What level of skills/training/riding ability etc is required for joining the NEG? Does it just require IAM standard, or Blue Riband, or Class one?
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Read my mutterings:
Looks like class one or similar then.
The Spin Doctor wrote
the difficult bit is adapting to riding at 12mph up a hill and 30m later accelerating to 55 down it...
National Escort Group
Hmmm . . . well, they let Spin in
Riding assessment is required
What's hard about that?
What are you talking about???? :burnout:
You sure the LE doesn't have pedals?
BCF Site wrote
NEG members may also be engaged by the race organiser or media companies to carry press photographers or cameramen as a pilot for pillion passengers. In such a case, where the NEG member has been engaged by a media or TV company, they may reasonably expect this company to provide a risk assessment of the duties required of the pilot.
Oh dear! It was a joke.
I think you'd find a full police presence on that sort of race, with a full rolling road closure.
Doesn't always work, either here or on the continent. I've know of (cycle) riders who've been killed or injured by such muppets - including one World Champion who was killed the year after winning the title at Mallory Park back in the 70s.
the biggest hazard for the riders and the marshalls are the impatient bast*rds in cars who can't tolerate the maybe five minutes delay to their journey that a bike race might cause
on the other hand, the car drivers have every right to be there as it's not a closed road, and tbh, there's nothing worse than an bunch of arrogant cyclists who think they are better than everyone else (because they're cyclists), which therefor gives them the right to ride 3 or 4 abreast and make it hard for everyone else.
Bike Breaker wrote
Hm. Cyclists. Muscular legs. Spray -on Lycra shorts. Followed them for miles.
On the other, other hand these races have a legal right to be held on the road, t
I wasn't meaning while racing, that's fair enough. Same applies to the local car club's rallies. BUT they are arrogant tossers when training, and do frequently ride 4 abreast and deliberately make it difficult for other road users. If a car club was to go out like that in their rally cars and be awkward, they'd be leapt on from a great height.It's the usual, "we're cyclists and therefor better than you" shite.
Tough shit if someone thinks it's arrogance.
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