Riding

The main club rides are on a Sunday, with members meeting at Clevedon Triangle and then riding in a single group at an easy pace to the pick up point, where we split into 2 or 3 groups, based on speed. 

During the summer months we also run a 10mile TT on Tuesday evenings – further details can be found here 

Members of the Club also participate in a variety of non road cycling, including Track, Cyclocross, Mountain Biking.

Information about shorter Taster Rides for those wishing to try out riding with the club can be found here

 

Sunday Rides

The 2018 ride list is being finalised and will be posted soon (see Rides)  There are two categories of Sunday Rides – Captain’s Challenge Rides and Standard Rides

Captain’s Challenge

The Captains challenge was a way (before a Brit won the tour) of getting a larger group of CDRC riders out on the same day. In the bad old days you might have only four riders at the Clevedon triangle and two at Congresbury, but once everyone knew that say once a month there was a larger, more organised ride, more people made the effort to come out on those particular rides. Hard to imagine now!

The ten current events run as roughly one per month and include the 100 mile Randonee, The Coast to Coast, The Tour of North Somerset, The Hill Climb and Freewheel challenge, The Hilly Randonee and the Wye Not (further details can be found here) – Points are awarded for participating riders and trophies are presented at the annual awards ceremony usually held in March.

POINTS

Start and complete the designated route   –  5 points

Start from and return to the pick-up point by the designated route  –  3 points

Starting but not completing the route   –  1 point

 

Standard Rides

Every Sunday when there is not a Captain’s Challenge Ride, leaving Clevedon Triangle at 0830 hrs and then stopping at the designated pick up point before splitting into groups (Fast, Intermediate and Touring) before heading off to the elevenses destination.

Depending on the number of riders present, up to three groups will be formed, each usually heading to the same  coffee stop, albeit by slightly different routes and at different speeds

  • Fast Group : 17mph – 20 mph average  ~ 70 miles
  • Intermediate Group : 15mph – 17mph average   ~ 50 miles
  • Touring Group Rides :  13mph – 15mph average,   ~ 40 miles

Splits within groups will often form on climbs, but the group will reform at the top of climbs and members will continue together.  The Groups operate a No Drop policy

 

Example routes and details of destinations can be found on the Rides page  – destination include:

  • Berkley; Bitton; Bradford on Avon; Bridgwater; Broomfield; Burnham on Sea; Cannington; Cranmore; Dyrham Park; Farrington Gurney; Frome; Glastonbury; Godney; Green Ore; Hunstrete; North Petherton; Langport; Mells
  • Old Down; Mark; Shepton Mallet; Timsbury; Watchet; Wells; Wookey

 

Insurance

For personal insurance purposes, it is a condition of membership that all CDRC members be current members of either Cycling UK (formerly the CTC), or British Cycling (BC).  Membership of these organisations provides you with third party liability insurance for any damage or injury you may cause to other people or property. BC includes some cover for personal accident.

Anybody acting in an official capacity as a club officer (this includes ride leaders, event marshals etc) are covered by the club’s indemnity insurance, provided through  the club’s affiliations with BC and Cycling UK (our affiliation number for BC is 113229). This provides cover for claims made against the club and/or its officers as a result of injury or loss arising from improper or negligent conduct of a club activity.

None of the above insurance covers theft of or damage to your own bike. This needs to be arranged separately if you wish to have it.