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Our Rides

Whilst members are involved in rides, training and events all the time, the Club tries to organise regular rides that can be broadly split into the following categories;

Social Rides  - Cycling is of course a social activity and all our club rides have a level of conviviality. However, as we are, primarily, a ‘sports’ club all our club rides involve a degree of physical exertion and are aimed at people who regard cycling as a form of exercise rather than just a leisure activity.  We have a variety of Social Rides as listed below but the general principle with them is that the groups keep together and riders are not dropped. More details can be found on our Social Rides page.

Training Rides  - We organise a range of Training Rides aimed, primarily, at those members who intend to race.  During the Winter months, due to weather and general training principles rides are steadier but gradually get faster as spring and the racing season approaches. Rides will often be split into ability groups but are still purposeful - if you are slower than the group, you may get dropped (though you may also get lots of advice and the suggestion you return the following week to keep at it). During racing season rides are, necessarily, fast and not suitable for beginners. All of these rides are aimed at developing group riding - they are not races.

MTB Rides  - We also organise regular MTB rides and trips away.  On a monthly basis we try to organise a weekend Club Ride.  During the week we try to organise weekly Wednesday evening rides.  All rides are weather dependant and are usually organised through our Discussion Board.  Rides are Social in format so new riders welcome.

Rides

Start Location (see maps below)

Start Time

Type

Pace

Distance

Description

Sat K Group

Exhibition Square

10am

Social

14-15mph

60-70m

Social ride with cafe stop. Suitable for newcomers who can cope with a solo ride of 45m in around 3 hours.

Sat A Group

Exhibition Square

10am

Social

16+mph

75-90m

Social ride with cafe stop. Suitable for experienced riders who are comfortable with long distance group riding.

Sat 8.45 Ride

Exhibition Square

8.45am (for 8.55 start)

Fast Social

18mph+

circa 60m/

1/hours

Non-stop, fast Social ride. Suitable for experienced riders who are comfortable riding at speed in a group.  Rides may vary in distance but details posted in advance on Discussion Board.

Sunday Club Run

Exhibition Square

9am

Social

14-16mph

80m+

Social ride with cafe stop. Suitable for experienced riders who are comfortable with long distance group riding

Saturday Training Ride

Exhibition Square

9am

Training

18+mph

60m

Non-stop, fast ride. Suitable for experienced riders who are comfortable riding at speed in a group and intending to race.

Tuesday Chaingang

B1224 layby just West of Ring Road

18.15 (Summer only)

Training

19+mph

35m

Non-stop, fast ride. Suitable for experienced riders who are comfortable riding at speed in a group and intending to race.

Monthly MTB Ride

Various

Various

MTB

Varies to suit group

30-40m

Social MTB Ride. See Discussion Board for details

Weekly Wed eve Ride

Various

Various

MTB

Varies to suit group

20-25m

Social MTB Ride. See Discussion Board for details


Exhibition Square YO1 7EW

Clifton CC Chaingang Start