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Group Ride Training Tips
- Please don’t shout at colleagues, talk to them responsibly we all respond to that
- If you have to look behind put your hand on the shoulder next to you
- Start of steady 15 to 17 mph increase to a comfortable pace
- Change one frequently at the front at the start of the ride
- Change two later in the ride especially into a head wind.
- Concentrate at all times keeping line round corners. Try not to drift out
- Keep approximately 12” from the rider in front
- When clearing throat spit under your arm
- If you have to clear your nose do it downwards
- When getting out of the saddle keep pressure on the pedals to stop your back wheel from hitting the person behind
- Be vigilent inform the rider behind about obsticles on the road
- Inform riders of cars bearing down or coming up/through
- The way a group train might not work for you and therefore there is no problem with you leaving the group. If it does not work for you that’s fine
- Anybody new discuss their fitness turn them round or get them to meet us coming back.
- Talk to newcomers (encouragement we all respond to it) discuss the way we do things, what works well. You all know what that is. Point them to meetings/events/indoor sessions.
- When we hit an incline that slows us don’t worry about maintaining the same speed. The speed should automatically be slower. (Therefore maintain a pace for the group). If somebody breaks from the pack let them go even on the flat. Don’t get suckered into chasing them.
- As a group we can ride faster, further, get fitter and more importantly build a good base what ever the discipline your doing
- Tapping through and off – When the situation is right, tapping through and off saves plenty of energy and is a great way to ride.