Hi all, see above the timetable for the month of February. Any leader unavailable for any particular date contact one of the other leaders and do a swap.
If there’s a need for a C group on the 10am the B group leader can appoint someone to be leader for the C group.
The leader will pick the routes for the spin in advance for any given Sunday.
– 9am Group (26-30kph)
– 10am A Group (22-24kph)
– 10am B Group (20-22kph)
– 10am C group (18-20kph)
BEFORE THE SUNDAY SPIN DEPARTS, LEADER WILL GIVE SHORT BRIEFING ON THE ROUTE,
THE RULES, AND SAFETY ASPECTS.
– If the cyclist group on the day clearly has mixed ability….
– Leader will split into two X avg-speed (estimated) groups before spin begins
– Leader will call a second leader for the additional group
– Both groups must do same route, one departing before the other
– Anybody pressured on the road in front group can
ease off and fall back to the follow-on group, therefore
easier to ensure that no individual gets left behind, no
need for stops and special arrangements etc
RULES OF THE ROAD…………
Appropriate etiquette on the road at all times.
– Safety calls on the road must be heeded by all……no exceptions
Loud calls for potholes, gravel and other hazards must be repeatedly given
through the group.
– Only 2-a-breast cycling permitted at any time….This is a MUST for safety
– Anybody, not just the leader, can give a safety call…..’..single
file’ etc, if, in their judgement, it is appropriate to do so . Great care must be
taken by the group to always signal cars behind, cars in front, and in judging when
to give ‘clear-to-go’ signal to a car behind.
– The group must ride in close formation, whether rotating or not
– In formation, stay close to the rider in front of you but take great
care not to overlap wheels, and keep the hands on the ‘hoods/brakes, never
use the flat-bar grip when cycling closely in a group !
– On tight climbs, everybody to their own pace, and regroup at the
top, staying in formation thereafter
– On fast descents, for safety, every rider must go solo and allow
sufficient space between riders until the bottom, then regroup.
Remember, it’s all about enjoying our cycling and progressing our skills and fitness.
But safety is the No1 priority at all times.