Group Rideout - 2021

Rider Class: - Closed Ride-out for Gold/ Silver holders only

Rider Leader: Bob Ballinger

Rider Leader Contact No: 07771 884614

Tail-end Charlie: TBD


Route Details: BANK HOLIDAY SUNDAY RIDE - Shakespeare and Cotswold Experience

Start time 08:30 - Briefing 08:15

Location - Starbucks Southbound Services on A46 Warwick Bypass (where we usually leave from).

Early morning ride to avoid most of the Sunday holiday traffic riding around the local roads towards Stow-in-the-Wold, across to Toddington and back through Broadway to Stratford upon Avon, finishing at the Stratford Garden Centre on the Warwick Road (opposite the Mercedes Benz garage).

Distance 140 miles on mostly tight, narrow roads.

Please bring your own food and drink, as there maybe long queues at our planned stop.

Any questions regarding the ride, then please give me a call.

See you on the day,






  • Please arrive with a full tank of fuel
  • The bike must be roadworthy and legal 
  • Wear or carry appropriate clothing for the ride
  • Ensure you have the mobile number for the ride-leader   
  • No deliberate backing-off within the group 
  • No overtaking within the group 
  • Always ride within your own capabilities 
  • If using a radio, it should be set to channel 1 or 1.10   



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 maneuver. 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 the 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 a 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 Properties

Event Date 29-08-2021 8:15 am
Registered 1
Location Starbucks
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