Riding in a group is fun, social and efficient. But it can be dangerous if you don’t communicate. While the rider at the front of the group is able to see any road hazards coming at them, those further back can’t see as well, and thus rely on others to keep them informed and prepared.
That’s why it’s so important to point out any potholes, traffic or road furniture that might require the group to change direction or filter into a single line. This can be done via a hand signal or a shout out. Just remember to always make sure you communicate far enough in advance to give the group enough time to adjust.
For more tips, check out this video on how to use hand signals and call-outs to clearly point out potential hazards to those behind you.