Risk Assessment


Hazard description
Location of hazard
Potential risk; to whom
Level
Control measures to reduce risk
Weather
Uncontrolled
Exposure to elements. All riders.
Low
Wear appropriate clothing for conditions; sunscreen.
Equipment
Bicycles/clothing
Falls due to equipment failure, all riders
 
 
Low
Check cycle before ride, be alert to problems during ride. Wear appropriate clothing
Road surfaces
On route
Potholes, loose surface, ice. All riders
 
 
Low
All riders to be alert and warn others to risk, point to risk; Route plan to avoid risk
Other road users
On route
Moving/parked vehicles, pedestrians/animals. All riders
 
Low
All riders to be alert and warn others to risk, point to risk; Route plan to avoid risk
Falls
 
On route
Injury due to falls, all riders
 
 
Low
Appropriate helmets to be worn by all riders; call emergency services if required
Other members
Group members
Collision with other members; all riders
 
 
Low
Keep a safe distance from other members of group; riders be aware of group etiquette.
Road junctions
On route
Danger of oncoming traffic. All riders.
 
 
Low
STOP if necessary at ALL junctions; every rider must look out for traffic dangers.  
 
Highway code must be adhered to at all times.

Guide to Group Riding



Cycling Ulster guide to group riding for beginners. Includes information on riding etiquette in a group, road racing and general cycling.

Cycling Ulster Riding Etiquette (Link)