The British Two Stroke Club Ltd

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Guide to Group Formation Riding:

Motorcycling is primarily a solo activity, but when riding as a group, whether with friends on an organised ride there are a few tips which will help ensure a fun and safe group ride:

Ride in Formation: The staggered riding formation allows a proper space cushion between motorcycles so that each rider has enough time and space to manoeuvre and to react to hazards. The leader rides in the left third of the lane, while the next rider stays at least one second behind in the right third of the lane; the rest of the group follows the same pattern. A single-file formation is preferred on a curvy road, under conditions of poor visibility or poor road surfaces, entering/leaving highways, or other situations where an increased space cushion or manoeuvring room is needed.

Always keep this formation and join up (bunch up) at junctions and traffic lights but move away in your designated order. This will help keep the group together to minimise gaps occurring by allowing more people to safely cross as well minimising delays to other road users.

Avoid Side-by-Side Formations: As they reduce the space cushion. If you suddenly needed to swerve to avoid a hazard, you would not have room to do so. You don’t want handlebars to get entangled.

Periodically Check the Riders Following in your Rear View Mirror: If you see a rider falling behind, slow down so they may catch up. If all the riders in the group use this technique, the group should be able to maintain a fairly steady speed without pressure to ride too fast to catch up.

If you get Separated from the Group: Don’t panic. Your group should have a pre-planned procedure in place to regroup (i.e. the ‘Drop-Off System’). Remember, don’t break the law or ride beyond your skills to catch up.


You are in charge of your motorcycle at all times and responsible for your own safety. The BTSC Ltd or its members cannot accept any responsibility for actions you take or any incident that might occur. Always ride for yourself and within your own capabilities.

Riding Etiquette