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 6 groups, based on speed. There are two categories of Sunday Rides – Captain’s Challenge Rides and Standard Rides.
Following the successful adoption the club will continue, wherever possible, to operate six groups on a Sunday – these groups will further sub-divide as required to ensure group size are kept below a maximum of 10 riders.
Each group will have a coordinator who will ensure that there is someone to plan and lead their group every week and that each week’s leader will post the planned route on the club WhatsApp Group a day or so beforehand.
For the Sunday rides there are two cafe options shown, and this will be managed by the coordinators, so that we hopefully reduce the likelihood of huge numbers of us arriving simultaneously for coffee.
The runs list for 2021 is now available – see google calendar or link on homepage for details – note these may change during the year and calendars and the ride list will be updated to reflect any changes and Covid rules
Sunday rides will start from the Clevedon Triangle at 08:30, unless otherwise stated, with three different pick up points depending on which direction we are going. These are:
- Congresbury 08:55 (Congresbury Arms Car Park)
- Airport Cattle Grid 09:10 (Lulsgate Bottom – turn left at the traffic lights at the top of Brockley Combe and then first right, direction of Winford, there is an entrance on the left, immediately after the cattle grid)
- North side of Avon Bridge 09:10 (Avonmouth side of the M5 bridge cycle / walkway)
Note: Both the ride’s starting point and ‘pick up’ points will always be as listed. However, occasionally the destination will change.
Destinations / rides are shown below along with some with example downloadable routes in the Library (gpx or tcx files, click on link and file will download) – these can also be obtained from RideWithGps.com under the CDRC account and routes
The calendar is scrollable to display the required date, and links below enable subscription or download of the calendar for the group’s rides in most mobile and computer calendar app (click on link to download copy of calendar or right click and copy link to add to calendar as a subscribed calendar)
Ride Calendar Downloads
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, The Tour of Flanders Tribute and the Wye Not (further details on routes can be found here) – Points are awarded for participating riders and trophies are presented at the annual awards ceremony usually held in March.
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
Every Sunday when there is not a Captain’s Challenge Ride, rides leave Clevedon Triangle at 0830 hrs and then stop at the designated pick up point before splitting into groups before heading off to the elevenses destination.
Depending on the number of riders present, up to six groups will be formed , each usually heading to the same coffee stop, albeit by slightly different routes and at different speeds.
- Group 1 : 18mph + average ~ 70 miles
- Group 2 : 17 – 18mph average ~ 70 miles
- Group 3 : 16 – 17 mph average ~ 50 miles
- Group 4 : 15 – 16 mph average ~ 50 miles
- Group 5 : 14 – 15mph average, ~ 40 miles
- Group 6 : under 14 mph 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 can be found on the Library page or the CDRC RideWithGps page – destinations 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
During the summer months we also run a 10mile TT on Tuesday evenings and members of the Club also participate in a variety of non road cycling, including Track, Cyclocross, Mountain Biking.
Tuesday Evening 10s
These are 10 mile time trials that run from the Drum and Monkey on Tuesday evenings from May to August. The 2021 series is being reviewed and hopefully will start on Tuesday 20 April and run to the end of August.
The CDRC Club 10 Championship will be run in June (tbc). The course is registered with CTT and run under their rules. Start time is 7.30pm (except the first two rides which start at 7:00), please turn up in time to sign on etc.
It costs just £4.00 for club members and £5 for riders who are a member of a CTT affiliated club.
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 must be of a type which 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.