Group Ride Guidelines
Anyone participating in a Gawler Wheelers cycling related event does so at their own risk of injury, loss of life or damage to property.
Anyone participating in a Gawler Wheelers cycling related event should have their own Cycling Specific Insurance.
The scheduled Gawler Wheelers Group Ride route(s) will be ridden without deviation or alteration from start to finish, unless special circumstances dictate otherwise.
Riders must be 16 years of age or older to participate in Gawler Wheelers Social Group Ride Events.
The Gawler Wheelers organisers reserve the right, at their sole discretion, to :
Everyone is welcome to attend a Gawler Wheelers Group Ride as long as they have an Australian Safety Standards approved helmet and a bicycle in safe working order.
A road style bicycle with multi-range gearing and drop handlebars is recommended.
Riders should familiarise themselves with the 'Cycling & The Law' document published by the Government of South Australia - Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure :
Riders should familiarise themselves with the various 'South Australian Road Rules' documents published by the Government of South Australia - Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure :
The Gawler Wheelers Group have also adopted the excellent 'Tour de Cure Bunch Riding Rules and Etiquette' general guidelines which can be read at the following link :
The 'Gawler_Wheelers_Group_Ride_Guidelines__Web.pdf' document is attached at the link below and details the more specific Group Ride Guidelines of the Gawler Wheelers Group. These specific guidelines are announced at the start of each Group Ride. It is important for your own safety and the safety of the group that you are familiar with these specific guidelines.
The following link lists the Group Ride Recommendations and gives details of what is required on a Gawler Wheelers Group Ride :
Emergency Contact Information
It is obligatory to carry Emergency Contact Information whilst attending the Group Ride to allow other members of the group to contact your nearest family member should an accident occur.
The cycling standard for doing this is to wear an identification bracelet and/or a military style dog tag.
The links below indicate where these may be readily obtained :
Emergency ID Australia
In Case of Emergency (ICE)
In addition to wearing an emergency identification wristband and/or dog tag, riders are encouraged to create a new contact in the address book of their mobile phones with the name of "ICE".
The new "ICE" entry should contain the phone number of a family member or close friend to contact in the event of an accident. Additional information such as blood type or allergies could also be listed.
Alternatively, a rider can list multiple emergency contacts as "ICE1", "ICE2" etc.
Note: The effectiveness of the "ICE" contact may be limited by mobile phone screen locks, battery charge states and the ability of someone to navigate the rider's mobile phone menu system and it should be considered as a backup scheme only.
The links below provide further information :
In Case of Emergency (ICE) - Wikipedia
In Case of Emergency (ICE) - Telstra
In Case of Emergency (ICE) - Ice Your Phone
In Case of Emergency (ICE) - Cycling-Inform
In Case of Emergency (ICE) - iPhone
It is highly advisable to obtain Cycling Specific Insurance before attending the Group Ride in case an accident should occur.
The links below indicate where Cycling Insurance may be readily obtained :
Group Ride Roles
Ride Leader (RL)
A typical group ride will have one Ride Leader whose responsibilities include :
Road Captain (RC)
A typical group ride will have one or more Road Captains whose responsibilities include :
Tail End Charlie (TEC)
A typical group ride will have one or more Tail End Charlies whose responsibilities include :
The Ride Leader, Road Captain and Tail End Charlie Whistle
Gawler Wheelers Contact Info