Rides

Rides

Members of the group ride together regularly. All these rides are recreational and everyone is made to feel welcome.

You are welcome to join us on these rides, but if you want to ride on a regular basis then you will be expected to join the group.

We use the Spond system to distribute details of rides and expect members to respond using this system so that ride leaders can plan appropriately. When you join the club you will be invited to register with the system. The system will hold emergency contact information which is available to ride leaders. You should ensure that this information is kept up to date.

If attendance warrants it ride leaders may split rides into smaller groups for safety reasons. This is done flexibly and may permit riders to opt for longer rides or to ride with a faster or slower group.

All riders must accept the group’s terms and conditions.

We have a large number of local routes that we regularly use and these can be found on the Routes page together with GPX files that can be used to navigate these routes using a suitable device or smartphone application.

Being social rides we usually stop for coffee, cake and a chat. Our regular stops are listed on the Coffee Stops page.

Wednesday Rides

We meet for these in time to depart at 10 a.m. from the Lakeside Car Park in Newent. The rides will usually include a coffee stop and riders should expect to be back in Newent by 1:30 p.m.

Weekend Rides

Once or twice a month rides are arranged on either a Saturday or Sunday. These may start in Newent but sometimes we meet elsewhere to allow us to try new roads, new coffee stops or perhaps visit a site of interest.

Special Rides

From time to time special rides are organised which may be full or multiple days. In the past we have tackled the Gospel Pass, ridden from Bristol to Bath and had a weekend riding to Hay and back.