Runs will generally follow the ‘drop-off’ system. This will be explained by the ride leader during the brief. One rider is nominated the leader and is always up front, while a second rider is the tail-ender and remains at the rear. When the leader reaches a junction, he will indicate to the following rider to stop. This rider then waits and directs the rest of the group the right way, before rejoining the pack just in front of the tail-ender. It is important the drop off rider positions themselves so that they are visible to following riders but is in a place of safety away from following traffic.
The system allows the group to stretch out without getting separated, gives riders the freedom to ride at their own pace without fear of getting lost or having to ride faster than their ability. But remember; when you are directing other bikes, do NOT leave until the tail-ender has caught up with you!