Meeting point: 88 Zhangyang Rd, La Parisienne.
Gathering time: 6AM, every Saturday! Rain or shine!
Departure time: 6:15AM sharp! Don’t be late! We won’t wait.
Speed: 26-29kph for first two laps, third lap optional - your own pace.
Distance: 45km (excl. third lap).
地图 Map :
You should know and use them when joining RideNow Social group rides! Our ride leaders will use them to inform you about upcoming traffic lights, turns, dangers on the road. Please repeat those hand signs in the group to notify people behind that something is coming.
Listen to your ride leader and follow his instructions! Do not overtake if not asked, keep the pace and enjoy a good ride!
Move to Right
Move to Left
Obstacle on the left, move to the right
Obstacle on the right, move to the left
团队骑行的本质就是所有人保持节奏一致。 这可以让骑友们花更少的力气而骑得更快，同时提供拥有更好的社交体验。 这也是比赛的基础。道路上确实有一些潜在的危险，因此需要车手之间的沟通。 而能保持一个良好的节奏是一件很棒的事情。 以下是团队骑行时正确队形的示例。 根据道路和交通情况，来选择保持何种队形。
Group pace lines:
The essence of group riding is riding the paceline. It allows cyclists to travel faster with less effort and provides a better social experience. (It is also a foundation of racing.) Pacelines do have some inherent danger and require communication among the riders. But a good paceline is a wonderful thing. Below are the examples of what the group ride formation should look like. Depending on the roads and traffic you can use those formations
Riding in two lines:
两列骑行 - 在双向多车道时保持两列骑行队伍，既安全又省力。如果队伍中人数较少，保持队型紧凑，人数较多则可适当拉大距离。
Riding in two lines - should be performed on double carriageway roads (roads with at least two lanes in each traffic direction). Keep it compact if group is small. If group is big you can keep bigger spaces between bicycles.
Small group real life example:
Big group real life example:
Riding in one line:
单列骑行 - 在双向两车道时应保持单列骑行，跟随领骑并确保你的右侧仍留有足够的空间。
Riding in one line - should be performed on single carriageways (two lanes, each for opposite directions of traffic), follow the leader and keep space on the right side of the road.
Single pace line real life example:
If the road conditions are bad or traffic is high, stick to single pace line no matter how many lanes the road has. This keeps the group safer and drivers less upset. We both are users of the same road so please respect each other and remember - car will always be a winner with a bike when it comes to collision (knock on the wood).
Taking turns in front:
This is a very important element of cycling - let all the people do the work so others can rest. Taking turns allows you to go faster with less fatigue. When taking turns the rider in front should go to his right or left side (depending on the pace line), slow down a bit and let the group to pass by him. When last people are approaching the rider going to be back should be ready to join the end of the group. People in front should maintain the group pace, do not increase or decrease.
Doesn't matter if you can pull for 1s or 10 minutes. Do your part of the job! It all accumulates and help people going to the back to rest better.
Flick your elbow to signal you’re pulling off; this lets the riders behind you know you’re about to drift over and back.
单列轮换 - 确认路面状况后从右侧转移至队伍末尾。
Single pace line turns - check the road on your right side and drop to the back
Dealing with emergencies:
a) Accidents/medical emergencies
As a leader, some of the initial steps for you to take if there is an accident are: to remain calm, attend to and assess the condition of the victim, and assign leaders to:
Direct traffic around the site
Get all cyclists off the road and do not overwhelm the victim
Get details of the accident from other riders
If necessary, call 120 and be prepared to:
Describe the emergency
Give the proper location (use your cue sheet)
Give 120 your cell phone #
Listen to any instructions by the dispatcher
首先，告诉伤者不要移动或起身，不要试图移动他。 为了快速评估伤者的情况，您可以冷静地询问他是否有严重的疼痛，尤其是在头或颈部。 然后，你可以提出问题验证他是否清醒，例如“你知道你在哪里”或者“你知道现在是几月”？ 然后，你可以决定是否拨打电话120，在作出此决定前始终要谨慎。
Initially, tell the victim not to move or get up and do not try to move him/her. In order to get a quick assessment of the victim’s condition, you can calmly ask if he/she has any serious pain, specifically in the head and neck areas. You can then ask questions such as “do you know where you are” or “do you know what month it is”? You can then decide whether to call 120, always erring on the side of caution when making this decision.
Do not always rely on the victim to determine if help is to be called. If emergency help is summoned, the victim is not to be moved at all and should be encouraged to stay still until help arrives. Under no circumstances should the victim’s helmet be removed or should he/she be given food or drink or painkillers.
If it is determined that the victim is to be taken to the hospital, give the person who is accompanying the victim the victim’s emergency contact information and have that person get in touch with the emergency contact person once the location of the hospital is known. Also, have that person give you any details that he/she obtains at the hospital so that you can inform the group of the situation.
记得带上你的RideNow ICE Card（以防突发状况）！此卡包含您的健康状况（包括血型和紧急联系人）的基本信息。这些信息可以提高获得正确救助的机会。
Always remember to bring your RNCC ICE card (in case of emergency) with you! This card contains essential info about your health condition (incl. blood type and emergency contacts). This information can significantly improve the chance of getting the right help.
IMPORTANT: If someone on your ride needs to take an ambulance to a hospital, one of the leaders should either go with him/her or ensure that another responsible rider goes with him/her in the ambulance unless it can be determined that the injured person’s family will meet him/her at the hospital. (In the case of a serious injury, someone should accompany the victim to the hospital even if one of the family members says that he/she will come to the hospital.) The person going to the hospital with the injured person will be the injured person’s “patient advocate.” The patient advocate should stay at the hospital until the logistics are taken care of. It is also the leader’s responsibility to ensure that the injured person’s bicycle is taken to a safe location. Many times the police will be able to take the bicycle to the police station where it can be picked up later, or the leader can ask a neighbor to hold onto it. (Of course, the bike of the patient advocate must also be taken care of. And, the leader and patient advocate must figure out a way to get the patient advocate and his/her bike home.). Given all these responsibilities, it is clear why having a co-leader is highly recommended.
Being reasonably prepared for an accident won’t turn you into an obnoxious worry wart.
但是，无论你做什么，都不要惊慌 - 每个人都会发生这种情况（但是如果你先前已经仔细看过路书，那就会很大程度上避免迷路）。
b) Getting lost
Assess the situation:
Did you miss a turn and realize it immediately? If so, do not stop short; slow down gradually and turn at the first safe opportunity. Try humor – “practicing Uturns.”
Have you been going for kilometers without noticing?
Can you easily back-track and get back on the cue sheet?
Is the cue sheet wrong?
Explain to the group that you are lost/missed a turn/what is happening.
Check your Cue sheet, Map, Garmin or GPS, or find a participant with a Garmin or GPS.
If you are close to a deli/gas station, have a pit stop and ask directions.
Ask fellow riders if they know the way.
Take out your map and plot the course back to the cue-sheet or catch up on the cue sheet at a point ahead in the ride.
You might have to change the destination of the ride if seriously off course.
But, whatever you do, don’t panic - it happens to everybody sooner or later (but it happens a lot less if you’ve scouted the ride in advance!).
c) Mechanical problems
Always make sure your bike is fully prepared for the ride before you go out!
If your bike need maintenance and you are not able to do it on your own, go to a shop few days before and deal with the issue in advance as sometimes bike mechanics are booked and can't resolve your problems on the spot.
RideNow Cycle Club ride leaders are certified bike mechanics but RNCC is not a bike shop so they won't bring any spare parts (like groupset parts, brake/shift lines, cable housings, etc). They can fix minor problems on the spot, for major ones you should get a taxi back to your favourite bike shop.
Ride leaders are not mules, they will have spares/tools to cover their own bike only.
Always bring spare tubes, pump/CO2 cartridges and adapter, multitool, any specific tools needed for your groupset, tube patches (glueless or with glue, whichever you prefer).
Get basic maintenance and bike repair skills at workshops (RideNow Cycle Club's workshops are a good start) as you should be independent and self-sufficient on the road. You will not always ride with RNCC (therefore there won't be a certified bike mechanic with you) and you need to make sure your skills are good enough to help you get back on the road if any problem happens (knock on the wood).
RideNow Cycle Club is not responsible for accidents, which results in injury and death. Each participating cyclist should have their own insurance and should accept the inherent risk with sports.