Group Rides

We meet most Sundays at Swinton Civic Centre at 9am for rides out into the countryside around Cheshire or Lancashire.   
Due to Covid-19, we are limiting our group sizes to 6 or less. You MUST mark yourself as "Going" on the event on the members Facebook page no later than 24 hours before the ride. 

We categorise our rides in the following way:

 
A - Base Ride (easiest) - Average pace is below 14mph. 
Terrain is usually flat and distance is typically 30-40 miles.

 
B - Intermediate Ride - Average pace between 14-16mph, typically at distances from 40 to 60 miles. 
Terrain will vary from flat, mixed or hilly rides. This is aimed at the 'intermediate' rider.  


C - Advanced Ride - Average pace between 16-18mph at distances from 50 to 80 miles. 
Terrain will vary from flat, mixed or hilly rides. This is for experienced riders.

D - Hard Ride - Average pace 18mph+ at long distances (above 80 miles).
Terrain will vary from flat, mixed or hilly rides. This is for experienced riders with advanced levels of fitness / ability.

Early Birds Ride - Similar to C ride except this ride typically starts and finishes 2 to 3 hours earlier, suiting those who have afternoon commitments. 


The descriptions of these categories are guidelines only and may vary slightly based on the overall ability of the group on the day.   


Riders are responsible for their own safety and must be confident in both their fitness abilities and ability to ride their bike before attending club rides. Please read the Club Handbook (see link on this site) prior to joining us on a ride.

Riders must, as a minimum, carry a spare inner tube, pump / CO2, tyre levers and the appropriate clothing for potential turns in weather.


We encourage people to join us for 2-3 rides before making the decision to become a paid member of the club.