If you've been cycling on your own for a while - or perhaps commuting on your bike - and you're confident you can ride over 20 miles comfortably, then it might be time to try pushing yourself a little further and riding with a cycling club. Redhill CC has a wide range of road rides on Saturdays from Newcomers to Racers.
Saturday rides start at 9am SHARP from Woodhatch Park opposite 'The Angel' pub, south of Reigate. Please arrive 10 minutes early to sign in for your ride. We do this so we have your mobile and emergency contact numbers.
NON MEMBERS £2 per ride on a ride-before-you-join basis.
Our rides are classified from Group 1 (G1) to Group 6 (G6) and ascend in order of average speed. The higher the number, the harder the ride and the fitter you will need to be. The G5 and G6 rides should NOT be joined by people new to the club unless specifically agreed with the ride leader beforehand.
G1) CHRIS HALL will lead a gentle Newcomers/Social ride of 20 - 30 miles at a gentle pace of 13 -14mph average with a guaranteed teastop halfway.
G2) RUSSELL HICKS will lead an easy Social Intermediate ride at 14 -15mph average of 40ish miles. Destination to be confirmed but there will be a teastop.
G3) KEVIN GREENE will lead a more challenging Social Intermediate ride at ~15mph average of 40 - 55miles with hills. Definite teastop.
G4) BRIAN COSTELLO will lead a fast intermediate ride for stronger riders of 40+miles at 16 - 17mph average (sometimes quicker). Teastop usual but agreed on the day.
G5) and G6) - Due to the club's Open TT during the afternoon, numbers may be depleted for these rides or they may not happen at all. Racers who are riding can assemble as normal and 'do their own thing' or join G4.
NB: DO NOT WEAR DULL/BLACK CLOTHING!! You need to be seen by motorists and even in sunny weather, a rider in shadows can be invisible to a driver. We strongly recommend a helmet, correctly fastened and Saturday leaders have the right to decline riders who are not suitably dressed or equipped. Wear mitts & eye protection. Carry a waterproof if there's any hint of rain plus two spare inner tubes, tyre levers, a pump, a drink and your mobile.
Click on the 'Ride Safety' page to read our safety guidelines before riding with us. If you would like to see our full annual risk assessment on which these are based, please contact Brian Costello our road events secretary.