HAVE FUN: Above all, the club runs are fun. Even when it's snowing! There may be some rules here but the club run isn't a military drill, it's about enjoying getting out on the bike.
SAY HELLO: If you're new, please identify yourself to the others in the group. Please listen to them, as they will explain how the run works and where it's going.
JOIN: We especially welcome new members on the club run and if you like the club run, please become a member. We're happy for you ride with us a few times but after a few rides you should join if you enjoy it and want to continue riding with us.
DON'T RACE: You'll get fit riding the club runs regularly. There are no trophies on offer and many who come out for a club run do so precisely because they don't fancy racing. If you want a hard ride, go with the faster groups on non-club run days.
KEEP TOGETHER:: In the Lake District, it's inevitable some will sprint up the hills and others will take their time. So if you ride up fast, you must wait at the top for the others and make sure the group reforms wherever possible (after descents etc).
GROUP SIZE: Large groups setting off together should be aware of other road users and try to stay a maximum of 2 abreast, and wherever necessary single it out. There's nothing illegal about large groups but collectively the group is like a long vehicle and the bigger the group, the harder it is to ride safely together.
SAFETY: Be responsible and ride safely. It's not complicated. You're responsible for your own safety but think of others. If you see an obstacle ahead like a pothole, then warn the others with a shout or hand signal. Likewise, if you're on the back of the group and notice traffic building up, shout for the ride to fall into single file.
CHANGE THE LEAD: Every few minutes, the lead should change. So if you've been sitting on the front for a while, when it's safe to do so, tell the others and swap the lead. But if you're tiring and suddenly it's your turn to be on the front, tell the others as it's fine to take it easy.
WEAR CLUB KIT: Members should wear the club kit if they can. Honister 92 clothing is pro-team quality and stylish, it's a nice gesture to ride in Club kit whenever possible.
MECHANICALS: If someone punctures or has a mechanical, everyone is expected to stop. So in return for delaying everyone, make sure you start the ride with spares like an inner tube, tyre levers and that your bike is roadworthy.
These rules aren't set in stone, it's all about being sensible and aware whilst riding on the road. Our club runs attract lots of riders and so these rules set out what's required. Remember, you are responsible for your safety and take part in activities at your own risk.
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