LONDON MOTORCYCLE RIDERS CLUB

ABOUT US

Memberships are reviewed on a regular basis and accounts deemed inactive may be removed. Please contact a member of the Leadership Team if you are going to be off the road for an extended period of time to prevent your membership possibly being removed. As not everyone is a year round rider we will use discretion over the winter months when looking at any periods of inactivity.

The type of events we run, we are proud to say we offer something for everyone, from one day UK events to week ends away, London at Night Events, European and International trips, Greenlaning Days, Track Days, Mini Moto Days, Trial Speedway Days, Indoor Skydiving Days, Off Road Skills Days, and Social Evening Events, we are also open to suggestions for events from you the membership. All or our events are run at a variety of paces and from a wide selection of starting points meaning you should always be able to find a day out suitable to you.

We are always happy to hear your suggestions for events, destinations, starting points or bike meets. Simply have a chat with any member of The Leadership Team or drop us a PM

Armbands - LMRC Armbands are compulsory on all of our ride event, they are used to distinguish our group from other groups who may be riding the same route as us and to ensure that we have access to your I.C.E information. Armbands may be purchased at a cost of £4 from members of the Leadership Team on your first event. 

Cornerman System - This club uses the cornerman system. LMRC awards informal qualifications in the form of a Cornerman System Qualified Title beneath you member name when you successfully complete a ride with us by demonstrating that you understand and can use the system. Only members who have attained this title will be allowed to attend the large season opener and closure events. Please read and familiarize yourself with it before coming on the ride. You must not leave a corner you are marking until the tail-gunner arrives and waves you on. It is your responsibility to know who the ride leader and tail-gunner are before the ride begins. The Cornerman System is explained in detail on the home page and in the important information section on each event.

Buddy System - Some rides (often smaller group, quick paced) will use the buddy system. This is different to the cornerman system and if your ride stipulates the usage of the buddy system, it is imperative to have a good understanding of it in order for the ride to be successful. If being used it will be explained by your ride leader and a link will be available in the important information section of the event.

Pre Ride Briefing – You must attend the pre ride briefing, it is very important that you understand how the ride has been planned and what is expected of you, organizers reserve the right to not allow riders to join the ride if they fail to attend the briefing. 

Full Tanks at Start – Please ensure you fill your bike's fuel tank before the ride begins at a petrol station near the start point. We will arrange fuel stops according to the smallest tank size

Friends Are Welcome – Rides are suitable for any bikers you want to bring as your +1 friends if the option is available on the ride. It is not possible on all rides to bring a +1 due to group size and time scales, if you do bring a +1 please take responsibility for them knowing the cornerman system and attending the pre ride briefing. Please be aware that some (though not many) rides may stipulate LMRC members only.

Pillions Welcome - Rides are suitable for Pillion members who would like to get on the back of another member's bike with their agreement, or for members to bring their own pillions with them.

Photographs - We love photos, please try and take lots and upload them after a successful ride and be prepared to share them, lots of members like to copy potentially good photographs and post them to their Facebook.


OUR RULES

What is expected from you as a member of London Motorcycle Riders Club? Quite simply, read the information provided on the events page, turn up on the day or change your rsvp in time to give a fellow member the chance to use the space, contact the event host and let them know if your circumstances unavoidably change, attend the pre ride briefing, ride sensibly, safely and within the law, you are responsible for your own actions and the good name of LMRC. Turn up with a smile on your face and prepared to have a great day.

Memberships are reviewed on a regular basis and accounts deemed inactive may be removed. Please contact a member of the Leadership Team if you are going to be off the road for an extended period of time to prevent your membership possibly being removed. As not everyone is a year round rider we will use discretion over the winter months when looking at any periods of inactivity.

Your Profile - Please ensure your profile has its questionnaire filled in and contains a photo of yourself so that we can recognize you at events, memberships without an appropriate profile picture will be cancelled.

Armbands - LMRC Armbands are compulsory on all of our ride events, they are used to distinguish our group from other groups who may be riding the same route as us and to ensure that we have access to your I.C.E information. Armbands may be purchased at a cost of £3 from members of the Leadership Team on your first event.

Custom Titles - Custom titles are given to members to assist the organisers with recognising the experience of those attending a ride out, it is also used to identify that members qualify for the large season opener and closure events.

Events - Events will always have limits to the number of bikes or people organizers are prepared to take, this ensures that rides are manageable and safe. Please do not attend an event unless you have a "yes" RSVP, do not simply turn up at the venue and expect to attend the ride, there is a waiting list system in place which automatically moves you up the list and on to the ride if enough people drop out. It is also very important that you change your RSVP from YES to NO if for any reason you cannot attend a ride you are confirmed for, this ensures those on the waitlist get a fair chance.

Pre-Ride Briefing – You must attend the pre-ride briefing, it is very important that you understand how the ride has been planned and what is expected of you, organizers reserve the right to not allow riders to join the ride if they fail to attend the briefing.

Late Notice Cancellation Policy - It is the members responsibility to ensure that they change their RSVP if they find they can no longer attend an event they have RSVP'd yes to, ride bans will be issued at the discretion of the ride leader for members failing to show up on the day or not giving the required 24hrs notice. Details of our cancellation policy can be found here.

Members are asked not to invite friends to join them on these rides by simply turning up at the start point as they will not be allowed to join the ride. The numbers are set by the organisers with everyone's safety and enjoyment in mind. Larger than expected groups will have a negative effect on the days timings, arranged parking and rest /fuel stops, it will also mean the other members of the group will spend more time marking corners which is not fair to them.

Ride Pace - Organizers will always set the ride pace so that it is appropriate to the conditions and the experience of the group, members riding dangerously, with excessive speed in 20mph or 30mph zones or in an unsociable manner will be asked to leave the ride.

Cornerman System - All of our rides use the Cornerman System, members should ensure they completely understand how the system works by reading the guidance notes on the cornerman system on the main page

Full Tanks at Start – Please ensure you fill your bike's fuel tank before the ride begins at a petrol station near the start point. We will arrange fuel stops according to the smallest tank size

Friends Are Welcome – Rides are suitable for any bikers you want to bring as your +1 friends if the option is available on the ride. It is not possible on all rides to bring a +1 due to group size and time scales, if you do bring a +1 please take responsibility for them knowing the cornerman system and attending the pre ride briefing. Please be aware that some (though not many) rides may stipulate LMRC members only.

Event sat nav files - Often, ride leaders will upload the sat nav file for the journey but this will not be always available and some ride leaders may prefer not to upload the route. When available, you may download these to use for guidance only, members should always follow the corner markers as different sat navs route differently.

What we don’t allow, Reckless or dangerous riding, members who simply fail to turn up for events they have booked, abuse of fellow members or threatening behaviour of any kind, stunts, wheelies, stoppies or anything which may be considered as illegal on the road.

These rules form the terms and conditions of London Motorcycle Riders Club.



EVENT ETIQUETTE

Our ride leaders and event organisers are a very relaxed easy going bunch who always do their best to ensure that you enjoy the event, whether it be a single day or a week long, we do this in our spare time and receive no payment or any other forms of gratuity, it’s a labour of love for us.

So, we expect all of our members to display a bit of common courtesy when attending any of our events, you should arrive on time ready for the pre ride brief and with a full tank of fuel, if your late or miss the ride brief we will leave you behind. This may sound harsh but the ride brief is an important part of the day and key to your safety and knowing the details of the day. Be ready to go on time when the ride leader announces mount up, it’s not nice keeping everyone waiting whilst you have that last cigarette or while your faffing around with your gloves and helmet, we often have timings we need to stick to and constant delays hinder this.

Please ensure you are wearing your LMRC armband containing your I.C.E information, if you have lost or forgotten it please purchase a new one from your ride leader. 

When out on the road remember that everyone else has a different skill set to you, ensure you keep a safe distance to the vehicle in front and that you don’t cut up any other member or road user when performing overtakes, it’s not a race, the aim is to get everyone their together and safely whilst having some fun along the way.

Solid white line violations and undertaking are not clever and a pet hate of all ride leaders, less experienced riders may be spooked an unsettled, show some courtesy and dont do it. If spotted we would hate to have to send you home. 

Don't sign up "Yes" if you are a maybe, especially if the event has a limit. If you do and then have to cancel, please ensure you do it in line with our cancellation policy so that other members get a fair chance at attending.

If you can no longer make the event, tell us. You used a computer or smart phone to tell us you are coming, so we know you can use modern technology. Don't be rude. Use some of that awesome technology to change your RSVP or contact your event host if you have broken down, suddenly become ill or had any other emergency crop up which now prevents you from attending.  Bottom Line: Not showing up and not telling us is not nice, we don’t like banning people from our events, but we will in accordance with our cancellation policy if you simply fail to turn up for an event without contacting us.

We are not asking a lot, we want you to have fun and enjoy the day, if you can keep all of the above in mind everyone will be going home with a smile on their face.

If you are unsure of anything on the day itself, please don’t hesitate to speak to any member of the Leadership Team who can be identified by their Red Armbands


DISCLAIMER

London Motorcycle Riders Club is a social group of local, like-minded individuals.

Motorcycles are considered to be inherently dangerous and accidents may happen. By participating in any posted event, members are taking responsibility for their own safety and any consequences as a result of their actions when riding a motorcycle within the group

By signing up to any London Motorcycle Riders Club event, you are releasing London Motorcycle Riders Club, its organizers and The Groups Place from all liability. Your personal safety is dependent on your own judgment and experience.

The organizer and assistant organizers take no responsibility and will not be held responsible for any injuries, accidents, losses or traffic offence fines that may occur during these events.

It is each members responsibility to ensure that their motorcycle is road legal and correctly insured.

Members may video record LMRC events and ride outs using helmet / bike cams. Videos may be uploaded to their own video sharing platforms or submitted for approval to be added to London Motorcycle Riders Club vimeo account.

EVENTS DEPICTED IN THESE VIDEOS ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE RIDERS. London Motorcycle Riders Club is not responsible for any third-party contents which may be accessible through the channels.

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