Trust us. Group riding is safer, faster and… funner?
You are able to cycle solo if you wish as the course will be fully marked, but Threshold want to take leadership in teaching people the joys of riding in a group. This means we’ll encourage you to get organised in a group with one of our chaperones. Our experience to date tells us that less experienced riders who may have slower speed will have a more enjoyable time on Deloitte RAB if they have practiced and ride in a group during the event.
Group riding is much safer….why?
- You are more visible as a group to other road users and vehicles wanting to over-take will perform 1 over-taking manoeuvre instead of several.
- You move quicker as a peloton conserving energy by drafting – this means we minimise tiredness & exhaustion.
- You are in amongst friends (and your chaperones) if you have a mechanical problem or a puncture so you can get quick assistance.
There’ll be experienced chaperones with each group and we’ll work hard before the ride to ensure you are in the right group from the start and throughout the ride. There’ll be opportunities to change if the group isn’t working out for you.