Social Rides?

mikew

11:31 Tue, 19 Jun 2018


Didn't there used to be regular social rides? Lily was interested.

mikew

11:31 Tue, 19 Jun 2018


There tends to be one most Sunday's now rather than first Sunday of the month like back in the day. Tend to be quite short/easy rides these days too, best suited to slower/newer riders.

newsonoid

13:20 Tue, 19 Jun 2018


I just hadn't noticed any on calendar

mikew

13:42 Tue, 19 Jun 2018


I will post one for this Sunday.

As Paul says there have been almost three a month now.
see past rides
http://beeston.cc/events/archive/

macca

14:20 Tue, 19 Jun 2018


I have posted at least the last two, usually mid week to give people plenty of notice. They have varied in length and been fairly well attended. It is hoped to post rides of varying distances etc most Sundays.

TerryD

17:21 Tue, 19 Jun 2018


Paul. Whilst these rides certainly are not extreme in any way, I wonder whether those people who attend them would recognise/ agree with your description of the rides?

TerryD

17:41 Tue, 19 Jun 2018


Average speed?

mikew

18:16 Tue, 19 Jun 2018


As detailed in each posting, the average speed is between 14 and 16 mph, but is varied to suit the slowest rider to ensure the social aspect is maintained. This has been a long standing protocol.

TerryD

18:24 Tue, 19 Jun 2018


"I wonder whether those people who attend them would recognise/ agree with your description of them??"

Thought you were alluding otherwise

mikew

12:30 Wed, 20 Jun 2018


We go to the slowest rider. Agreed at on the day depending on who turns up.
So average speed can vary.

This simple principle ensures that it is a social pace.

Therefore Paul's comment is valid when you judge it against normal harder club rides.
However I have seen that the slowest rider was me on a recent ride and we did 35 miles with an average 19.5mph.

I personally do these rides to ensure that there is always an entry level ride available for members or potential members.

Overall most of the rides average out at 14-16 mph

macca

21:48 Thu, 21 Jun 2018


My stats for yesterday were 45.75 miles at 15.6 mph average, but that's including a chase to the Staunton Harold cafe from The Warren due to one of the guys having 2 punctures.

RichO

16:05 Mon, 25 Jun 2018


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