The Upright & Insight safety initiative Code of Conduct is one that all riders should observe for our and other riders safety. For your information here is a copy of the Code of Conduct:
Bunch Ride Code of Conduct
1. Ride safely and consider the safety of all other road users no matter how they behave.
2. Obey the road laws at all times
Do not cross unbroken lines.
Obey traffic lights, Stop and Give-way signs.
Never ride more than two abreast unless over-taking.
Keep as far to the left as is practical.
3. Ride safely and predictably with your fellow cyclists
Hold your line and pace and be respectful of other riders in the bunch.
Do not overlap wheels.
Provide early warning of hazards and potholes, giving them a wide berth and using clear hand-signals.
Call clearly if missing a turn.
Provide assistance to those in need.
Verbally warn the group of approaching vehicles from the front or rear.
Tri-bar cyclists should only use the “down” position when on the front.
Follow the meeting or waiting points of the ride
format as much as is practical.
4. Be the properly equipped cyclist!
Rear light at all times.
Front light in low light conditions.
Make sure your bike is well maintained.
Always carry a spare tube plus inflation.
It is highly recommend that you have club membership with cycling insurance.
It is highly recommend that you have Victorian Ambulance membership.
5. Recognise that designated ‘Badger’ Ride Captains are there to assist the ride
If you need assistance or have any queries, these people will help you. If you are not adhering to this code, they will ask you to.