This is going to be a year when all sections of our lovely cycling club come together and share our rides and social experience.
We are privileged to have some simply amazing people in it who give their time for the love of cycling and the friendship it has brought.
We usually ride at a steady 13/15 mph on the flat. We always regroup at the top of hills or other points whenever necessary. We cover 40-50 miles in winter and 50-80 miles in the summer dependant on the weather, figures in brackets show approximate distances for the longer rides.
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The routes for 2021 can be viewed here. Unlike the social series if you choose to leave the group you may not be accompanied by a leader or back marker, so be prepared to navigate yourself home
Quick note about pace – some people haven’t tried the Bs and don’t know what to expect. The rolling pace tends to be a bit easier – it’s more about being out on the the bike than sprints or hill climbs! On the the flat we roll around 15-17mph depending on wind direction. The overall average rolling speed, talking into account the hills, is about the same as a Social Series “Stretching” ride (12.5mph). The other main differences to the morning rides are:
– We keep rolling and adjust the pace to the group. If necessary, and we find that the group naturally splits in two, we regroup after a few miles rather than on individual slopes. This avoids lots of stops on the hills which would otherwise tire people out – nobody likes having cafe legs!
– We flex the routes according to how people feel. The route isn’t set in stone. The focus is on making sure that everybody is happy with the distance, the weather and the destination and we go with how people feel on the day
– People regularly choose to ride part of the route with us and then navigate their own way back or on to different destinations – it’s all very informal, but also mutually supportive
As with other groups, we keep an eye on each other and we support each other when needed. So if you want to try a bit of a longer group ride then do give us a go.