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Area: Glasgow
Club: Mixed
Meet: Anniesland Cross, with mudguards
Time: 1000 First week of Jan until beginning of March
How hard?: Last Man Standing
Distance/hrs: 70 / 4 hrs
Size of group: 10-30
Contact/web: Be there

Area: East Kilbride
Club: Mixed
Meet: Bus stop, Greenhills Road, East Kilbride
Time: 1000 First week of Jan until beginning of March
How hard?: Moderate
Distance/hrs: 3 / 4 hrs
Size of group: varies
Contact/web: website www.ekroadclub.co.uk

Area: Edinburgh
Club: Mixed
Meet: Commonwealth Pool, Edinburgh
Time: Saturday, two groups – 0945 and 1000
How hard?: 0945 moderate, 1000 chaingang
Distance/hrs: 40 – 45 miles/2.0 – 2.5hrs
Size of group: 12-25
Contact/web: website www.edinburghroadclub.co.uk

Area: Central Scotland
Club: Stirling Bike
Meet: www.stirlingbikeclub.org.uk
Time: 1000
How hard?: moderate
Distance/hrs: 40 – 45 miles/2.5 – 3hrs
Size of group: 20-30
Contact/web: website www.stirlingbikeclub.org.uk

Area: Tayside
Club: Cyclesport Dundee
Meet: Camperdown Park, (West Gate), Dundee
Time: 0930
How hard?: ‘steady pace’
Distance/hrs: 50-100 2.5-6 hrs miles
Size of group: 6-12
Contact/web: e-mail mail us

Area: Peebles, Scottish Borders
Club: Peebles CC
Meet: Bicycleworks, Pennel’s Close, High Street
Time: 1000
How hard?: Saturday run is a proper chain-gang for competitive cyclists
Distance/hrs: approx. 50 miles
Size of group: 5-12
Contact/web: www.peeblescc.org.uk

North East

Area: Newcastle Upon Tyne
Club: Gosforth Road Club
Meet: Regent Centre, Metro station entrance
Time: 0900
How hard?: ‘steady pace’
Distance/hrs: 45-55 miles
Size of group: varies
Contact/web: website

North West

Area: Lancashire
Club: Clayton Velo
Meet: mini roundabout in Whalley next to the Dog Pub
Time: 1230
How hard?: ‘steady pace’ must have mudguards in winter
Distance/hrs: Short run to Settle and back
Size of group: varies
Contact/web: website

Area: North West/Merseyside
Club: Liverpool Century
Meet: Wheatsheaf Inn, Rainford By-pass
Time: 1000
How hard?: Moderate
Distance/hrs: 3 hours
Size of group: 10-15
Contact/web: website

North Mids and Yorks

Area: Sheffield South Yorks
Club: Rutland CC
Meet: Eccelsall Road South-Bents Road junction
Time: 0930
How hard?: Brisk but does have a slow and kids section ride
Distance/hrs: 50 miles includes cafe stop
Size of group: 20+
Contact/web: e-mail mail us

East Anglia

Club: West Suffolk Wheelers
Meet: Moreton Hall Community Centre, Bury St Edmunds
Time: 1000hrs
How hard?: Beginners and youngsters
Distance/hrs: Back by 1200hrs
Size of group: 6-7
Contact/web: e-mail Stephen Hill www.westsuffolkwheelers.co.uk


Area: Welsh Marches
Club: i-team
Meet:  Meet at Dinky’s Diner, Ford on the Welshpool road.
Time: 0850 for 0900
How hard?: Medium pace (24kph)
Distance/hrs: 60kms on quiet roads
Size of group: varies (group stays together)
Contact/web: e-mail mail us i-team
PS Dinky’s do an excellent breakfast!


Area: West Midlands
Club: Stourbridge CC
Meet: Summerhill, Kingswinford
Time: 0830
How hard?: Experienced
Distance/hrs: 38 miles/ 2hrs 15mins
Size of group: 6
Contact/web: e-mail
Roger Allen

Area: Beeston, East Midlands
Club: Beeston Cycling Club
Meet: Agreed by group via blog
Time: Agreed by group via blog
How hard?: Agreed by group via blog
Distance/hrs: Agreed by group via blog
Size of group: Usually between 4 and 10

Area: West Midlands
Club: Stourbridge CC – second ride
Meet: Summerhill, Kingswinford
Time: 0930
How hard?: Fit club rider pace
Distance/hrs: 3hrs
Size of group: 10+
Contact/web: John Davies 07971 138388

Area: Long Eaton/Derby
Club: Long Eaton CC / Various
Meet: 0900 Breaston M1 Bridge OR 0930 Broadway Pub, A6, Derby.
Time: as above
How hard?: ‘Chain Gang’
Distance/hrs: 40-50 miles (from Breaston, 20-30 miles if starting and finishing at Derby)
Size of group: 10-20+
Contact/web: website

Area: South Leicestershire / Northamptonshire
Club: Welland Valley CC
Meet: The Bell, Northampton Road, Market Harborough
Time: 1330 (October to April)
How hard?: 15 – 17mph.
Distance/hrs: 2 to 3hr
Size of group: varies
Contact/web: e-mail website

Area: Leicester
Club: Webster cycle racing team
Meet: Cow & Plough Pub, Stoughton Road, Leicester
Time: 1000
How hard?: First Group 17mph, Rapid Group:20mph
Distance/hrs: 43miles close to 2 hours.
Size of group: varies
Contact/web: e-mail here

Area: Birmingham
Club: Birmingham City Cycles
Meet: Birmingham City Cycles
Time: 0700
How hard?: Ride 1 Easy  16 mph – Ride 2 harder 16.5 – 19 mph
Distance/hrs: Ride 1 30 miles   Ride 2 40 miles 
Size of group: 30+
Contact/web: Birmingham City Cycles 0121 66 66045


Area: Central
Club: Bedfordshire Road Cycling Club
Meet: Cardington Village
Time: 1400
How hard?: Set to the pace of the slowest rider
Distance/hrs: between 10 and 50 miles
Size of group: As many who want ot go for a ride
Contact/web: e-mail mail us 0777 180 4468

Area: Oxfordshire
Meet: Layby by Smiths ind, Burford Rd, Witney
Time: 1000
How hard?: moderate
Distance/hrs: 30-50 miles 3/4hrs
Size of group: 6-25

Area: Oxfordshire
Club:Witney Groupetto
Meet: Witney bus layby, Smiths Industries by tennis courts, Burford Rd, Witney
How hard?: moderate
Distance/hrs: 50 miles average 3/4hrs
Size of group: 10-20
Contact/web:e-mail [email protected]

Area: Luton
Club: CC Luton
Meet:  top of Barton ‘cut in’ A6 roundabout.
Time: 0930
How hard?: Mixed, if to many fast riders we split into 2 groups.
Distance/hrs: 3-4 hrs with cafe stop (old skool)
Size of group: 8-30
Contact/web: e-mail mail us

South West

Area: New Forest – Bournemouth and Ringwood Area
Club: Christchurch Bicycle Club, Dorset
Meet: Pioneer Store (nr Fountain RBT) Christchurch, Dorset. Coffee Stop at Forest Tea House, Pound Lane, Burley.
Time: 0845 for 0900 start 09:10 nr ‘Oak Inn’ Martins Hill Lane, Burton.
How hard?: A Comfortable Introduction to Cycling at Beginners Pace 7-10 mph (11-16kmh)
Distance/hrs: 22 miles (35km)/3 hours maximum
Size of group: 40-45 (average)
Contact/web: John Vuagniaux

London and the South East

Area: Mid/North Essex
Club: Witham and District C.C.
Meet: Carol and Sean’s Tea Rooms, Stisted
Time: 0930
How hard?: Fast Club/Training run
Distance/hrs: 40/50 miles
Size of group: chaingang average 5
Contact/web: e-mail [email protected]

Area: N London/S Herts
Club: Finchley Racing Team
Meet: jnc Gt North Rd/Raydean Rd Barnet EN5
Time: 1000
How hard?: steady to fast, 17-20mph
Distance/hrs: 30 miles
Size of group: varies, all racers
Contact/web: e-mail [email protected]

Area: Medway, Kent
Club: Medway Velo Club
Meet: Victory Cycles, Rainham High Street
Time: 0900
How hard?: 2 Groups steady 15mph , training harder
Distance/hrs: 40/50/60 miles
Size of group: 12-16
Contact/web: e-mail www.Medwayvelo.org.uk Rob 07759 319225

Area: London Croydon Area
Club: Addiscombe
Meet: Coulsdon South Station
Time: 0915
How hard?: Its up to you. Up to 4 groups, usually at least 2 at 17 mph and in summer months a 15 mph and 21 mph. First Saturday in the month a ‘just for fun’ group for novices and friends
Distance/hrs: between 35 and 50 miles with options for a dual carriageway ‘through and off ‘ and return via Box Hill. All stop at cafe in Charlwood
Size of group: as many as 80 but usually split into groups of between 15 and 25. Occasional longer rides, e.g. Brighton and return or TOSH
Contact/web: Website: www.addiscombe.org

Area: London
Club: Dulwich Paragon
Meet: Cafe San Germaine, Crystal Palace Pde
Time: 0900
How hard?: Steady
Distance/hrs: 30mi
Size of group: varies
Contact/web: Website: www.dulwichparagon.com

Area: London and SE
Club: Deal Tri Club
Meet: Texaco Garage Walmer Deal Kent
Time: 0900
How hard?: 2 Groups, Touring 12-16mph and Training 16-18mph
Distance/hrs: Touring up to 30 mile Training up to 60 miles
Size of group: up to 20 Helmets please!
Contact/web: Website: www.dealtri.co.uk

Area: London and SE
Club: Bigfoot Bike Club
Meet: Outside Hayes Village Hall, Bromley, Kent
Time: 0815
How hard?: Moderate with some hills
Distance/hrs: 40-50 miles 15/16mph
Size of group: 6-12
Contact/web: Website: www.bigfootbikeclub.org

Area: Mid-Kent
Club: San Fairy Ann CC
Meet: 3 groups meet at Marden Library car park. 2 slower ones at varios places – see website for details
Time: 1000 Saturday
How hard?: From 10-15 miles at 10 mph for beginners up to 18mph for the A group
Distance/hrs: 15-20miles for beginners up to 50 for the A group
Size of group: 10-20 in each group (Split into 2 parts if necessary for safety)
Contact/web: Website: www.sfacc.co.uk

Area: London South
Club: Old Portlians CC
Meet: Bottom of Corkscrew Hill, West Wickham
Time: 1015 Saturday
How hard?: Saturday easy pace all standards, social.
Distance/hrs: saturday 2 hrs
Size of group: 6-10
Contact/web: e-mail mail us
Website: www.oldportlianscc.co.uk

Area: South West London
Club: London Dynamo
Meet: Richmond Park – Sheen/Roehampton roundabout
Time: 0900
How hard?: various groups easy to hard
Distance/hrs: 2 hrs
Size of group: various
Contact/web: www.londondynamo.co.uk

Area: Surrey/Sussex/Kent
Club: South Western Road Club
Meet: Cobham public car park, Downside Bridge Road, Cobham, Surrey (1st Sat each month, Betchworth)
Time: 0930
How hard?: Two groups – steady/fast
Distance/hrs: 45-60 miles
Size of group: 5-15
Contact/web: www.swrc.org.uk

Area: Stevenage, Herts
Club: Stevenage C.C.
Meet: outside the HSBC bank at the corner of Stevenage Bus Station
Time: 0930
How hard?: no cafe stop, racing fraternity, eyeballs out…
Distance/hrs: 40/50 miles+
Size of group: chaingang
Contact/web: e-mail Graham Beesley

Area: Mid Sussex
Club: Mid Sussex Tri Club
Meet: The Triangle Leisure Centre (Burgess Hill) or The Dolphin (Haywards Heath)
Time: 0800
How hard?: slow and steady
Distance/hrs: 50 miles/3 hours
Size of group: ‘small’
Contact/web: website

Area: South East London
Club: VC Londres
Meet: The junction of Crystal Place Parade and Fountain Drive
Time: 0900 (sharp)
How hard?: ‘club racers’ ride
Distance/hrs: varies
Size of group: varies
Contact/web: e-mail mail us or website

Northern Ireland

Area: Northern Ireland
Club: CTC Northern Ireland
Meet: Varies (see website)
Time: 0900
How hard?: ‘faster than Sunday’
Distance/hrs: Varies
Size of group: Varies
Contact/web: website

Area: Derry, N Ireland
Club: Foyle Cycling Club
Meet: Templemore Sports Complex, Buncrana Road, Londonderry (Derry), N Ireland BT4 80BF
Time: 0900
How hard?: Rides are geared for all levels of fitness and ability
Distance/hrs: various
Size of group: New members especially welcome
Contact/web: e-mail mail us

Area: Bangor, Co. Down
Club: Toyota North Down CC and others. All welcome.
Meet: Park Drive, Bangor
Time: 0900
How hard?: Ave speed 17mph, undulating, hilly towards the end
Distance/hrs: Distance 55 miles with options up to 75 miles. Tea stop at 30 miles
Size of group: Group between 12 and 25 riders.
Contact/web: website

Channel Islands

Area: Jersey/Channel Islands
Club: Caesarean Cycling Club
Meet: West Park
Time: 0900
How hard?: we don’t wait
Distance/hrs: 3/4hrs
Size of group: chaingang
Contact/web: www.ccc.org.je

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