We need to bring to your attention that we have received a complaint from a Croston resident which has come via British Cycling. The main element of the complaint involves conduct of club cyclists in and around Croston and general respect for other road users in the area.
I know that for many of you this will be upsetting as Croston Velo wants to me known as an inclusive club where like-minded people can come and enjoy the sport of cycling in a friendly, social environment. …I feel the significant growth of the club in the last two years has meant that club rides have grown in numbers and as a result has caused some inconvenience to local residents. It seems sensible at this stage to remind club members of some simple points that if adhered to should ensure we can work together with the residents of Croston to ensure we minimise any disruption.
1. When cycling through Croston and other local villages please slow down and be respectful of local residents and your surroundings.
2. Never ride more than two abreast, and on narrow country roads please consider single file if appropriate to ensure no obstruction/risk to oncoming traffic.
3. When approaching road junctions ensure you reduce speed and be prepared to stop. Always ensure the road is clear and there would be adequate space of the group to navigate the junction before pulling out.
4. At the end of the ride please slow down as we re-enter Croston.
5. Always adhere to the Highway Code, if you wish to review this it can be found at http://www.highwaycodeuk.co.uk/ (rules 59 to 82 apply to cycling).
We have enjoyed a very successful 4 years since the club started in 2013 working in partnership with Croston Sports Club we want to be seen in a positive light by our community providing opportunity for local people to enjoy the sport of cycling at all levels. Let’s ensure we all work together to minimise future disruption and build a positive reputation for the club.
We do have a guide to club cycling and the etiquette of riding in a group which is published on our website, if you haven’t yet reviewed this or feel you would like a refresh this is available at http://www.crostonvelo.co.uk/main-a…/group-riding-etiquette/
Let’s ride safe and enjoy the rest of the summer (when it stops raining!)