Weston Chain Gang

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    Guidelines for group rides

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    Martin
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    Guidelines for group rides

    Post  Martin on Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:20 am


    Saturday rides can have as many as 30 riders so its important that we follow these guidelines:-

    1. Riders to be no more than two abreast on all roads riding and approximately no more than 2 feet/ 0.6m from the rider alongside you.

    2. Riders should move into single file when travelling along busy or ‘A’ class roads, and sections of road where there are double white lines.

    3. Riders should identify and give warning to other riders of any obstacles such as potholes or parked cars by using the appropriate hand signals.

    4. Hand signals or calls should be used to advise the rest of the group when the ride is making a turn at a junction/ stopping or slowing down. Verbal warning should also be given when cars are approaching the group from the front or behind. (This is particularly important on narrow country lanes).

    5. Verbal warning should be given to riders when approaching horse riders. In addition, the speed of approach reduced and a wide berth given.

    6. The ride will be at the pace of the slowest but should normally be at around 16-18 mph. Nobody should ever be left behind.

    7. From time to time, such as on hills, the ride will fragment a little. Riders should ride at their own pace on hills but wait to re-group at the nearest and safe opportunity (if possible at a point where everyone can pull-in off the road), before continuing on the ride.
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    R's to FAQ's

    Post  anti-climb max on Sat Apr 20, 2013 5:03 pm

    a few responses...

    rule 7:

    mmmm- forgot to mention fragmentation prior to hills methinks Very Happy

    rule 1:

    riders should have no more than 2 breasts ??? geek

    rule 6:

    sorry (castle cary) Twisted Evil

    rule 2:

    no mention of correct motorway formation confused
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    Martin
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    Re: Guidelines for group rides

    Post  Martin on Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:29 pm

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    Pirate

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    Re: Guidelines for group rides

    Post  Pirate on Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:16 pm


    Rule 3 (Annex 69):
    From time to time a single middle finger indication may be given, especially between rivals within the group. Ocasionally this may be accompanied by a verbal warning of "oi poof" but this is normall reserved for riders that are more academically qualified such as those in the teaching profession. . . . .

    . . . . not sure what it actually means though!

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