Posted On: Tue 13-Nov 2018
By: Jackie Cooper
Blazing Saddles - October Update

New Interim results are on the Blazing Saddles page now!
Posted On: Tue 13-Nov 2018
By: Jackie Cooper
Blazing Saddles - October Results

New Interim results are on the Blazing Saddles page now!
Posted On: Fri 19-Oct 2018
By: Tina Walker
Stevenage Cycle Hub - Can you help?

Stevenage Cycle Hub are looking for volunteers to help at the new Cycle Hub in Fairlands Valley Park.

The Cycle Hub will be providing easy rides for adults & children in the region of 3 – 6 miles, cycle training for both adults and children, cycle hire and sales of accessories & small parts. We will also accept donations of unwanted bikes which we will recondition for resale or dismantle for spares.

We are looking for help with all kinds of things from ‘front of house’, leading rides, setting up a children’s cycling club (with opportunities for coaching), maintaining the fleet of hire bikes to cleaning & tea making! All equally important.

The hub is open Wednesday to Saturday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm in the summer (Sunday 9:30 am – 4:00 pm), and to 4:00pm (3:00 pm) in the winter.

So if you feel you could give some of your time to help – anything from an hour to a number of days a week – contact Andy by email info@stevenagecyclehub.org.uk or pop in to the hub for a chat.
Posted On: Thu 18-Oct 2018
By: Tina Walker
Our Rides

Reposted from 29-02-2016

These notes were discussed at length at the recent rides meeting. This will give you an idea of what our rides are intended to be and and how we expect riders to behave while riding with us.

If you are not sure of the speed/distance of a ride please give the leader a call.

All rides to leave 10 minutes after the scheduled meeting time.

Saturday Starter

These rides have always been planned to be gentle rides that are suitable for non-regular cyclists, families and children.

  • Allow 40 minutes for the café break

  • Preferred distance 10 – 15 miles

  • Regular re-groups to be included in the ride.

  • 8-10 mph average



Wednesday Evening

These evening rides have always been planned to be easy rides that are suitable for occasional and returning cyclists, teenage children as well as regular cyclists.

  • Allow 30 minutes for a stop at a pub or similar.

  • Preferred distance 17 – 18 miles.

  • Occasional re-groups to be included in the ride. Usually on hill tops!

  • 10mph average (excluding winter rides)

  • Aim to be back at 10pm



Friday Evening

The Friday evening rides developed as a logical development of the Wednesday rides. They are longer, up to 30 miles.

  • Allow 30 minutes for a stop at a pub or similar.

  • Preferred distance 20 – 28 miles.

  • Occasional re-groups to be included in the ride as required.

  • 12mph average (excluding winter rides)

  • Aim to be back before 10:30pm




Riders:

  • Please don’t ride in front of the leader or try to push the speed of the ride up. Our leaders are volunteers – help them to enjoy their ride too!

  • On hills – riding at your own pace is fine – but please find a safe space to regroup at the top – do not ride to the next junction to wait – this is unfair on those that may be struggling at the back

  • Do not ride more than 2 abreast

  • Please pass messages up or down the line eg Car front, Car back, pothole etc

  • Please follow the instruction of ride leader or sweeper.

  • If you notice a gap forming behind you please pass a message to the front to slow down. In the dark people who don’t know their way panic if they cannot see a rider in front of them



If riders persist in ‘bad behaviour’ they will be asked to leave the ride and ultimately be banned from all rides.
Posted On: Fri 12-Oct 2018
By: Tina Walker
Emitremmus and Lite 2018 - Online entry open until 22 Oct

Is your name there added today -18 Oct.

Page now updated with checked route sheets, .TCX files, online maps, entrants information.

Tina.