Upcoming rides

N.B. For instructions on how to upload a Strava route to a Garmin device watch this video   You will need to have Strava installed on your laptop but you can use the free version

Next Club Training Ride – Sunday 26th May

Training ride on Sunday will be around 70 miles leaving from Queens park at 8.30am.
Route is fairly flat and quick and ideal to practice your position on your Tri bars. The route will take us to Southport, Ormskirk, Wigan and back to Bolton.
Please ensure you bring enough nutrition for the duration, lights, helmet, spares, mobile phone for emergencies and money for a little bit of piggy at the end.
I’ll be carrying a first aid kit.
This is not a coached ride and all riders ride at their own risk.
Bonjour x

Let Steve  know on club Facebook if you are joining

Next Club Social Ride – Sunday 2nd June

Meet, ready to leave Toby Carvery (465 Bury and Bolton Road, Greater Manchester M26 4LJ) at 8:45 am.  Social pace, steady, shortish ride with a few lumps, nothing too challenging so all welcome.

Start relatively flat for the first few miles into Rochdale, before a steady climb north through Whitworth towards Bacup, before turning east for a long downhill into Rawtenstall.  From there, a few rolling hills south to Bolton and back to our starting point.

Steady social – anticipate being in the saddle for around 2 ½ hours or so.  Around 33 miles (53km) and 1,765 feet (538m) of climbing. All road, no off the beat tracks.

No café stop planned but if anyone wants to come out but may be unsure about the 33 mile distance, happy to do a refuel stop to make sure everyone happily completes the ride.

All the usual housekeeping: helmet compulsory; front and rear lights recommended; spare tube, pump and repair gear; personal medication; sufficient food and drink to keep your little legs pumping for a few hours; mobile phone.

Please confirm on Strava well before the ride starts so we know who’s coming so we can set off in good time.  Look forward to seeing you. Route also on Strava https://www.strava.com/clubs/13587

Ride Leader Ian Filkins

Training Rides v Social Rides

Training rides are done at a faster pace than social rides and typically ridden in one or more groups or drafting lines. However no one will be left behind. They don’t usually include a cafe stop.

Social rides are at a slower pace.  Everyone can take part as long as they are fit enough to do the distance and route. They are no-drop rides and usually include a cafe stop at roughly half way. While faster riders are welcome to push off the front the ride leader will be at the back with the slowest rider.

The usual obligatory stuff for both kinds or ride: Roadworthy bike, properly fitting helmet, puncture repair kit and bike tool, working lights, mobile phone and sufficient drink and energy munchies for the distance.

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