Welcome and introduce new members to the group.
Ensure that the rides register has been completed by all riders before the ride commences. The link to this form which you need to print out can be found under the Rides Calendar menu. This physical form includes information on all of the riders on your ride.
After you have completed the ride please enter the data from the rides sheet into the Clubs online statistics form. The link to this form can also be found under the Rides Calendar menu. This will only take a few minutes and can be done from your cellphone. This ensures that the club’s ride database is kept up to date.
Ask for a tail-end, Charlie.
Give a brief description of the route pointing out known hazards, highlights and the likely coffee and lunch spots.
Remind riders to:
- Ride predictably and clearly communicate intentions and hazards to the riders around them
- Obey traffic signals and stop signs
- If possible bunch up when waiting at intersections rather than string out
- Wait on corners so others behind don’t get lost
Point out to riders that “on a ride, you are ultimately responsible for your own safety so make your own assessment, for instance, don’t just follow the rider in front across a busy road assuming it is safe, always look for yourself!”
Ensure that the pace is not too fast for the slowest rider whilst keeping mind the distance and time.
Ride leader to carry a phone, first aid kit and basic repair kit; tail-end Charlie will also need to carry a phone.