Our Sunday morning rides have been the linchpin of the Club from the outset.
We have 8 groups, each with its own speed and distance criteria - from social to sporting. They leave from the Carfax (map) between 09.00 and 09.20 depending on the group, normally arriving back in town by 12.30-1pm. There is also an offroad/gravel group, which schedules rides every few weeks.
Some groups will occasionally schedule longer rides, which may start earlier and/or return early afternoon.
Normal Sunday rides do not run when Club Reliability Trials are scheduled (see Events) or when ice/extreme weather is forecast.
Our members have built a database of their favourite local routes using RideWithGPS and are adding to the list all the time. Each route shows distance, elevation and start point and offers a downloadable GPX file for use with navigation devices.
Click here to access the route list.
- We welcome riders under 18, but have strict policies regarding parental permission and safeguarding. See here for more details.
- The Club does not provide third-party insurance for riders. We recommend members take out personal liability cover such as that provided at reasonable cost by British Cycling / Cycling UK.
- Cycle helmets must be worn on Club group rides.
- Please note we do not allow bikes fitted with tri-bars/aero bars on Club rides.