Woking Cycling Club wants riders to be safe and gain maximum enjoyment from their group rides whether highly energetic or social. The club etiquette has been created to ensure best possible environment in which we can all enjoy our cycling.
The etiquette and advice incorporate long-standing practices and will already be familiar to experienced riders.
Whilst they have been drawn up to help members who have never ridden in a group, we like everyone to make a point of reading and following them. We have taken the opportunity to include items of general advice that may help new or relatively inexperienced cyclists.
Always obey the Highway Code. When riding on the public highway, riders must observe the rules of the Highway Code. Highway Code Rules for Cyclists, Rules 59-82 are the most relevant to cyclists.
Helpful Hints for New Cyclists
(and a useful reminder for the more experienced)
Warning Calls When Riding in a Group
These calls and signals are universal to all experienced cyclists – please use them at the appropriate times
Finally – Let others know if you are unable to keep up (a call of “Ease Up should be passed down the line), have a problem or have decided to leave the group. Always pass the instructions along; if a rider cannot keep up, the leader needs to know.