Group Ride Signals & Calls

Work together to keep safe

Hand Signals

The hand signals section of this site will be updated. 

For the time being – please see this selection of signals at

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Front riders should make the rest of the group aware of hazards such as:

  • Pot Holes
  • Approaching Vehicles (Car up)
  • Other cyclists
  • Walkers
  • Runners
  • People walking dogs
  • Horses
  • Provide a refuge for passing cars by splitting into smaller units where appropriate
  • Calling Single out / Single up
  • Slowing and stopping call as well as signal



Riders at the rear of the group should call out for:

  • Vehicles approaching from the rear (Car Back)
  • Vehicles coming through
  • Calling Single out / Single up to ensure the group is riding in single file where necessary


Riders in the group

  • Please pass along shouts so others are aware of what is happening at either end of the group
  • Please let riders adjacent to you know if you wish  to slot in between them, by pointing to the position you wish to take (wait for a nod or verbal  acknowledgement before doing so)
  • There may be occasions where you need to let riders in front of you know where you are in relation to them – do this by shouting – inside, if you are on the left of the rider,  or outside, if on the right

Ride rules can be found –  here

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