Our rides

18 June 2020

Our rides are back!

We’re not back to normal yet but club rides and coaching are returning, which is a big step.

Following the new guidance from British Cycling for Club and coaching activity in England, we are now allowed to organise club rides in groups of six riders or fewer, while observing social distancing at all times.

Find more information and RVSP to the club rides currently planned on our members’ forum https://cycleclub.london/forum/club-rides/

We have rides during the week at Regent’s Park and our weekend rides on
Saturday and Sunday, offering different options for distance and pace.

Our weekly rides

Saturday

We meet from 8:30 am for pre-ride coffees and depart at 9:00 am. Our meeting point on Saturdays is Coffee Break in Winchmore Hill.

Distance: About 45 miles/72km

Pace: 14-16mph/22-25kph 16mph/25kph+
We split into groups depending on availability of leaders and who turns up.

Non-stop ride with coffee stop at end.
There are also ad hoc early bird rides from Boots in Whetstone, keep an eye on our Facebook group for more details.

Sunday

Meet 8:00 am at Amici’s, East Finchley for pre-ride coffees. Depart 8.30am sharp from Budgens East Finchley (over the road).

Distance: About 60 miles/95km

Pace: 15-18mph/24-28kph We split into groups depending on availability of leaders and who turns up – there’s always a coffee stop

Regents Park sessions (meet at Zoo gates)

  • Wednesdays and Fridays, 7:00 am: 1 hour of ‘chat laps’ around Outer Circle, followed by coffee in Benugos cafe in the Inner Circle
  • Tuesdays 6:30-8:00 am: members-only race training with coach Ian ‘Watto’ Watson (6.30-7.15 Outer Circle, 7.15-8 Inner Circle) 
  • Thursdays, 6:30-8:00 am : 1 hour of faster chaingangs, plus 30 mins recovery, then coffee at 8am

What we do?

  • Road – regular club rides and laps at Regents Park
  • Races – we organise a road race every year (men and women), plus some crits at the cycle centre in Ilford
  • Time trials – we organise club time trials (open to everyone). We encourage members to volunteer for these, and enter other clubs’ events. We also run an annual Hill Climb at Mott Street (Epping Forest) – pain faces obligatory!
  • Cyclocross – regular rides in the autumn/winter
  • MTB
  • Track – regular sessions at the Lea Valley velodrome, so you can try your hand at riding the boards. Many members are accredited and race the track league