Winter rides

Our Sunday morning Club Rides change for the winter to take into account the darker mornings and the change in pace required for safe riding when road conditions can be less than ideal.

We put out 4 rides all starting at 8.30 from the Market Square:

  • 2 hours steady (15-16mph depending on the route).
  • 2 hours tempo (17-18mph depending on the route).
  • 3 hours steady.
  • 3 hours tempo.


See here for the Winter ride library


8:302 hour steadyAverage distance 32 miles at 15-16mph
2 hour tempoAverage distance 35 miles at 17-18mph
3 hour steadyAverage distance 45 miles at 15-16mph
3 hour tempoAverage distance 50 miles at 17-18mph


Monthly Cafe Ride

Additionally, on the last Sunday of the month, there will be a traditional cafe ride.  These will be longer and visit a cafe for a half way stop. Keep an eye out on the email distributions detailing these rides.

See here for some of the cafes in our area.


Bicycle Prep and mudguards

Winter presents some additional challenges to your equipment, so make sure your bike is ready to ride and you carry spares (lots of tubes!). Also, please have some consideration for your fellow riders and fit full-length mudguards with flaps to minimise spray.