Cycling with friends and riding your bike in a group is great. But, besides taking your helmet and grabbing your water bottle, there are some fantastic things you can do to help when you’re in a group.
Point out hazards - If you see something along the way, let everyone know!
Communicate - Communication is key when you’re cycling with others.
Spacing - Leave a good amount of spacing behind others just in case they drop back or brake suddenly.
Slow on the brakes - Try to stay away from sudden braking, go slow and let others know.
Road Rules - Obey them, don’t make everyone unsafe by riding through red lights or on the wrong side of the road.
Be on time - A big part of cycling with a group is making sure you’re on time to start the ride.
Pace yourself - Don’t burn out too quickly, pace yourself and prepare yourself for any steep hills.
New riders - Don’t be afraid to let the other riders know if you’re new to riding.
Look - Make sure you glance every now and then at the other riders to see how they’re doing and anticipate their moves.
Maintenance - Make sure your bike is well maintained before you set off.
You’re all ready to go! Get going and see some sights!