To ensure that mechanical problems are minimised, riders must keep their bikes in a roadworthy condition. A tool kit should be carried that includes, ideally, the following:
Front and rear lights should be fitted where necessary.
The Club does not provide first aid cover or medical support for riders on Club runs. In the event of an accident, fellow riders must do all they can to support any injured parties.
It is advisable that riders carry a mobile phone in order that emergency services can be contacted if necessary. It would also be useful to programme in phone numbers of those riders who normally carry a phone, in order to improve communications should the group get split unexpectedly
It is the individual’s responsibility to wear appropriate clothing for the prevailing weather conditions. Riders should be self-sufficient in relation to food and drink. Bring enough water, or energy drink, and food to sustain the course of a ride.
Club rides are group rides, and whilst it is accepted that aerobars may be permanently attached to a bike, these should not be used whilst riding in a group.