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Non-coached member-organised rides

Members sometimes organise their own informal rides. These are not club-organised sessions. The number of groups and speed/distance depends on how many turn up and how many leaders we have, but we aim to have at least one group, sometimes two.

Weekend informal rides

80-100 km ‘fast’ group meets at 08:30 on Saturdays at Starbucks Coffee opposite Wimbledon train station. If the pace is too fast you are expected to let the group know and find your own way home. Distances may be longer in the summer.

50-80 km ‘steady & medium’ groups meet at 08:30 on Sundays at Starbucks Coffee opposite Wimbledon train station. The steady & medium groups stay together for the whole ride.

Wednesdays 7 am: In the summer months we sometimes do a Wednesday early morning Windmilers mid-week ride. All levels are welcome. Meeting at Pen Ponds Car Park, Richmond Park. Ride for about 90 minutes. Can cut short earlier.

Gravel rides: from time to time there are also groups that do gravel rides.

Pace guide:

Fast 27-30 km/h on the flats

Medium 24-28 km/h on the flats

Steady is 20-24 km/h on the flats

Coached club rides (summer)

In the summer we sometimes offer coached club rides, starting with a coached section in the car park at the start (technique and instruction), followed by a ride in the park, led by the coach.

Check the calendar first to see if there are any coached rides. We welcome all bikes, whether you are looking to master your TT bike or you’re still wobbling around on a shopping bike, our combination of skills and fitness coaching will help boost your confidence and fitness on two wheels.

Insurance

For all cycling you should accept responsibility for your own conduct and safety (including the safety of your bicycle and other equipment). The club has public liability insurance cover but this does not insure you against personal accidents unless the club is liable. We recommend that you take out appropriate third party insurance for your own sake. Membership of British Cycling, Triathlon England or the CTC can offer you this form of cover and you are supporting cycling in this country too.

Find out more via the club newsletter, social media & private messaging

The main club news is communicated to all members via the club email newsletter, website and also to those on the Facebook group. Details of informal member-organised activities are shared among members on social media and via private messaging.

Club social media: For information on forthcoming member-organised informal rides please join the club’s members-only Facebook group. If you are not a Facebook user, contact the Multi-sport Representative.

Private messaging (WhatsApp): If you’d like to receive on-the-day messages do contact the Multi-Sport Representative to be added to the relevant WhatsApp group. This way we can inform you of any last minute changes to account for the weather.

To view a detailed map of the route cycled to Box Hill, visit HERE.

Cycling documents with advice on group cycling are available HERE.