Group rides

Each Sunday we offer three group rides led by our members over different distances and at different speeds to ensure everyone has the chance to ride at their level and enjoy being out on their bike. Every other Sunday during the spring summer we also have a slower G4 ride. The focus on all club rides is keeping the group together…please note that none of the rides here are “training” rides, so please don’t arrive expecting to fit your interval training for the week in to the club ride! See the calendar page to see what dates G4 rides run.

We welcome all riders, just choose your challenge from the table below. See further down the page for a longer description of each ride. The ride speeds and distance are for reference this can change on the day due to group size, weather and abilty of riders.

Group 4 (G4)

Group 4 rides, continuing for spring and summer of 2018 are for beginners who have just bought themselves a road bike or hybrid but otherwise aren’t particularly fit but want to see what group riding is all about, or anyone who just wants to enjoy the (hopefully!) good weather. Distance will be between 20 and 30 miles.  Speed will be anything from 10mph or faster – essentially a speed to suit whoever turns up. Of course no-one will be left behind. Riders meet up across the road from the side of Dorvics bike shop (see image below) at 8:30am Sunday with other club rides.

As with all club rides, helmets are mandatory.

Group 3 (G3)

Group 3 rides are the second slowest Sunday rides we offer as a club, the distance varying from between 30 to 40 miles with an average speed of between 12 and 14 mph. These rides are aimed at beginners and those looking for a pleasant ride around the countryside while chatting to fellow club members at a relaxed pace. As ever no-one is left behind and helmets are mandatory.

Group 2 (G2)

Group 2 ride leads take us off at an average 14 – 16 mph to meet G3 riders after a taking in a few extra miles to the coffee shop. A chance to choose your route home with either ride lead or try your tagging on the back of G1.

Group 1 (G1)

Group 1 ride leads are up for a quicker paced ride averaging 17+mph over a 55+ mile course. It’s a great route if you want to try your legs on a longer, faster paced ride with great company. G1 will loop past (but not stop) the same coffee shop giving everyone the chance to hop on or off the ride of their choice.

All groups leave from opposite Dorvics so take the time to have a coffee with like minded people after your ride and get to know us, we’re a friendly social bunch. We start all our rides at 8.30AM but check Facebook for updates if the weather is bad in the winter months.

Just keep an eye on our Facebook page for general information.

Other member organised rides

We also have additional rides on some Saturday mornings, Sunday afternoons, and evening rides throughout the week. These are generally organized by individual members so look out for these posts on Facebook. Also note that these may not always focus on sticking together quite so much as official club rides, so check with the person organising the ride what the plan is, for example the ride may be focussed on hill climbing or training.

Our group rides coordinator is Tom Littlehales. Keep and eye on Facebook, Twitter and Garmin for all ride details and social events.

Clubhouse: The Black Lion Public House, High Street, Leighton Buzzard Beds.

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All our courses, and club ride calendar can be found on our Garmin Connect group page.

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The Black Lion Public House, High Street, Leighton Buzzard Beds.