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HAND SIGNALS

It is essential that you repeat the below down the group so everyone can see.

Single hand up/Single hand down

Rider is signaling that he/she needs to stop or slow down. Usually followed by the call ‘Slowing’, ‘Stopping’.

Pointing at the road

This is to point out hazards such as pot holes, manhole covers etc. PLEASE copy this signal, it stops accidents and punctures.

Arm out left or right

Everyone in the pack needs to indicate when turning left or right

Left arm signalling behind back

Signal the cyclist is about to move out into the road, e.g. to pass a parked car, to go round debris in the road.

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CALLS

It is essential that you repeat the below down the group so everyone can hear.

“Car Up/Car Back”


Keep tight to the cyclist next to you and be prepared to cycle in single file.

“Hole”

As well as pointing out the pothole, a shot of “hole left” or "hole right" helps the group to avoid.

“Slowing”

Usually accompanied by a hand signal. The cyclist in front needs to slow down for some reason.

“Stopping”

Brake! Group will be stopping.

“Clear”

To indicate that a junction is traffic free. You must check yourself and not rely on others.

“Single file”

Get into single file safely and promptly.

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