Club Social Rides (Road/CX Bikes Only)
The weekly club ride leaves from St Neots Market Square at 8.30am sharp on Sunday, the meeting place is in front of Café Nero. There is generally plenty of parking available at this time in the Market Square.
Each week, there will be a choice of three routes of different distances:
A route of around 30 miles, which will be ridden at an average pace of 15 - 16 mph. These rides are ideal for riders that are new to group cycling and perfect ride for the time-pressed cyclist. Duration up to 2 hours, leaving the Market Square 8:30 AM every Sunday morning.
A route of around 45-55 miles, which will be ridden at an average pace of 17 - 19mph. Dependent upon numbers the group may split into smaller sized groups of similar abilities. Average duration 2 hours 45 minutes, leaving the Market Square 8:30 AM every Sunday morning.
A route of around 55 - 65 miles, which will be ridden at an average pace of 18 - 20mph. Average duration 3 hours 30 minutes, leaving the Market Square 8:30 AM every Sunday morning. During summer, when conditions allow, we will look to offer longer rides that will leave earlier from the Square.
All rides are deemed as social and riders should be respectful and conscious of the abilities of the other riders within their group. Smooth and even paced riding will always result in a faster more efficient group compared to half-wheeling, surging, charging up hills and Strava KOM hunting and we all have a duty to call out bad riding that disrupts the flow of the group.The Group should only begin to separate within the last km or so as the finish draws near and the pace picks up.
We all have days when we are below par and the social groups should always ensure no one is left behind or hanging off the back, however, riders should also be honest with themselves in what group their current fitness levels dictate they should be in.