Summer rides

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

All 7.30 rides start at the Market Square.


7:30am

There are five different groups based on pace and distance - allowing for different conditions throughout the year.

Fast (19+mph)

For the aspiring competitor who can cover 40 miles+ within the two-hour ride, depending on conditions and the route chosen. Group riding discipline is paramount and you will be expected to take your turn on the front and comfortable keeping up with the speed being set.

Tempo+ (19mph)

For the experienced rider who can cover 38-40 miles within the two-hour ride, depending on conditions and the route chosen. This group requires very good fitness and a high level of cycling experience. You will be expected to be able to comfortably keep within the group, maintain good group riding etiquette and take your turn on the front.

Tempo (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 and a good level of group riding experience. You will be expected to take a turn on the front and use your experience to help manage the group and maintain the speed of the ride.

Endurance (17mph)

For riders progressing from the Steady group as their fitness and experience builds. Also suitable for an experienced sportive or solo rider looking to ride within a group or consolidate their base fitness. The ride looks to cover 33-36 miles over two hours. The group will allow you to develop your group riding skills, improve your speed and learn more about pacing.

Steady (16mph)

For the individual cyclist who will have a basic level of fitness and is comfortable completing a two hour ride covering around 30 miles. You may not have ridden within a group before, but we will help you learn these skills and develop your own riding abilities. Also suitable for an experienced sportive or solo rider looking to ride within a group and develop their fitness.

9:45am

There are two group rides which are aimed at those looking for more miles on a Sunday! These rides start from outside Bicicletta cafe.

Endurance (17-18mph)

For riders progressing from the Steady group as their fitness and experience builds. Also suitable for an experienced sportive or solo rider looking to ride within a group or consolidate their base fitness. The ride looks to cover 33-36 miles over two hours. The group will allow you to develop your group riding skills, improve your speed and learn more about pacing.

Steady (15-16mph)

For the individual cyclist who will have a basic level of fitness and is comfortable completing a two hour ride covering around 30 miles. You may not have ridden within a group before, but we will help you learn these skills and develop your own riding abilities. Also suitable for an experienced sportive or solo rider looking to ride within a group and develop their 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.
  • There’s nothing worse than riding with a group and finding yourself either outpaced or feeling that you might be holding everyone up. If unsure, always choose a lower group and aim to finish strong.
  • Don't forget to check out our guidelines on riding with us.

Average speeds and distances

TimeGroupDescription
7:30FastAverage distance 40+ miles or >20mph
Tempo+Average distance 38-40 miles or 19mph
TempoAverage distance 36-38 miles or 18mph
EnduranceAverage distance 33-36 miles or 17mph
SteadyAverage distance 30-32 miles or 16mph
9:45EnduranceAverage distance 33-36 miles or 17mph
SteadyAverage distance 30-32 miles or 16mph

See our Summer ride library