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.