When you are ready to start make your way to the start line.
Riders will be started in the order of queuing.
After the official start time for the particular route, groups of about 15-20 riders will be separated from the front of the queue and they will move forward towards the Starter.
The Starter will check that everyone is wearing a helmet and has a number card displayed on the front of their bicycle. He will then give a short briefing before allowing the group to start their ride.
The riders do not have to ride together and, once started, can ride with whoever they like.