Sunday Club Rides
All Sunday rides are social and strictly non-drop: we will ride at the pace of the slowest rider. We arrange alternative rides during the week for those seeking a harder effort.
We meet at the Winchester Hotel car park and follow a route selected by the ride leader from a list of tested and suitable rides. Please check the club ride routes shown below to confirm which route we’ll be using on a particular date. The start time is 8:30am in summer and 9:00am in winter, check the rides calendar for a particular date. GPX / TCX files are available for download below.
There will be three Sunday rides available for you to join, dependant upon rider numbers on the day.
- Club 14 – Ride average 14-15 mph, around 30-35 miles with a coffee stop either en route or at the end (~ 2.5 hours).
- Club 16 – Ride average 16-17 mph, around 50-55 miles with a stop for coffee en route (~ 3.5 hours).
- Club 18 – Ride average 18-20+ mph, around 55-60 miles with a coffee stop at the end (~ 3 hours).
Each ride will have a designated leader who will nominate a sweeper on the day to help ensure good riding discipline and that no one is dropped. If the group is larger than 12 people we will need to split and ask for volunteers to lead and sweep each additional group. All club members share responsibility with the ride leader to maintain the agreed pace and coherence of the group, as well as a friendly tone. While it isn’t difficult to act as leader your life and everyone else’s will be a lot easier (and safer) if all riders are familiar with a few guidelines.
If you are new to the Club, please make yourself known to the leader so that we can ensure you are in the right paced ride and are well looked after.
Do you have a favourite route (or cafe) you’d like everyone to enjoy? Then simply email the details to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll add it to our list. Please also include a .gpx and brief description of the route.
The Club welcomes youth riders on our rides as long as membership and parental consent are in place in advance. U16s will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian, unless specific permission has been sought from the Club Secretary before riding. Youth riders should bear in mind the average pace and duration of the ride and be comfortable in achieving these before participating.