- You will sign on the whiteboard with your name as normal.
- There will only be 2 columns – a DROP Group and a NON DROP Group.
- The idea being if you go in the drop group it will naturally spilt into groups of similar ability out on the road.
- The non drop will be as it says. No one will be dropped, everyone rides together and depending on numbers we will split you into groups.
- Starting with the ‘Short Fairford’ and ‘Reverse Short Fairford’ routes.
- Finishing back at Somewhere Else for 241 drinks!
REMEMBER TO HAVE YOUR UPDATED MEMBERSHIP CARD ON YOUR BIKE USING THE BRACKETS PROVIDED.
Leave Ride 24/7 behind the shop and join the London road, follow this onto the main road towards Fairford. Just past Poulton turn right at Mersey Hampton. Follow the road towards Down Ampney and ride thought the village turning right onto the main Latton road. Approach the roundabout with the A419 and turn left joining the spine road. Follow the spine road until you reach Somerford Keynes. Turn right into the village and go past the Bakers Arms pub on your left. Turn left and take the road to Ewen this will take you past the Old Duck pub. Join the road back to Cirencester (Strava segment Ride 24/7 The Last Roller) before you will turn left into the Love Lane area of Cirencester. Meet back at Somewhere Else for a beer with the rest of the club. Distance – 20.5 miles / 32.9 km, Elevation – 99 metres / 325 ft.
Our Sunday rides are sociable and relaxed, we normally cover between 40 to 50 mikes taking in a cafe stop on the way. All Sunday rides leave at 10:00am from Ride 24/7 in Cirencester. It is not mandatory but we please ask that when wet could you please fit a rear mudguard. Routes vary from week to week.
1.1 I will arrive at Ride 24/7 with time to sign-on and join a group in plenty of time for the ride to leave promptly at 6pm
1.2 I am a current Ride 24/7 club member (and if not, I’ll join after a few rides)
1.3 I will not leave anything behind at Ride 24/7 as the rides now finish at ‘Somewhere Else Deli Bar’
1.4 I will add my name on the board under the group that I want to ride with – if the group is full (8 riders), I will start the next group of 8
1.5 After signing in, I’ll wait in my group’s meeting area, away from the board to allow arriving riders to sign-in
1.6 I’ll introduce myself to the group leader and other riders in the group
2. Rules of the Road
2.1 I will abide by ALL RULES OF THE ROAD
– I will stop at red lights
– I will move into single file on narrow roads if cars are coming – I will signal before turning
– I will slow right down for horses
2.2 I will point out or shout out for hazards e.g. potholes to the other riders
3.1 I will choose a group that matches the speed I want to ride at – based on the indication of the speed on the sign-in board, and the speed of the other riders
3.2 If I’m not sure what pace group to choose, I’ll ask group leaders and riders that I’ve previously ridden with which group will suit me
3.3 I will try to keep the pace steady – I will not accelerate drastically at the front of the group, or try to ride away from the other riders
3.4 I will keep an eye out for riders behind me
3.5 If other riders are dropped I will let the group know and slow down for them
3.6 I will do my turns on the front
3.7 I will hold a straight line, whether on the front, or directly behind the rider in front (not off to the side)
4. Kit and Equipment
4.1 I will wear a helmet at all times on the club ride
4.2 I will ensure my bike is roadworthy
4.3 If my bike has tri-bars, I won’t ride on them in a group
4.4 I will ensure I have the means to fix my own punctures
4.5 I will bring enough fluid and food for the ride (and maybe some extra just in case)
6.1 I will ride sensibly and courteously at all times