We will start at 09:30 from the blue obelisk to the left of Christleton Sports Centre car park on either Saturday or Sunday, each week throughout the winter. Please meet at 09:15 to sign on. These rides are advertised via the calendar 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 and the Navigators will post details of the ride a few days in advance. Please 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.
Navigators may use the club routes published on our website or publish their own route on their facebook posting announcing the ride. This should assist with anyone wanting to check out the route before deciding to join the ride, and for those who wish to join the ride but at another starting point.
What to bring
You must wear your helmet on our group rides.
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.
Navigators may carry a small first aid kit but with no expectation that they will administer first aid – it’s simply a resource from which riders can draw.
We ride from the blue obelisk to the left of the main Christleton Sports Centre car park. Please meet 15 minutes to sign on before the ride leaves.