Local cake stops

One of the things our club riders love is a good Tea / Coffee / Cake stop, so we’ve included a few of our favourites on the map below.

 

New Committee

A new committee has been appointed by the members of SRAMcc to run the club.  The committee members are;

  • Andy Beckett, Chair (chair@sramcc.com)
  • Jill Rogers, Secretary (secretary@sramcc.com)
  • Christopher Gully, Treasurer
  • Lee Johnson
  • Andy Fallon
  • Harriet Dodd
  • James Meakin

 

Updated website

Following the appointment of a new committee to SRAMcc we are currently bringing everything up-to-date.  We’ve moved the website to new servers, transferring over the domain domains to club ownership, and starting to update pages etc.

We’re also going to make sramcc.com the new default website (compared with the old salisburyroadandmountain.com)

Group Riding

Sitting on a wheel

This is a valuable thing to learn, its here where you get the most protection from the wind. If there is a rider on your wheel then you have a number of  obligations

  • Don’t slow down without warning
  • Don’t leave any gap open with the rider in front of you
  • Pass on all instructions up / down the line

Don’t be lazy 😉

Once you get a bit stronger you are obliged to get off the back of the bunch and make your way to the front and do your bit. Not going through messes up the rhythm of the group. Missing turns and cruising at the back all day is a quick way to lose other riders’ respect.

Relay all cycling information

It’s important that you let everyone behind know what’s coming up. Those at the back won’t be able to see, so are relying on you to give them adequate warning and keep them safe.  These include hand signals (for pointing out pot-holes for example) and verbal shouts that there is a “car front”, “car rear” or that you are “slowing”

Brakes

The biggest hazard in group riding is people stopping quickly and unexpectedly, hence why it’s commented on in topics above. More accidents and mass pile-ups are caused by people panicking and grabbing a handful of brake than anything else. If you stop suddenly, the person behind is just going to run into you, and a collision is likely to bring down other riders as well. If something happens in front, look for ways to avoid it while maintaining speed and shouting back a warning, rather than simply slamming on the anchors.

Other general group riding rules;

  • You are responsible for the safety of those around you as well as yourself.
  • When you come to a hill, maintain your effort not your speed.
  • Don’t stop peddling going downhill if you’re at the front.  That’s when you almost certainly need to work hardest.
  • Don’t leave gaps
  • Show respect to other cyclists and road users (yes, and vehicles 😉 )

Salisbury Hospice Cycle Challenge – 28th June 2015

The ride is on Sunday 28th June and will start and finish at Salisbury Hospice (on the Salisbury District Hospital site). They have a choice of either 35 or 60 mile routes to make the day accessible to all abilities, and these both follow quiet lanes through some exceptionally beautiful countryside, plus free refreshments with tea and cake at the finish. http://www.salisburyhospicecharity.org.uk/events/events/552 for more information