Please study the maps on Ride with GPS, download files to your Navigation device and print a copy of Map and Turn instructions if you require paper copies.
COVID: For the safety of all riders and volunteers it is important that we all follow the guidelines. Whilst this is outside it is important to follow some basic rules. Please review the SCC Covid Guidelines
PREPARATION: Make sure to prepare yourself during the week so Friday evening you can relax and sleep easy knowing you are ready for the training ride. Preparing yourself and your equipment will minimize the need for assistance during the ride. Bike - ABC Check
Be aware of your surroundings – Be observant and scan the horizon ahead. Slow down at turns as there maybe gravel/sand/debris on the side of the roads. Roads can often be slippery due to the morning mist.
Communication – It is very important to communicate with other riders when riding in a group. Call out- debris, gravel, loose sand, pot holes, train tracks, any hazard small or big, car up, car back! If the rider in front of you calls out a hazard, you should call it out too so that the rider behind you is aware of it. Call out the hazard and if it's some debris on the road, point at it when possible so that riders afar who may not hear you but can see your gesture would be aware of the hazard.
Pace line – One must be extra cautious while riding in a pace line. One mistake can cause a series of accidents! Only ride with people you know and trust. If you are joining a pace line, it is very important to let the person in front of you know that you are riding behind him or her. If you don’t know the person in front don’t ride close to their wheel, maintain safe distance. Always be vigilant of the pace of the person in front of you and also your surroundings!
a GauchoRider Organised Event (2021)