Riding on the road:
The Little Green Ride takes place on public roads and you do need to obey the Highway Code at all times.
We ride as a group which is a great and sociable activity. However there are a few things you need to bear in mind to stay safe, especially:
- Listen for any instructions from the leader about other traffic on the road.
- Don't ride too close to the person in front of you.
- If you need to stop let the people behind you know and make sure you stop safely and off the road.
For more on cycling in a group visit the CTC's website (will open as pdf).
Make sure your bike is roadworthy with pumped up tyres and working brakes. Check that all the nuts and bolts are tightened up. If you are not sure about how to maintain your bike the LCC has plenty of advice here
Dress for the conditions but be aware that they can change during the course of the day! Bring extra layers and wet weather gear if necessary. Remember that you will be exercising so will warm up quickly. As a general rule it is best to dress so that you are little cooler to start with. You may also want an extra layer to put on at the lunch break.
Food and drink:
We always stop for a pub lunch. However it is a good idea to bring some snacks with you to keep going before and after lunch. Bananas and cereal bars are easy to carry and eat. Also, do bring a drinking bottle of water with you.
Catching the train:
Usually we catch the train out to Knebworth and return up the line from Stevenage so we get day returns to Stevenage. Be aware that engineering work could change this. The ride leader will give you more information. We buy group saver tickets which offer substantial discounts on the regular price of tickets.