Club Rides

Social rides take place every week throughout the year. The club welcomes new members and prospective members to participate in all these rides. They are held every weekend and are a great way to cycle with other enthusiasts. It’s amazing how much further you can ride when you are surrounded by friends! We offer rides to suit everyone, so whether you are looking for a gruelling 100 mile ride or a steady 30 mile ride at your own pace we can cater for you.

At the moment our main club run is on Sunday mornings starting from Leisure Lakes Bikes in the Abbey Retail Centre, South Way, Daventry NN11 4GL at 9.30am and everyone is welcome. We run at least two groups riding at differing speeds one of which will ride at a faster pace, but the other group(s) ride at a pace to suit those riding and these group(s) ensure that no-one is left behind. The winter Sunday club runs tends to be around the 40/50 mile mark so we’re usually back around lunchtime. In summer we aim to ride around 50/60 miles but we do sometimes go on longer runs in which case we’ll give plenty of advance notice. We post details of the coming weekend’s run on our Facebook page no later than the Friday evening before the run, so check that to see where we’re going.

We run rides for Beginners and Improvers on Saturdays throughout the year, again starting from Leisure Lake Bikes. The Improvers ride (40/45 miles at around 15mph) starts at 9am and the Beginners (30 or so miles at around 13mph) at 12.00. In the summer we also have an Improvers ride on Wednesday evenings so again check the Facebook page for details.

During 2015 we introduced a Club Rub “Protocol” which can be found at the end of the 2018 Membership Application Form, you won’t find anything earth shattering in it but it’s an attempt to bring some organisation to the weekly run.

All riders share responsibility for safety and ride at their own risk.

What You Need With You

  • Riders are required to wear a Cycling helmet on Club Runs
  • They are recommended to carry spare inner tubes, tyre levers, pump and a basic set of tools or a multi tool.
  • During the winter months fit your cycle with a set of efficient lights – reasonably cheap and well worthwhile.
  • Again during the winter fit a set of mudguards both for your comfort and that of your fellow riders – sets are available for bikes which don’t have fixings on the frame.
  • Each individual should bring their own drink – something with a carbohydrate and/or electrolyte additive for those hot days is recommended. Food by way of energy bars, gels, bananas etc will help to keep energy levels up.
  • Your mobile phone and a small amount of cash complete the basics.
  • Road safety is always the top priority so obey the rules of the road.
  • For more information contact one of the club officials on the Contacts page.