Ride Leaders/Cycling Safety
South West Cycle Club has designated ride leaders for each sanctioned group ride. The role of the ride leader is to support and welcome new riders and to assist with adherence to the club’s endorsed SWCC Ride Etiquette Feb2015 and therefore the safety and enjoyment by all participating in SWCC rides.
The SWCC endorses measures designed to improve the safety of cyclists. The following article Daytime Rear Lighting for Cyclists highlights the importance of using rear lights during the day and also has links which show video clips of lights being used in overcast and bright conditions. Also see the following articles: Cycling Safety & Personal Values and How to deal with road rage
The club also has endorsed Guidelines for Juniors taking part in SWCC Group Rides
The club holds regular ride leader workshops to assist leaders in ironing out any issues on rides and to gain consensus on course changes and ride guidelines. More volunteers are always needed to take on the role of ride leader, please speak to a committee member if you are interested in helping out. Ride leaders are recognised for their assistance with a free coffee if they lead a group on Saturdays.
Click here to access more information about the Ride Leader Role
Department of Transport Cycling Website includes lots of useful information on cycling rules and safety information