Group Ride Information

WCC Ride Sign Up Checklist

By signing up to a ride you are agreeing that -

  • You are capable of riding at the speed for the distance and elevation advertised
    • do you ride regularly around that speed; have you built up from easier rides?

  • Your bike is working and that you have tools and stuff to fix your bike independently
    • do you have puncture kits and a pump, simple tools; are your batteries charged?

  • You are prepared for changing weather conditions
    • do you have rain jackets, lights, mudguards, water and food as needed?

  • You listen to and follow the direction and guidance of your Ride Leader
    • do you have the route downloaded; can you judge the ride speed of the group?

  • You are aware of your position and the position of others in the group
    • do you look out for riders off the back; have you created a gap in the group on the front?
  • You communicate with other riders highlighting hazards and signalling before you change position or slow down
    • do you know the calls used by the group? Hole, Car Up, Car Back, Gap, Stopping!
  • You ask for help from the group if you need it!
    • do you have confidence to ask the ride leader to slow down or speed up?
  • You follow the Highway Code and model good road behaviour, being mindful of other road users, as you are representing the club

If you're not sure on answering any of those questions contact your friendly neighbourhood Ride Leader on or discuss at the start of the ride.

The chart below shows the speeds categories for our club rides in mph and km/h. The speed band refers to average speed on flat roads. Remember that group ride speeds are typically higher than you might be able to achieve on your own. Rides will indicate a target elapsed time for the route and the route distance and indication of the elevation gain. 

As a fully paid member of WCC, we would recommend you join the members only Facebook group.

If you use Strava, don’t forget to also request access to our Strava group.

Thankfully, our rides and events are usually remembered for all the right reasons. That is, club members safely enjoying themselves whilst encountering only good natured individuals along the way. However on rare occasions, something can go wrong. It is important and a requirement of our club insurance that we keep a record of club activities which have involved abusive behaviour, injury, illness or property damage sustained by club members or third parties. To facilitate this we have created an online Incident Report form. An Incident Report should be completed and submitted as soon as possible after the incident with those involved delegating one person to complete the form. Only one form should be completed per incident.

Happy riding!