As our rideouts are becoming increasingly popular, we thought it appropriate to highlight the safety aspect of riding in a group.
Riding motorcycles, whilst giving an extremely high level of pleasure, is still a vulnerable activity and comes with great responsibility.
Over 1 in 5 of all motorcycle accidents occurred where the motorcyclist had right of way. Riding safety is therefore paramount. We always ride to the slowest rider in our group, that way nobody gets left behind. Some of you may not have ridden in a large group before, whilst others may be new to riding. We would therefore suggest you read the following:-
We also welcome other bikers and clubs on our open/non-club rideouts.
Please read the following, posted by one of our members.
Note to all rideout leaders.
Please can you call a short rider meeting before setting off, so all riders know who is leading and who is tail end. Let them know the planned route and any stops. Name the "Outriders" so all riders can move over to let them pass.
The Mutineers ride by the "Buddy System" where you are responsible for the rider behind you which helps the rideout leader set the pace. You may need to explain this to some riders. This will stop any confusion on rides... making it more of a pleasurable and safer event for everyone.