Rules of the Ride

Riders MUST . . .

1. Obey ALL road rules including:
  • The wearing of an approved helmet
  • Giving way to pedestrians
  • Giving hand signals when turning right
  • Giving hand signals when turning left
  • Ride with at least one hand on the handlebars
  • Observe traffic signals
  • Obey all instructions from police, the ride director,  motorcycle marshals and ambulance personnel
2. Ride no more than two abreast

3. When passing, cyclists are to do so as quickly as possible - the passing team to be in single file

4. Riders to be 1.2 metres from the white centre line.

5. Riders riding all the way must be able to average 25km/ph

6. Single riders must have support or be designated to a team

7. All riders must be behind the Lead Vehicle

8. Stay approximately 300 metres back from the lead vehicle at the front of the ride. If the lead vehicle slows down, YOU slow down

9. If bunches of more than 20 are forming, break up into smaller groups

10. Wear their team number on the outside of their clothing on their backs at all times

11. A CURFEW WILL BE IMPOSED AFTER 6.00PM

Drivers/Support Crew MUST

12. Obey ALL road rules.

13. Show PATIENCE and CARE at ALL TIMES

14. Travel far enough back from riders so that you can stop in an emergency.

15. Drive as close to the left - hand side of the road as possible when following riders.

16. Obey ALL instructions from police, the ride director, the motorcycle marshals and ambulance personnel.

17. NOT ATTEMPT TO PASS FOOD TO RIDERS FROM A MOVING VEHICLE

18. Support Drivers mustsign that they have read the rules of the ride in relation to support vehicles

19. Support Vehicles must pull right off the road when assisting their riders

20. Only one support vehicle to be immediately behind each team
   
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