Category Archives: Club Runs
News about club runs.
Hi, club run riders.
Following some constructive comments on the club survey, plus continuing
confusion with club run set off times I have reviewed the group start times.
Many of you would like to start earlier, plus I would like a half hour gap
minimum between all groups otherwise there’s a tendency to say “let’s all
just ride together” and I’m afraid it just doesn’t work, plus the fact that
the groups become too big.
So as of next weekend 12th and 13th September these will be the set off
times. All leaving from Ayton Tourist Info car park.
Fast group. 09.00 Sunday. 17-19mph. 50-70 miles
Medium group. 09.30 Sunday. 16-17mph. 40-50 miles
Steady group. 10.00 Saturday and Sunday. 15mph. 25-35 miles.
I’m not going to bother organising medium and fast groups on Saturdays as
these tend to be self-organising on Facebook as and when people wish to
ride. Whereas the steady eddies ride is the main intro ride for new and
steadier riders, it’s also become popular with those recovering from injury
or just wanting a really nice recovery ride. So I would like to keep the
momentum going with this group on top of the great ride leading from Julie
McNicolas that has helped to establish it. We may have to adjust the time of
the fast group in the depths of winter but again the fast group tends to be
self-organising and the times for the fast group can be adjusted via
Facebook as required.
So Please don’t forget these start times this weekend and please try to
decide which group you’re going to ride with before leaving home.
Thanks for your attention, Dave k
Hi all. Tuesday night club run meeting as usual, Ayton tourist info car park at 6pm for 6.10 set off. All welcome. The weathers looking much better than last weeks washout! It’s never stopped raining since I started work on my front roof! So sorry it’s my fault. Anyway It’s good enough for us to do the commondale bus stop run though, with extra option for a circuit back around Castleton and Dibble bridge for anyone who wants to do the circular route. We haven’t done that route for a while. Also option for a fast group to do a ride around the lanes. There may be a few more newies coming out tomorrow so if I can’t make it please can you form them in to a steady group to go as far as they can towards commondale and back. Regroup back at the Buck, 7.45ish. I will try and make it if I can, depends on how my roof work goes Tuesday.
See you all there I hope. Dave k
Fun and games at last night’s club run courtesy of Rob Maude, who added a bit of novelty and variety to the usual proceedings by bringing us his version of a Team Time Trial.
Teams were selected so that there was a mix of abilities in each team and the rules were that each team had to stay together for the first lap, after which the slowest rider could be dropped, then after the second lap the next slowest rider could be dropped and then the final two had to stay together to the finish, two laps hence. Once the initial confusion was overcome it seems everyone enjoyed the event and got into the spirit of it. The results are shown below and clicking the image will open a PDF of the same.