What is it?
A Chain Gang is a faster training ride (quicker than a club run) for those riders looking to improve their fitness and speed. Each rider takes a turn at the front (through and off) – the more riders there are, the shorter each stint at the front. It is also great for learning through and off technique and for getting a taste of riding at race pace.
If numbers allow, we form two (or even three) groups who set off a few minutes apart from each other in a Hare & Hounds contest to see if the lead group can 'stay away' or the chasing group(s) can make the catch.
Note that this ride goes on all year, so if there is any chance of all or part of it being after lighting-up time, you'll need good lights.
Where and when do we meet?
We meet in the evening outside Café Nero on the Market Square at 6:50pm for a 7:00pm start every Tuesday evening.
What's the route?
From the Market Square we head out over the Town Bridge and up Crosshall Road and over the A1 on the B645 to Hail Weston, Great Staughton, Kimbolton, Tilbrook and Chelveton to the roundabout at Higham Ferrars, a distance of around 15 miles to the turn, before heading back on the same route to give a total distance of just over 30 miles in total - see Strava link for more details www.strava.com/segments/1831911