Our club rides are group rides, not coached sessions we have 4 different rides to suit your ability. For insurance purposes non members are limited to a maximum of 3 rides before they are asked to join the club.
It is a requirement that when riding with the club all riders must have valid third party insurance available from British Cycling (BC Bronze level does not provide 3rd party cover), Cyclecover or CTC. Triathlon England membership, Triathlon Scotland, Welsh Triathlon with insurance is also used by our members. If you have your own insurance we require proof of insurance to be emailed to the relevant ride leader prior to riding.
Youth members are welcome as long as they are competent and confident on the bike. Prior to cycling with us, we ask that you contact us to determine the most suitable ride for you so you have an enjoyable experience.
- 15 year olds: a copy of a signed Parental consent form must be submitted by email to Shara prior to riding. A parent, guardian or responsible adult known to the rider must accompany them.
- 16 &17 year olds: may ride with the club unaccompanied. A copy of a signed Parental consent form must be submitted by email to Shara prior to attending rides.
There is a collection of cycling tips and resources in ‘The takeaway’ to help you get the most out of riding, including all important cafe stops for that mid ride refuel.
Saturday 08.00 Most riders meet at Parish Wharf we then ride to Clevedon to pick up riders from Castlewood opposite the Shell garage at 8:30am. Details of the rides will be e-mailed Thursday/Friday before the ride. Our rides are open to members and non-members,
We run 4 different rides that are open to all members catering for all levels of ability.
- If you’re planning on leading a club ride, please read these notes to help you plan your route and keep the group safe on the road. Notes for ride leaders
Are around 30 miles from Clevedon (plus the 12 round-trip from Portishead) with normally one decent hill, the pace is based on maintaining approximately 13 mph on the flat and always a bun stop for coffee and cake. They are for ‘improvers” or people who want an enjoyable social ride. Returns approx 12.30
Typical example of our Bun ride is our 2 bridges route http://ridewithgps.com/routes/5957481
Or click this link to see a more expansive list Bun routes
Contact Victoria Glass our Bun ride leader by email
Approximately 40 miles from Clevedon with up to two big hills. Riders should be able to maintain approx. 16 mph on flat. With a bun stop Return to Clevedon by 1 pm.
Example of a typical Super Bun routes
Contact Jenny Ford our Super Bun ride leader by email
Is up to 50 miles with several hills, riders able to maintain approximately 18-20 mph on the flat (bun stop optional) Return to Clevedon approx 12.30 pm
Typical Short Burn route examples
Contact Jeremy Piggott our Short Burn ride leader by email
The longest and most demanding ride normally between 70-90 miles involving plenty of hills, riders are generally expected to maintain 22 mph on the flat. The ride sometimes ventures in to Wales, with USK and back a favorite route. Burn riders aim to return around 1.30pm.
Contact Clive Arthur our Burn ride leader by email