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7.2.4 Learning on the move

Once riders have developed good skills in the snaking technique (they have awareness, are communicating well and understand priority at junctions), consider allowing different riders to lead the snake. They should be in front of the lead instructor, who gives them directions at junctions.

You can also encourage active learning during snaking. This can be done by asking open questions before and after a group ride to ensure that riders are fully engaged throughout. Questions can be around what they saw, road signs and road markings. You can also ask riders to practise what they have learned in training as if they were riding on their own, rather than just being moved passively.

For advanced groups, you could allow the group to move itself from point A to point B. However, you should carefully consider the ability of the entire group and the limitations of the training area.