We will start at 09:30 from the Sandy Lane car park on either Saturday or Sunday, each week throughout the winter. Please meet up only if you have booked your place on the ride through Nifty Entries. Please arrive in time to set off promptly at the advertised start time. We used to ask for you to arrive early to sign on but a register will already have been created as a result of your booking and we would like to minimise the time when three groups of six might appear to the public as if 18 Chester Tri members are meeting together. When meeting for the ride the three groups will assemble in different parts of the car park, so that we comply with the rule of six. The rides are advertised on our calendar, newsletter and our Facebook group. They will not be coached but are good winter training and an opportunity to be sociable with club members, riding at a pace that might be strenuous but doesn’t leave you completely breathless (so long as you choose the right group).
Rides are planned to provide 3 different pace groups which are described on the website. We will be publishing a description of the type of ride (hilly or flat and roughly where it’s headed) on Facebook to help you choose the group which is right for your ability; we’ll aim to keep together as a group, and no-one will be left behind. We may stop for coffee if the group wishes, but whilst in tier two restrictions that will have to be outdoor cafes.
What to bring
You must wear your helmet on our group rides and carry a face mask, hand gel or sanitised wipes.
We also strongly encourage you to use a front and rear light to be seen by other road users. This provides some safety at all times of year and in all weather conditions.
Please think about how bright and visible your clothing is.
Please bring a lightweight space blanket to carry in case of emergency. The club can give you one if you don’t already have one.
Please also bring a rain jacket, spare tube, tyre levers, pump, chain splitter, mobile phone, and money for a cafe stop. If the roads are wet, please use a rear mud guard which is long enough to protect riders behind you.
You will need to carry your own first aid kit if you want to be able to clean minor wounds and put on plasters.
We ride from the Sandy Lane car park in Chester. Please don’t show up unless you are booked on the ride.Meet 5 minutes before the ride leaves.