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Safe Riding Guidelines

In order to have the most fun and enjoy safe rides we do ask that riders follow these guidelines:

1. Helmets to be worn at all times when riding.
2. When completing rides on public roads, normal road rules must be obeyed (including traffic lights).
3. On busy public roads riders should ride single file
4. Stronger riders are expected to assist weaker riders by taking longer turns at the front and by offering encouragement and advice.
5. We expect riders choosing to join in one of rides to ride with the group and not surge or bolt off the front of the group. This invariably leads to some riders being dropped at the rear and the group becoming splintered. If you want to surge, wait until a nominated 'sprint' section.
6. Bad language is discouraged on rides and group activities.
7. Rides are predominantly non competitive. We ask riders to exercise discipline by not attacking or varying speed which makes it difficult for less experienced riders to stay with the group.
8. Although we don't have "official" membership, our tradition is that, after completing four or more rides with us, you can be considered a Ghostrider.
9. Before joining a ride, inexperienced riders are advised to check their degree of fitness to assess if the ride is within their current level of ability.
10. Riders are encouraged to maintain their bikes to a good level and make sure that they bring spare tubes and basic tools on each ride.
11. Rides are intended for riders over 18 years of age.
12. It is a great asset to have a mobile phone on rides to assist with communication and coordination.
13. Finally it is important to point out that we are NOT an official riding organization or Cycling Club. No charge is made for those wishing to ride with us. We are just a group of individuals that like riding our bikes together. We take no responsibility for any loss, injury, mishap or accident that may occur on any ride. Any individual wishing to ride with us takes full personal responsibility for their own safety and wellbeing while involved in any of our activities. It is important to point out that cycling can be dangerous and that accidents or injuries can occur, either caused by the cyclist themselves or by other parties. By participating with us you are agreeing that neither you or other parties acting on your behalf, will have any right to pursue legal compensation for any injury or loss suffered while so participating.

Upcoming Rides & Activities (or download full calendar here)

  • Thurs July 30th - alternate Thursday ride - start at FTG at 10 am
  • Saturday Aug 1st - Saturday morning Social Ride - start at Chesterfield Farm at 10 am
  • Thurs Aug 6th - Warby Trail Ride - start at Woori Yallock at 10 am
  • Sat 8th and Sun 9th August - Social Weekend in Echuca - Train from Melbourne
  • Thurs August 13th - Alternate Thursday Ride - start at Blackburn Lake at 10 am
  • Sat 15th August - Dan's Mystery Ride - start at Lilydale Lake at 10 am
  • Thurs August 20th - Warby Trail Ride - start at Woori Yallock at 10 am
  • Sat August 22nd - Saturday Morning Social Ride - start at Pakenham at 10 am
  • Tues August 25th - Ghostriders 2015 European Rides start
  • Thurs August 27th - Alternate Thursday Ride - start at Malvern East at 10 am
  • Sun August 30th - Upper Yarra Dam Ride - start at Launching Place Pub at 10 am

Ride Stories

Please note that ride stories are now published in the FREE weekly newsletter - why not subscribe now ?

For all previous weekday ride stories click HERE
Lots of other weekend stories can be found HERE

 

Rider List
A list of current riders and their numbers

Overseas Adventure Challenges

Click HERE for 2006 China Ride
Click HERE for 2007 China Ride
Click HERE for 2008 China Ride
Click HERE for our 2009 Himalayan Challenge and pictures
Click HERE for the 2009 Danube Ride Story
Click HERE for some pictures of the 2010 South America Challenge
2011 Ulm to Vienna Ride - see the video on YouTube
2011 Prague to Dresden - video available soon
Click HERE for the 2012 Under African Skies Story
2012 Under African Skies - African Safari (completed)
2012 "Turkish Delights" Adventure (completed)
2012 "Greek Odyssey" Adventure (completed)
2013 French Revolutions - Cycling Trip (completed)
2013 Bhutan - Land of the Thunder Dragon -completed
2013 Thailand - Burma Railway Cycle - completed
2014 New Zealand South Island - completed
2014 Scandinavia Ride in Finland and Sweden - completed
2015 Italy Ride (full)
2015 Loire Valley Cycle from Orleans to the Atlantic (full)
2016 Bruges to Amsterdam by bike and barge (full)
2016 Donaueschingen to Passau (full)
2016 Passau to Vienna (full)
2016 Vienna to Budapest (full)
2017 Turkey Panorama

Newsletter

Did you know that we also have an e-mail mailing list? If you would like to be informed/reminded of future cycling events by e-mail just drop a request to me at the following address ghostriders@netspace.net.au