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Cycle Winchester

Checklist for Leaders

This following checklist provides an aide-mémoire and is an addition to the Notes for Leaders and Backmarkers. It follows the same order as the full guidance. It is divided into 3 sections:

  • Before ride
  • On the day
  • After the ride


Before ride



a)      Devise suitable route (distance and pace),

b)      Publicise route on Winchester CTC Google Group if coffee and lunch destinations not in programme. If you have one, include gpx

c)       Take copy of route or list of key locations to give to backmarker


Refreshment Stops


Contact coffee stop & lunch stop if appropriate giving approximate number of riders and time


Check weather forecast and act accordingly


On the day


At start

a)      Appoint backmarker and advise him/her of route. Exchange mobile phone numbers

b)      Welcome new riders and take contact details

c)       Introduce yourself and backmarker to group and explain ride format

d)      If Group size exceeds 10 – 12, split into two groups with a leader in each group.



On ride

You do not have to be at the very front of the group.

Lead the ride at the advertised pace.

Mechanical and medical problems: Ask other riders for help if necessary

Towards end of ride ensure that everyone knows how to get back into Winchester.


After ride


Forward contact details for any new riders to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


In the event of any incident and obtain an Incident form, contact the Secretary This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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