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Thursday Club Ride (2 Groups)
September 24, 2015 @ 6:30 pm
A Group Ride: Also leaves Croston Sports Club at 18:30 every Thursday evening. The route will usually be between 30 – 45 miles, although often flat to allow a good group ride there may be evenings where the route is undulating and riders are expected to be comfortable on either terrain.
If numbers are sufficient the ride will be split into 2 groups, the first group will be a chain gang and is likely to average over 20 mph, this ride is intended to be challenging and therefore if riders are unable to keep with the pace of the group they will not be waited for, The normal group will ride the same route as the chain gang and set off 1 minute behind, this usually averages 18 mph+ and can collect riders from the A group if they are unable to maintain the pace. Although this ride does not intentionally drop people, riders are expected to be self-sufficient and know the route home. Where possible routes will be published in advance on the various media (website – events page, facebook, twitter & strava) so members know what to expect on the ride.
The suggested route for this Thursday is https://www.strava.com/routes/3364232
C Group Ride: Leaves Croston Sports Club at 18:30 every Thursday evening. The route will usually be between 20-35 miles depending on weather conditions. These rides will often be flat although some smaller hills may be included and ridden at a steady pace re-grouping at the top. This ride will usually average between 12-15mph and operates a no-drop policy. Routes are decided on arrival depending on weather conditions and rider ability. This ride is ideal if you are new to group riding and want to meet fellow like-minded cyclists keen to improve.
Both rides end with a social event at Croston Sports Club where they serve us home cooked food and we enjoy a few recover ales! Worth coming along if only for that…..