Rides 22nd – 29th October

As we announced last week, this weekend is the first ride of the winter schedule. For us that means starting an hour later (8:30am), and running two speed options.

Speeds: With less favourable weather we tend to slow things down a bit. We'll be running "Steady" rides, nominally 15-16mph, and "Tempo" rides, nominally 17-18mph. Try to keep within the suggested speed ranges so that the groups can ride together safely.

Distances: For each speed option, there will be the option of either a 2 hour, or three hour ride. The winter gives us the opportunity to venture a bit further and get some base miles in.

All rides will meet in the Market Square a little before 8:30am where we'll share any news and get everyone in to groups.

Riding in winter poses some additional challenges, with more debris on the roads (leaves, mud, and gravel), and damper road surfaces meaning we have a bit less grip than we'd expect - give the rider in front a little more space, and take a bit more caution when cornering.

This also increases the chance of punctures, so remember your spares and pump!

Rear lights do help with visibility, but please make sure they're not on the brightest setting as this will blind the rider behind.

Routes this week

Sun (8:30): WR2

Wednesday (9:30): Wednesday Route

Friday (9:30): Friday Ride

Rides 15th – 22nd October

This week is the final week of the summer rides schedule, as of next week all Sunday rides will start at 8:30 rather than 7:30 - We'll give you some more information next week.

The first ride will follow SR2, heading out towards Ashdon and eventually back in to town through Sewards End.

As it's the last week of the summer schedule, the second ride will be a cafe ride - Stopping at the Hot Numbers roastery for a drink and a snack. There are two route options: The longer route adds a loop through Haslingfield and up Chapel Hill, whereas the shorter route is direct to the cafe from Fowlmere.

For those more interested in Gravel riding, a group will be leaving Bicicletta at 9.30 tomorrow - It's being arranged on the club's Facebook page if you want to join!

Routes this week

Sun (7:30): https://www.waldenvelo.com/sr2/

Sun Café Ride (9:45):

Longer Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37792141

Shorter Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37792150

Wednesday (9:30): https://www.waldenvelo.com/sr4/

Friday (9:30): https://www.waldenvelo.com/sr7/