TUESDAY / THURSDAY RIDES
The Tuesday / Thursday Rides aim to cover 55 – 80 miles (inc one or two cafe rides dependant on distance) with the rides starting at 09.30am and return around 16.30pm (dependant on weather). The speed will average around 16 mph.
Tuesday: Meet on the motorway bridge 1/4 mile from Bryn lights on the road towards Billinge (Downall Green Road).
Thursday: Meet at Pimbletts Farm, 1/2 mile from Bryn lights at the junction of Bryn Rd / Bryn Rd South.
Over the past few months I have had several requests for more information regarding the Saturday club runs.
I organise the rides taking into account the weather conditions and rider considerations.
The most accurate weather forecasts are those which predict conditions no more than 48 hours ahead. For this reason, I usually only decide the route one or two days before the ride.
Distances can vary from 25 miles through towns on main roads, if it`s icy in the winter, to 155 miles return ride to Windermere in the summer, on a settled dry day with a light northerly breeze (to help on the return leg). Rides generally average 14-19 mph but can be higher in patches. We have a regular group of riders whose abilities to ride together are well matched. However, everyone`s level of fitness and stamina is different throughout the year and for a variety of reasons. The rides I organise are tailored to meet the needs of the current group.
Generally, the rides take place on Saturdays but the start times vary from 08:00 am to 09:00am.
I notify the riders by text, usually the day before the ride, although sometimes I am able to give more advance notice.
New riders are always welcome – the more the merrier I say.
If any new riders wish to come and join us then please could you contact me on 01257 278038 or 07708 177758.
So, as you see, the reason that details of rides are not published on the web is simply because I don`t know myself until the day before.
It`s all adhoc and finalised in a rush and texting is a quick and convenient way of letting riders know.
New faces will always receive a warm welcome.
Best regards, Ian Hughes.
Sunday clubs runs for faster rides start from Ashton-in-Makerfield Library at 9AM.
Distance is between 40-80 miles at average speed of 15/16mph, usually with one or sometimes two cafe stops. Destination is decided on the day according to weather and conditions.
Further information from Barry 01942713415.