The OBC’s group rides are a fun way to enjoy the countryside, in the company of like-minded people with a common objective for the day’s ride. Groups are established according to factors such as the speed, distance, ability, and interest of the participants. These rides are a great way to meet and interact with other club members during the rides and during any breaks.
When you join a group ride it is your responsibility to stay with the group until the end of the ride, or until you advise the Group Leader that you are leaving. At the same time, most OBC rides have a “no drop” policy: the group is responsible for ensuring they don’t drop members during a ride.
It is important that you be familiar with the basic terminology and techniques of group riding. This will enable you to be an effective member of the “team,” know what to do, and know what the other riders are, or should be, doing.