Sunday Club Ride

The Sunday club ride is the real heart of our club. We meet at the old Boston Post Office on Wide Bargate every Sunday morning for a 9 o’clock start. You’ll always find a group of caffeine addicts at Costa for a pre-ride coffee from around 8.40. Our routes vary depending on the wind and the feeling within the group. Rides are typically 50 to 60 miles. We take a steady and social ride out of town together, and then at a pre-designated point we usually split in to at least two groups according to the pace and alternative choices of route. The fast group will then average 18-19mph for the remainder of the ride, ramping the speed up further on the way home, with other groups matching the desired pace of their riders on the day. All are welcome.

Midweek Rides

We currently have club rides out four evenings a week. Rides are FREE to join. And there’s a ride to suit everyone.

Monday

Would you like to blow away some cobwebs on a Monday night? Got a bike that really needs some use? Would like to ride with company and encouragement? Pop along to The Hammer and Pincers (Near Tesco on A52) 7.15 Monday nights from April 4th to meet a friendly group prioritizing enjoyment and improvement. You need a bike, lights and a helmet. Rides to suit participants no one gets left behind.

Tuesday

6.30pm – meet at the old Post Office, Wide Bargate. Distance varies according to the conditions and the amount of daylight available, but typically 30 to 40 miles. This is one of our two traditional club rides, and in the nature of such rides the pace can, and does, ramp up the closer we get to home. Typical average pace: 18 to 20mph.

Wednesday

6.30pm – meet at the old Post Office, Wide Bargate. An intermediate ride. A steady tempo for 30 to 40 miles. Typical average pace: 16 to 18mph.

Thursday

6.30pm – meet at the old Post Office, Wide Bargate. Distance varies according to the conditions and the amount of daylight available, but typically 30 to 40 miles. This is one of our two traditional club rides, and in the nature of such rides the pace can, and does, ramp up the closer we get to home. Typical average pace: 18 to 20mph.

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Club Rides FAQs

The basics:

  • The Club Run leaves every Sunday at 9:00am from Boston Post Office, Wide Bargate for about 50 - 60 miles and back to Boston usually between 12.30 and 1:00pm.
  • There is at least one steady group which aims to be at the pace of the slowest rider. This will vary depending on required pace but would usually be around 15 mph.
  • A faster group will ride a slightly longer route usually at a 20+ mph pace.
  • The regular Sunday Club Run is not a family orientated ride, strong teenage riders are welcome with signed parental consent (please contact us in advance if riding for further details)

What we will do for you:

  • Plan a route of around 50/60 miles.
  • Where possible assist and support you on the road and endeavour to ensure you are never left out on your own.
  • Hopefully offer you an enjoyable social ride with like minded people providing a relaxed introduction to group riding.

What we expect of the riders:

  • Be comfortable riding 40 to 50 miles at around 15mph with a break about halfway.
  • Arrive on a road worthy cycle capable of 50 miles in a morning.
  • Ride sensibly, no more than two-abreast singling out where appropriate to allow traffic to pass. NO UNDERTAKING.
  • Take responsibility for your own welfare. We are not in a position to get you home if you have a major mechanical. We would expect people to assist you where possible but we have no “broom wagon” on call.
  • It is strongly advised that you wear a helmet on a club ride.
  • Bring necessary on road tools and spares i.e. tube, levers, pump etc. It is not fair to expect other riders to provide these for you (there will be practical help on offer if you are unlucky enough to puncture).
  • Bring some food/drink. If you are not confident or experienced it is worth having a snack with you in case you run low on energy and a drink is always wise.
  • Speak up if you are in difficulty. This will give the ride leader an opportunity to slow the group if necessary.