The club generally holds two rides a week — a Saturday ride suitable for any bike, and a more challenging Sunday ride suitable for road bikes only. The Saturday ride is a steady-paced ride of around 20–30 miles, and it often involves a cafe stop. The Sunday ride is usually more than 40 miles at a faster pace. Depending on the distance and route, Sunday rides may also involve a cafe stop.
Rides usually start from the Warners Health Club, Pickering Road in Hull, however, depending on the route, they can also start from the Humber Bridge car park, Swiss Cottage (near Bilton), or Skidby Mill. An indication of the distance, pace and start point of each ride is posted on our Facebook group, along with basic route details. Interested riders can ask questions about the route or proposed pace.
Whatever the distance and pace, club riders support and encourage each other on the ride and no one is ever left to cycle on their own.
Along with these weekend rides, ride leaders put on regular ‘extras’ — off-road and mountain bike (MTB) trail rides, challenging hillier rides, shorter sprint rides, and longer endurance rides.
Take a look at our club Strava page for some examples of recent rides, and our events page for forthcoming rides and events.
Club members will often organise social cycling trips, which have included weekends in the Peak District (for road bikes), and Dalby Forest (for MTB bikes). The club also organises special events — this year, a group of ladies took part in an organised Coast to Coast ride — and encourages participation in Sportives (non-racing cycling events), usually offering a choice of route distance and varying degrees of difficulty.