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All road signs must be observed as must all speed limits. Maximum consideration must be shown to all road users.
LAY-OFF SYSTEM FOR GROUP RIDING.
WE USE THIS SYSTEM THE LEAD BIKE WILL INDICATE A POSITION FOR THE BIKE BEHIND TO PULL OVER AS A DIRECTION MARKER FOR THE GROUP.
This is normally done by pointing to an area on the road where the Marker Bike is to stop. This bike acts as a direction marker for the rest of the group USING HAND SIGNALS ONLY, turn off indicators. ALL THE GROUP PASS THE DIRECTION MARKER BIKE, WHEN THE TAIL-END BIKE ARRIVES THE MARKER BIKE PULLS AWAY IN FRONT OF THE TAIL-END BIKE AND FOLLOWS THE GROUP TO THE NEXT DIRECTION MARKER BIKE. This system works even if the group is broken-up in traffic, as the marker bike
MUST always remain in place until the TAIL END BIKE arrives.
THE LEAD BIKE AND TAIL END BIKE WILL HAVE YELLOW REFLECTIVE OVER JACKETS
Run 16th Dec
Chessell Pottery CHESSELL
Meet at Godshill, main car park 2.30pm,
(please park carefully as coaches are arriving and departing regulary).
Route: Turn left out of car park - Rookley at the end of the village TL past Checkers Pub and take the right turn - Chale Green - Chale - TJ turn Right on to the resurfaced Military Road all the way to Freshwater - TR at the car park at Freshwater Bay - take next right turn on to the middle road - after a few miles Chessell Pottery is on the right hand side
Sunday 18th November - run to Busy Bee Café
16 Bikes joined the run this month, which, considering how cold the weather was, was a nice surprise. We turned right (for a change) out ofthe car park and member Dave (the comb) blocked the traffic so we all left together. The sun was out and there were still autumn leaves on the trees looking beautiful. The layoff system, well, I know I go on about it but this is why, a little way past the tip there is a right turn to Havenstreet, I laid off a member who didn't stay put until tail-end-charlie arrived, 7 bikes missed the turn and tail-end had to catch them, turn them all round and return to the turnoff to continue the run, not a easy thing to do. The markers beyond did stay and wait fortunately, if this happened on the mainland it would have been a real problem. We arrived at Busy Bee to find the car park quite full but the café was almost empty, plenty of cakes available.
Thanks to Michel and Jan, tail-end-charlie.
(Just a note, whenever you are the laid off person make sure you stop where you can be seen)
(Quick Note: please do not use indicators when in the lay off position, if you are stopped with your right hand indicator going it will confuse other road users when approaching your position, please use your arms to indicate to others in the group which way to go).
MECHANIC RICK CAN BE CONTACTED ON MOBILE: 07870947263