Rider Class: - Closed Ride-out for Gold/ Silver holders only
Rider Leader: Martin Ward
Rider Leader Contact No: 07833 212216
Tail-end Charlie: TBD
Route Details: As it's late November with short daylight hours and the possibility of poor weather, this will be a ride of approximately 120 miles heading south towards the Chilterns and stopping for coffee in Wendover.
Start point will be Starbucks on the A46 southbound services at Warwick, finishing at the National Herb Centre south of Gaydon around 2.30pm
Ride briefing will be at 9.15 for a 9.30 depart.
Look forward to seeing you !
PLEASE READ BELOW
Take responsibility for the rider behind you Prior to moving off familiarise yourself with the following rider. You’re responsible for making sure they don’t get lost and break up the ride. When making a change of direction and the following rider is out of sight, wait and mark the direction change until they arrive. When safe, move off briskly allowing the following rider to take up your position marking the direction change.
Do not ride slower where there is no turn-off to allow the rider behind to catch up, this usually has the opposite effect and elongates the group.
Look for overtaking opportunities While there is no overtaking within the group, there is a need to overtake other road users to maintain the flow of the ride. This is expected of all riders on all runs. Blindly overtaking or blindly following the bike in front is not expected from an advanced rider. Anticipating, preparing and then executing overtakes safely without delay or loss of available overtaking distance should be the norm for Gold and Silver riders.
On open rides Associates should only overtake if they feel comfortable about attempting the manoeuvre. Don’t switch off - you just annoy the riders behind you.
Speed limits All riders are expected to be able and willing to ride at the posted speed limits where safe and practical to do so. Riders with a preference or habit for riding below the posted limits or who fail to use brisk acceleration will adversely affect other riders within the group.
Double up at junctions On final approach and whilst waiting at junctions all riders should aim to queue two-abreast and to make room for others to do this by their own positioning. The person you pull up next to must always move off first. Riders not at the front of the queue are expected to be watching the traffic so as they can move off with the rider in front of them if there is sufficient gap in the traffic.
Staggered position This enables the following distance to be closed up safely whilst still providing a good view and stopping distance to other riders. This is expected at lower speeds and in town work but is obviously sacrificed if it presents insufficient margin to nearside or off-side hazards.
|Event Date||24-11-2019 9:15 am|
|Event End Date||24-11-2019 2:30 pm|
|Cut off date||23-11-2019 11:00 pm|