We offer a series of ‘Road Rides’ throughout the Winter from the shop at 10:00am every Sunday!
Our Tuesday evening Club rides have now ended for 2013 and will start up again Spring 2014!
We offer rides on a Sunday morning at 10:00am and these are on all year round. With a longer ride approx 75 miles+ on the last Sunday of each month. For more info on these rides a newsletter is sent out to each Club member every month so you can see what’s going on in the club and what events are on.
If you are not already a member of Ride 24/7 Cycling Club you can join us on the link below:
As a member of our club you are also welcome to join us on ‘STRAVA’ so you can track and see what the team and other club riders are doing:
Rules for the Club are the following:
“Ahead of all the other suggestions below always remember the Highway Code, rules, regulations and the laws of the road apply. You as an individual are responsible for your own safety so ensure your bike is road-worthy, you are carrying the correct equipment and you’re confident riding on the open roads”.
Every ride unless stated otherwise will leave from Ride 24/7 Cycle shop at 10:00am every Sunday morning and no later! It is a ‘Club’ ride so we expect all who are attending to be a member of our Club. Of course we welcome new riders so if you are new on the club run and if you like the club run, please become a member. By all means come along and try the ride a few times but after 3 rides you will need to join if you want to ride with us. Also please identify yourself to those leading the club run so they are able to introduce you to fellow members and please listen to them, as they will explain how the ride works and where it’s going.
2. Rules of the road:
The Highway Code; when riding, first and foremost you must at all times comply with the Highway Code and also, you must ride with courtesy and respect for the other road users. You are responsible, not only for your own safety but for other riders around you. Please be aware at all times you are representing the club, so act accordindly.There will be a leader but their role is limited to deciding the route on the day and so far as possible, making sure the Group stays together and respects other road users. They are NOT responsible for your safety, you are. You are also responsible for the cohesion of the Group and helping keep it together. Some of the more experienced Club members may ask you to adjust your speed, road position or style. Please respect them, as they are only concerned for everybody’s safety. Please also be aware if you are one of the front riders you should warn of hazards ahead and inform the rest of the group verbally and/or with hand signals. For example when passing parked vehicles, signal so riders behind are aware and can move out in time, also Pot holes, sticks, road furniture etc will all need to be pointed out. When passing Horses you should also give extra notice and try not to spook the horse so just shout ahead to warn them.
Remember the Club Run is a social ride, it is NOT a race. You can race to your heart’s content in organized competitive events (or in the Fast group on Tuesday evening in the summer)!! But please not on the Sunday group rides. Do not overtake the rider(s) at the head of the group. Anyone accelerating ahead of the group will be assumed to be on another ride of their own devices. They will not be called after or chased after if they take a wrong turn. We try our best to go at the pace of the slowest rider. We do NOT wait for people who go off the front. Rear riders should ensure that no-one is falling behind. If they are, then they should inform those in front and the Group should slow to allow it to be reformed.
Every few minutes, the lead should change. So if you’ve been sitting on the front for a while, when it’s safe to do so, tell the others and swap the lead. But if you’re tiring and don’t think you can do your turn on the front, that’s fine, just make sure you tell the others. Equally, when you get to the front, keep the pace steady at the same speed as it was going before – if you feel you can go faster, then only accelerate slowly and continually check behind to make sure that the entire group is comfortable with the faster pace.
4. Kit & Equipment:
Members should wear the club kit for club rides if they can. Ride 24/7 clothing is produced by ‘Santini’ and is pro level kit. It will help the ride leader to identify new riders and to see if the group is splitting (especially if we’ve gone past another group of riders) if everyone is wearing the same kit. All Ride 24/7 clothing is only available to buy from the shop, and members receive a discount on the kit. You will be expected to wear appropriate clothing to suit the weather conditions.
When cycling on the Club rides you will be expected to be self-sufficient, some the supplies you will need are the following; 1 or 2 Inner tubes, Tyre Levers, a Pump and some spare puncture patches. Don’t rely on other members to supply you with the necessities. If someone punctures or has a mechanical, everyone is expected to stop.
On Sunday rides we often stop for coffee so bring some money if you want to be able to buy a coffee and cake. Make sure you carry enough fluids on the bike for a 40-50 mile ride and consider bringing some energy bars or similar if you will want them.
A helmet is compulsory, no helmet no ride. We also recommend the use of Eye Protection especially through the winter months. Headphones and other music devices are not to be used, along with Tribars for safety reasons. We encourage all members to use Mudguards through the winter for obvious reasons.
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6. Have fun:
Remember it is a social ride and not to be taken too seriously, these rules aren’t set in stone it’s just about being sensible and courteous. Go out and enjoy yourself, be safe and the rules are in place for your safety. All riders take responsibility for themselves and take part at their own risk.
For more info please contact Dave or Mitch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 01285 642247.
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Tuesday Evening Rides
Apr 05, 2012
Tuesday Rides are no longer on and will start up again Spring 2013. We still ride on a Sunday morning at 10:00am for a steady couple of hours. Contact us [...]