Tuesday night mixed ability training / social ride. Great Ayton 6pm

Hi wheelers and guest riders. The Tuesday night club run got off to a fantastic start last week with a massive turn out. Well over 30 riders I think. However I would just like to appeal for calm. Many of us, particularly myself! Got a bit excited last week and it did descend in to a bit of a road race. Probably not ideal for safety on the open roads or our popularity with our motorist friends, also not ideal for encouraging new riders. So please this week can we put the emphasis back on to fast group ride training, through and off and keeping it together as a unit rather than trying to destroy each other. Also with the numbers being so high i would like steady, medium and fast groups to form before we leave the car park rather than on the road so that the steadier or newer riders don’t feel like they have been ejected straight out of the back of the group. Also I’m going to make the Buck at Ayton the default regrouping place between 7.15-7.30ish for anyone who wishes to meet back up for the social bit after any of the training rides this year.

Weather looks good again for this Tuesday, the plan is to ride in our groups steady to Easby, turn right to Ingleby Greenhow, then turn right to Broughton. Begin the group work here, heading towards Broughton, fast tempo riding up clay bank / no attacking! Then very steady descending down the steep side with caution all the way to the T junction to allow the group to come back together. Then repeat. 3 loops for fast and medium groups, 2 loops for steady group. Head back to the Buck at Ayton for regrouping or straight home. Please can the experienced riders help me to try and coordinate this new plan. We will keep this format all year, just varying the routes.

Anyone wishing to join in for the first time your very welcome. Please meet at Ayton tourist info car park at 6pm for a 6.10pm start. A steady group averaging around 15mph will be formed at the car park so that all abilities are able to come along and enjoy the ride.

Thanks, Dave

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