We don’t want to get bogged down with endless instructions about how to conduct yourself when representing the club, but there are a few rules we feel are important to the success of the club. If you disagree with any of these rules, please take it up with a club official.
On the Road – Club Runs
When you are out on the road with the club, you are representing us as a club within the local community. For that reason, there are some ground rules we would like to put in place.
- Always obey the highway code! No running of red lights, hopping onto the pavement to avoid stopping etc, no cycling the wrong way down one-way streets, No speeding!
- Be courteous. Yes, we have a right to be on the road, but let’s not abuse that right. Share and share alike and always remain polite.
- Single file with traffic around please and keep group sizes manageable to allow traffic to pass safely. Listen to your ride leaders.
- Aggressive behaviour or language towards other club members or the general public will not be tolerated.
- It is MANDATORY that those attending club runs wear a helmet. It may not be law, but it is common sense and is a requirement of being part of the club.
- We do not permit the use of headphones on the bike. Being aware of your surroundings is of the utmost importance to you and others around you.
- Be kind to other club members. It’s nice to be important but it’s more important to be nice!
- Smile! We’re all here to enjoy ourselves at the end of the day.
On the Road – Unofficial Runs
There will of course be times when you are out on a ride solo or with a few friends, but as a club member (and particularly if you are wearing club kit) we would still expect you to abide by club rules.
Please remember that we live in a relatively small population in the Highlands and we are easily recognised. Inappropriate behaviour from a club member that is highlighted to a club official will be acted upon appropriately.
In the Local Community
As mentioned previously, we live in a relatively small community. Whenever you are representing the club at fund raising events or canvassing for new team members etc, you are still expected to abide by the rules above.
Unacceptable behaviour will not be tolerated. After an official verbal warning and a written warning from the club, your membership may be revoked if you do not abide by these rules.