Cycling in a group

Saturday, May 9th, 2015 at 9:52 pm

While I have been cycling for many years, the vast majority has been by myself on my commute to/from school/uni/work. There has been a handful of times where I have gone on a ride with one or two others.

Today I went along to two events from the Melbourne Cycling meetup group.

The first was a session for those new to the group. About half of it covered basic bike and riding advice, but the parts that were new were about when and how to use hand signals and verbal calls when riding as a group. After lunch we met up again for an easy ride to Williamstown (via the punt) and back.

It was quite a different experience cycling in a group compared to cycling alone. At first it felt weird keeping pace with the others and repeating signals for those further back, but I started to get used to it by the end of the ride. I expect it will become easier next time, which looks like will be in two weeks from Heidelberg Station towards Bundoora.

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