Cycling Hand Signals
Stay safe when group cycling on the roads by using these five important hand signals, kindly provided by British Cycling.
Hand straight up in air. Group is stopping for a junction, puncture or because there is an obstruction in the road.
Move one hand as if gently patting an invisible dog. Group is slowing down or just easing things back a bit.
Waving/pointing behind back indicates that there is an obstruction such as a parked car or pedestrian and that the whole group needs to move in the direction indicated to avoid it.
Left or right hand extended out to side. Direction of turn/change in direction coming up.
Pointing down at road sometimes with a circling motion to obstruction on road such as a pothole or drain cover that needs to be avoided. Be sensible with this one and only point out major obstacles. This signal is often accompanied with a call of “below”.