There are many opportunities throughout the year to enjoy an organised ride out with other club members (see the club events list) and the IAM have set out certain guidelines which the club are obliged to follow. The following information is extracted from those guidelines, copies of which are held by all Observers.
Traffic laws must be obeyed at all times when riding on the Public Highway. At no time when participating in a Group Organised Ride will any person riding in the group be expected or required to act illegally. If there is a conflict between this Guide and the Law, the latter must take precedence.
The following may take part in a Group Organised Social Ride:
- National and Local Observers & Trainee Observers (who must be fully paid-up IAM and Group members),
- Member (fully paid-up members of both the IAM and Group),
- Associate (enrolled through A Skill for Life) who has completed a minimum of 3 EKAM training runs and/or has the agreement of an EKAM Observer,
- Members/Observers from other groups. They may be asked to show their membership cards.
Please note that non-members are not permitted on club organised social rides.
This is intended to be a fun social outing. Associates are welcome, but this rideout is not part of the EKAM Observing program. Please remember that your safety is your own responsibility, you should ride at your own pace and within your own abilities. You should comply with the law at all times.
RIDE FOR YOURSELF
The format of the rideout will vary depending on the number of bikes taking part, the intended route and the ability of those present. We may use the drop off system, the buddy system or divide into smaller groups. If you are unsure of the system to be used, or the route, please speak to the ride leader.
The majority of group rides will start in Ashford, near the Sainsbury's petrol station just off Simone Weil Avenue. Attendees should be ready to ride with a full tank and an empty bladder!