Tuesday Evening Summer Rides

Summer Tuesday Evening Rides start from Tuesday 30th March 2021, leaving from The Winchester Hotel & Spa at 6:30 pm. There are two rides: A and B.  Please note that LIGHTS ARE REQUIRED.

A Ride

The A Ride will be a fast training ride. As usual, the focus is on a smooth, safe ride, concentrating on working hard and maintaining good riding form. Riders are required to be entirely self sufficient, although ‘pairing up’ is required for U18s.

In general, we will not stop for mechanicals or dropped riders. We will ride through-and-off where the roads permit. Average speeds expected to be 21-22 mph. Attacking riding is permitted on the ‘Col de Kingsworthy’ and we will have a brief regroup at the King Charles pub in Kings Worthy, before spinning home.

The A Ride route GPX is: Alresford – Spiers Lane – Northington – East Stratton – Micheldever

The A Ride may choose to follow the B Ride route and just set off a few minutes earlier. This then gives riders a chance to pick up the following B Ride if they fall off the back.

B Ride

The B Ride follows a variety of routes that are shown in the table below. There is no designated leader responsible for the ride. The B Ride speed averages 18-20 mph, but may be higher depending upon who is there on the night. B Rides, although a slightly slower pace, follow the same rules as the A Ride. Riders are required to be entirely self sufficient as the ride will not necessarily stop for mechanicals or dropped riders. The B Ride will also ride through-and-off where the roads permit.

Those that might want to form a slower paced ride (C Ride) are welcome to come along with fellow members and see if there are others on the night not wanting to ride one of the faster pace rides. There are suggested C Ride route GPX files detailed below which are slightly shorter than the B Rides.

Young Riders

The Club welcomes youth riders participating on our Club rides as long as membership and parental consent is in place beforehand. For the ‘non drop’ social rides, only U16s also need to be accompanied by a parent, guardian or designated adult member as long as specific permission has been sought ahead of riding from the Club Secretary.

As Tuesday training rides are ‘drop rides’ and so different to our Sunday social rides which are not, it is important that U18s (and not just U16s) participate only on the basis of being accompanied by a parent, guardian or designated adult member who will remain responsible for their riding and well-being. U18s will need to declare themselves to the group at the start of the ride, so appropriate consideration and action is made for their well-being.

Youth riders should bear in mind the required average pace and duration of the ride and be comfortable in achieving these before participating.

Post Ride Pub Training

Finally, we all like cycling and it appears many of us like pubs too so we’d like to combine these hobbies after the rides on Tuesdays when weather permits. The Queen Inn, just behind the college in Kingsgate Road, is central and also has a big garden for sweaty cyclists with heaters and lots of space where you can keep bikes safe, it would be great if those who fancy a drink could head here to talk of derring dos.

TUESDAY EVENING SUMMER B RIDES (AND C RIDES)

DatesRoute NoRoute DownloadRoute Overview
30 March 2021
11 May 2021
22 June 2021
3 August 2021
14 Sep 2021
1. Stockbridge1C_SBridge33
1B_SBridge35
Stockbridge
6 April 2021
18 May 2021
29 June 2021
10 August 2021
21 September 2021
2. Overton2C_Overton35
2B_Overton40
Overton
13 April 2021
25 May 2021
6 July 2021
17 August 2021
28 September 2021
3. South Downs3C_SDowns37
3B_SDowns38
SouthDowns
20 April 2021
1 June 2021
13 July 2021
24 August 2021
5 October 2021
4. North Waltham4C_NWalth35
4B_NWalth37
North Waltham
27 April 2021
8 June 2021
20 July 2021
31 August 2021
12 October 2021
5. West Tytherley5C_WTytherley34
5B_WTytherley38
West Tytherley
4 May 2021
15 June 2021
27 July 2021
7 September 2021
19 October 2021
6. Lasham6C_Lasham35
6B_Lasham40
Lasham