following are the Club Rules which must be adhered to while on club
(applies to both beginners & intermediate groups)
be captained. Designated
captain on the day
has the final say and must be obeyed.
cycle at an
of 25KPH for approx 50/60km. (20-23kph for beginners)
leave as a
group and RETURN
based on a
20/25km Loop which can be
repeated. This will allow new/returning members to build up
strength yet always be close to base in the event that weaker
members become tired after
25km. Any of the fitter / stronger members upon completion of the
50/60kmspin are welcome to proceed and do some speed work ONLY
at the very end of the spin when the newer members are returned back to
base. Thiswill be extra km’s
on top of the planned 50/60km. This
be decided before the group leave Halfords.
the group. 2 minutes max is
recommended at the front. If cycling into a head wind, this time can be
reduced if needed by the cyclist.
a cyclist feels
becoming weak / tired in the
group they can sit in at the back of the group until they return to
base. Stronger members will rotate as per normal.
/ Hill Climbs
can be reduced to approx
20KPH. Everyone must
regroup at the top of the climb. Any stronger cyclist who reaches the
top first can either wait at the top OR cycle back
down to the bottom
and repeat the climb & offer advice / guidance to anyone
who may appear to be struggling (i.e. using the correct gear, cadence
– In the event of a
cyclist getting a puncture,
2/3 people will assist with the repair. Everyone else can proceed to
cycle on for approx 10 mins
and then turn around and cycle
back to meet up with the group of 2/3 cyclists.
cycle at an
average speed of 35KPH
Leisure Cycling Group is welcome to cycle
with the Race Group if they feel they are fit / strong enough to
maintain the speed required to complete the spin. WARNING:
you get dropped you may be on your own back to base.
the event that the Race Group cycle up behind the Leisure group, the
Race Group must reduce speed to match that of the Leisure Group and sit
at the back of the Leisure Group until it is safe for the entire Race
Group to overtake the Leisure Group (i.e on a straight stretch of road
with no oncoming traffic with a safe distance between Leisure Group and
Race Group cyclists during the overtake).
group will also
have the following 3 Options open to
them on the Sunday morning:
– Arrive on Sunday morning and decide on a separate route and
– Cycle out with the Leisure Cycling Group for a decided distance
and then build up the speed and pull away from the Leisure group. The
decided distance at which the group will pull away MUST
decided before the groups leave Halfords. This will allow everyone to
be aware of the break away
leisure group from
dragged out / split up.
– Cycle with the Leisure Cycling Group for
the full duration of the spin however “Leisure Group Cycling Rules”
must be obeyed.
to obey the above rules may result in Club Exclusion.
- Cycle 2 abreast
- Cycle Single file
road narrows or becomes
continuously twisty. This is to allow cars to overtake in a safe manner
- Cars approaching
of the group should be
called out with “Car Up” to notify the group that a car will be
- Cars approaching
front of the group should be
called out with “Car Down” to notify the group that a car is oncoming.
- Potholes should be
in good time and also
pointed out to allow cyclists further back in the group to be aware
that a pothole is coming and of its approx location on the road.
- Cyclists should also
relevant hand signals to
notify the next
cyclist of such obstacles.
- Pedestrians / Parked
the LHS of the road should
called out in good time to allow the group to move out towards the
center or the road in sufficient time. Cyclists should also use the
relevant hand signals to notify the next cyclist of such obstacles.
front wheel with the rear wheel of the cyclist in front of you.
SEEN Wear at
least one item of clothing which is brightly colored when out cycling.
This can be a Hi Vis Jacket / Jersey, a Jacket / Jersey with some Hi
Vis or Reflective stripes or a bright colored helmet etc. Avoid dark
colors if possible.
- It is everyone’s
responsibility to make sure they are