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Our main club rides are on Saturday and Sunday mornings.
We usually get between 40 and 60 members and divide up into manageable groups of similarly paced riders. Speeds range from a social group at an average around 20 kph (12 mph) through to a fast group that might average 34 kph (20 mph). Those are average speeds so that means we are cruising on the flat a bit faster than that. Saturday rides are generally shorter and more gently paced than Sunday rides.
We keep group sizes to a maximum of 8 and each group is led by one of our qualified ride leaders. These rides are all non-drop so if someone is struggling on a hill we're happy to wait.
Destinations vary from week to week with Sunday rides ranging between 60 and 80 km (37 to 50 miles). Saturday rides can be anything between 20 and 80 km (12 to 50 miles) depending on the group.
We use cafes that can accommodate our groups and we go as far afield as Box Hill, Alice Holt, Hindhead, Odiham or Lasham, Rudgwick, Wokingham and, one of our favourites, Windsor where we usually go once a month.
We ride in single file or two abreast whichever is more appropriate for the group. Yes it's not illegal to ride two abreast and in certain circumstances it's recommended. If you don't believe us check the new Highway Code or click here and watch the video.