Tuesday hill reps 18/05/2021

Please meet at Canning Hill garage at 17:40 on 18/05/2021

Groups will form (based on how many signup) and the groups will ride separate over to Milk Hill.

Each group will alternate reps up Milk Hill and Alton Priors (Barnes) Hill.

One group will go up Milk Hill and then come back down turning left to go up Alton Priors (Barnes) Hill, the other group will go up Alton Priors (Barnes) Hill and then come back down turning right to go up Milk Hill. A total of 3 reps on each hill.

If there’s 3 or more groups then these groups will set off slightly delayed from the 1st and 2nd group up Milk Hill / Alton Priors.

Group size will be a max of 8.

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Saturday 15th May Club Rides

Saturday 15th May rides have been posted, please click the link at the bottom of this post to book your place.

The ride times are 8.30am, 8.45am and 9am.

The 8:45am ride is the pace group

Pace group information.
Pace group minimum speed will be 17 mph, all riders to take a turn on the front of the group and the ride leader will oversee this.

If a rider cannot keep with the pace they must have to accept that they may have to be dropped by the group. Its perfectly acceptable to join the group and be dropped if you are trying to gain the fitness to complete the full ride but you must inform the group you are retiring from it.

Please also make sure you have the route on your cycle computer if you don’t know the area.

Routes for this week:

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Tuesday hill reps 11/05/2021

Please meet at Canning Hill garage at 17:40 on 11/05/2021

Groups will form (based on how many signup) and the groups will ride separate over to Milk Hill.

Each group will alternate reps up Milk Hill and Alton Priors (Barnes) Hill.

One group will go up Milk Hill and then come back down turning left to go up Alton Priors (Barnes) Hill, the other group will go up Alton Priors (Barnes) Hill and then come back down turning right to go up Milk Hill. A total of 3 reps on each hill.

If there’s 3 or more groups then these groups will set off slightly delayed from the 1st and 2nd group up Milk Hill / Alton Priors.

Group size will be a max of 8.

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Sunday 9th May Club Rides

Update 2:
Due to a high percentage chance of heavy rain and wind on SATURDAY The decision has been taken to CANCEL the club rides. Apologies for this but safety first. We will however, be running the rides in exactly the same format and times on SUNDAY. If you have booked via Eventbrite for Saturday and can make Sunday you don’t need to do anything. We appreciate that this will not be convenient for all if that’s the case can you please cancel or let us know via WhatsApp Many thanks as ever for your continued support.

Regards,
Rich Monk

Update:
Routes for this week has been added below.

Saturday rides have been posted, please click the link at the bottom of this post to book your place.

The ride times are 8.30am, 8.45am and 9am.

The 8:45am ride is the pace group

Pace group information.
Pace group minimum speed will be 17 mph, all riders to take a turn on the front of the group and the ride leader will oversee this.

If a rider cannot keep with the pace they must have to accept that they may have to be dropped by the group. Its perfectly acceptable to join the group and be dropped if you are trying to gain the fitness to complete the full ride but you must inform the group you are retiring from it.

Please also make sure you have the route on your cycle computer if you don’t know the area.

Routes this week:-

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Thursday night TT training [cancelled]

Update:
This event is now cancelled.

Weather depending, TT Training will be this Thursday 6th of May. Like last year we will use one of the club segments as the route and ride it like a conventional TT with riders setting off at 30 second intervals and being self timed via Strava so you can monitor your own progress.

Groups will be limited to six riders but we may have two groups or more depending on demand up to a maximum of 15 riders.

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Tuesday hill reps 04/05/2021

Please meet at Canning Hill garage at 17:40 on 04/05/2021

Groups will form (based on how many signup) and the groups will ride separate over to Milk Hill.

Each group will alternate reps up Milk Hill and Alton Priors (Barnes) Hill.

One group will go up Milk Hill and then come back down turning left to go up Alton Priors (Barnes) Hill, the other group will go up Alton Priors (Barnes) Hill and then come back down turning right to go up Milk Hill. A total of 3 reps on each hill.

If there’s 3 or more groups then these groups will set off slightly delayed from the 1st and 2nd group up Milk Hill / Alton Priors.

Group size will be a max of 6.

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Saturday 1st May Club Rides

Update: 
Due to the increase in demand, we have decided to increase the group sizes from 6 to 8. This is well within the ceiling set by British Cycling but will mean that 8 is fine when riding but when forming up and if groups stop for coffee then groups can no be more than 6 (eg 4+4 etc). If you have any queries, please get back to us. Please book through the button below.

Saturday rides have been posted, please click the link at the bottom of this post to book your place.

The ride times are 8.30am, 8.45am and 9am.

We have received feedback and several requests for the re-establishment of a ‘Pace’ ride so we have designated the 8.45am as a ‘Pace’ ride.

The below gives an overview of the expectation of those riding with that group.

Pace group minimum speed will be 17 mph, all riders to take a turn on the front of the group and the ride leader will oversee this.

If a rider cannot keep with the pace they must have to accept that they may have to be dropped by the group. Its perfectly acceptable to join the group and be dropped if you are trying to gain the fitness to complete the full ride but you must inform the group you are retiring from it.

Please also make sure you have the route on your cycle computer if you don’t know the area.

Routes this week:

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Tuesday night hill reps 27/04/2021

Please meet at Canning Hill garage at 17:40 on 27/04/2021

Two or Three groups will form (based on how many signup) and the groups will ride separate over to Milk Hill.

Each group will alternate reps up Milk Hill and Alton Priors (Barnes) Hill.

One group will go up Milk Hill and then come back down turning left to go up Alton Priors (Barnes) Hill, the other group will go up Alton Priors (Barnes) Hill and then come back down turning right to go up Milk Hill. A total of 3 reps on each hill.

If there’s a 3rd group then this group will set off slightly delayed from the 1st group up Milk Hill.

Group size will be a max of 6.

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Saturday 24th April Club Rides

Saturday rides have been posted, please click the link at the bottom of this post, there will NOT be a ‘pace’ ride for this weekend, the group will decide its own pace based on who attends and conditions.

The ride times are 8.30am, 8.45am and 9am.

There will be no planned coffee stop but groups may well decide to stop if they wish and if this is the case, please remember the reputational considerations etc.

As we said previously, whilst it is apparently acceptable for clubs affiliated to British Cycling to ride in groups of up-to 15, we have decided to stick to 6. The requirements on Test and Trace still stand hence we are continuing to use Eventbrite to schedule rides.

In addition, also to remind everyone that if you, a member of your household or anyone you have been in recent contact with has a cold, flu or COVID symptoms, we ask that you do not join us on Club rides until after the period prescribed government advice.

This week routes are the following.

Book your place here

Thursday night TT training

TT Training will start on the Thursday 22nd of April. Like last year we will use one of the club segments as the route and ride it like a conventional TT with riders setting off at 30 second intervals and being self timed via Strava so you can monitor your own progress.

Groups will be limited to six riders but we may have two groups or more depending on demand up to a maximum of 15 riders.

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