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For the safety of yourself, other riders, and other road users, members are asked to obey the following:

When cycling in group formation, whether two abreast or single file, maintain a straight line, without sudden changes in direction or pace. All actions should be predictable as much as possible.

Half-wheeling (overlapping wheels with the rider in front) is a no-no. It is dangerous, annoying, and screws up the group formation and tempo.

While drafting, it is prudent to follow a line several centimetres to one side of the rider in front (preferably the leeward side). This allows some space to manoeuvre if the rider in front brakes suddenly. Of course, all riders should avoid sudden braking. But, just in case, move slightly to one side, without messing up the line. Keeping slightly to one side also permits a better view of what is happening ahead. When we say slightly, we mean a few centimetres. Not metres.

Riders at the front are obliged to use vocal and hand signals to indicate turns, braking and stopping.

Lead riders are obliged to warn of all hazards, including potholes, gravel, poor surfaces, debris, gullies, pedestrians, speed ramps, animals, parked vehicles, ice, and large puddles (because there could be a submerged pothole).

On narrower roads, lead riders should verbally warn of oncoming vehicles using the 'car on' call. Riders at the rear should similarly warn of vehicles behind using the 'car back' call. While many clubs use 'car down' and 'car up' in this regard, these calls are not intuitive. Some clubs appear to use up/down calls in reverse order, and in groups consisting of riders from mixed clubs (eg. sportives), it can all get messy. We think 'car on' and 'car back' are more intuitive.

Riders in the group are obliged to pass on all signals and warnings to those further back.

If you brush against another rider, don't panic. Simply move away gently without sudden moves. Unless he/she stinks, in which case move away as fast as possible.

When getting out of the saddle (eg. on a climb), your bike may move suddenly backwards, causing an accident. Try to eliminate this backwards movement as much as possible, chiefly by coming off the saddle only during a strong downstroke. For this reason, riders should also allow a small space to develop between them and the rider in front on climbs. Drafting is less relevant on climbs in any case.

When the group is going downhill, lead riders should ensure that they maintain a sufficient pace, in order to avoid frantic braking manoeuvres behind. Remember, the riders behind will tend to move faster than the lead riders.