NI Revolution

Notes for Leader’s Intro Brief


1. General ethos is relaxed. Enjoy the sights.

2. YOUR responsibility to have bags labelled. Including ‘day bag’ and please have our numbers on phone

3. Have you completed the ICE form? Any medical conditions / allergies noted?

4. Covid - we all know what to do. Rem some more nervous than others

5. Riding:

 - as you wish and with whoever you wish
 - No-one has prioirity on road but be sensitive to cars. Best to avoid waving cars past
6. Cluster App  


Saturday 17th

  • Briefing in hotel Prep Room at 4 pm
  • Build bikes, label baggage, ICE information to tour leader
  • Pedals ON and saddle bags etc OFF please
  • No group meal so book yourselves into restaurant as suits

Sunday 18th

  • Breakfast at 7 am. Dress in cycle gear but no cleats
  • Coach arrives 7:45 am – take your luggage to coach
  • Bikes will already have been loaded by the crew onto the van
  • Arrive Burrendale Hotel, Newcastle approx. 9:30 am
  • Take luggage to Porters Store in hotel and then prep bike for departure at 10:30 am or as soon as briefing is completed. No need to check in at hotel as rooms not ready
  • When you return in the evening, check in and retrieve bags
  • Group meal (with social distancing) is booked for 7 pm

Daily Schedule Thereafter

  • 7:15 am Meet in hotel lobby for briefing (cycle gear, no cleats)
  • 7:30 am Breakfast
  • 8:30 am Check out and bags to van THEN collect / prep bike
  • 9:00 am Depart for the day’s cycle

5. Evening - meals are booked in hotels?

6. Lunch is included - marked on Route Guides along with coffee stops

7. Emphasize Hygiene - Remove gloves and use hand disinfectant

8. Support team will move ahead and be at lunch location prep lunch in time for first rider arriving. Will wait until all riders through

9. Bags will be in reception when you arrive

10. Where practical, the support vehicle will ‘leap frog’ the riders. If we pass don’t wave unless you want us to stop. We will be looking in our mirror and a clear ‘hand on the head’ signal will be seen and we will stop at next safe area

11. We will carry snacks, fruit, water, cordial, 

12. If you flag us down you have the option of travelling in the Support vehicle if you are cold or tired, etc. Bike will go in van

13. Call 999 immediately for any emergency that requires medical attention and then call your Tour Leader

14. You will have opportunity to provide feedback on all aspects of the tour once completed. If there is something that you feel strongly needs to be brought to our attention before that, then we welcome your comments and suggestions