Many people ask about the pace of our club rides. Firstly, let's emphasize that club rides are social events, not training rides. Generally the pace will be about 19mph on the road, with an overall average lower than that, as we stop to regroup at appropriate intervals. Remember that it's much easier to ride in a group than on your own, so if you can ride at 17mph on your own, you shouldn't have any problems with 20mph in a group. There will also be different groups that leave for each ride and this will always include both a faster and slower group so don't be concerned about getting dropped or not being able to keep up. You can get a better idea of the speed of various groups here.
Beginners' rides are generally slower, and we boast that no-one will be left behind, so someone in the club (I mean a club member!) will always ride with the slowest rider, providing help and encouragement. The pace of the main group is likely to be around 16 mph.
Distances ridden vary from 70 miles at the longest to around 30 miles for some of the beginners' rides. You can expect to be back in Guildford anywhere between 12.15 and 14.00. Riders should carry at least one spare inner tube (preferably two), a pump and some tyre levers. Some basic tools will help you to be self sufficient, such as allen keys, screwdriver(s) and an adjustable spanner. There will always be someone else in the group carrying these items, but it's nice to know that you can take care of emergencies if necessary.
If you have any questions Sunday club runs, please contact us. Non-members are welcome to join the Sunday club runs on a trial basis.
Perhaps you've not ridden a bike for a while and you're looking for the easiest way to get back in the saddle? Or you fancy a fun way to get out with your friends? These rides are about building confidence for all abilities and ages in a relaxed environment.
Breeze is the biggest programme ever to get more women into riding bikes for fun. Our aim is to help thousands more women feel confident and comfortable about going on a ride.
Breeze Rides in Woking are on the 3rd Thursday of the month and follow a short circular route along quiet lanes and cycle paths wherever possible. We always keep to the pace of the slowest rider so no one feels left behind.
Everyone's welcome – look forward to seeing you there!
Karen Smith (Breeze Champion)
Yes we do! Elodie Hudson will lead ladies only rides on Tuesday evenings throughout the summer. These are shorter rides, on quieter roads, and are ideal for ladies looking to start, or get back into, cycling.