C Club Rides
Meet at Thornes Park Car Park Denby Dale Road (Location Map)
Rides begin at 8:30am in summer and 9:00am in winter (usually ties in with BST).
What to Expect
Average speed is 13 to 15 mph (21 to 24 kmph) depending on the terrain covering 30 to 50 miles (50 to 80 km)
Ride distances are between 50 and 75 miles (80 and 120 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.
What kind of rider are you?
You are riding regularly and have built up enough fitness to ride 30 miles (50 km) in two and a half hours?
You have a good base of fitness?
What to expect
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 13 to 15 mph (21 to 24 kmph).
We do ask all those planning to participate in any of the rides to read the group riding technique page.