TQCC Ride Leader Definition

A ‘Ride Leader’ (RL) is a TQCC club member who has agreed/posted the forthcoming route for that particular group ride. The RL will have considered the experience/level of the planned group and roads to be used. Prior to a group ride the RL(s) will explain the route, the predicted pace, calls and the signals to be used during the ride.


While cycling is an outstanding recreational sport, it also involves risks and even dangers. Some of these dangers include but are not limited to: traveling on or crossing heavily travelled roads, winding roads, steep descents, potholes, accidents, unexpected moves of another rider, physical exertion, fatigue, flat tires, and motorists.


Anyone taking part in a TQCC group ride does so on the understanding that they acknowledge the risks recited above, as well as numerous other dangers are inherent in recreational cycling and they agree to assume all risks associated with participation in TQCC club activities and that TQCC Officers/Committee and Ride Leaders are not liable for any injury or damage resulting from, or in any way connected with, participation in club related activities.


Riders participating in TQCC Group Rides should;

  • be aware of the TQCC Ride Classifications;
    have signed into that ride on Strava; and
  • have taken into account their own ability, the route, distance, elevation and the weather forecast (particularly in Autumn, Winter and Spring months)
  • ride in a safe manner and pay attention to the calls and signals of other riders in your group
  • most importantly, enjoy the group ride!

Who are YOUR ride leaders?

    • TBC

    • Claire McCool
    • Damien McAvoy
    • Damien McGeown
    • Duncan Campbell
    • Eddie Marks
    • Gareth Williams
    • Gary Kirkpatrick
    • Gary Lyons
    • Gordon Smith
    • John Best
    • John McCreadie
    • John Mulligan
    • Karen Nicholson
    • Laura McFarland
    • Laurence O’Neill
    • Louise Carson
    • Matt Licence
    • Nick Brennan
    • Owen Stuart
    • Pam Ayre
    • Phil Loan
    • Rab Lindsay
    • Simon Wagstaff
    • Stevie Wilson
      • Will Thornton
      • Bob Hodgson
      • Plus Various from A and B group leaders
                • Will Thornton