Rules of the Ride

#1. HAVE A THINK

This is a voluntary event. You’re all responsible for your own safety and that of other riders. By participating in this event you accept that responsibility. More practically:

  • Make sure you can ride (and control your bike safely) for the ride distance
  • Check that your bike’s in good working condition
  • Bring along anything you need for comfort / safety, e.g. suncream, puncture kit, water, snack.

 

#2. BE SAFE

We will be riding on a mixture of terrains and may include road riding with traffic. Please, throughout our rides, bear the following in mind.

  • We obey all traffic rules and stop at red lights
  • Stay behind the ride leader and ahead of the back marker
  • We ride at the pace of the slowest rider.
  • If the group is split, riders at the front slow down to allow others to catch up
  • On open road we will ride no more than two abreast and allow drivers to pass when safe
  • In traffic don’t filter through narrow gaps. We may call for the group to bunch up, take the road and progress together as a mass, this may annoy drivers but is for the ride’s safety.

 

#3. BE SOUND

We’re all here to have fun, be nice! We’ve not had to ask anyone to leave so far, and don’t want to start. So…

  • Don’t aggravate your fellow road users, even if they deserve it!
  • Stay in control of your bike, we’ll ask you to leave if you’re not.
  • Should be obvious but that includes being drunk or otherwise wasted.
  • Lastly, it’s a social ride and festival, say hello and welcome newcomers!

 

Download the rules: NWVF – RULES OF THE RIDE.pdf