Hilly Sunday Steady Social
9:00 Sun, 8 Oct 2017
Duration: 2hr 0
A different Social ride from the norm. This is more of a challenge as it incorporates a number of hills. The ride is aimed at those who want a slightly more challenging route than a normal Social ride but still at a nice steady pace. A great ride for those who are new to road riding and want to increase their strength, endurance and fancy a challenge. Apparently, they say hills are good for you, whoever "they" are!
The pace will be 14-16mph average, but this might be less on the day as we will wait at the top of the hills to regroup and make sure no one gets dropped.
Approx. 33 miles at a nice sociable pace with the finish being at the Canal heritage in Beeston Rylands for a coffee. Should take approx 2ish hours riding but be aware that punctures, other mechanicals and the hills may prolong the ride.
**Leaving from Greenfingers (178 High Rd, Chilwell, Beeston, Nottingham NG9 5BA) at 9am
The route leaves Beeston, heading towards Bramcote park, then on towards Trowel. The route then heads down Moorbridge Lane and then up Quarry hill into Stanton where it turns left towards Risley. From Risley traffic lights we go right, through Borrowash to Spondon turning right at the lights and up to the mini roundabout. We then go left then right and over to Locko park and onto Kings Corner in Oakwood. From there, when head through donkeys hollow turning left at Morley Smithy on to Brickkiln lane. Right at the end and then down hill to Horsley and then onto Horsley Woodhouse. From there we head to Heanor, then Ilkeston, through Cossall and back to Beeston via some lovely big houses. Coffee is advisable at The Canal Heritage in The Rylands.
*Usual Social Ride guidelines:*
The Social Ride is aimed at all riders of all abilities to get together and ride in a sociable group.
You need to be comfortable with the pace of 15-16mph on the flat. However the terrain will decrease or increase that. The overall average at the end should normally be 15mph.
It would be advisable for each rider to know the route or have a map / GPX.
For large groups we need at least 3 people to take on sweeping-up duties to ensure no one gets left behind. This will be agreed on the day.
If a group on the day decide that the pace isn't fast enough for them, they need to let the ride leader know before they shoot off. This is not a problem at all, however they need to consider is this ride for them as the ride guides are clearly stated.
If the social ride does split up which can happen naturally due to the hills etc, then the lead group will wait at the top of the hill or next junction for the rest re-group.
This social ride can attract riders from local clubs plus riders not affiliated to a club. Beeston CC requires it's members to ride responsibly at all times, with due regard to the rules of the road and with consideration to all other road users. Each individual rider is responsible for their own behaviour on the road. Beeston CC cannot accept any responsibility for the actions of individual riders. Also, this ride is aimed at all riders but anyone under the age of 16 will need to be accompanied but a responsible adult.
Sorry, but I won't be able to join you this weekend as I have too much to do before 2 weeks in America..
11:41 Sat, 7 Oct 2017
Are we having a brew at the heritage centre or Neros?
It says both
15:48 Sat, 7 Oct 2017
The Heritage, Rob. Just edited the text.
17:49 Sat, 7 Oct 2017
Cracking ride today :-)
19:06 Sun, 8 Oct 2017