When riding in groups, it is best to place beginner riders where? When riding in groups, it is best to place beginner riders where?

  • A. At the front but behind an experienced leader

  • B. Right at the front

  • C. In the centre of the group

  • D. At the back of the group

  • E. Separate from the group

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    The correct answer is A
     
    Correct. More experienced riders can keep an eye on them, but the leader will help set the pace.
     
 
 
 

Riding in a group with beginner riders

Beginner riders don't need the peer pressure of having to keep up with experienced riders. Give them encouragement and tell them to ride at their own speed.  Beginner riders should take regular breaks because they will become fatigued more quickly - riding a motorbike is hard both physically and mentally.

Riders should ride in a staggered formation, as shown below. This means that the second rider’s view is less obstructed by the first rider, and the third rider’s view is less obstructed by the second rider, and so on.

Riding motorbikes in staggered formation

Riders can give up position for safety, i.e. if a large vehicle is coming towards the group and it's close to the centre line, motorcyclists nearer the centre line should move left to give more of a margin.

When you stop make sure that you don't push the beginner riders to get back out on the bike again before they are ready. Give constructive advice.