These should become natural as we ride and learn together.
leader calls out warnings, group passes back warnings.
Move through intersections in a single file line as one unit.
When approaching stop signs or traffic lights, the leader calls out "Stopping!" the group slows and stops together. Don't blow through when cars are present.
Approaching traffic lights, the leader calls out whether to slow and stop or move through by calling "clear!"
If we see other riders in trouble don't just ask are you okay, stop and offer help.
We will ride as a group to support each other and weaker riders, the goal is to bring all riders to the same level of fitness within their level of riding with out dropping riders leaving them to catch up on their own.
When riding in groups you must be predictable or crashes will happen.
We will ride a double pace line when possible, the leader rides for one to three miles and then drops back. Don't hog the front. If a rider in the pack cant hold the wheel in front of them they should move to the rear of the line to gain a further rest period and yell out recover to slow the pace. Sit out as many turns as you need to recover. Always drop back moving to the left and back.
Stick together, large groups are more visible.
Ride as a single unit when mixing in with traffic.
Avoid swerving, go over small obsticals.
prepare for hills, when the lead riders stands out of the seat it slows him down causing the rear rider to run into the lead rider so be prepared to slow before this happens.
Stay focus look 150 yards ahead not at the front riders wheel.
To max out the draft ride one to two feet behind the front rider and to the left or right of his wheel. DO NOT CROSS WHEELS.
In cross wind create a wedge or echelon to the opposite of the wind direction.
Use proper hand signals.
Give warning when passing, try to pass on the left.
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