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A Club Rides

Meet at Thornes Park Car Park Denby Dale Road (Location Map)

Rides begin at 9:00am or (on occasion) 8:30am for longer summer rides. Check the route details below for the time start for specific weeks.

What to Expect

Rides are at a reasonable pace of around 17 to 19 mph (27 to 30 kmph) and typically cover 50 to 60 miles (80 to 100 km) in winter and 70 to 100 miles (110 to 160 km) in summer.

These rides are not suitable to those new to cycling or occasional leisure cyclists. No one will get abandoned but riders can get dropped particularly on mixed terrain. If this happens the group will wait and regroup.

If you find the pace too high please SPEAK UP so the speed can be adjusted or the route altered to get you home safely.

Please do not underestimate the fitness required to ride in a a group at 17 to 19 mph  (27 to 30 kmph) over 50 to 100 miles (80 to 160 km).

Cafe stop at around half distance with a final stop at local Wakefield area pub (details are included in each individual ride below).

Occasionally, the route might be changed from the one listed, particularly when the ride is unsuitable for the weather conditions.

We do ask all those planning to participate in any of the rides to read the group riding technique page.

Group Riding Technique

It is important that all those planning to participate in a ride read the group riding technique page  and make themselves familiar with the key points this covers. This will help ensure everyone enjoys the ride to the maximum. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask either the club captains or a more experienced member of the group - they will be happy help and give you any guidance you need. 

Your Safety

You are responsible for your individuals take part in any group activities safety, at their own risk. Calder Clarion and its members accept no responsibility for the safety of anyone participating in group rides and runs, and no liability in the event of an accident.

Insurance 

We strongly encourage members to take advantage of the National Clarion's reduced cost CTC 3rd party insurance or make similar insurance arrangements for example with British Cycling

Ride Captains

  • Dean Kemp
  • Gary Phillis

2020 Ride Calendar

Full 2020 A Ride Calendar

The full 2020 A Ride Calendar can be viewed here.