Bike rides (uncoached) for adults take place regularly from early November on a Saturday through to March depending on the weather and are for members only. The rides are posted on our Club Members’ Facebook group and we ask anyone that posts to provide approximate distance, elevation gain, start time and meeting place(s), though arrival home times should not be posted as this is subject to too many factors. Some of the more technologically savvy members may provide the route in the form of a file which can be copied to a Bike computer to help navigation (stops you getting lost). Only Road-bikes or similar please as these rides take place on tarmacked surfaces. It’s definitely worth checking to see if the ride is still taking place before setting off as rides are sometimes cancelled due to poor weather. Distances vary and you should always come prepared for a cafe stop, carrying money for that eventuality to purchase your refreshments.
Similarly, in the late spring/summer months there is a regular Tuesday ride for adults that takes place as nights draw out but generally are never more than 35-40 miles and are broken down in small groups according to ability – we occasionally manage ladies-specific rides as well as fast, intermediate and steadier groups for the less experienced and fitter amongst us. The details of these rides are also posted on our Club Members’ Facebook Group. Other rides for adults may take also place on an ad-hoc basis and details posted as per other rides. The club accepts no responsibility for you whilst on these rides and you should learn the basics of on-ride cycle maintenance eg. changing an inner tube or how to repair a puncture for that eventuality, putting a chain back on, and carry a small multitool and spares in your saddleback to assist..
Please read our Cycling Etiquette before attending.