BMW Oxford Rideouts
During rides, subject to numbers, we will use the Drop-Off (sometimes called the Corner-Man or 2nd man drop-off) system to mark changes of direction. Please view:
The Drop-Off system is very reliable but for small groups we may use the Buddy System where riders keep each other in sight. The Ride Leader will brief riders on which system is to be used. To make the riding enjoyable and as safe as possible we have a few ‘Ground Rules’! If participants are not following the rules, we reserve the right to ask them to leave the ride. Participation in a ride is subject to the ride organiser’s decision. Reasonable concerns regarding safety, competence, health or disruptive behaviour may lead to exclusion.
- Try not to get lost. Watch the videos, listen to the Ride Leader’s briefing to understand your role in the Drop Off/Buddy system.
- Know where you are going. Put the route in your satnav and take time to understand direction, mileage and duration. Head to the lunch spot if you come adrift.
- Ride in your comfort zone and your bike’s capability. Don’t get out of your depth by trying desperately to keep up with more progressive riders. You’ll meet up with them in the next 30 mph village! If we change direction, it will be marked by a corner man.
- No overtaking within the group. Rider order may change naturally after a break.
When we are using the Buddy system, always keep the bike behind in your mirrors. If you can’t see them, slow up until they catch up.
- Pay particular attention to 30 mph and 40 mph speed restrictions.
- Riding pace will be set by the Ride Leader. It will be appropriate to road conditions and group experience. Members riding dangerously with excessive speed in 20mph/30mph/40mph zones or in an unsociable manner may be asked to leave the ride.
- If you need to leave the ride, inform the back marker or ride leader.
- The BMW Club Oxford exists for the shared enjoyment of BMW motorcycles.
- Motorcycles are considered to be inherently dangerous and accidents may happen. By participating in a posted event, members and guests are taking responsibility for their own safety and any consequences as a result of their actions when riding a motorcycle within the group.
- By booking in to any BMW Club Oxford event, you are releasing the Club and its organisers from all liability. Your personal safety is determined by your own judgement and experience.
- The organiser and assistant organisers take no responsibility and will not be held responsible for any injuries, losses or traffic offence fines that may occur during these social events.
- It is each member’s responsibility to ensure that their motorcycle is road legal and correctly insured.