Lesson Tag: Group Formation

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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 […]

Group Formation

This formation is the preferred riding style for general riding and for its overall safety of all participants in the group. Alternating rider positions on either side of the lane being travelled ensures that everyone is able to maintain visual contact of fellow riders. The President will ride in the […]

Road Positioning

Single File Riding ‘single file’ allows every rider to buffer hazards and if a 3-second following distance is maintained vision is less affected. Double File Riding ‘staggered’ can be dangerous because riders are unable to buffer hazards and vision is reduced by the other motorcycles in the group.