Call for All Or not at All
When riding in a group with two lines taking rolling turns, the two riders on the front of the group are the eyes and ears of the Whole Group.
This also means they are the occupational health and safety officers.
They make the call for the Whole Group or Not at All.
These guys spot the upcoming pot hole; signal that it is coming up; decide wether the Whole Group will veer right or left to avoid it.
These guys spot parked cars; signal for the Whole Group to go around them.
If there is a traffic jam they make the call for All to Stop until the Whole Group can safely continue.
These guys make the BIG decision as to when to move safely from the left lane to the centre of the road, sometimes crossing two or more lanes. They have to time the crossing to take the Whole Group across not just one or two.
In turn, the group has to Trust the lead rider’s call or sign and move as a whole when the call is made.
So when you next find yourself on the front of a group ride
Make a CALL FOR ALL or NOT AT ALL