Safety is a major concern for everyone and riding in a group, whilst bringing advantages also brings the need for discipline to ensure the safety of all road users.
It is the law in Spain to wear a helmet and the Guardia are swift to impose Fines on those riders not complying.
We are a social cycling group and due to vast differences in riding abilities we do not encourage the use of aerobars during group rides. Bull-horns are less stable for bike control and risky for close proximity riding.
Big on the spot fines can be dished out should you be caught using headphones or your phone.
Being under the influence of alcohol can net you a hefty €500.00
The use of a flashing light is allowed as long as it does not cause glare to other road users.
Bikes need to be road worthy, carry tools required to fix your own mechanicals.
If you are new to group cycling check out this link.
NO HELMET NO RIDE
Obey the rules of the road
We are not the only road users out there
If you choose to ride with us, you must wear a helmet, carry a copy of your Passport,
SIP Card or EHIC card and contact details of your next of kin.
In the event of an accident, hospital treatment will not be provided without these details.
Group of Cyclists. Priority
When cyclists go all together, they are considered a long vehicle, so once they enter on a roundabout, they have right of way till the last of them pass.
All together means, in a peloton. For example on the picture you can see how the group enter in the roundabout and leave it on the third exit. If instead of one group, there were three separated groups, each of them should stop before entering on the roundabout, because they were considered three different vehicles.
If the traffic light is green and the first cyclists passed, the peloton can keep going although the light turns into red. Those cyclists out of the peloton, will have to wait if the peloton passed and the light is still in red.