INFO ON CLUB RUNS
Sunday Club rides
Rolling out every Sunday from the car park of Richmond school on Darlington Road at 9.30am,
Please Visit our Facebook page for up to date info on routes, we also have a whatsapp group for any members wanting to see routes or be involved in any conversations around routes and groups going out please just message and we can add you directly to this, we look forward to an exciting year of riding and welcoming many of our new members to these club rides!!!
RISK ASSESSMENT FOR ALL TO READ BELOW
Group Riding Etiquette
We ride in two lines but switch to single-file:
when on a main road where cars are passing at speed
on a very narrow road with blind corners
when car(s) behind being held up for a long time.
When the group is 6 or more riders, the preferred method of changing the lead riders is …
the rider on the front of the outside line moves across to the front of the inside line, and the outside line moves up one rider. We rotate the lead riders every 5-10 minutes.
It’s not usually necessary to warn of *oncoming* cars except on very narrow roads with blind bends. Riders at the back should warn of cars approaching from behind with a call of ‘car behind’. (Not necessary on a straight wide road with plenty of room and visibility for the car to pass). If a car, or number of cars are finding it difficult to pass we should either change to a single line or let gaps open in the group so they can get past in stages.
This is a tricky one, as it depends on the wind, terrain and the make up of the group. But put simply, we ride at a pace that is comfortable for the group – i.e. the group stays together and regroups when splits occur over hills, or at junctions. Pre-planned rides will be billed as either ‘Easy’ or the default ‘Moderate’.
- ‘Easy’ – 20-30 miles @ 14-15mph. Cafe stop. Generally flattish, and a good introductory ride for new riders/re-joiners. The standard rule is no one will be dropped or left behind the group speed will adapt to accommodate all riders this aimed at everyone looking to join the club and ride with other like minded individuals without the pressures of having to ride at speed
- ‘Moderate’ – 30-50m @ 16-18mph. Cafe stop. Average speed will be slower if hilly – say 15-17mph. For very flat routes, or with a big group it could be 18-19mph.
- ‘Hard’ – 50+ m, @17-18 mph. Hilly. Sometimes no stop.
We will never leave a rider behind. If you have any questions at all, or are in any doubt as to whether you will be able to manage a particular ride, then please don’t hesitate to contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org , through the WhatsApp link on this page or by joining the Facebook group and messaging through this, the club is here for us all we are a community and we want to share our passion for cycling with everyone so come along and get involved!
We run a Time Trial series in the summer following an approx. 10 mile course from Fremington to Richmond – organized via the CTT every Thursday.
Everyone is welcome to attend – whatever your standard. We have a large range of abilities and ages who join us for the events which are part-social and part-competition.
You can meet either at our usual meeting point of Calvert’s Carpets in Richmond at 18:15 or meet at the start point at the bridge at Fremington at around 19:00.
Entry costs £4.
For more details see our facebook page or join the TT Whatsapp Group
We also need marshals and volunteers to help – instructions for marshalls are here.
The Marshalls’ sign-up sheet and result sheet is below
our completed events
Take a look at all are upcoming events. Become a member today and join us on our rides.