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Scotland

Area: Glasgow (North and South)
Club: Glasgow Nightingale
Meet: Varied – see Web site (below)
Time: 0900
How hard?: Nobody is left – may split into 2 groups
Distance/hrs: 45 – 75miles
Size of group: 10-20
Contact/web: Websitewww.glasgownightingalecc.org.uk
e-mail mail us

Area: Hawick Scottish Borders
Club: Hawick CC
Meet: Somerfield Car Park
Time: 1000
How hard?: Steady
Distance/hrs: 40 – 80 miles (3-5 hours)
Size of group: 8-20
Contact/web: Websitehawickcyclecentre@tiscali.co.uk

Area: East Kilbride
Club: EK Road Club
Meet: Bus stop at Sainsbury depot, Kelvin Ind Est
Time: 0930
How hard?: Easy/Moderate
Distance/hrs: 2 hrs
Size of group: Varies
Contact/web: Websitehttp://www.ekroadclub.co.uk

Area: Edinburgh
Club: Edinburgh Road Club
Meet: Tusitala Car Park, Fairmilehead, Edinburgh
Time: 1000
How hard?: moderate
Distance/hrs: 50 – 90 miles
Size of group: 12-25
Contact/web: Websitewww.edinburghroadclub.co.uk

Area: West Fife/Clackmannanshire
Club: Dunfermline CC
Meet: Top Glen Gates Dunfermline
Time: 0930
How hard?: Steady
Distance/hrs: 40miles, Cafe Stop
Size of group: 12-20
Contact/web: Websitewww.dunfermlinecyclingclub.co.uk

Area: South Lanarkshire
Club: Strathaven Road Crew
Meet: The roundabout on Hamilton road. The first one on the way into Strathaven  or the second one on the way out of Strathaven, towards Hamilton.
Time: 0930
How hard?: all welcome
Distance/hrs: 40 – 50 mile jaunt
Size of group: Aver 2 – 6
Contact/web: e-mail mail us

Area: Ayrshire
Club: Ayr Roads CC
Meet: Beresford Terrace, Ayr
Time: 0930
How hard?: From beginners to intermediates
Distance/hrs: 40-50miles/3hrs
Size of group: 10-25
Contact/web: e-mail mail us

Area: Peebles
Club: Peebles CC
Meet: Borders Bicycleworks, Pennels Close, Peebles
Time: 1000
How hard?: ‘social’
Distance/hrs: 40-50 miles
Size of group: varies
Contact/web: e-mail mail us

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: Borders & North Northumberland
Club: Berwick Wheelers
Meet: Bridge Street Car Park, Berwick-Upon-Tweed. (Behind Tweed Cycles)
Time: 1000
How hard?: Steady, possible café stop
Distance/hrs: 35 to 50 miles
Size of group: 8-14
Contact/web: via website www.berwickwcc.com or mail us

Area: Galashiels (Scottish Borders)
Club: Gala Cycling Club
Meet: The Old Town Cross, Scott Crescent, Galashiels
Time: 1000
How hard?: Steady, distance often depends on the weather
Distance/hrs: 40 to 70 miles
Size of group: Varies
Contact/web: mail us

Area: Elgin
Club: ‘Social group’
Meet: Eight acres hotel, Elgin
Time: 0845
How hard?: Different groups depending on needs
Distance/hrs: 20 to 80 miles
Size of group: Depends on group you cycle with 4-15
Contact/web: Gordon Jones at Bikes and Bowls Elgin – 01343 549656

or Alastair Smith – Bishopmill Pharmacy – 01343 547393

Area: Central Scotland
Club: Falkirk BC
Meet: Grubowski’s on Bellsdyke Rd Larbert, Falkirk
Time: 1030
How hard?: Social. Steady pace. All welcome
Distance/hrs: 50-80miles; 3-4hrs
Size of group: 12-20
Contact/web: via website www.falkirkbc.co.uk or mail us


North and North East

Area: Yorkshire – Sheffield
Club: Rutland CC
Meet: Eccelsall Road South-Bents Road Junction
Time: 0915 for 0930 depart
How hard?: tempo club run pace
Distance/hrs: 60-80 miles with dinner stop
Size of group: 10-15
Contact/web: e-mail

Area: East Yorkshire
Club: Velo Club Beverley
Meet: Beverley Leisure Centre
Time: 0900
How hard?: 15 – 17 mph, sometimes split into 2 group
Distance/hrs: 40-50 miles
Size of group: 10-12 but more in summer months
Contact/web: e-mail

Area: Northumberland
Club: Cramlington Cycling Club
Meet: Village Surgery, Cramlington
Time: 0930
How hard?: Moderate
Distance/hrs: 40-50 miles
Size of group: 5-10
Contact/web: Craig Thompson or Ian Waite

Area: North East – Bishop Auckland
Club: Bishop Auckland CC
Meet: Bishop Auckland Market Place
Time: 0930
How hard?: approx. 12-15mph av
Distance/hrs: varies on time of year/weather etc
Size of group: varies
Contact/web: Nikki Willis

Area: Newcastle
Club: Hades 69 RC
Meet: Barclays Bank, Percy St. Newcastle
Time: 0930
How hard?: cafe stop
Distance/hrs: 50-70 miles
Size of group: varies
Contact/web: e-mail mail us

Area: Durham/Chester-le-Street
Club: Cestria C.C.
Meet: the market place in Chester-le-Street
Time: 0930
How hard?: 2 rides, vistors welcome
Distance/hrs: Varies
Size of group: Varies
Contact/web: website

Area: Gosforth, Newcastle-on-Tyne
Club: Gosforth Road Club
Meet: Regent Centre Metro station entrance, Gosforth, Newcastle-on-Tyne
Time: 0900
How hard?: No rider is left on their own
Distance/hrs: 60-70
Size of group: Varies
Contact/web: website

Area: Gosforth, Newcastle-on-Tyne
Club: Gosforth Road Club (fast section)
Meet: the junction of Gosforth High Street and Hawthorn Road (opposite The County public house)
Time: 0800
How hard?: back by midday, not for inexperienced riders
Distance/hrs: 60-70
Size of group: Varies
Contact/web: Dave Robinson


North West

Area: Manchester
Club: Manchester Triathlon Club
Meet: Cafe Uno car park, Didsbury (just up from clocktower)
Time: 0900
How hard?: wears out the triahtletes but shouldn’t worry roadies!
Distance/hrs: mainly 3-4hrs occasional 6
Size of group: 6-16
Contact/web: www.man-tri-club.org.uk

Area: Preston
Club: Ribble Valley CRC
Meet: Preston Prison
Time: 0900
How hard?: Steady & Intermediate groups
Distance/hrs: 20-70 Miles
Size of group: Varies
Contact/web: www.ribblevalleycrc.com

Area: Cheshire
Club: Abbotsford Park Road Club
Meet: Handforth, Opposite Rick Greens Bike Shop
Time: 0930
How hard?: Brisk Pace, but easy enough for novices when the route is flat
Distance/hrs: 70-90 Miles
Size of group: 6-10
Contact/web: www.abbots.org

Area: Stockport
Club: Janus Road Club
Meet: The Rising Sun, Hazel Grove, Stockport
Time: 1000
How hard?: ‘Steady’
Distance/hrs: 40 miles
Size of group: varies
Contact/web: Peter Brocklehurst 01457 762639

Area: South Cheshire
Club: Crewe Clarion Wheelers
Meet: Outside Boots, Crewe Town Centre
Time: 0900
How hard?: Average 15 – 17 mph
Distance/hrs: 60-100 miles
Size of group: 8 – 16
Contact/web: e-mail mail us

Area: Lancaster
Club: Lune RCC
Meet: Lancaster Town Hall, Lancaster
Time: 0915
How hard?: 2 groups, club run with cafe stop. A&B run during winter, then from racing season B run continues at moderate pace
Distance/hrs: 50-80 miles
Size of group: 20 riders
Contact/web: website

Area: Lancashire
Club: Clayton Velo
Meet: mini roundabout in Whalley next to the Dog Pub
Time: 1000
How hard?: ‘steady pace’ must have mudguards in winter
Distance/hrs: 2 runs (long 70+ miles and short 30+ miles)
Size of group: varies
Contact/web: website

Area: North West/Merseyside
Club: Liverpool Century
Meet: Mersey Tunnel
Time: 0900
How hard?: Moderate/Hard
Distance/hrs: 100 miles with cafe stop
Size of group: 10-20
Contact/web: website


Midlands

Area: West Midlands
Club: Walsall Roads Cycling Club
Meet: ‘The Turf” pub on A5 (Watling Street, near Brownhills)
Time: 0900
How hard?: Moderate (18mph/average)

Distance/hrs: 3-5hrs
Size of group: 8-14
Contact/web:
www.walsallrcc.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk

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
Contact/web:www.beeston.cc

Area: East Midlands/Nottingham
Club: TFN Tri Club & Nottm Uni Tri Club & Nottm Uni Cycling Club (all ride together)
Meet: Outside Tennis Center, University of Nottingham
Time: 0900
How hard?: average 18mph
Distance/hrs: 2.5-4 hours, depend on conditions
Size of group: 10-30, summer is more
Contact/web:
www.su.nottingham.ac.uk

Area: Stoke on Trent
Club: Newcastle Racing Club 2001
Meet: On every last Sunday at the Poachers Cottage Trentham (Nr Trentham Gardens)
Time: 0930
How hard?: Medium/Relaxed
Distance/hrs: around 35-45miles
Size of group: 10-12
Contact/web: Alan Jones 01782-373416

Area: Leicester
Club: Leicestershire Road Club
Meet: Leics RC Clubroom, Outdoor Pursuits Centre, Redhill Island, Birstall, Leicester
Time: 0915
How hard?: 16mph average, but we won’t just leave you! All welcome
Distance/hrs: 60(ish) miles with café stop, 4-5hrs. All riding is done in quiet lanes.
Size of group: Varies
Contact/web: e-mail www.leicestershireroadclub.org Dave Binks 0116-2296015

Area: West Midlands
Club: Coventry Road Club
Meet: Styvechale Arms / Harvester A45 Finham
Time: 0900
How hard?: Steady paced dependant on group
Distance/hrs: 60-80 miles dependant on time of year
Size of group: 3 groups 10-20 each group
Contact/web: e-mail www.coventryroadclub.org.uk

Area: North Mids/Yorks
Club: Birdwell Wheelers
Meet: Jn 36/A61 roundabout to Barnsley
Time: 0900
How hard?: Medium/Relaxed
Distance/hrs: From 60 – 100 Miles +
Size of group: Currently 6-12
Contact/web: e-mail alanb@lynxtec.com Alan Bullock 07734285213

N.B. The rides do not run all summer long, but usually start in Nov and run through to around April with some rides in the Summer

Area: West Midlands – Burntwood, Lichfield, Staffs.
Club: Burntwood Triathlon Club
Meet: Burntwood Leisure Centre
Time: 0900
How hard?: Steady 16-18mph, beginners welcome
Distance/hrs: 2 / 3 hours
Size of group: 5-10
Contact/web: e-mail chris.tweddle@btinternet.com www.burntwoodtriclub.org

Area: West Midlands
Club: Stourbridge CC
Meet: corner of Stourbridge ring road and A491 Hagley Road at “The Old Library”
Time: 0830
How hard?: Experienced riders welcome
Distance/hrs: Return by approximately 1300, distance: 50 – 60 miles
Size of group:
Contact/web: e-mail Roger Allen

Area: West Midlands
Club: Beacon Road Cycling Club
Meet: The Black Horse, Bristol Road, Northfield, South Birmingham (A & B Runs). Contact club for C Run details
Time: 0900 for 0915
How hard?: 3 groups. C Run – slow & short. B Run – 15 mph average. A Run – faster & longer.
Distance/hrs: 50-80 miles. 4-5hrs journey Cafe stop.
Size of group: varies
Contact/web: website

Area: West Midlands
Club: Solihull CC
Meet: Opposite The Barley Mow Pub, Solihull Town Centre
Time: 0900
How hard?: 5 rides catering for all abilities
Distance/hrs: 30-100 miles all with cafe stop
Size of group: 5-25 depending on ride
Contact/web: www.solihullcc.org.uk

Area: Nottingham (East Midlands)
Club: Sherwood Cycling Club
Meet: Shearing Hill/Burton Road (A612), Gedling GR624420
Time: 0900 May- Sept, 0930 Oct-April
How hard?: 17-18 mph, cafe stop.
Distance/hrs: 4-5 hours
Size of group: 15-25
Contact/web: www.sherwoodcc.org.uk

Area: South Leicestershire / Northamptonshire
Club: Welland Valley CC
Meet: Both rides meet at the Square, Market Harborough
Time: 0930 (October to April)
How hard?: Group one: 14-15mph Group two: 15 – 17mph. With optional Cafe stop.
Distance/hrs: Group one: 40 miles Group two: 50-60 miles
Size of group: varies
Contact/web: e-mail website

Area: Leicester (East Midlands)
Club: WebsterCycles.co.uk
Meet: FoxHunter Pub, Enderby.
Time: 0930 Throughout Winter
How hard?: 16-18 mph
Distance/hrs: 3-4 hours
Size of group: 8-15
Contact/web: website

Area: Derby
Club: Derby Mercury RC
Meet: Palm Court Restaurant, Allestree, Derby
Time: 9.30 winter, 9am BST
How hard?: Relatively hard (there is also a slower paced Sunday club run from different start points each week – see web site)
Distance/hrs: 50-80 miles
Size of group: Varies with time of year
Contact/web: website


West

Area: Herefordshire
Club: Hereford Wheelers
Meet: Sunday mornings at Climb On Bikes, Coningsby St, Hereford, HR1 2DY
Time: 0900
How hard?: First group 17 – 20 mph ave.  Second group 15 – 18 mph average.
Distance/hrs: Variable 35 – 65 miles
Size of group: Variable
Contact/web: website


East Anglia

Club: West Suffolk Wheelers
Meet: Cornhill, Bury St Edmunds
Time: 0900hrs
How hard?: Medium to brisk
Distance/hrs: 40-60 with tea stop, back by 1300-1400
Size of group: 6-16
Contact/web: e-mail Stephen Hill www.westsuffolkwheelers.co.uk

Club: West Suffolk Wheelers
Meet: Nowton Park, Bury St Edmunds
Time: 0930hrs
How hard?: Easy to moderate
Distance/hrs: 40-60 with tea stop, back by 1300-1400
Size of group: 6-18
Contact/web: e-mail Mark Eastwood www.westsuffolkwheelers.co.uk


Wales

Area: South West Wales Cardigan Area
Club: Velo Teifi
Meet: Every fortnight on Sunday in Finch Square Cafe Cardigan
Time: 1000
How hard?: easy short ride and a faster longer ride
Distance/hrs: 1, 2 or 3 hours both rides meeting for coffee after ride
Size of group: 8+
Contact/web: www.velo-teifi.org.uk

Area: South Wales, Cardiff
Club: Cardiff Ajax / Jif
Meet: Cyclopedia – Crwys Roa
Time: 0930
How hard?: different groups, vary
Distance/hrs: 2-3 hours
Size of group: 16+
Contact/web: e-mail mail us

Area: North Wales
Club: Rhyl CC/VC Melyd
Meet: Rhuddlan centre (Kings Head) 
Time: 0930
How hard?: From 13yrs – retired, BC coaches ensure all are catered for
Distance/hrs: Tailored to those who attend, anything up to 6 hours inc. lunch stop Jan-Feb particularly.
Size of group: 10-20+
Contact/web: Website Rhyl CC

Area: Mid Glamorgan
Club: Ogmore Valley Wheelers – The Amblers Ride (A Group)
Meet: Phisiques Gym, The Triangle, Brackla, near Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
Time: 1000
How hard?: social riding at a leisurely pace
Distance/hrs: 25 – 40 miles depending on wind, direction and terrain
Size of group: varies – will take 5 non-members, regulars ‘pestered’ to join up
Contact/web: Ogmore Valley Wheelers

Area: Mid Glamorgan
Club: Ogmore Valley Wheelers – The First ride (1 Group)
Meet: Phisiques Gym, The Triangle, Brackla, near Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
Time: 0900
How hard?: “press on” pace aimed at the fitter club cyclist
Distance/hrs: 40 – 80 miles
Size of group: varies – will take 5 non-members, regulars ‘pestered’ to join up
Contact/web: Ogmore Valley Wheelers


Central

Area:Chilterns and Thames Valley
Club: CTC South Bucks
Loads of rides listed
Contact/web: www.southbuckscycling.org.uk

Area: Banbury
Club: Banbury Star
Meet: meet Tommy Flynn’s Public House (ex Dog and Gun)
Time: 0830
How hard?: ‘moderate’
Distance/hrs: 40-50 miles
Size of group: 4-12
Contact/web: e-mail Robert Frowen

Area: Oxford
Club: Mid Oxon CRT
Meet: Carfax, in the centre of Oxford
Time: 0830
How hard?: Back by lunchtime…
Distance/hrs: 50-70 miles
Size of group: varies
Contact/web: e-mail Colin Currill

Area: North Oxfordshire
Club: Bicester Millennium Cycling Club
Meet: Bicester North Railway Station each Sunday morning
Time: 09:00 hours (10:00 hours in December, January & February)
How hard?: Moderate
Distance/hrs: 40 miles plus (30 miles in December, January & February)
Size of group: Up to 20
Contact/web: www.bmcc2000.com

Area: SE Midlands
Club: A5 Rangers CC
Meet: A5 Rangers CC Clubrooms, Watling Street, Towcester
Time: 0900
How hard?: Moderate
Distance/hrs: 2 hrs in November, increasing until the start of the season
Size of group: 8 upwards
Contact/web: Ian Hill 01327 830869

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

Area: Reading/Thames Valley/Hants/Chilterns
Club: Reading CTC
Meet: varies (see web site)
Time: varies (see web site)
How hard?: very leisurely (8 mph) to moderate (12-14mph)
Distance/hrs: varies 25-100 (see web site) all day, back before dark!
Size of group: 4-10
Contact/web: e-mail mail us and website Reading CTC


South West

Area: Wiltshire/Somerset
Club: Frome and District Wheelers
Meet: Vine Tree Public House Berkley Road Frome
Time: 0840 (0900 with cafe stop)
How hard?: Steady
Distance/hrs: 40+ miles/3.hrs with no coffee stop
Size of group: varies
Contact/web: www.fromeanddistrictwheelers.com

Area: South West
Club: Bristol South CC
Meet: Bristol Bridge
Time: 0900 – 0830 in summer
How hard?: Steady
Distance/hrs: 50 miles+
Size of group: 10+
Contact/web: Jeff Fry 01179 570 076 www.bristolsouthcc.co.uk

Area: New Forest
Club: New Forest Cycling Club
Meet: Wheel Inn, Sway
Time: 0900
How hard?: 18mph+ ride
Distance/hrs: 50 miles
Size of group: 6+
Contact/web: Martin Beale 01425 627873

Area: BC South Area (North Bristol)
Club: Sodbury Sport
Meet: Terry’s Cycles, Yate
Time: 0900
How hard?: Cat3 endurance ride
Distance/hrs: 40-60 miles 3-4 hrs
Size of group: 6-10
Contact/web: www.sodburycyclesport.co.uk

Area: South West
Club: Weston Wheelers
Meet: Priory School, Worle (across the road from Sainsbury’s)
Time: 0900
How hard?: Social. Steady pace. All welcome
Distance/hrs: 40-60miles; 3-4hrs with Cafe Stop
Size of group: Varies
Contact/web: mail us
www.westonwheelers.co.uk

Area: South West – Yeovil
Club: Yeovil CC
Meet: Yeovil Sports Club, Johnstone Park, Coronation Avenue, Yeovil
Time: 0900 to 1245
How hard?: Mixed
Distance/hrs: 45-60 miles
Size of group: 6-18 per group
Contact/web: mail us
www.yeovilcc.com

Area: Somerset/Wiltshire
Club: Frome and District Wheelers
Meet: Trinity Church Trowbridge by skateboard ramps
Time: 0900 Sunday
How hard?: Steady – usually will the odd hill and with the wind behind us on return
Distance/hrs: 40 to 50 miles with tea stop
Size of group: Varies, min. 2
Contact/web: mail us

Area: South West – Bristol area
Club: North-end
Meet: Yatton railway station car park, Bristol side
Time: 0800 Sunday
How hard?: pace of slowest rider
Distance/hrs: 2-3 hours
Size of group: Varies, min. 2
Contact/web: mail us

Area: Cornwall
Club: Penzance Wheelers
Meet: Long Rock Memorial Institute 2 miles east of Penzance, long grey wooden hut next to Trader Grays
Time: 0900
How hard?: New riders welcome, steady pace
Distance/hrs: 50 miles including cafe stop
Size of group: varies 20+ sometimes
Contact/web: website

Area: Midsomer Norton/Radstock, Somerset
Club: Somer Valley C.C.
Meet: Ammerdown crossroads which is about 2 miles from Radstock
Time: 0930
How hard?: All abilities
Distance/hrs: arious runs, check site for full details
Size of group: Varies
Contact/web: website

Area: Malmesbury, Wiltshire
Club: M.A.S.C
Meet: Malmesbury Market cross
Time: 0800
How hard?: Variable
Distance/hrs: 25-35 miles
Size of group: Small group up to 8
Contact/web: ‘just turn up’


East (inc. East Anglia)

Area: East Anglia
Club: Stowmarket & District CC
Meet: Claydon crown car park
Time: 0930
How hard?: 17 mph+
Distance/hrs: 3 hours+
Size of group: 6-20
Contact/web: normsy@aol.com

Area: King’s Lynn, Norfolk
Club: King’s Lynn CC
Meet: Grimston Clock
Time: 0830
How hard?: 15 – 18 mph
Distance/hrs: 3 hours
Size of group: 8+
Contact/web: Gary Smith


London and the South East

Area: Medway, Kent
Club: Medway Velo Club
Meet: Bredhurst Bell
Time: 0900
How hard?: 17mph ave
Distance/hrs: 60+ miles
Size of group: 10-16
Contact/web: www.medwayvelo.org.uk Rob 07759 319225

Area: Mid/North Essex
Club: Witham and District CC
Meet: Roundabout at Tesco’s, The Grove, Witham
Time: 2000
How hard?: Chaingang
Distance/hrs: 30 miles
Size of group: 2+
Contact/web: neil@enndee.plus.com

Area: Mid/North Essex
Club: Witham and District CC
Meet: Perrywoods Garden Centre coffee shop, Inworth Road, Tiptree
Time: 0930
How hard?: Club run at the pace of the slowest
Distance/hrs: 50/60 miles
Size of group: 4
Contact/web: neil@enndee.plus.com

Area: SE London
Club: Woolwich CC
Meet: 1: Danson Park (bench at junction of Bean Rd and Danson Rd); 2: St Mary Cray (by bus-stop in Millbrook Rd)
Time: 1: 0915 – 2: 0930
How hard?: Moderate, usually around 16-17mph (nobody gets left behind)
Distance/hrs: c.40-50 miles / 3 hours riding
Size of group: 6-10
Contact/web: paul.wilkinson@biwtech.com

Area: Bucks
Club: High Wycombe CC
Meet: Outside Macdonalds, Centre of High Wycombe
Time: 0900
How hard?: two groups, one club run pace, and one tough one
Distance/hrs: 3-4 hours
Size of group: 6-40!
Contact/web: Danny 020 8200 0674 www.highwycombecc.org

Area: Tiptree, Essex
Club: Witham & Dist CC
Meet: Perrywoods Garden Centre Cafe, Tiptree
Time: 1000
How hard?: Club run
Distance/hrs: Until 3pm
Size of group: 10-12
Contact/web: Danny 020 8200 0674 e-mail

Area: N.W.London/ Harrow / Watford
Club: The Gregarios Superclub Ciclista
Meet: The Alpine, Bushey Heath, Herts
Time: 0915
How hard?: brisk club run 17/18s average, cafe stop
Distance/hrs: 60-75 miles
Size of group: 8-16
Contact/web: Danny 020 8200 0674 e-mail
web: www.gregarios.co.uk

Area: N London/S Herts
Club: Finchley Racing Team
Meet: N Finchley jnc Ballards La/Kingsway N12
Time: 0830
How hard?: steady to fast, 17-20mph
Distance/hrs: 70 miles
Size of group: varies, all racers
Contact/web: e-mail stavsox@hotmail.com

Area: Surrey
Club: VC Godalming
Meet: Care for Health Clinic – Godalming Rail Station
Time: 0900
How hard?: Usu. splits into two groups
Distance/hrs: 2-4hrs depending on group
Size of group: 6-16
Contact/web: Website: www.vcgodalming.co.uk

Area: SW London/Surrey
Club: Kingston Wheelers CC
Meet: (see website)
Time: 0900 (but check website)
How hard?: Steady, usually 2-3 groups for different speeds/distances
Distance/hrs: 2-4 hours
Size of group: up to 30, split into groups of 10
Contact/web: Website: www.kingstonwheelers.com

Area: East Grinstead, West Sussex
Club: East Grinstead Cycling Club
Meet: Dukes Head pub car park (at roundabout A264/B2028 2 miles north of East Grinstead)
Time: 0930 (but check website)
How hard?: Moderate, but all welcome (if enough riders split into 2 groups)
Distance/hrs: 50-80 miles + cafe stop
Size of group: 5 – 10 usually
Contact/web: Website: www.egcc.net

Area: London
Club: Dulwich Paragon
Meet: Cafe San Germaine, Crystal Palace Pde
Time: 0900
How hard?: Two groups, intermediate (18mph) and sporting (20mph)
Distance/hrs: 50 miles and 80 miles
Size of group: varies
Contact/web: Website: www.dulwichparagon.com

Area: Kent
Club: DEAL TRI
Meet: Texaco Garage Walmer
Time: 0900
How hard?: ‘Sporting’
Distance/hrs: 3hrs
Size of group: 10 – 15
Contact/web: Website: www.dealtri.co.uk

Area: London/Kent
Club: Greenwich Tritons Tri Club
Meet: Woodman Pub, Blackfen
Time: 0830
How hard?: Normally 2 groups, 1 hard, 1 easier
Distance/hrs: 50-100km/2-4hrs
Size of group: 5 – 25
Contact/web: Website: www.greenwichtritons.org.uk

Area: Forest Row, East Sussex
Club: Forest Row Bike Club
Meet: Outside Future Cycles, Forest Row
Time: 0930 (but check website)
How hard?: Social, all welcome
Distance/hrs: 45 miles 3-4 hours + cafe stop
Size of group: 5 – 10 usually
Contact/web: Website: www.frbc.info

Area: East Kent
Club: Canterbury Cycle Club
Meet: Post Office – Canterbury High Street
Time: 0830 Sunday
How hard?: (1) Moderate / hard 18-20mph
Distance/hrs: 45 miles 3-4 hours + cafe stop
Size of group: Varies, 5 – 8
Contact/web: Gareth Thomas 01227 451144 mail us
Website: www.canterburycycleclub.net

Area: Mid-Kent
Club: San Fairy Ann CC
Meet: Marden Library Car Park
Time: 0900 summer, 0930 winter
How hard?: Steady 14-15 mph
Distance/hrs: 50 miles with cafe stop
Size of group: Varies, 6-8
Contact/web: e-mail mail us
Website: www.sfacc.co.uk

Area: East Kent
Club: VC Deal
Meet: Barham Bridge – B2046 bridge over A2
Time: 0900 Sunday
How hard?: (1) Moderate / hard 18-20mph (2) Easy 15mph
Distance/hrs: (1) 60-70 miles 3-4 hours +/- cafe stop (2) 30 miles 2 hours + cafe stop
Size of group: Varies, 5-20
Contact/web: e-mail mail us
Website: Andrew Wills 01304 825976 www.vcdeal.co.uk/vcdeal www.oldportlianscc.co.uk

Area: London South
Club: Old Portlians CC
Meet: Bottom of Corkscrew Hill, West Wickham
Time: 0915 Sunday
How hard?: Sunday av. speed 16mph+
Distance/hrs: Sunday 3hrs +
Size of group: 6-10
Contact/web: e-mail mail us
Website: www.oldportlianscc.co.uk

Area: South East London
Club: Catford Cycling Club
Meet: The Rose & Crown Public House
Time: 0930
How hard?: Social ride at moderate pace
Distance/hrs: 40 miles
Size of group: 8
Contact/web: website Catford CC

Area: Swanley, Kent
Club: White Oak Tri Squad
Meet: White Oak Leisure Centre, Swanley. Kent
Time: 0930
How hard?: Pace 15 – 18mph av. mixed group, nobody gets left behind.
Distance/hrs: Distance 35miles plus, circular, various country routes
Size of group: 8 to 12 riders
Contact/web: Just turn up and join in – Ask for Roy or Graham.

Area: North London/Enfield
Club: Whitewebbs C.C.
Meet: The Halfway House, Great Cambridge Road, Carterhatch Lane
Time: 0900
How hard?: clubrun pace
Distance/hrs: varies
Size of group: varies
Contact/web: Whitewebbs C.C.

Area: North London (Potters Bar)
Club: Finsbury Park CC
Meet: The ‘corner’ of the A1000 and Mutton Lane
Time: 1000
How hard?: a ‘social’ pace
Distance/hrs: 50 miles
Size of group: varies
Contact/web: e-mail Finsbury Park CC

Area: West London
Club: Westerley
Meet: Harefield Pond
Time: 0900
How hard?: clubrun pace
Distance/hrs: varies
Size of group: varies
Contact/web: Vince Dey

Area: London/Surrey
Club: London Dynamo
Meet: Hampton Court bridge (Hampton side)
Time: 0900
How hard?: moderate, cafe stop and regular ‘helpers’
Distance/hrs: 3/4hrs
Size of group: 10-30
Contact/web: London Dynamo

Area: Stevenage, Herts
Club: Stevenage C.C.
Meet: outside the HSBC bank at the corner of Stevenage Bus Station
Time: 0930
How hard?: 17-18mph with cafe stop
Distance/hrs: 40/50 miles
Size of group: varies – 10 average male and female all welcome
Contact/web: e-mail Graham Beesley

Area: South London
Club: Brixton Cycles Co-op
Meet: Cafe San Germaine, Crystal Palace
Time: 0930
How hard?: Depends on who’s there
Distance/hrs: 30 miles
Size of group: varies – all welcome
Contact/web: e-mail Brixton Cycles Co-op

Area: London South West
Club: Twickenham CC
Meet: Twickenham Green
Time: 0830
How hard?: 17mph average
Distance/hrs: 70 miles
Size of group: varies
Contact/web: www.twickenhamcc.co.uk

Area: Staines Middlesex
Club: Hounslow & District Wheelers
Meet: Staines Bridge
Time: 0900
How hard?: 1 Social 2 Training (after Christmas)
Distance/hrs: 50-80miles/4-5 hours
Size of group: 10-20
Contact/web: www.Hounslowanddistrictwheelers.co.uk

Area: Maidenhead, Berkshire
Club: Thames Velo
Meet: Pond House Public House, on A4 just west of Maidenhead
Time: 1000
How hard?: Moderate with plenty of hills
Distance/hrs: 60-70 miles 4 hours
Size of group: 6-15
Contact/web: e-mail Mike Inder

Area: East Sussex
Club: Team Kontour
Meet: Stone Cross – at Tesco Express
Time: 0900
How hard?: ‘medium’ paced
Distance/hrs: 25-30 miles
Size of group: Up to 10 at present 
Contact/web: Adam Rogers on 01323 482368


Northern Ireland

Area: Bangor, Co. Down, Northern Ireland
Club: North Down CC
Meet: Clubrooms, Park Drive
Time: 1000
How hard?: Moderate with some hill work
Distance/hrs: 40 miles with tea stop
Size of group: 8 – 20
Contact/web: www.northdowncc.com

Area: Belfast, Northern Ireland
Club: Phoenix cc
Meet: House of Sport
Time: 0930
How hard?: two groups 12-15 20+
Distance/hrs: 40-60 miles.
Size of group: 10-30
Contact/web: www.phoenixcc.net

Area: Belfast, Northern Ireland
Club: Castlereagh Cycling Club
Meet: Bus Stop beside Bevoir Hospital (Sainsburys, Forestside)
Time: 1000
How hard?: 16-17 Avg
Distance/hrs: Mixed runs and abilities with one group usually turning after
2 hours, the rest doing 50-70 miles.
Size of group: 4-12
Contact/web: e-mail mail us www.castlereaghcc.com

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


Channel Islands

Area: Jersey/Channel Islands
Club: Caesarean Cycling Club
Meet: St. Clement
Time: 0930
How hard?: everyone welcome, cafe stop
Distance/hrs: 2hrs
Size of group: ?
Contact/web: www.ccc.org.je


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Area: Central New Jersey Coast, USA
Club: Atlantic Bicycle Club. [ABC]
Meet: Allenwood School in Wall Township. NJ.
Time: 0900 May change with weather
How hard?: Steady ride 16 to 20 MPH. No one gets left behind. Coffee stop halfway.
Distance/hrs: 40 to 60 miles.
Size of group: 6-20
Contact/web: e-mail here or go to www.atlanticbicycleclub.org

Area: Ardmore, Auckland , New Zealand
Club: Manukau City Veterans’ Cycle Club
Meet: various (waterfront) Saturday and Sunday
Time: 0800
How hard?: Choice of 5 rides, easy coffee ride to fast long
Distance/hrs: up to 130kms
Size of group: split into 10-15
Contact/web: e-mail here or go to www.cycleclub.co.nz


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