etiquette & rules
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While we cannot cater for complete beginners due to the nature of the roads we travel on, we welcome any rider who has a basic level of fitness and riding ability.
We provide progression through a series of different rides to improve your fitness and riding ability. We encourage all our riders to step up to the next level without fear of humiliation or being left alone. If people are unable to take their turn at the front they are forgiven, as we all suffer on occasions, but if it is a regular occurrence we will ask people to step down a level until they are ready again to step up.
Given the hostile riding environment in terms of climate and traffic, we operate a no-drop policy: no one is left to cycle alone. Our routes are carefully selected to minimise exposure to heavy and fast traffic and we strive to supply safety/support cars to increase safety and ensure riders who have problems can be brought home.
We try to nominate a ride captain for every ride, who you can usually identify by their red Raha jerseys. The ride captain is responsible for controlling the pace of the group and to ensure that all riders maintain good riding discipline, so please follow their instructions. All riders are encouraged to help the ride captain by maintaining the set pace and helping riders who may be struggling to keep up. On rides where there is no nominated ride captain, the responsibility for overall pace control rests on all riders. Experienced riders are encouraged to volunteer as ride captains.
We request all riders wear official Raha kit on organised rides to enhance club cohesion and to openly identify the club as responsible road users.
Due to the nature of cycling in Abu Dhabi, all riders participate at their own risk.
For a comprehensive breakdown of all our rules and regulations, which exist for the safety of you and the group, click on the icon below.