Ride Updates are now on Facebook and WhatsApp

Ride Leaders will do their best to post updates and ride cancellations on the Fleet Cycling Facebook page.
Posts to that page will also appear in the next column of this page, and on the HOME > UPCOMING RIDES page of this site. Make one of these a favourite on your smartphone.

Regular ride leaders: please contact Colin Waters if you do not have permission to post on that Facebook page, and he will add you to the permissions list.

We also have a Fleet Cycling Facebook Groups page on which any Facebook user can post. However, due to the 2018 privacy changes by Facebook, we can no longer display posts from that Groups page on this website.

We also suggest joining the WhatsApp group for ride conditions, information and general cycling banter. Please contact Colin Waters from the ride leaders page with your name and mobile number to be added to the group. Please note that any content in the WhatsApp group is between the group members and not affiliated with Fleet Cycling.

4 weeks ago

Fleet Cycling

Timeline PhotosIt is legal to ride two abreast on a road. The benefit for cyclists is increased visibility and the length of the obstruction for a driver is shortened when passing large groups.

Rule 66 of the Highway Code says you should never ride more than two abreast, and ride in single file on narrow or busy roads and when riding round bends.

Cyclists should factor in road conditions and on narrow or busy roads and around bends, should go into single file.

Drivers should be aware that cyclists can ride two abreast and is legal to do so. When approaching large groups of cyclists, give them time, space and be observant when overtaking. They may have to move out into the carriageway quickly to avoid a pothole. Give them the space when overtaking that you would a car.

If a group of cyclists are holding up the traffic, they should consider moving into single file, to let the cars pass, this helps to keep the traffic flowing.

Further rules on overtaking found in the Highway Code are:

Rule 162
Rule 163
Rule 212
Rule 213

The above messages are part of the #CycleSafe campaign and act as a reminder of the rules of the Highway Code. We are aware there will be some cyclists and drivers who do not act in accordance with the above rules; this campaign is a reminder as the number of cyclists is increased during the summer months.
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