Weekly Sunday Club Rides

Our Sunday Club 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 & Spa car park and follow a set route on a rotation basis, see below. Rides start at 8:30 am in summer and 9:00 am in winter, please check the rides calendar for a particular date.

RIDES CALENDAR

Ride Pace & Distance

  • 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).

When meeting at the start location, please group together for correct ride with Club 14 riders to the left, Club 16 riders in the middle and Club 18 riders to the right (outside the car park toilets!).

If any of the rides take the same route out of the city, please allow faster riders to go first to ease the congestion on the roads.

Rides Discipline

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.

DatesRoute NoRide with GPS LinkRoute Overview
24th November 2019
19th January 202
15th March 2020
1. Old Winchester Hill & Beacon HillW1-OldWinchBeacon
W1-OldWinchBeacon
1st December 2019
26th January 2020
22nd March 2020
2. Braishfield & EgyptW2-BraishfieldEgyptW2-BraishfieldEgypt
8th December 2019
2nd February 2020
29th March 2020
3. South HartingW3-SouthHarting
W3-SouthHarting
15th December 2019
9th February 2020
4. Hannington & WhitchurchW4-HanningtonWhitchurchW4-HanningtonWhitchurch
22nd December 2019
16th February 2020
5. Hawk Conservancy & MottisfontW5-HawkMottisfont
W5-HawkMottisfont
29th December 2019
23rd February 2020
6. SelbourneW6-Selbourne
W6-Selbourne
5th January 2020
1st March 2020
7. DowntonW7-Downton
W7-Downton
12th January 2020
8th March 2020
8. Steventon & LashamW8-SteventonLashamW8-SteventonLasham
Severe Winter RoutePetersfield & Bishop's WalthamSevere Winter RouteSevere Winter Route