By riding with Dorking Cycling Club you accept that it is at your own risk. You recognise that cycling can be dangerous and that you have read and understood the Club Risk Assessment and safety points below. You agree to abide by them while cycling with Dorking Cycling Club for your own safety and that of others. You accept that DCC has taken reasonable and practical steps to make you aware of the risks and to mitigate them.
Dorking Cycling Club recommends that ALL RIDERS CARRY AN 'ICE' (In Case of Emergency) CARD IN THEIR JERSEY AT ALL TIMES. This should contain emergency contact details of family or relatives who other riders can contact in case of an emergency (DCC membership card is ideal!).
Before riding please ensure you have read and understood the following safety points:-
You are responsible for your own safety and for riding sensibly, within the rules of The Highway Code.
If a group has to stop, riders should move off the road or into the kerbside in single file (but preferably off the road if possible).
Riding two abreast is OK where the road and traffic conditions permit, but DO NOT aggravate motorists; vehicles will often overtake riders courteously and should be thanked but some may not.
Move safely into single file if instructed or if you have any doubts about a car's ability to pass you safely.
If you feel unwell on a ride, let people around you know immediately and stop.
If you are struggling, you MUST let the leader know so he/she can moderate the speed or discuss an easy return route, preferably with a 'buddy'.
With any breakdown or puncture find somewhere safe to stop and get off the road.
Don't stop without telling others.
In a tight peloton DON'T brake suddenly! Watch out for potholes and gravel on junctions. Point out hazards for the rider behind you.
Wearing headphones is not permitted on any club ride.
If you've spotted any nasty potholes, report them to Surrey County Council.