How to be a successful club-run captain

No club could operate its weekly rides without someone to organise and lead them — Cycling Weekly takes a closer look at what’s required from a club-run captain

On the club run.

(Image credit: Andy McCandlish)

Arriving for a recent Sunday ride, Rockingham Forest Wheelers’ club run captain was faced with a new problem. During two years in the post he had developed various methods for dealing with issues, but this was a new and very modern one.

“Do not allow somebody on an e-bike on the front,” John Aldridge tells CW. “It turns into a Derny race; they just expect to go at 20mph everywhere, including uphill because they can, and it tears the legs off everybody.

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