Our training rides are intended for club members only but, if you're not a member, you're welcome to "try before you buy". If, after up to three rides, you'd like to keep coming out with us (and we hope you will), you'll need to become a member.

Monday Intermediate Training Ride, all year round

We take turns at the front, and keep together as a group until Pexhill Road on the return to Broken Cross (so we go at a pace suitable for the slowest). Distance 30 miles. Average speed 20 mph in summer, 18 mph in winter. You must bring good front and rear lights from 1 September to 30 April.

Wednesday Winter Training Ride, October to mid April

Distance 35 miles along the lanes, trying to avoid major roads. Average speed 19 mph. This is a winter ride so you must have mudguards with a flap on at least the rear one. You must bring good front and rear lights.

Thursday Introductory/Slower Training Ride, all year round

We take turns at the front, and keep together as a group for the whole ride including Pexhill Road on the return to Broken Cross (so we go at a pace suitable for the slowest). Distance 30 miles. Average speed 18 mph in summer, 16 mph in winter. All welcome, particularly lady riders and those new to training rides. You must bring good front and rear lights from 1 September to 30 April.

Sunday Winter Training Ride, November to early April

These are the rules that we will play by:

  1. Rides are between 50 and 70 miles depending on the weather.
  2. This is steady riding designed to improve our base endurance. Average speed 18 mph.
  3. No winter racers.
  4. We stop for punctures, mechanicals, etc.
  5. No cafe stop.
  6. This is a winter ride so you must have mudguards with a flap on at least the rear one. Do not even think of turning up without them as you will not be welcome or allowed to ride with the group. It is not fair on the other riders.
  7. We choose a different route every week to keep things interesting.
  8. We may start at 10am if it’s been icy overnight. Please check here or on the home page.

Day Date Event Start Time Start from
  Thursday    5 March 2015    Introductory/Slower Training Ride    7:00 PM   Broken Cross
  Sunday    8 March 2015    Sunday Training Ride    9:30 AM   Fermain Club
  Monday    9 March 2015    Intermediate Training Ride    7:00 PM   Broken Cross
  Wednesday    11 March 2015    Training Ride (Faster)    7:00 PM   Broken Cross
  Thursday    12 March 2015    Introductory/Slower Training Ride    7:00 PM   Broken Cross
  Sunday    22 March 2015    Sunday Training Ride    9:30 AM   Fermain Club
  Monday    16 March 2015    Intermediate Training Ride    7:00 PM   Broken Cross
  Wednesday    18 March 2015    Training Ride (Faster)    7:00 PM   Broken Cross
  Thursday    19 March 2015    Introductory/Slower Training Ride    7:00 PM   Broken Cross
  Sunday    22 March 2015    Three Loops 200km   8:00 AM    
  Monday    23 March 2015    Intermediate Training Ride    7:00 PM   Broken Cross
  Wednesday    25 March 2015    Training Ride (Faster)    7:00 PM   Broken Cross