Rides & Events Calendar
All rides start from Lemon Quay, Truro unless otherwise mentioned
No groups rides during lockdown. Latest guidance is that you can go out for exercise with one other person.
Cycling UK says there is no reason for you to stop cycling at present but make sure to do so at a safe distance from others. You should carry tissues to use when cycling, disposing of them safely in a bin as soon as possible. If you do visit a food outlet, you must wash your hands before and after visiting, and again on returning home. Please bring a mask for coffee stops.
It’s also advisable to wash your cycling gloves, too. Remember to avoid touching your face if your hands are not clean.
Sunday Club Rides are generally organised via WhatsApp. There is usually an informal club ride on Wednesday evenings, organised via WhatsApp.
Grading of Rides (Unless otherwise stated)
EASY/LEISURE RIDES are for anyone, including families and beginners, who just enjoy a leisurely ride in company. About 20 to 35 miles maximum at a target average speed of between 8-10 mph. Guest riders should have sufficient riding experience to achieve 25 miles without difficulty.
INTERMEDIATE RIDES are targeted at an average speed of between 11 -13 mph, over a distance of 30 to 45 miles.
CLUB RIDES are ridden at about 13-16 mph average over a distance of 45 to 55 miles.
Note: Average speeds above do not include stops. Rides will typically involve 3 to 3½ hours riding, plus a 45-60 minute stop for coffee/cake/brunch/lunch as appropriate.
For all rides, ride leaders will do their best to keep the pace within the target speed bracket, but will vary speeds as appropriate to accommodate different abilities of those in the group and depending on terrain. If it is clear that, within a riding group, all of the riders wish to increase (or decrease) the pace slightly, ride leaders will be free to do so but will take extra care to ensure that no leisure rider ‘drops off the back’.