Following on from an incident that recently happened on a bike trip, the committee thought that a reminder to cyclists to be more aware of what the distance between bikes should be would be appropriate. This article is from the Velocity Rides website –
Group Riding Techniques
Keep a distance of approximately 0.5 to 1.0 metre off the rear of and slightly off to the side of the rider in front (more in wet weather). This gives the rider better vision down the line and more time to react to hazards.
Sitting on the Wheel
Focus on the person in front of you and what is ahead. Do not focus on the rear of the wheel. By focusing on the person you will be more aware of what is happening in the group.
When you ride a 2 x 2 formation, your goal is to ride evenly with your partner, hub to hub, handlebar to handlebar.
Do not overlap wheels. This is extremely risky as you will be positioned in the front rider’s blind spot and any sideways movement by that rider could result in wheel hits and an accident involving any number of riders.