Guide For Newcomers
Information for New Members
For those joining us for the first time, please remember the following:
Eat breakfast. Take a sports drink too, as your breakfast will only see you through the first hour. Some opt for two bottles, one energy and one electrolyte/hydration – it’s up to you. Snacks and energy gels are a good idea, but optional, in case you run out of steam.
Don’t rely on others to help you out in case you have a mechanical issue or flat tyre. Take a multi-tool, pump, spare inner tube and tyre levers as a minimum.
Check your bike to make sure it’s roadworthy in advance of the ride, not on the day (Tyre wear/pressure, brakes, chain & gear lubed etc etc). The road rides will be on the road, obviously, so make sure your bike is fitted with slick/semi-slick tyres if it’s not a road racing bike.
The average speed depends on the group. For those not used to averaging high speeds, fear not. Cycling in a group is more efficient and the average speed is higher. There will be times where the speed is much higher on smooth flat roads but considerably lower in the Surrey Hills!
And lastly, Helmets are mandatory!
If you turn up without a helmet, you will not be able to ride with us.