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Ride Signals

CALLS AND SIGNALS

GIVEN FROM THE FRONT AND PASSED DOWN

  CALL HAND SIGNAL
HAZARDS

The most common being glass, rubbish, potholes, sand and water.

 

“glass”, “rubbish”, “hole”, “sand” and “water” point to hazard with finger
PARKED CARS “car left” swing left arm back and behind the back

 

SLOW RIDER OR WALKER

 

 

“bike left” or “walker left

(“bike/walker right” for oncoming obstacles)

swing left arm back and behind the back

 

ONCOMING CAR OR BIKE (that is deemed to be hazardous)

 

“bike up” or “car up” no hand signal
SLOWING OR STOPPING “slowing” or “stopping” arm raised above the head

(arm extended down and palm facing back is also acceptable but much less visible)

 

TURNING “right” or “left” arm extended up and in the direction of the turn

 

PROCEEDING THROUGH A ROUNDABOUT OR INTERSECTION “clear left” / “clear right” as appropriate

“car left” / “car right” if there is traffic approaching

 

no hand signal

 

CHANGING LANES “clear back” if the lane is clear arm extended towards the new lane.

 

 

GIVEN FROM THE BACK AND PASSED UP

CAR BEHIND “car back” no hand signal

 

ALL RIDERS HAVE REJOINED THE GROUP

 

“all on” no hand signal

 

 A RIDER IS STOPPING DUE TO A PUNCTURE

 

“flat” no hand signal