Originally Posted by Martin318is
Actually hadnt thought to mention but my club has numerous training rides scheduled across the week both AM and PM anyone can come along generally. However, a couple of training rides per week are set as club kit required. This isn't to stop non-club members from joining in. The rule is that if you aren't wearing the club shirt, you are not allowed up into the front of the bunch and are not allowed to work any turns. The idea is to keep the unknown people off the front so that they dont take the other 50-60 down.
Seems sensible to me...
Yeah I get where you are coming from, but what happens when someone does not know whats going on and tries to come through (cause they dont want to be a random wheelsucker), how is this dealt with?
I have maybe had more fights in bike races than a lot of the people riding have had bike races, so when someone tells me to "f--k off mate this is a club ride", there is a part of me that imediatelly gets my race face on cause it takes me back to being a kid getting a hard time by older riders who thought they could intimidate you into dropping out of the break and the like
I know that maybe I should grow up, but so often it is the way that things are explained that is important. If you get told with some level of patience what is going on and would you mind not interfering then I for one have no big issue, but more likley than not you are just told by someone taking it all a bit seriously to "f--k off"