Club type: Club
Affilation status: Active
Total club members: 156
- Club Sponsors:
- Ken Foster's Cycle Logic
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The club rides at a moderate to fast pace and averages around 18 mph on flat and 15 mph on hillier rides. All riders must have a well maintained road bike and the ability to ride it safely in a group.
The club has over 100 members including an increasing number who regularly race on the road, track and cross.
Whilst we are welcoming of new members it should be noted that we are not a beginners club and we do not offer coaching. If you are interested in joining please read the information below and if you have any questions, please email (see below).
Saturday - we run two main club rides and sometimes a third. There is a Saturday Social ride (sometimes referred to as the BAT ride), the details can be found below, and an intermediate paced ride which is a bit quicker with more hills. there is sometimes also a faster hillier ride as well. All new riders are asked to participate on the club's Saturday Social (BAT) ride which leaves from The Woodstock pub car park in Didsbury at 9am. (30-40 miles, moderate pace, see info below) before attending any other rides.
Sunday morning club rides are between 50-75 miles. We generally ride in the Peak District or occasionally the Cheshire lanes with only comfort breaks and a coffee stop at the end of the ride.
Wednesday night rides are around 40 miles and can be slightly faster.
How to join
We ask all potential new riders to come to a Saturday Social (BAT) ride before joining the club and going on the main club ride on Sunday or a Wednesday ride. This helps you get a feel for us and lets us feedback about whether you are ready to ride with the club. The Saturday Social (BAT) ride sets off from The Woodstock pub car park in Didsbury at 9am. Please email us at this address (email@example.com) to let us know if you are planning on coming. It is occasionally cancelled if the weather is very bad. These rides are normally around 2-3 hours and average around 15-16 mph over moderate terrain. If this goes well, you should then discuss joining the club and taking part in the main club rides with the ride leader. If you do decide to join, this can be done through this site (buy membership button). We ask that once you have been out with us twice, you then join the club, even if you only want to come occasionally.
The club strives to be both friendly and informal, although we have had to become a little more structured as it has grown rapidly over the last couple of years. We take road safety seriously and split the ride into smaller groups when it gets too large. If you are riding with the club, you must ride safely at all times, respecting other road users and following the highway code. Information about Club rules and riding etiquette will be sent out upon joining.
Overseas trips to the Alps or elsewhere are sometimes organised, as well as occasional day trips elsewhere in the UK. Many of us are regulars at local sportives, such as the Fred Whitton. There is a fair bit of social activity with a regular pint or two after Wednesday night rides.
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Postcode: M21 9EQ
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