We run Sunday morning club rides throughout the year with a different format in the summer and winter. We also run rides on Wednesdays and Fridays. If you've not ridden with us before and would like some guidance, please contact the club secretary at secretary@waldenvelo.com.

If you're new to group riding, or haven't ridden with a group in a while don't worry! We're here to help you out. Let someone know when you get join us and we can let you know what to expect. We highly recommend you take a look at the ride guidelines so you've got an idea of what to expect.


Summer rides - Sunday

In the summer, we have five rides that leave the Market Square at 7.30am for two hours. And two rides leaving at 9.45am for two hours.

At 7.30am, there are five groups that typically run at 16, 17, 18, 19 and 19+mph respectively, allowing for different conditions. We generally advise that if you are able to ride at a target speed, solo, on a flat road then you should be able to manage that speed. For example if your average ride speed is 15mph, but you can ride at 16mph on the flat, then the 16s group is right for you!

At 9.45am, there are two more informal groups meeting outside Bicicletta: one at 15-16mph; and the other at 17-18mph.

See here for more information on the Summer rides


Winter rides - Sunday

During the winter months, we typically run four groups at lower speeds: 15-16 and 17-18mph for either 2 or 3 hours, starting at 8.30am, again from the Market Square.

See the Winter Rides page for more details


Café rides

Once a month we change the Sunday ride format to do a longer ride with a café stop along the way. This is a more social affair, with a couple of groups at different speeds riding for a couple of hours and then stopping at a nice café or tea room to stuff ourselves with tea and cake before struggling home.

Please click here to see the club calendar for details of the next one!

See here for cafés around Saffron Walden that are cycle-friendly


Mid-week rides

During the summer months we meet on Wednesday evenings at 6.45pm in the Market Square for a social ride, ending up at a local pub. Route details are emailed to members each week before the ride. We aim to offer a road ride and a gravel ride when the weather permits!

On Friday mornings (and Wednesday mornings during the winter months) a ride leaves the Market Square at 9.30am for about two hours. Speeds can vary depending on the mix of riders but the group will try to accommodate everyone who turns up and there is more emphasis on it being relaxed. Further details are communicated to members via our Facebook page.


Come and try us!

We welcome all new riders and suggest you contact our membership secretary for advice before coming along to your first ride, so you can get more of a feel for how the groups ride and choose the right one for you.

If you enjoy the rides and want to come back regularly, then we would ask you to join the club - membership information can be found on the Join Our Club link. We're here to encourage you to get involved and join in our rides.