Saturday 20th May A2 Ride to Stan’s Bike Shack
Dee Mac Taggart is the Ride Captain for the A2 Ride this week to Stan’s Bike Shack, possibly the best coffee in the area. Out via Mannings Heath, and returning by Staplefield, it’s a ride we haven’t done for some time and well worth a visit.
Route: Click Here
Coffee stop: Stan’s Bike Shack
Ride Leader: Dee Mac Taggart
Distance: 43 miles
Elevation: 2,340 ft
Guide Speed: 13-14mph
Meet: Affogatto 28 -32 Broadway Crawley
Time: 08:45 for a prompt 09:00 departure.
Risk Assessment: Click Here
How to load the route onto your Garmin
1.Open the route in Strava by clicking on the link
2.Click on “Export”
3.Choose your device type from the dropdown list. GPX is best for mapping devices with base maps installed, TCX for those devices with breadcrumbs
4.Save the file to the “Garmin>NewFiles” folder
5.Restart your Garmin and navigate to the Courses section
6.For Garmin 800 devices turn-by-turn routing is OFF by default. You will need to turn it on if you want prompts. All other devices are OK.
To help you all enjoy your weekend rides the Ride Organisers and I would like to remind you when on a club ride to:
1. Listen to the ride leader’s instructions.
2. Follow the official route.
3. Do not ride off the front of the group.
4. Stop at the top of climbs and at junctions to enable the ride to re-group.
5. Enjoy the tea stop and support local businesses
If you are thinking about taking up cycling or are picking up the sport again then come along and pick a ride to suit you. There is a no drop policy on all our rides however we would also ask you to consider the distance, elevation gain and guide speed when choosing your ride. We want your experience with us to be both enjoyable and safe.
If you want more information on what to expect on your first ride, how to prepare, details of the routes and advice and re-assurance on riding in a group please see the relevant sections.
Please Note : As a Club we wish to help people progress through the Social ride structures. Therefore we would like to put a greater emphasis on group riding dynamics.