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7.5. Moving groups by walking

If it’s not possible for you to move your group by riding on the road, you can walk instead. This is a last resort but is a useful option when the traffic or road conditions are too challenging for the riders’ current abilities. It’s also a good backup plan if there’s a traffic jam or a mechanical issue with a cycle.

When walking along a pavement, make sure that riders stay in a single file to give other pedestrians enough space. The group should stick to an agreed order and be polite and aware of people around them.

Riders should line up next to each other on the pavement with the front wheel of their cycle facing the road they want to cross. Some may need a dropped kerb. Avoid crossing roads near junctions and blind turns unless you can see clearly enough to manage this.