Ulysses Club Inc - Geelong Branch - Ride Guidelines

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Ulysses Club Inc - Geelong Branch - Ride Guidelines

Post by Admin on Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:42 am

Note that all visitors are welcome to join club members on planned rides however there are a few important ride Guidelines we use for safety.  We ask that you and our club members observe these Ride Guidelines.

1. FUEL:   Arrive at departure point with a full fuel tank; also ensure your tyres are up for the ride.

2. A “RIDE LEADER” and “TAIL END CHARLIE” are to be nominated for all official Club rides.

3. RIDING POSITION:   Riding positions should be staggered behind the Ride Leader.  A safe riding distance of at least three (3) second interval shall be observed between riders.

4. BUDDY UP:   Keep an eye out for the rider immediately behind.  If they drop back, do the same.  This means that by the time all riders in front have slowed down, the message will reach the Ride Leader that there may be trouble somewhere down the line.

5. CORNER MARKING:   As a rule the rider immediately behind the Ride Leader will, at their discretion and only when safe to do so, wait on corners out of the way of traffic.   The appropriate turn signal indicator is to be flashing to indicate the route that following riders are to take.   The corner marker must stay at the corner until Tail End Charlie arrives (or somebody sent by the Ride Leader).
If you come to a major intersection, and there is no corner marking rider, you should out of courtesy wait to see the next rider appear, and when that rider should be able to clearly see where you are going, you can continue directly across the intersection and continue until the next marked corner or major intersection.   If there is still no corner marker, you should stop and call the Ride Leader by phone.

6. DON’T PASS ON THE LEFT:   Under no circumstances pass on the inside of another rider unless you are in separate and marked lanes.

7. BE RESPONSIBLE:   Members shall ride responsibly and observe all State Road Laws, speed limits and appropriate road craft for the riding conditions.

8. OTHER ROAD USERS:   Roads are not be monopolised (riding in a tight group), to the detriment of other road users - allow cars to enter the ride group.

9. LEAVING THE RIDE:   Riders wishing to deviate or quit the ride midway, must firstly notify the Ride Leader and Tail End Charlie before leaving.   When you are ready to leave the ride, you will pull over and wait for Tail End Charlie to pass you.   When you arrive home, please send a courtesy SMS or make a brief call to the Ride Leader to inform him/her that you have arrive safely.   If you don’t have their mobile number, ask for it prior to arranging to depart the ride.

10. RIDE & ATTENDANCE SHEET:   A Club Ride & Attendance sheet will be maintained by the organisers for each official Club ride, containing such details as:
a) Rider’s name
b) Pillion passenger’s name
c) Emergency Contact, including their telephone/mobile number
d) Bike Registration number
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