Cycling Safety Seminar


Our club rides go from strength to strength and will become even more popular as we go into the warm, balmy summer months. Anyone who has been out on the roads in recent weeks will have noticed the rise in traffic as the country emerges from lockdown and wherever there are roads then we’ll undoubtedly encounter cars and their drivers.

Some members take to group riding like the proverbial duck to water, but we recognise not everyone is as skilled and for some it may be the first time they’ve had to ride in the presence of others and their nervousness can be compounded by sharing the roads with other vehicles.

So with this in mind, club member Barry Duplock has kindly offered to host an online cycling safety seminar which takes place Friday 7th May at 7.30pm. Barry is in a unique position because as well as being a bit of a speedster on two wheels, he’s also an experienced officer with Thames Valley Police giving him a perspective that not all of us see.

His seminar will cover group riding skills and expectations, when to ride one or two abreast, calls and communications, how to make yourself more visible out on the road and what is set out in the Highway Code.

Joining details for the Zoom session will be emailed to all members.