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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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