Start Points & Group Riding
Please start with:
- A full tank of petrol, bike legal and road-worthy.
- Adequate weather protection
- Recovery in case of emergency - it is your responsibility not RTTW.
The Road Marshalls will be in Yellow and the Back Markers in Orange jackets.
The 7 Start points around the UK (not including Drayton Manor) will be marshaled by teams of 10.
- 2 Lead riders
- 4 Out Riders / Markers
- 2 Sweepers
- 2 Back Markers
It is up to you to arrive at the services with ample time for a comfort stop.
(Remember the 2 hour waiting/parking time limits at the services).
The 4 out riders (in Yellow) will leave 5 Mins before the designated start time and travel up the motorways calling at junctions & services on route to the NMA.
If you are waiting for the passing group and see an out rider approaching, please get ready, and join on to the back of the group when it is approaching.
When safe, get in front of the 2 back markers in Orange. The outrider will go onto the next junction/services.
The 8 Routes to the NMA will start at the allocated times on the dot.
Please be ready - the Lead Marshals will start the ride at their allocated times and lead you out on to the Roads and Motorways. (Remember the rules of the road).
The 2 Back Markers (in Orange) will be the last to leave the services.
If you are in doubt of the start times for your route see a Road Marshall in Yellow or Orange Jackets.
Where possible try to ride in a Staggered Formation; take your lead / position from the rider in front.
NO OVERTAKING -
DO NOT OVER OR UNDER TAKE THE RIDER IN FRONT.
The speed will not go over 60 mph on Motorways and 30/40 mph on A Roads.
The routes are set to arrive at the NMA at a set time.
To help the smooth running of the ride, the marshals will mark junctions and turns and assist with traffic and ride safety.
In the event that you are delayed keep going straight ahead.
Eventually you will come across a waiting marshal he/she will not leave until he/she sees the orange hi-Viz of the rear marshal.
If you are unfortunate enough to break down then stay with the bike and a Marshal/Sweeper will pull up, he/she will try to help you but in the event that he/she cannot, you will be expected to make your own arrangements with the recovery service that you subscribe to.
It is advised to memorize the route you are on to the NMA.
If your route to the NMA is going on the M6 TOLL to gate T4
Riders will be granted free passage on their inbound journey only, when exiting the M6 toll at T4 (Weeford).
Signage will be in place directing riders to use the Toll Gate at the toll plaza. Tolling staff will be on hand to allow free passage.
Go to the gate you are directed to and ride through.
When the Routes arrive at the NMA, your route marshals will hand you over to the Park up Marshals.
Please park up as directed and have a good day in the NMA.
Riders leaving Drayton Manor to ride to the NMA
Please be ready for a start time of 12.00 noon.
Please follow the flag procession out onto the road and follow the waiting Road Marshals, directing you to the NMA.
The important bit on the day is SAFETY FIRST.
As a Rider on a Route to the NMA; do not put yourself in a position on the road to endanger yourself or other road users.
In the event of an accident on the road, if it is near to you assist where possible. Try to direct traffic round the incident and keep the ride moving.
If Marshals are on hand pass over to them. Try to keep the ride moving.
- Remember - call 999.
- Remember - SAFETY FIRST AT ALL TIMES
Let's have a good day and remember why we are doing RTTW 2013