CYCLING GROUP 1- MODERATE
Classed as the Moderate Difficulty level of the Groups, we meet on 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month at Cantley Park Car Park, leaving 9.30am and returning around 12.30pm. We cover between 15 and 20 miles on a mixture of generally quiet roads, paths and tracks radiating in all directions. Hybrid bikes are suitable, and a reasonable level of cycling fitness is required.
Helmets, HI VIS and properly maintained bikes are compulsory, and we separate riders on each ride into groups of a maximum of 6,each with a leader/tailer to leave safe gaps between. We generally have a first aider/kit on rides, and have an agreed Risk Assessment process.
We encourage participation of all riders in the Group in the formulation and leading of routes to keep the variety of routes as wide as possible, and share the load on leads.
There is a strong socialising element on rides, with a regular coffee stop, and chances to chat on some of the quieter parts of rides on paths and tracks. We also have an occassional extended EPIC summer ride including a pub lunch, and a Christmas lunch, and have good contacts with the other Groups with the possiblity of occassional joint rides now being considered.