Lesson Tag: Formation Riding

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Formation – Turn Around

You might’ve missed an off-ramp or side-street, or the road ahead is no longer suitable and you need to turn the group around swiftly and safely. This should be done as a last resort, and only if you can’t go around the block. What you are about to do may […]

Formation – Lane Change

When the group is moving on the highway and needs to change lanes, the column will do so starting with the REAR (Sweep Rider) of the group. While this seems strange at first, once you experience it you’ll understand how it increases the safety of such a move. The lead […]

Formation – Parking

Upon arrival bikes should be parked in the most convenient and safe way, making the departure quick, safe and efficient. Be considerate when parking, don’t take up a whole parking bay just with one bike Don’t park too close either, in case of a fall-over Take note of the parking […]

Formation – Exits

When a rider leaves the group (side street/ off-ramp): The rider behind him moves forward into the vacant gap If a rider on the Left Column needs to leave, simply indicate and do so quickly If a rider on the Right Column needs to leave, he should indicate his intention […]

Formation – Stopping

When the group is approaching a STOP, a quick formation change from Staggered to Parade is required: Each rider keeps his lane/formation position, and indicate in the appropriate direction if any Arrive and Depart sequence remains the same The appropriate formation should be assumed once the group is clear of […]

Formation – Bends

When the group is approaching a bend (or a series of), a quick formation change from Staggered to Single-file is required: Each rider needs to take the proper cornering line through the bend Safety buffer is not compromised Better visibility through the bend The appropriate formation should be assumed once […]