Cycling in a group is a whole different experience to riding as a lone wolf. Joining – or organising – group rides can transform your performance, boosting the beneficial effects of cycling, as well as being a lot of fun.

If you’ve never cycled in a group before, the prospect can seem daunting. Will you be able to handle the pace? Are there certain rules of etiquette to follow? But take it from us - once you’ve got your first group ride under your belt, you won’t look back!

Whether you’re considering joining a group road ride or hitting the trails with some fellow mountain bikers, we’ve covered everything you need to know about cycling in a group.