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Rides

Find out about upcoming club events on our events page

View the 2018 WVCC Club Calendar to see all Welland Valley Cycling Club events

If you’re looking for the club marshaling rota, then it’s available from this page

Club rides

Club rides take place on pretty much every Sunday throughout the year – all of which depart from the market square in Market Harborough at 9:15am, and finish up at The Cafe in Welland Park for coffee and cake.

The faster paced ride averages 18-19 mph and usually covers around 50 miles..

The steady ride is a more gentle affair, averaging c14mph and usually covers around 30 miles. Just like the Marines, no-one is ever left behind on the steady ride.

Once a month there’s a ladies club run too. This leaves the Market Square at 9:15am too and typically averages around 14mph, covering around 30 miles.

Non-members are welcome to join either the faster or steady rides for a couple of ‘see what it’s like’ outings prior to joining the club.

If you would like to join us on one of our club rides, then you’re welcome to turn up or contact Claire Moore (newmembers@wellandvalleycc.co.uk) if you have any questions or just to let us know you’ll be joining us.

 

Bike ‘n’ Beer Off-Road Rides

We also have the following off-road CX/MTB rides scheduled for the rest of this year:

Date Time Meeting Point Ride Leader
03 November 1pm Cherry Tree, Market Harborough Adrian Killworth
10 November 1pm The Green, Great Bowden David Wilson
01 December 1pm TBA TBA
08 December 1pm TBA TBA
22 December 1pm TBA TBA
31 December 10am Old Red Lion, Welham Adrian Killworth

The intention is for an off-road ride that will be suitable for cyclocross bikes as well as mountain bikes of around 2 ½ hours. The meeting point will be variable to enable us to explore more of the local bridleways, field roads, tow paths, disused railway lines and other trails. These would usually be followed by a vitamin B recovery drink in a local hostelry (although beer is not compulsory). Volunteers are needed to plan routes and lead rides.

Lights are essential as it gets dark early and we might ride through the tunnels on the Brampton Valley Way. Some form of puncture protection is also recommended such as self-sealing inner tubes or tubeless tyres + sealant.

Please contact Adrian Killworth (offroad@wellandvalleycc.co.uk) if you have any questions or just to let us know you’ll be joining us.

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