Sunday 30th July – A ride Cogging and LLama Park
This weeks Sunday’s A ride is the famous Reservoir Cogs route, you will pedal through the scenic cogging sites around Weir Wood and Ardingly reservoirs. The tea stop will be the coffee shop at the Llama Park, Wych Cross.
We aim to ride as a group within the A ride guidelines, apart from 2 hills (designated by the Ride Captain on the day) where everyone is encouraged to power up or pootle up at their own speed, with a re-grouping and catching of breath at the top. This is a no-drop ride. New riders, old, unsure, all welcome!
Route: Click here
Coffee stop: Llama Park
Ride Captain: Dean Butler (ask him about Cogging)
Distance: 32 Miles
Elevation: 2,400 ft
Guide Speed: 12-14mph
Meet: Affogatto 28 -32 Broadway Crawley
Time: 09:15 for a prompt 09:30 departure.
Rider tip: Clipless v Flat
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 Captain 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 including Risk assessment on our Website.
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.