These are purely guidelines and they will remain under review as we assess how road
conditions and weather warnings impact the club runs. The information below is to inform
club riders what is likely to happen if a weather warning is issued, or another hazard is
likely to affect the route.
It is entirely down to the individual to decide if the route is within their ability, how
the weather will affect their performance and that the risk of any unexpected hazard is
acceptable to them. eg. if there is a flooded or particularly muddy section on the route.
Individuals that leave the group they started with, must ensure their decision to leave is
communicated to another member of the group.
The Route Planner, acting on behalf of the Club, will do their best to ensure the route is
safe and suitable, under normal circumstances, for the abilities/number of riders likely to
In the event of a severe weather warning the following criteria will apply:
Red warning: For high winds,
heavy rain, snow and icy conditions, (things we cannot mitigate against) the ride will be
cancelled. For heat (or other items that can be managed) a decision will be made when
sufficient information is available.
Amber warning: As per Red
Yellow warning: The event organiser
can decide if it is safe to go ahead. If he/she is unsure they can refer it to three club
members (ideally the Chairman, route planner and one other committee member) who will review
whether to cancel.
If a ride is cancelled, that decision will be communicated to the riders as soon as is
practical via social media or email.
Remember, you should have the following with you when you are out and about, whether alone or
on a club ride:
- A good pump and a couple of spare tubes, plus some decent tyre levers. Don't forget you
need the right tubes (valves) if you are riding deep section rims.
- A mobile phone is a good idea. More essential is some identity and emergency contact
details. You can get professional ID tags quite cheaply or simply print out the
information and carry it in a plastic bag with your tubes, don't forget to include any
relevant medical information. If you have the misfortune to come off then this really
could be the most important thing in your pocket. Your YCC membership card now carries
your Emergency contact details