an SCC Ride
concerning novices, new members and guest riders. (now referred to as The
run is primarily for our members to enjoy and accomplish.
guest also should enjoy the run and not be put off cycling.
the above are achieved, we may have a new member.
leader decides if the Guest can ride, not other members.
done so, you must be prepared to take responsibility for their well being,
in the event of a ‘bale out’, returning home with them, or delegate their
return to a run member. Delegate a substitute run leader as necessary to complete
half way to the café, access how The Guest is doing? Can they make it
Guest must provide a ‘contact & home phone no. & address.’
their food and water, be prepared to share your supply.
their spares, tyres, etc., can the group ‘cover’ for likely eventualities?
their clothing, The weather could be a big factor for a novice?
Approach and Assessment.
to be friendly and tactful in discovering The Guests capabilities.
what experience they have?
fit do they think they are?
them about the run, destination, distance, time and speed.
they think they are up for it?
they look OK?
their bike OK? Old and badly kept. Brand new and unsuitable.
cheap fully suspended mountain bike, with knobbly tyres, beware! Conversely,
a fit cross country rider on a ‘hardtail’ MTB , on slicks could be fine .
BMX , no way!
IN DOUBT, SAY NO.
there is time, give advice, and ask them to return when better prepared.