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 also arrange alternative rides during the week for those seeking a harder effort.

We meet at the Winchester Hotel & Spa car park on Worthy Lane and follow a set route on a rotation basis.

Please see the updated details for 2021 and ride routes below.

Club Rides 2021

Following the government’s recent announcement on easing lockdown, from 29th March cycling in groups of up to 6 people will be permitted again. For the time being, we will continue to follow the guidance related to COVID-19 track and trace with the following processes in place.

Registration

• To conform to the guidance set out by British Cycling, we need to track who is in each group
• For Sunday Club Rides we are using the VC Venta Sunday Rides Booking Form, please ensure you register before 9 pm on the Saturday prior to the ride
• If you have the NHS COVID-19 app, you will be able to check-in on the day using a QR code. This is not necessary if you have already registered using the form above

RIDES BOOKING FORM

Sunday Club Rides

• We will be organising all three Sunday Rides – See below for the routes for Club 14 and Club16. The Club 18 route will be decided by the rider leader.
• For each speed, there will be one or more groups of up to 6 people depending on how many people turn up
• All rides will depart at 08:30 am from the Winchester Hotel & Spa car park on Worthy Lane; however, the meeting point for each ride will be separated
• The Club 14 ride (14 to 15mph) will meet at the normal meeting location
• The Club 16 ride (16 to 17 mph) will meet in the car park on the opposite side from the Hotel
• The Club 18 ride (18 to 20+ mph) will meet on the exit side of the car park

Tuesday Evening Rides

• Depending on the number of participants, there will be one or more groups of up to 6 people
• Again depending on participants, there will be either a Chain Gang, an A Ride or a B Ride. Please see Tuesday Evening Summer Rides for details
• Pre-registration is not required for the Tuesday Evening rides but a participating member will be required to confirm attendance

General Guidance

• Please arrive at the club ride meeting points no earlier than 10 minutes before the start time and maintain social distancing of 2 metres between you and any other rider whilst waiting
• At present we are unable to accommodate guest riders so the rides will only open to VC Venta Club members, including 2nd claim members
• Please do not consider joining the rides if you have COVID-19, have symptoms, or are isolating as a contact, or if someone you live with is shielding, or you are shielding
• Make sure you come equipped with spare tubes, tool, pump etc. to minimise contact with others as these should not be shared
• Once a ride departs we will be unable to pick up additional riders, this ensures that each group is no larger than 6 people
• Please ensure you are at the meeting point before the ride start time, even if you have registered, the ride will not wait for you to start

Further information about safe riding can be found on the British Cycling website and we recommend that anyone coming along to the VC Venta club rides are familiar with this advice. British Cycling COVID Guidance

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.

Club 14 Ride Routes

 

DatesRoute NoRoute DownloadRoute Overview
16 May 2021
27 June 2021
8 August 2021
19 Sep 2021
31 October 2021
1. Stockbridge1C_SBridge33Stockbridge
23 May 2021
4 July 2021
15 August 2021
26 September 2021
7 November 2021
2. Overton2C_Overton35Overton
30 May 2021
11 July 2021
22 August 2021
3 October 2021
3. South Downs3C_SDowns37SouthDowns
25 April 2021
6 June 2021
18 July 2021
29 August 2021
10 October 2021
4. North Waltham4C_NWalth32North Waltham
2 May 2021
13 June 2021
25 July 2021
5 September 2021
17 October 2021
5. West Tytherley5C_WTytherley34West Tytherley
9 May 2021
20 June 2021
1 August 2021
12 September 2021
24 October 2021
6. Lasham6C_Lasham35Lasham

Club 16 Ride Routes

 

DatesRoute NoRide with GPS LinkRoute Overview
2 May 2021
27 June 2021
22 August 2021
17 October 2021
1. Old Winchester Hill & Beacon HillW1-OldWinchBeacon
W1-OldWinchBeacon
9 May 2021
4 July 2021
29 August 2021
24 October 2021
2. Braishfield & EgyptW2-BraishfieldEgyptW2-BraishfieldEgypt
16 May 2021
11 July 2021
5 September 2021
3. South HartingW3-SouthHarting
W3-SouthHarting
23 May 2021
18 July 2021
12 September 2021
4. Hannington & WhitchurchW4-HanningtonWhitchurchW4-HanningtonWhitchurch
30 May 2021
25 July 2021
19 September 2021
5. Hawk Conservancy & MottisfontW5-HawkMottisfont
W5-HawkMottisfont
6 June 2021
1 August 2021
26 September 2021
6. SelbourneW6-Selbourne
W6-Selbourne
13 June 2021
8 August 2021
3 October 2021
7. DowntonW7-Downton
W7-Downton
20 June 2021
15 August 2021
10 October 2021
8. Steventon & LashamW8-SteventonLashamW8-SteventonLasham
Severe Weather RoutePetersfield & Bishop's WalthamSevere Weather RouteSevere Winter Route