No more than two riders side-by-side, unless overtaking.
Please ride on the left-hand side of the lane and allow faster riders to pass you on your right side.
Don’t pass riders on the left side! Always come around the riders on their right. If they are in the middle of the lane and you can’t get past, please call out “Passing, please move left”.
No headphones/AirPods to be used while riding to ensure you can hear calls made by other riders.
If you need to come to a stop for any reason (puncture, other mechanical issue, legs just need a rest etc) please call out nice and loud “Stopping”, raise your left hand to indicate that you are moving to your left and slowly pull over to the far left of the shoulder of the road and come to a stop.
If there is space to stay fully off the road while you are stopped, please use this space to allow other riders to pass safely. Then, once you are ready to start again, allow plenty of space between riders to allow you to gain your momentum and join the ride once again.
Call out nice and loud if you see anything on the road that may impact you or the riders behind you. For example, if there is a large rock in the lane and you plan to pass this with the rock on your right side call out “Rock right”. If you hear this call, then please pass the call back through the group you are riding in.
You will be riding with many people you have never ridden with before. To help reduce the risk of touching the wheel in front of you we suggest you allow a 1 metre gap between your front wheel and the rear wheel of the rider in front of you. This will allow you more time to react to any changes in speed from the riders in front.
Stay hydrated and fuelled on the ride. If your body begins to dehydrate the first part of your body that is affected is your brain, which can slow down your reaction times. Drink before you get thirsty and drink often. There are plenty of Aid Stations along the course to refill your drink bidons.