Guidance for leaders

We are entirely dependent on our leaders volunteering to organise rides. Without them we would have no rides progamme at all. While we are bound by the Covid-19 restrictions, the following guidance may be helpful.

If you wish to lead a ride, please send the details to the relevant ride coordinator, who will publish it on the website (if you have not led a ride before, note that you must be a Cycling UK member to do so). With so few riders permitted on each ride, we are happy to have two or more rides at the same level on the same day, but ideally they should be in separate areas.

We now have WhatsApp groups for 2*, 3* and 4* leaders where new rides may be suggested and discussed before being published on the website. If you wish to join. contact the relevant ride coordinator. It is of course not essential to be in these groups to lead a ride!

When planning the ride, please bear in mind the current restrictions. Aim to have a lunch stop where there is more than one food source (eg, shops and takeaways), or specify that riders should bring a picnic with them. In addition, where possible consideration should be given to the availability of toilets.

We now have a booking system allowing riders to book directly via the website, so there is no need for you to inform us afterwards who has been out (unless someone is booked and doesn't turn up on the day). As the leader, you will get an email when the first person books, and when the ride is full. You can also request a list of bookings (by email) at any other time.

We are not currently collecting 50p donations on the ride, so there will be no money to send in after the ride.

In the very unlikely event of an accident having occurred during the ride, please complete an Incident Report Form (an editable Word document), and send it to our Secretary.