Performance Cycles Code of Conduct

1. Club Ride Basics/Organisation
1.1 I will endeavour to arrive at Performance Cycles already registered with a group via the on-line booking system, if I have been unable to pre-register for the ride I understand that I may not be able to ride with my preferred group if it is already full. I will therefore follow the directions of the Performance Cycles staff member who will try to slot me into a suitable group
1.2 I will arrive in good time, ready for the ride to start at the advertised time
1.3 I am a current Performance Cycles club member (guest riders are always welcome, but we encourage non-members to join if they are enjoying the rides)
1.4 I will not leave anything behind at Performance Cycles
1.5 I will stay in the pre assigned group and not change groups, unless prompted to do so by a member of Performance Cycles staff
1.6 I’ll wait in my group’s meeting area in the Performance Cycles car park
1.7 I’ll introduce myself to the group leader and other riders in the group

2. Rules of the Road
2.1 I will abide by ALL RULES OF THE ROAD
– I will stop at red lights
– I will move into single file on narrow roads if cars are coming
– I will signal before turning
– I will slow right down for horses
2.2 I will point out or shout out for hazards e.g. potholes to the other riders

3. Pace
3.1 I will choose a group that matches the speed I want to ride at – based on the indication of the speed on the entry system, and the speed of the other riders
3.2 If I’m not sure what pace group to choose, I’ll ask group leaders and riders that I’ve previously ridden with which group will suit me
3.3 I will try to keep the pace steady – I will not accelerate drastically at the front of the group, or try to ride away from the other riders
3.4 I will keep an eye out for riders behind me
3.5 If other riders are dropped I will let the group know and slow down for them
3.6 I will do my turns on the front
3.7 I will hold a straight line, whether on the front, or directly behind the rider in front (not off to the side)

4. Kit and Equipment
4.1 I will wear a helmet at all times on the club ride
4.2 I will ensure my bike is roadworthy
4.3 If my bike has tri-bars, I won’t ride on them in a group
4.4 I will ensure I have the means to fix my own punctures
4.5 I will bring enough fluid and food for the ride (and maybe some extra just in case)