Please note that LIGHTS ARE REQUIRED for all rides.

A Ride

The A Ride will be a fast training ride. As usual, the focus is on a smooth, safe ride, concentrating on working hard and maintaining good riding form. Riders are required to be entirely self sufficient, although ‘pairing up’ is required for U16s.

In general, we will not stop for mechanicals or dropped riders. We will ride through-and-off where the roads permit. Average speeds expected to be 21-22 mph. Attacking riding is permitted on the ‘Col de Kingsworthy’ and we will have a brief regroup at the King Charles pub in Kings Worthy, before spinning home.

The A Ride route GPX is: Alresford – Spiers Lane – Northington – East Stratton – Micheldever

B Ride

The B ride (or City Lights) is a social non-drop ride, typically riding 15-20 miles at the pace of the slowest rider. Routes vary each week dependent upon who is riding. Turn up and just go with the flow.

Young Riders 

The Club welcomes youth riders participating on our Club rides as long as membership and parental consent is in place beforehand. For the ‘non drop’ social rides, U16s  need to be accompanied by a parent, guardian or designated adult member. 

As Tuesday training rides are ‘drop rides’ and so different to our Sunday social rides which are not, it is important that U16s participate only on the basis of being accompanied by a parent, guardian or designated adult member who will remain responsible for their riding and well-being. 

Youth riders should bear in mind the required average pace and duration of the ride and be comfortable in achieving these before participating.

Post Ride Pub Training

Finally, we all like cycling and it appears many of us like pubs too so we’d like to combine these hobbies after the rides on Tuesdays when weather permits. The Queen Inn, just behind the college in Kingsgate Road, is central and also has a big garden for sweaty cyclists with heaters and lots of space where you can keep bikes safe, it would be great if those who fancy a drink could head here to talk of derring dos.

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