Rhos on Sea Cycling Club organise a number of regular club rides, details of which can be found below. The club also hosts a number of other ad hoc rides and events, details of which are posted on the club’s ‘open’ and ‘members only’ Facebook pages.
Rhos on Sea Policy on club social/leisure rides
Rhos on Sea CC welcomes all members and guests to join in or take the lead on social leisure rides. Several members post social rides each week on the club social media sites.
Riding in a group can be daunting for riders unfamiliar with some of the basics of safe group riding.
Several Rhos members have been riding in club rides for many years and have considerable experience to help others and make the rides fun and sociable. New or less experienced riders will benefit from riding with regular riders. This does not place any greater responsibility or liability on the lead rider/member or club.
Riding a cycle on public roads carries risks to the rider and other road users. Riders must follow the rules of the Highway code.
Rhos on Sea CC will seek funding opportunities to access available courses to provide extra skills to those members who wish to lead rides.
The term Ride Leader as used by the club should be thought of as more of a ride organiser and this person cannot accept responsibility for the group in terms of liability. The individual riders are themselves to accept responsibility and it is highly recommended to insure themselves.
There are many top tips for group riding the top 10 are considered to be:
- Obey the rules of the road HIGHWAY CODE sec 59-82
- Two abreast maximum, and only if appropriate
- Be courteous to other road users
- Don’t mindlessly follow wheels
- Stay as close to the cyclist in front as you are comfortable with
- Look past the riders in front to get a good view of the road ahead
- Hold your line, ride predictably, don’t grab the brakes
- On descents, give more space
- Don’t overlap wheels
- Use hand signals and communicate
see also British Cycling
Communications Verbal and Signalling
- Point to hazards
- Shout “out” and arm behind back indicates obstruction such as parked car or pedestrian
- “Car up” is a car approaching from behind
- “Car down” is a car approaching from in front
- “Mechanical” and arm in air means rider needs to stop
- Hand signal steady pat is to slow down for a hazard, see for example British Cycling advice about horses,