- As a general rule, ride a foot away from the curb
- Be aware of your surroundings when riding behind another rider
- This is a tour, not a race, be patient.
- When riding in two-by-two make sure your handlebar to handlebar to the rider next to you
o Never sprint up ahead and disturb the flow
o Moving ahead or behind the rider next to you is called ‘half-wheeling’
- This is frowned upon in group rides
- Use visual communication
o Hand straight up in air:
- Stopping, slowing, puncture or hazard
o Hand out to the side slowly patting an invisible dog:
- Slowing down
o Left/right hand extended out to the side:
- Indicating to turn left/right
o Pointing down in a circular motion:
- Obstruction on road to avoid
- e.g. pothole, road-kill, drain covers etc.
o Flat hand fingers loose waving (like scoring 4 in cricket)
- Loose road surface
o Waving or pointing behind back
- Indicates riders to move in or out of the road to avoid obstructions:
- E.g. pedestrians, parked cars etc.
- Do not expect to pick these rules of etiquette up straight away. They come with lots of training!