A person’s thinking varies as to what each of us considers easy, medium or hard rides. It is best to make your own decision & take into account the terrain, ride distance & your fitness level.
Riding with the group
Everyone attending a ride must wear a helmet and their bike should meet all legal requirements.
It is a good idea to carry a pump, spare tube, necessary tools, puncture repair outfit, water, some food and sunscreen.
Please obey all road rules.
Be smooth and predictable: sudden movements will probably cause other riders to take evasive action. Be aware of others around you.
Communication is very important when cycling in a group. You need to be aware of others around you and communicate slowing, stopping, turning and any possible hazards on the road.
Although we are legally able to ride 2 abreast, we try not to upset motorists and, where roads are narrow, we ride single file.
We also acknowledge good behaviour by drivers with a wave when they are courteous to us.
You can join or leave the group at any point or take a different route but make sure you advise the ride leader.
When group riding, ensure the rider/s behind you know the group have turned off, or wait for them so they can see where the group has turned.
We are always open to ideas for rides. Please make any suggestions about rides you particularly like.
We have tried to include a range of rides: some easy, some medium and some hard; and, of course, the socialising.
If you have a bike, just turn up at the meeting point and we will make you welcome.
Rides held under the umbrella of Bicycle NSW. To be covered by their Public Liability policy you must be a member of Bicycle NSW, cost is around $125 for an individual, $170 for a household. Also after 3 rides with the group we ask that you join the group. Annual Membership fee is $10 per rider or $15.00 per family.. This covers things like BBQ’s, printing and stationary etc. We attempt as much as possible to use the money to improve the group and on social activities.
Remember: while cycling is lots of fun, it can potentially be a dangerous recreational activity.