Sunday Club Rides

Our Sunday Club Rides are social and strictly non-drop, riding at the pace of the slowest rider. We also arrange alternative Tuesday Evening Rides for those seeking a harder effort and fortnightly Women's Rides.

We meet at the Winchester Hotel & Spa car park on Worthy Lane at 8.30am in the summer and 9am during the winter.

Club Rides 2022

Group rides follow a scheduled list of routes, however, we encourage everyone to volunteer to lead a ride where you can choose to use the published route or one of your own favourite routes. Please email [email protected] if you would like to be a ride leader.

More information on which route will be used on a weekly basis can be found below!

Club 14 Ride Routes Club 16 Ride Routes 

Club 18 Ride Routes

General Guidance Due To Ongoing Covid Concerns

  • Please do not consider joining the rides if you have COVID-19, are currently experiencing any symptoms, or are isolating as a contact.
  • Make sure you come equipped with spare tubes, tool, pump etc. to minimise contact with others as these should not be shared
  • We welcome guests to join us on our club rides. Please make yourself known to the ride leader upon arrival at the meeting point.

Further information about safe riding can be found on the British Cycling website and we recommend that anyone coming along to the VC Venta club rides are familiar with this advice.

 British Cycling COVID Guidance

Ride Pace & Distance

  • Club 14 – Ride average 14-15 mph, around 30-35 miles with a coffee stop either en route or  at the end (2.5 hours)
  • Club 16 – Ride average 16-17 mph, around 50-55 miles with a stop for coffee en route (3.5  hours).
  • Club 18 – Ride average 18-20+ mph, around 55-60 miles with a coffee stop at the end (3 hours).

To assist riders wishing to step up from the 14 to 16 club rides we are introducing a longer 14 ride on the 1st Sunday of the Month and a shorter 16 ride on the 3rd Sunday of the month. Please see the ride schedules for more information.

Rides Discipline

All rides will have a ride leader and a sweeper elected on the day, ensuring good riding discipline and that no one is dropped.

If the group is larger than 12 people we will split into multiple groups and ask for volunteers to lead and sweep each additional group.

If you are new to the Club, please make yourself known to one of the ride leaders so they can ensure you are in the right paced ride and are well looked after.

It is the responsibility of all participating riders to look after each other and to maintain the agreed pace and coherence of the group.

Make sure you frequently look back behind you to ensure the group is still together, especially if you are on the front of the group.

Please remember the VC Venta Sunday ride is a club ride, it is not a race! The purpose of the Sunday ride is to ensure everyone gets to enjoy riding as a group around the beautiful Winchester countryside.  

General Guidance

We welcome guests to join us on our club rides. Please make yourself known to the ride leader upon arrival at the meeting point.
 
Make sure you come equipped with spare tubes, pump and basic tools etc so you are able to fix punctures and minor issues at the side of the road
 
Please do not consider joining the ride if you are feeling unwell or are experiencing symptoms of Cold, Flu or COVID-19 etc

Further information about safe riding can be found on the British Cycling website and we recommend that anyone coming along to the VC Venta club rides are familiar with this advice.

  British Cycling COVID Guidance

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