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 set route on a rotation basis, see below. The start time is 8:30 am in summer and 9:00 am in winter, check the rides calendar for a particular date.
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).
Ride routes follow a rotation programme with a ride leader and sweeper elected on the day, ensuring 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. Please upload the ride route to your GPS in anticipation.
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 email@example.com 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.
|Dates||Route No||Ride with GPS Link||Route Overview|
|24th November 2019|
19th January 202
15th March 2020
|1. Old Winchester Hill & Beacon Hill||W1-OldWinchBeacon|
|1st December 2019|
26th January 2020
22nd March 2020
|2. Braishfield & Egypt||W2-BraishfieldEgypt|
|8th December 2019|
2nd February 2020
29th March 2020
|3. South Harting||W3-SouthHarting|
|15th December 2019|
9th February 2020
|4. Hannington & Whitchurch||W4-HanningtonWhitchurch|
|22nd December 2019|
16th February 2020
|5. Hawk Conservancy & Mottisfont||W5-HawkMottisfont|
|29th December 2019|
23rd February 2020
|5th January 2020|
1st March 2020
|12th January 2020|
8th March 2020
|8. Steventon & Lasham||W8-SteventonLasham|
|Severe Winter Route||Petersfield & Bishop's Waltham||Severe Winter Route|