Club rides starting

Good news! The club rides are running again!

Due to the current restrictions, the rides are limited to 10 per group and you will need to sign up for the ride in advance (see below for the signup link)

The Sunday ride now has four main groups:

Green– average speed <12mph – around 30 miles
Yellow – average speed 12-14mph – around 35 miles
Blue – average speed 14-16mph – 40 to 60 miles
Red – average speed 15mph-17.5mph - 50 to 70 miles

Please note that the start times are different for each group, the times are shown on the signup form. But basically, the rides start with the fastest group at 9.00, then blue at 9:15, yellow at 9.30, and Green at 9.45. The meeting place is still the marketplace.

The idea is to keep the ride sociable with cruising speed at the chatting level and a cafe stop halfway.  Distances may vary depending on the season and amount of climbing.

Each ride will have a ride leader and the hope is to have the route or destination announced in advance of the ride so people have a rough idea of what to expect. If you are prepared to be a ride leader then let me know. (It's fairly simple if you can navigate and count heads you are fully qualified!)

The rides will be run as per British Cycling guidelines, these are constantly being updated. They are currently suggesting a 1m plus rule.

Needless to say, if you are showing Covid-19 symptoms, or if you or any of your household are self-isolating, you should stay at home.

By signing up for a ride you are agreeing to the club recording your name and email for NHS track and trace and club insurance purposes.

Sign up here:

Club ride sign up