If you’re new to the club or new to group riding, all of our rides are friendly and inclusive and in most cases no one will be dropped – however we do offer different speeds of ride to suit a range of riders. If you’re not sure which ride suits you best just turn up a little early and ask one of the leaders – they will help you out, or chose a ride that is likley to be below your ability first time out. Loosely – we categorise as below:
Steady, 19 – 21 kph (12 – 13 mph), typically 50 – 60k (30 – 35 miles) - No dropping
Intermediate 2, 21- 24 kph (13 – 15 mph), typically 65 – 80k (40 – 50 miles) - No dropping
Intermediate 1, 24 – 26 kph (15 – 16 mph), typically 70 – 90k (45 – 55 miles) - No dropping
Fast, 26 kph and above (16mph) - Dropping occasionally, should be prepared to return alone.
Normally your ride leader will post some details and perhaps the route on Facebook a day or two before the ride – feel free to comment or ask questions here!
Speeds and distances are not absolute and will be adjusted to suit the group or conditions. It is important to stress that these are not coached sessions and you must make your own decision if conditions are safe and suitable for your own experience and ablity. Always come prepared for weather conditions and you should bring food and drink as well as spare tyre, pump and basic tools.
Sometimes we also offer faster and longer rides on a more informal basis or feel free to organise your own and post in the Facebook group. Faster riders are welcome to join slower rides but please don’t push the pace and consider downloading the route so you can push on ahead if you want.