Registration and Essential Information

So, you're thinking about coming on our rides....

Registration:

We organise our rides via our Facebook "rides on Bromptons" group. 

We need to know if you are coming on a ride or not, so please register your place marking yourself as "going" in the event.

The Basics:

Please check your bike over before the ride: 
  • It is a good idea to deflate your tires & carefully pinch your way around them, picking out any embedded pieces of flint/glass as you go. 10mins doing this at home before the ride could save 30+ riders needing to wait around whilst you fix your puncture on a group ride. 
  • Pump your tyres up (we strongly recommend a track pump so you can get them nice & firm), check them for any stones/glass that could cause you an unwanted p******e on the ride. If your tyres are not fully inflated your chance of getting a puncture increases, and your efficiency is reduced.
  • Lubricate your chain.
  • Check your brakes.
  • Arrive in good time to allow the ride to start on time.
What to bring:
  • Please bring a spare inner tube or 2, & a simple toolset. There will be others to help on the rides if you are unsure about Bike mechanics/punctures, but in the event of a serious bike problem occurring we cannot guarantee getting you roadworthy enough to complete a ride.  
  • A few snackbars & a drink - we will stop for refreshments along the way so obviously bring some cash too if you want to buy things! 
  • Don't forget your pump or CO2 chuck & cartridges (we are quite big fans of these).
  • Clothes suitable for the season - think a few layers rather than a big heavy fleece.
  • Pack some bike lights & make sure your batteries are fully charged - especially important for longer rides & autumn/winter rides.
  • It is sensible to carry £10-£20 in cash in case we end up somewhere & their card payment system is offline for any reason.

Getting Home: 
  • Don't forget your Oyster card and/or Train Ticket!