Chaingang and Tempo Chaingang

BRC chaingangs have now finished for the year and will start up again in March 2021: 
1. Please do not just turn up for the chaingang, you must first introduce yourself by emailing Chris Jones at Chris will then assign you to a group of 6 riders and a time to meet.
2. Social distancing guidelines must be observed when meeting at the Nova Scotia. 
3. Groups must not go out with more than 6 riders and each group must ensure they stay at least 200 metres apart on the road.

There is already an established chaingang that goes out every Tuesday night in the summer at 6.00pm from the Nova Scotia pub, BS1 6XJ.
This has been going for more than 20 years and is not club specific and not managed by Bristol Road Club, however you can join it if you are an experienced rider that knows how to ride through and off, fast and safely, with the emphasis on safely. This is a very hard training session and not suitable for inexperienced riders, no matter how strong you may be.

Tempo Chaingang
This is a Bristol Road Club specific chaingang that is intended to be conducted at a steady pace to teach new riders good practice and etiquette in riding in chaingang format. It is open to all Bristol Road Club riders and other riders by invitation. So don't just turn up without an introduction, please Email to introduce yourself
It will usually leave the Nova Scotia about 5 minutes after the main chaingang.

Riding on open roads in a group can be hazardous. All riders are reminded that they are responsible for their own safety, individuals take part in any group activities at their own risk. We strongly urge all riders to obtain appropriate 3rd party insurance as a minimum, British Cycling can provide this.

All riders should carry identification on them which includes an emergency contact name and emergency contact number as well as any medical conditions that paramedics should be aware of in the event of an accident. 
You can create a medical ID on your phone as follows:
  • Open Health and tap Medical ID > Edit.
  • Enter your emergency contacts and health information like your birth date, height, and blood type.
  • Turn on Show When Locked to make your Medical ID available from the Lock screen.
  • When you're finished, tap Done.
It should be noted that no liability shall be attached to the Bristol Road Club (including its officials and members) for any injury, loss or damage suffered.
Before you come out, please read and view the two links below on how to ride in a chain gang and confirm that you have done so.
1. Rules of a Chain Gang
The Chain Gang/ Through-and-off/ Pace Line

2. British Cycling video to explain how to ride properly in a chain gang.

It's a chain because each rider is closely linked to the rider in front and behind, remember that and don't surge through!