meetings are held on the 3rd Sunday of the month
WHERE POSSIBLE PLEASE RIDE IN A STAGGERED FORMATION. THIS GIVES RIDERS A BETTER
VIEW OF THE ROAD AND THE GROUP WILL TAKE UP LESS ROOM ON THE ROAD When riding
as a group keep close together, when stopping - side by side please, move
off together in pairs always leave room for another bike next to yours. Roundabouts,
group-up in pairs, go round in pairs. This will reduce the chance of a rider
having to take risks to keep up, or the group getting split up, always, if
you stop, make sure there is room on the right of your bike for another bike
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road signs must be observed as must all speed limits. Maximum consideration must
be shown to all road users.
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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
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
remain in place until the TAIL END BIKE arrives.
THE LEAD BIKE AND TAIL END BIKE WILL HAVE YELLOW
REFLECTIVE OVER JACKETS
Run 17th March
GOSSIPS CAFE YARMOUTH
at Godshill, main car park 2.30pm,
(please park carefully as coaches are arriving and departing
Route: Next Run Sunday 17th March to Gossips Café Yarmouth
TR out of car park - Blackwater TL to Newport - Coppins roundabout take 2nd
exit to B&Q roundabout take 2nd exit towards Cowes past St Mary's Hospital
and on to Northwood - left a the Junction and after about half a mile turn
sharp left and follow the road to Porchfield and on to Shallfleet J - turn
right and through to Yarmouth turning right into the town.
run Sunday 17th Feb to Brading Roman Villa
What a lovely winters day, not at all expected.
15 riders joined us this month, quite a pleasant day for a ride, fresh rather
than cold. The Island is stirring early this year, a few spring flowers are
appearing and the sun was out. A few roadwork's with Road Closed signs which
meant the route had to change. As a matter of interest if you come to a Roundabout
or T-Junctions and there is nobody layed-off it's always straight on. Lovely
ride and a great chat at the Villa, unfortunately Angies bike refused to start
to go home, so in spite of trying to bump start the bike the AA had to be
called, by the way their app has GPS location finder which is great, anyway
a new battery after 17 years solved the problem, thanks to sausage Steve -
(Just a note, whenever you are the laid off person make sure you stop
where you can be seen)
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).