Group riding off-road is great – unless someone gets lost… CTC Off-road’s Dan Cook suggests ways to stay together and, at worst, regroup.
off road group riding
off road group riding

You’re out in the hills with half a dozen friends, pausing for breath at the top of a climb while taking in the view. As you get ready to set off, someone says: ‘Hang on a minute. Where’s Jon?’ Maybe he’s walking up the hill with a flat he can’t mend? Maybe he got fed up and went home? Perhaps he thought everyone turned left halfway up? Or maybe he’s fallen off and is lying in a ditch…

Group riding turns mountain biking into a social experience. It’s fun. But unless you pay attention, it’s not hard for the group to split apart.

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