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Rideouts General

SAPAR hold a monthly rideout on the first Sunday of each month with the exception of January and February.

The aim is to gather the members and ride on a varying class of roads and conditions.

This provides an opportunity for those who are no so experienced to ride safely and hopefully pick up safe riding tips and enhance their riding skills.

It is also an excellent way of meeting members and socializing.

SAPAR Rideouts

Advanced Riding in Action and Great Days Out!

SAPAR has a Social Rideout on the first Sunday of each month.
Unless otherwise stated, rideouts will usually depart from Montford Bridge picnic area. (See map below for location)

Next rideout

Sunday 1st July 2018 @ 9:30

Ride Leader Bill Croxon

Details to follow

Remember to bring a £1 coin for the 'Guess the Mileage' competition.

Please note that the proceeds of the 'Guess the Mileage' competition will be equally shared between the winner of the competition and the ride leader.

IF YOU INTEND TO EAT AT THE CAFE BEFORE THE RIDE PLEASE ALLOW ENOUGH TIME TO EAT AND THEN BE READY FOR THE BRIEFING

(Briefings start 15 minutes before departure)

We look forward to seeing you

Use the 'Rideouts' menu options for pictures of our previous rides.

IMPORTANT!!!
Please read the text in red below before attending a rideout.



Rideout Dates and Leaders - 2018

If you fancy leading a ride and want to fill a slot, let the ride coordinator know please. (Ken Swinton)

Date
Ride Leader

4th March 10:30

Nigel Davies - Cancelled

8th April 09:30

Ken Swinton

6th May 09:30

Paul Davies

3rd June 09:30

Phil Noble

1st July 09:30

Bill Croxon

5th August 09:30

Kevin Fletcher

2nd September 09:30

Bob Hayes

7th October 09:30

Marion Versluijs

4th November 10:30

Ride Leader Required

2nd December 10:30

Ride Leader Required

For more information on leading a rideout click this link.


 

Members and non-members are welcome to come along and join us. These rideouts are a great way for members to get to know each other. Non-members can use these days out to see the advanced system of biking at first hand, to learn about the group and hopefully decide to join us as a member. A typical run will cover from 130 to 170 miles. We employ the "Second Man Drop Off" system to mark the route and keep the group together. Also, the use of a "Back-Marker" who never overtakes anyone ensures that there is no pressure on anyone to ride outside their personal comfort zone.

Occasionally we also have longer runs, in addition to the regular monthly trips, and these always include regular stops to prevent fatigue.

 

IMPORTANT!

Please note that some rides can be long, especially during the summer months and will almost certainly include some 'interesting' roads.

Riders are reminded that they must ride within their capabilities at all times. There are opportunities to leave the ride at any time so long as Tail End Charlie is notified.

Marking: To ensure that the ride makes progress in a safe and positive manner it is important that markers are confident and ensure that the route direction is maintained and that their personal safety is ensured. The ride leader expects that the rider following him/her will mark the junction correctly and safely and will point to the location that requires marking. The marker will indicate with arm gestures the direction that he wants following riders to take and watch for Tail-end Charlie and rejoin the group ahead of him. To achieve this the rider following the leader should be close enough to the ride leader to observe any signal given by him/her and take the appropriate action.

That said, if any new members or guests find themselves riding behind the leader and are not confident to mark the junction then they should slow down and let a more experienced rider pass in order that they may mark the junction. Failure to do this could result in the junction being left unmarked and following riders not taking the correct route.

Lunch & Comfort Stops: It is usual when stopping for a lunch or coffee break to scurry off, usually to the toilets. Before doing so please check with the ride leader what time you should be ready to depart. This will depend on the time that tail end Charlie arrives which could be significantly later than the ride leader. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are back in the car/bike park in time for departure. The ride leader WILL NOT go searching for you.

Don't be shy
If you are a new member or have come along to see the rideout in action please introduce yourself to a SAPAR member with a Hi-Viz jacket (with the SAPAR logo on it). They will make you welcome and introduce you to other members of the group.

Most importantly, enjoy the day.

Additional Information


 

There are rules regarding the rideout and by taking part you agree to adhere to these rules:

  • You are responsible for your own riding

  • You must be in control of you motorcycle at all times

  • Motorcycles MUST be taxed and where necessary MOT'd

  • You must have a driving licence and insurance for the machine that you ride

  • We ride to the slowest riders abilities

  • This is a social event, neither SAPAR, it's officers or RoSPA can be held responsible for any injury or damage however caused. It is your responsibility to ride responsibly and within the law

  • Always be punctual with sufficient fuel for the ride

Click for a list of things to consider when leading a ride.

Map of Montford Bridge - the cafe / picnic area can accessed from the A5 in both directions


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