We hold regular training sessions in a supportive atmosphere for those new to the sport and those who want to push themselves further. All of our sessions carry the club ethos of “no one left behind”.
During the year we hold regular cycling sessions these include beginners, more experienced and advanced riders. The range of rides caters for the individuals' fitness and ability.
Our club rides are group rides, not coached sessions we have 4 different rides to suit your ability. Non-members are welcome but limited to a maximum of 3 rides before they are asked to join the club and must have valid 3rd party insurance covering group rides.
Welsh, Triathlon Scotland, Triathlon England, Cycling UK or Cyclecover (BC Bronze level does not provide 3rd party cover), British cycling is a requirement that when riding with the club all riders must have valid third party insurance available that covers them for Group riding. Members use for example Triathlon. If you have your own insurance we require proof of insurance to be emailed to the relevant ride leader prior to riding.
As a club member, you get a discount on both British Cycling and Cycling UK membership.
Youth members are welcome (16 – 18) 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.
Saturday rides start at 8.00am for Portishead riders. Who meet at Parish Wharf and then ride to Clevedon to pick up riders from Castlewood opposite the Shell garage at 8:30 am. The group ride leader will notify any changes to this arrangement in advance. Details of the rides will be e-mailed Thursday/Friday before the ride and posted on Facebook. As stated above 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.
Are around 30 miles from Clevedon (plus 12 miles if starting 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 approximately 12.30. This ride is dependant upon demand and tends to mainly run in the warmer months.
Approximately 40 miles from Clevedon (plus 12 miles if starting from Portishead) with up to two big hills. Riders should be able to maintain approx. 16 mph on the flat with a bun stop. Return to Clevedon by approximately 1 pm.
A ride between Superbun and Burn, the ride is Similar to burn with an ave flat speed 18-20 mph but over a shorter 50-55 mile distance. With a coffee and cake stop, the ride aims to return by13.30. The ride leaders Dave and Suzanne sometimes arrange away days starting elsewhere.
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 into Wales, with USK and back a favourite route. Burn riders aim to return around 1.30pm.
We actively encourage members to take a turn at being a ride leader and If you’re planning on leading a club ride particularly for the 1st time, please read these notes to help you plan your route and keep the group safe on the road.
Notes for ride leaders