The club operates a social club ride from Colchester on Saturday mornings. The pace is always dictated by the slowest rider and nobody gets left behind.
You don’t have to be a member to join us. If you’re keen to learn more about the club or want to learn the art of group riding then feel free to come along and join us on a weekend ride.
Saturday Club Rides
On a Saturday we meet at the junction of St Johns Road and Parsons Heath (A137) opposite the former Lindhill Car dealership (map here). We meet at 8:50 and leave at 9am sharp.
The ride covers around 40 miles, usually between 17-18mph, though nobody gets left behind. The ride always incorporates a cafe stop after about 30 miles so bring some money for a coffee and slice of cake!
Sometimes if there are lots of us we’ll split up into a fast and slow group.
The route heads out from Colchester towards Clacton before turning through Wix then on to the cafe stop before returning back to Colchester. If you have a gps here is a plot of the route.
If you’re feeling fit quite often some hardy souls will meet at 8am in order to get an extra hours riding in before meeting the others at the 9am point mentioned above. The usual meeting point for the 8am crew is the Greenstead Roundabout near Tesco (here) on the path on the edge of the roundabout nearest Tesco. Those that are opting for the 8am start usually post up on the Facebook group so best to check there first.
Saturday Shop Rides
We also have A brand new ride starting and finishing at the Cycle Revolution Store in Colchester!
It is a beginners/skill building ride aimed at the new road cyclist or people who want to learn how to ride in a group efficiently and gain confidence.
You don’t need to be a VCR member to start these rides. We like to help the cycling community and encourage as many people as we can to get into this fantastic sport. This ride will mean you can enjoy the social side of riding and make sure you get the proper introduction to group riding with the right help and guidance.
It’s a 25 mile round trip at around a 14-15mph average speed and we also have a no drop policy on these rides, so don’t be afraid to come along, you will be looked after.
You must let us know if you would like to attend one of these rides by calling Cycle Revolution on 01206 764545 or by speaking to another VCR member. These rides will be every two weeks on a Saturday, for confirmed dates and ride times just contact the shop.