City Cycling Club - Club Rides

Get in touch with us

A Weekly Newsletter is published with all the information relating to the upcoming club rides.

The Newsletter is available by Thursday of every week.
All are welcome (both members and non-members) and we look forward to seeing you there !

  • Saturdays - We cater for a slightly more relaxed ride i.e. 25-28 km/hr pace. We try and cater for a long and short group depending on the turn-outs
  • Sundays - We cater for a more challenging ride i.e. 30+ km/hr pace. We however try and cater for multiple groups with separate capabilities, depending on the turn-outs on the day

Rules

We obey the rules of the road and respect our fellow motorists

  • No Helmet, No Ride!
  • Nobody is left behind, we cycle as fast as the slowest rider
  • We cater for both Road and Mountain Bike cyclist during our rides
  • We cater for all levels of cyclist - slow and fast groups
  • Our rides are managed and supervised
  • For more info, contact:
  • Road: Nathan Reid - 083 299 4503
  • MTB: Deon Muller - 082 371 9284 Whatsapp Only
  • OUR CLUB RIDE BRIEFING

  • 1. GOOD MORNING! (PLEASE BE QUIET FOR A SHORT 5 MINUTE BRIEFING).
  • 2. VISITORS:
  • 2.1 Welcome + make sure you sign Visitor’s Registration Form & Indemnity;
  • 2.2 (Take photo of the Form with your mobile – in case of emergency)…
  • 3. ROUTE:
  • 3.1 READ OUT THE ROUTE for the day as per website – ANY QUESTIONS?
  • 3.2 Advise where groups will RE-GROUP on route.
  • 3.3 Appoint CAPTAINS of:
  • A. FAST GROUP (average speed 30+km/h)
  • B. MEDIUM GROUP (average speed 25+km/h)
  • C. SLOW GROUP (average speed 20+km/h)
  • 4. GROUPS TO FORM NOW (Fast, Medium, Slow) + later move off in group order.
  • 5. CLUB SAFETY RULES & ETIQUETTE:
  • 5.1 Obey rules of the road (STOP at ‘stop signs’ and red traffic lights), YIELD at traffic circles;
  • 5.2 Ride within (and not on) the YELLOW LINE;
  • 5.3 IF NO YELLOW LINE – ride in single file;
  • 5.4 All cyclists to reprimand cyclists transgressing of rules;
  • 5.5 Don’t “half-bike” (ride either behind or next to other cyclist);
  • 5.6 Use hand signals at all times (point out objects in road, turning, potholes, etc.);
  • 5.7 Blow your nose at back of peleton;
  • 5.8 Report to Captain of you’re leaving the group;
  • 5.9 If cyclist has a puncture – the peleton stops and assists;
  • 5.10 Nobody is left behind…
  • 5.11 Your favourite old cycling pants [probably ‘shining through’] – please replace!…
  • 6. GENERAL SAFETY RULES:
  • 6.1 In wet weather slow down [as surfaces are slippery] - it takes longer to stop;
  • 6.2 Use front and back lights (also in daytime) and reflective clothing;
  • 6.3 Ride in a position on the road where you can be seen by motorists;
  • 6.4 Do not ride between vehicles (when both lanes are in forward direction);
  • 6.5 At stop signs/traffic lights, don’t go around and stop in front;
  • 6.6 In narrow streets (e.g. Camps Bay, Sea Point) – beware of opening doors;
  • 6.7 TAXIS – beware of taxis [suddenly] stopping anywhere in middle of road…
  • 7. BEWARE INTERSECTIONS / TRAFFIC CIRCLES (WHERE MOST ACCIDENTS OCCUR):
  • 7.1 Obey rules of the road (STOP at ‘stop signs’ and red traffic lights), YIELD at traffic circles;
  • 7.2 Make eye contact with motorists at intersections, make sure they’ve seen you;
  • 7.3 Don’t assume the vehicle is going straight ahead just because it’s flicker isn’t on;
  • 7.4 TRUCKS / BUSSES / TAXIS - never cycle along the inside of trucks / busses / taxis;
  • 7.5 TRUCKS / BUSSES / TAXIS when turning left, they will often pull out to the right first [creating a wide gap] but then suddenly swing around to the left [closing the gap]…
  • 8. IN CASE OF AN ACCIDENT:
  • 8.1 NB NB - If you suspect driver of vehicle under influence of alcohol / drugs – absolutely demand / insist that SAPS take driver to District Surgeon for blood samples which have to be drawn within 2 hrs of accident.
  • 8.2 Send a cyclist at least 50m each side of the accident to warn oncoming motorists of accident;
  • 8.3 Regulate the traffic around accident scene (to avoid another accident);
  • 8.4 If badly injured the cyclist must lie still;
  • 8.5 Basic First-Aid to be applied (if qualified);
  • 8.6 Record:
  • 8.6.1 time of day;
  • 8.6.2 weather conditions (sunny / overcast / cloudy / drizzling / raining);
  • 8.6.3 surface of the road (wet / dry / sand on road);
  • 8.6.4 visibility (i.e. light / dark / position of the sun);
  • 8.6.5 street names;
  • 8.6.6 names & contact details of accused driver (home/office/mobile/email);
  • 8.6.7 names & contact details of witnesses (home/office/mobile/email);
  • 8.6.8 vehicle registration numbers (of all motorists involved);
  • 8.6.9 take many photos of the scene with your mobile (from all different angles);
  • 8.6.10 NB NB report accident [within 24 hrs] to the SAPS station in the jurisdiction in which the accident occurred – do an AFFIDAVIT reflecting your personal account of the accident and all the information you obtained and sign it at the SAPS (to date-stamp your copy & write down SAPS Occurrence Book number & name of policeman).
  • 9. EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBERS:
  • From your mobile: (021) 480-7700 (enter number in your mobile now);
  • 10. MEDICAL AID:
  • 10.1 Wear a IceID bracelet;
  • 10.2 It is crucial that all members are on a Medical Aid;
  • 10.3 Medical Aid membership determines hospital ambulance takes you to (private/state).
  • 11. USE OF INTI-INFLAMATORIES (MYPRODOL, IBPROFIN, MYPAID, GENPAIN, ETC.)
  • Under no circumstances whatsoever must you train if you’ve been taking anti-inflamatories / “painkillers” the previous week (obviously also not during a race) – the use of these products during exercise can lead to acute renal (kidney) failure + DEATH.
  • 12. ENJOY THE RIDE – MOVE OFF IN GROUP ORDER