Disclaimer -these are not official Club rides or rides sanctioned by the Club but just group rides undertaken at each participant’s own risk by riders, some of whom may be members of our Club.  The rides are conducted on public roads and therefore are not “closed” rides.  The riders however have an expectation that any person joining a ride has a level of fitness and sufficient knowledge of bunch etiquette and safe riding practices so as to not endanger the safety of fellow riders.

Tuesday and Thursday 

Alternative 1 – 5:30 am meet at Market Square/Clocktower, Prince Street – hard fast training ride for experienced riders, may incl intervals/efforts of higher intensity –  avge speed 32-36 kmph – approx 90min (various locations)

Alternative 2 – 6:10 am meet at Albion Hotel, Cnr Arthur & Queen Streets – less intense ride, only two gentle hills, generally a conversational pace –  avge speed 28-30 kmph – approx 70min (Trenayr Loop)

Both return to town for coffee/breaky

Wednesday 

Alternative 1 – 5:15 am meet at Market Square/Clocktower, Prince Street – solid training ride for experienced riders, may incl periods of higher intensity –  avge speed 30-34 kmph – approx 90min (various locations)

Alternative 2 – 5:50 am (on the dot!) meet at Market Square/Clocktower, Prince Street – less intense ride, a few good hills, generally to Shannon Creek dam entry and return –  avge speed 25-28kmph – approx 90min (Shannon Creek)

Both return to town for coffee/breaky 

Friday 

5:50 am meet at Albion Hotel, Cnr Arthur & Queen Streets (Coffee Ride) – less intense ride, only two gentle hills, generally a conversational pace –  avge speed 28-30 kmph – approx 60min (Trenayr Loop-short)

Ride returns to town for coffee/breaky (often splitting between two coffee shops to spread the load and share the love)

Saturday 

Winter – 1:00 pm (or 12:30 if race is at Pringles Way or Tucabia) meet at Market Square/Clocktower, Prince Street – ride to race (various locations), those who want to race, others help/watch/go for short loop then return to town after race –  avge speed 28-30 kmph – approx 2.5 to 3.5 hours

Summer – 6:00 am meet at Market Square/Clocktower, Prince Street –ride to race venue at Trenayr, those who want to race, others help/watch/go for short loop then return to town after race for coffee/breaky – avge speed 28- 30 kmph – approx 2 hours

Sunday and Public Holidays 

7:00 am meet at Market Square/Clocktower, Prince Street – recovery ride, may incl periods of higher intensity –  avge speed 28-30 kmph – approx 90 -120min (various locations).  

Return to town for coffee/breaky

There is often also a group of stronger riders who meet at 6am and go for a longer ride (up to 3 hours) at a higher intensity and that also returns at about the same time as the 7am group or joins up with that group out on the road