We are reliant upon the goodwill of club volunteers to ensure the success of our group cycle rides. If you feel able to help out occasionally we’d love to hear from you.
To view the cycle lead rota and for more info, visit our cycle training pages
What does being a lead rider entail?
- You can devise your own route or ask the Cycling Coordinator to suggest one.
- You need to make sure you are familiar with the route. Perhaps print a copy or, if you have one, download it to your gps device or one of the club garmins. If you plan your own route it would be helpful if you could save it to the club garmin account. Please ask if you are not sure how to do this.
- Make sure that you arrive at least 10 minutes early and in the right meeting place!
- Carry an additional inner tube, a mobile phone and some cash.
- Your key responsibility is to navigate the group safely around the route. Try to keep everyone together and avoid riders becoming separated. You may need to alter the group’s speed dependent upon on the weather / traffic conditions and the ability of the riders.
- Listen and look out – be aware of what’s going on behind you. You may need to slow the pace down if riders drop off the back of the group.
- If you feel the group is too big, split it up and ask for volunteers to lead the smaller groups.
- Feedback to the Cycling Coordinator is very helpful – e.g how the ride went, suitability of the route, comments from other riders and details of any accidents / incidents.