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Rides are undertaken monthly during the summer. They mainly follow flat cycle paths and are undertaken at a leisurely pace. The network of canal towpaths that converge on Newport from the north and the Gwent Levels to the south provide lots of interesting routes, all on our doorstep. So far the rides have ranged from 5 to 25 miles and taken from one to three hours to complete.
The route will have been reconnoitered by the ride leader partly to identify any risks so the Group can be informed before they set off. Cycling in a group is safe if some common sense precautions are followed. These are:-
All those participating in a ride do so at their own risk. A form is issued to members when they join the group asking for emergency contact details and medical information. The ride leader will hold this information because it is of assistance if they should they be involved in an accident which requires the emergency services to be called.
Firstly a safe and roadworthy bike. Then I think it's necessary to have a bell and to carry a bike lock. It's also highly advisable to wear a helmet, cycling gloves and some item of hi viz clothing. The ride leader will carry a first aid kit, a pump and a tyre repair kit but bring yours along if you have them.