Not all our members race ... in fact
the majority do not.
The mainstay of the social riding
are the club runs on Sundays. IT IS
NOT A RACE ...
a result of its popularity the Sunday
ride is now usually split into 2 (or 3) groups.
Any rider is welcome to join any
group and guests are welcome from
other clubs as are unattached riders.
If you join a group that is slower
than your usual pace please respect
the pace of that group by not forcing
it on. If unattached rides enjoy the
group rides we'd expect them to
join up after 3 or 4 rides.
This has the benefit of keeping the
groups to a manageable size making
it easier for traffic to pass the
groups and offering riders the opportunity
to select a group with a pace suitable
to their needs.
There are two groups planned each
week and if any group is overly popular
then that may then split into
further groups to keep from forming
A "leader" will identify
themselves and will provide navigational
assistance. They are not their to
coach riders or be responsible for
the saftey or actions of others.
Riders are of course responsible
for their own safety and actions.
review these club guidelines for the
Sunday Rides >>>
review the Risk Assesment so you are
aware of the risks of the rides >>>
review these BC Guidlines >>>
It is the intention of ride leaders
to vary the route based on conditions
and who is riding so make sure you
understand what is planned before
you set off.
There are 2 (or 3) rides; Steady,
Medium and the Fast Training
New riders and unattached riders
are encouraged to start with the Steady
group before progressing to the medium
or fast groups.
Target pace 16-18 mph
Planned distance 55 miles
Start Time: 9:00am
Cafe Stop: Yes
Start Location : The Monkton Gate:
Here is an example ride - average speed 16.4mph
Fast Group (this does not always happen ...)
Target pace 17-19 mph
Planned distance 55 - 80 miles
Start Time: 9:00am
Cafe Stop: Maybe
Start Location : The Monkton Gate: http://goo.gl/maps/xtcJ3
Only do this ride if you are confident
you can go the distance at the speed.
If in doubt, get there in time for
the fast ride and talk it over with
Here is an example ride average 18.1mph http://www.strava.com/activities/206441140
Note: Whilst the groups start from the same
location it is likely that the fast
group will not follow the same route
as the Medium group so please don't
join the fast group thinking that
you can sit up after a few miles and
get picked up by the medium group
... they will most probably be on
a different route.
Also: Note the mileage above does
not include any riding you may do
to get the the meet-up point and the
last few miles it may take you to
review these guidelines for the Sunday