Informal Rides

We all joined OCC because we like to ride our bikes! There are already our regular rides that are established for Sunday and Saturday, see the Club Runs menu. There are also a number of options if you want to ride with other OCC at other times. These rides are only open to existing club members, we suggest people interested in joining the club try out our established rides because these are the best way to get to know the club and ride in a safe and supportive environment.
Some informal rides happen on a regular basis:
Wednesday Evening Rides
These member only rides happen throughout the year on a Wednesday evening usually from the Beach Hill Carpark (at the bottom of Westgate) at 7:00pm, followed by a sociable drink afterwards in The fleece – a chance to chat!

Have a drink and a chat

Tuesday Bolton Abbey Dash, Meet at The Buttercross 10am –

This ride goes every week and has no official ride leader, it is a just turn up and ride.  Meet at the BX at 10am.  This is not a group ride, you ride out at the pace that suits you (the idea is to go as fast as you can to make it a training ride) to the Abbey Tea Rooms via the back road, have coffee as a group and then ride back as a group. There is often another group which is slightly slower that does ride as a group so if you don’t fancy the dash then you could always join them, for a more leisurely ride. An alternative is to set off earlier than 10am and meet up at the Abbey Tea Rooms, some riders have opted to do this over the last year and come back with the group. All abilities are welcome – right up to World Champions! Hope to see you out there.


Informal Social Rides – The OCC Facebook Group provides an easy forum for members to suggest a ride route and meeting place. If a ride is advertised as an informal ride these are open to all club members.