You are requested to ride in single file where appropriate and no more than 2 abreast at any time. Single file riding is mandatory when double white line systems are in operation on the roads.
Unless required during a safe overtaking procedure you should not cross the centre line whilst riding, and should make sure, particularly on descents, that you slow down sufficiently to be able to make a turn onto a side road without having to cross onto the ‘wrong’ side of the road.
Please always remain aware of your fellow participants and all other road users (including motor vehicles, other cyclists, horse riders and pedestrians) and ensure you always leave sufficient space / give way where required.
Please always indicate and signal your intention to stop or change direction, including at junctions.
Please do not pass through any red traffic lights, but wait as directed. Similarly give way at all pedestrian crossings to those wishing to use them.
Please look out for and observe all highways signage relating to descents, bends, road regulations, cattle grids and other hazards.
Please also take note of any specific event signage which has been erected for the event as this will be in place for your safety and to warn you of what is approaching– HOWEVER these will not and cannot highlight every risk and so you must remain alert and maintain an awareness of your surroundings at all times.
You should remain in control and ride according to your ability as well as the road conditions / environment. So think and look ahead to look out for any potential obstacles / risks coming up. This may include hidden dips and obstacles / hazards around corners – if you cannot see a good way along the road ahead of you or around a corner then slow down accordingly so you can respond / react if necessary. Please note that we reserve the right to terminate your participation if you fail to comply with any of the above, or are seen to be riding dangerously.