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Thursday Night Club Run

Thursday 20 July 2017, 18:30 - 21:00
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Thursday evening rides will again focus on group riding but also include the much loved social aspect of a summers evening ride. On back lanes we'll chat and enjoy a social ride, but when possible ride in a tight group. 

Objectives of the Thursday ride
1. Learn to ride as a tight group following the wheel of the leader / wheel in front.
2. Learn to ride two abreast where safe to do so. Single out where instructed on narrow roads.
3. Learn to communicate as a group, up and down the line.
4. Learn to lead groups. (we will be encouraging all members to take on the volunteer role of leading groups)

The aim is to make Thursday an evening where riders learn the discipline of group riding as a club, making every rider a better and more confident cyclist, learning to respect everyones capabilities, not just there own. It is no longer an evening meander, and although the speed will not be fast, it will be a steady 14-15mph. We will no longer stop and wait for riders who can't maintain this speed. If a rider falls off the back because they are struggling, we will wait, if a rider falls off the back because they are just not bothering to ride in a group, they will get left behind. 

Ride start is from Newcastle Velodrome/Track Car park

All members of our road club should be riding these group practice sessions, so please come along on Thursday.

Please look at the Lyme Forum for any changes,

To safely learn group riding skills there will be no overtaking the ride leader unless instructed to do so. If you overtake you will be shouted back. If you continue to ride outside the group you will be asked to leave, or ride solo off the group. Only exception is on hills, where you should wait at the top.

Riders unable to follow a wheel at 12-15mph will be dropped and must return home or ride solo. We will no longer wait for riders who don't want to keep up.

Many thanks
John Mollart
Lyme Racing Club Volunteer.

Location : Newcastle Velodrome, Buckmaster Av, Newcastle-under-Lyme ST5 3BX
Contact : John Mollart


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