Following our recent post regarding the change to the evening ride schedule to introduce both Wednesday AND now Tuesday night rides again for Autumn / Winter 2017. Here follows is a little more information about what a typical ride involves. It can be a little offputting to let yourself in for something that you are not entirely sure what it is going to involve – so here are two examples to fill you in.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT / EVENING are intended as higher paced ride – usually along the Vale of Clwyd.
The last two weeks have seen average speeds of 15mph, routes between 30 and 40 miles, and 1,200ft and 1600ft of climbing. Routes will obviously depend on weather conditions but a traditional uphill and downhill format seems to be the current go-to. Rides are around two and a half to three hours on average.
What do you need? Lights for one thing. If you do not have lamps capable of ‘drying the tarmac in front of you’ or ‘setting fire to the rider in front’ – DO NOT FRET, riding around in a collective pool of light is surprisingly good – and not just because you cannot see the climb ahead. A priority, however (beyond being road legal, dressed for the weather etc.), is a good, visible rear lamp (with a spare if you have one) as being seen more of a concern than seeing where you are going half the time when riding in a mixed group in formation.
Rides start from Waen Gate at 1830hrs – and routes vary.
Any questions do not hesitate to get in touch over on the Facebook page. The more, the merrier – quite literally.