Summer rides

In the summer, we run rides at 7.30am and 9.45am that last approximately two hours.

All rides start at the Market Square.

 


7:30am

There are four different groups based on pace, average speed and distance - allowing for different conditions throughout the year.

Group 1 - 19+mph

For the experienced rider who can comfortably cover 38-40 miles within our two-hour ride, depending on conditions and the route chosen. You will be expected to be able to keep within the group, take your turn on the front and be experienced with riding in a group.

Group 2 - 18mph

For the experienced rider who is comfortable completing 36-38 miles within the two-hour ride, again depending on the conditions and the route chosen. This is a rider with an above average level of fitness, who may not be ready for Group 1 or is looking to build on their fitness before taking a turn with Group 1. You will be expected to take a turn on the front, and work with the group to maintain the speed.

Group 3 - 17mph

Also for the experienced rider who is comfortable covering 33-36 miles for two hours. You may not have ridden within a group before, but we will help you learn these skills and develop your own riding abilities. Suitable for an experienced sportive or solo rider looking to ride within a group.

Group 4 - 16mph

For the individual cyclist who will have a basic level of fitness and is able to ride comfortably for two hours covering around 32 miles. Typically, you will be looking to "move up" from Group 6 and advance your level of fitness.

9:45am

There are two group rides.

Group 5 - 17mph

Same idea as Group 3 above, but with a different route.

Group 6 - 15mph

For the individual cyclist who has a basic level of fitness and able to ride comfortably for two hours, covering 28-30 miles. Again, you may not have ridden within a group before or with several riders, but you will be given instruction on how to ride in a "peloton or groupetto" and must act accordingly. Suitable for anyone who wants to learn how to ride within a group and has a basic level of fitness.


Note!

  • Speeds and distances given are for guidance and we aim to ride to the overall strength of each given ride on the day.
  • Group 6 is the only ride with a no-drop policy, so make sure you choose the right group!
  • Don't forget to check out our guidelines on riding with us.

 


Average speeds and distances

TimeGroupDescription
7:301Average distance 38 miles or 19mph
2Average distance 36 miles or 18mph
3Average distance 34 miles or 17mph
4Average distance 32 miles or 16mph
9:455Average distance 34 miles or 17mph
6Average distance 30 miles or 15mph

See our Summer ride library

 


Want to see what a Group 2 ride looks like?
Click here or see video below.

For more media see our YouTube Channel.