Club Rides

Club runs are a big part of being a member, and you’ll find something to suit all abilities – and we make sure we never leave a rider behind. Rides take place mainly on Saturday and Sunday morning and Wednesday evenings during summer, and feature various distances, terrain and usually a social call at a café.

All rides start and finish at Java Café on the High Street in Uppermill unless stated otherwise. The route taken on each ride will vary from week to week but they can be quite challenging due to the hilly nature of the area – although we will always try to tailor the ride to suit all abilities. You don’t need to initially be a member to ride out with us, but if you do intend riding out on a regular basis we ask that you join the club.

For the latest ride information and any last minute changes members should check the Saddleworth Clarion Facebook page.

 

Saturday C Ride

The Saturday Ride is the easiest of the club rides with a cafe stop en route. It is ideal for those wishing to try out the club and ride in a group of fellow cyclists. No one is ever left behind.

Distance:

Our Saturday Ride usually covers 30+ miles but can be more or less depending on the ability of the riders.

Pace:

The Saturday Ride is at a gentle pace.

Terrain:

All routes use quiet roads around Saddleworth, however there may be occasions where the group rides on busier roads.

Ability:

Suitable for all abilities, although we recommend that beginners try the monthly Go Sky Ride first.

Meet:

8.45am for 9.00am start.

Saturday C Ride

Sunday A Ride

The Sunday A Ride is the longest weekend ride the Club undertake and usually involves a café stop.

Distance:

Our Sunday A Ride Typically covers around 50 -60 miles but it can be more or less depending on the ability of the riders and the weather.

Pace:

The Sunday A Ride pace is moderate but no one is ever left behind.

Terrain:

All routes use quiet roads where possible, however there may be occasions where we ride on busier roads.

Ability:

Experience of riding in a group over mixed terrain.

Meet:

8.45am for 9.00am start.

Sunday A Ride

Sunday B Ride

The Sunday B Ride is usually faster and shorter than the A ride and doesn’t typically stop at a cafe.

Distance:

Our Sunday B Ride typically covers around 30-40 miles but it can be more or less depending on the ability of the riders and the weather.

Pace:

The Sunday B Ride is usually a little faster than the A Ride.

Terrain:

All routes use quiet roads where possible, however there may be occasions where we ride on busier roads.

Ability:

Experience of riding in a group over mixed terrain.

Meet:

8.45am for 9.00am start.

Sunday B Ride

Monthly Social Ride

The monthly Social Ride is ideal for those wishing to ride within a group and meet fellow cyclists for a leisurely cycle ride around Saddleworth. It's particularly suitable for beginners and is led by experienced club members. The ride usually ends at a local cafe. This ride is open to both members and non-members.

Distance:

This usually averages between 15 and 20 miles but can be more or less depending on the ability of the riders.

Pace:

The Social Ride runs at a very easy pace, that of the slowest rider. No one is left behind.

Terrain:

All routes use quiet roads in and around Saddleworth, however there may be occasions when the group ride on busier roads.

Ability:

Leisure cyclists.

Meet:

9.00am for 9.30am start on the last Saturday of every month

Monthly Social Ride

Wednesday Evening Ride

The Wednesday Evening Ride takes place during the Summer months from May to September. Lights are recommended.

Distance:

Our Wednesday Ride usually averages between 50-70km but can be more or less depending on the ability of the riders, the weather and daylight hours.

Pace:

The Wednesday Ride averages between 24-28km/h.

Terrain:

All routes use quiet roads where possible, however there may be occasions where we ride on busier roads.

Ability:

Experience of riding in a group for 2-3 hours.

Meet:

6.45pm for 7.00pm start.

Wednesday Evening Ride

Mountain Bike Rides

MTB runs depart from opposite the bis turning circle in Uppermill at 7.10pm each Wednesday, they are usually about 2 hours in length and a night light is essential kit.

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Mountain Bike Rides

Meeting point:

Javas Espresso Bar
High Street
Uppermill
OL3 6AP