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Club Rides

Club Runs

These are one of the core activities of the club, they are an entry level ride providing an introduction to club group riding.

These rides follow the ethos of riding at the pace of the slowest rider and are aimed at building rider confidence. They are social rides that usually involve a cafe stop and allow the chance for everyone to chat and get to know one another.

Medium Pace Rides

These are rides for more experienced riders which are of a greater distance, over hilly terrain and at a higher pace, but are still of a social nature. There is currently one Medium Pace Ride each weekend, alternating between Saturday and Sunday.

Reliability Rides

These are a specific type of ride that tests the riders ability to keep a constant average speed over a set distance. The average speed should be 12.5 mph, an example of one of these rides is as follows:

50 in 4 (50 miles in 4 hours) The idea is that the rider sets off on a predetermined course of 50 miles and has to get back to the club house or finish in 4 hours. Riders are permitted to Finish the ride early by 10% of the total time.

Other rides include; 75 miles in 6 hours and 100 miles in 8 hours

Off Road Rides

These are rides suited for mountain bikes but occasionally a gravel bike will suffice, please check the ride details when they are announced. These are generally of a social nature. The aim is to hold one off road ride per month.

You are invited to join us to sample the experience: after three rides you would be expected to join the club.

All rides are posted on the club Facebook page every week and we publish a 2 month list in advance so you can decide which rides you would like to come along to.  Check Facebook for departure times every week as they can vary due to the weather or other circumstances which may be beyond our control.

Please check the Calendar for dynamic updates on the Club Runs

Staying Safe on a Club Ride

 

It is important when riding on a club run to stay safe and understand some essential hand signals.

The illustration below shows the hand signals and descriptions of what each signal means.

1. STOP

Hand straight up in the air. Group is stopping for a junction, puncture or because there is an obstruction in the road.

2. SLOW

Move one hand as if gently patting a dog.  Group is slowing down or just easing things back a bit.

3. OBSTRUCTION

Waving/Pointing behind back indicates that there is an obstruction such as a parked car or pedestrian and that the whole group needs to move in the direction indicated to avoid it.

4. TURN

Left or right hand extended out to the side. Direction of turn/change in direction coming up.

5. BELOW

Pointing down at the road sometimes with a circulating motion to an obstruction on the road such as a pothole or drain cover that needs to be avoided.  Be sensible with this one and only point out major obstacles.  This signal is often accompanied with a call of "below".

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