Racing is DANGEROUS.
Know our Cycling Safety Advice Notice
- Always wear a helmet. Any cyclists not wearing a helmet won’t be allowed on the Sunday Spins. The picture below shows the impact taken by a helmet after a recent incident in the A Group.
- Ensure that your bike is in good working order. Ensure brakes and gears are properly adjusted and tyres are in good condition.
- In winter conditions wear bright clothing and consider mounting lights on your bike to warn motorists.
- When cycling in the Group don’t brake suddenly. Sudden braking will cause following cyclists to slam on their brakes and could cause an accident.
- When at the front ensure that all Pothole’s and Obstacles are called.
- Never overlap wheels when cycling in a Group. This can lead to wheels touching and can take down several riders.
- Don’t move up on the inside unless you make the rider outside aware of your presence.
- Cycle in a predictable way. Stay in a straight line and keep a constant speed. Don’t break or slow down suddenly.
- When approaching a hill watch for the cyclist in front if he gets out of the saddle. This causes a loss of momentum and it is easy to run into the back of them.
- Don’t half wheel at the front. Let the cyclists on the left dictate the pace.
- When rolling up keep a constant pace. Don’t sprint ahead. Keep the pace steady.
- If you are struggling wave other riders through and try and take a break at the rear of the group. Everyone has bad days and don’t be ashamed to miss a turn.