Club Activities

Our regular rides:

Each week ACC organises rides on Saturday mornings and Thursday evenings. On Tuesday evenings there is also  a mountain biking group that meet in the town.

If you would like to cycle any of the rides at a faster or slower pace than that stated please message via facebook or the club whatsapp group to see if anyone else would like to join you to do the same.

SATURDAY RIDES:

There are usually three group rides (A, B and C below) which meet in the main car park area of Ashbourne Leisure Centre.  The routes are posted in advance of the ride on our Facebook page, Twitter feed and on the Web Site. 

  • During summer the rides depart at 0830 (British Summer Time – after the clocks have gone forward)
  • During winter the club rides depart at 0900 (GMT – after the clocks have gone back)

All of our Saturday rides have a cafe stop as part of the route, though for particularly short rides that may be back in Ashbourne. 

Please ensure you read the ‘Club Rules/Cycling Etiquette’ that appear on this website – if there’s anything you’re not sure of then please check with one of the other riders at the start.

SATURDAY ‘A’ RIDE –

Ride time of 3 to 4 hours

Distance from 50 – 65 miles. The average speed varies depending on terrain but ranges from approximately 15 – 16  mph on a hilly ride to approximately 18 – 20 mph on a flatter ride.

SATURDAY ‘B’ RIDE –

Ride time of 2 to 3 hours

Distance from 30 – 45 miles. Average speed varies depending on terrain but ranges from approx 12/13 mph on a hilly route to approx 13/15 mph on a flatter route.

SATURDAY ‘C’ RIDE –

Ride time 2.5 to 3 hours

Distance around 25/30 miles.  Average speed varies depending on terrain but generally heads towards a flatter route – average speed approx 10/11 mph.

 

TUESDAY EVENINGS, MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDE

Distance around 18 miles. Pace varies depending upon who comes along. Usually includes a pub stop. Meet  6.30pm at the metal bridge at the end of the trail, by Ashbourne Leisure Centre car park

THURSDAY EVENING CHAIN GANG 

Thursday evening is the weekly fast training ride or “Chain Gang” speed is 17 to 20 mph depending on terrain and riders taking part.

Meet at Ashbourne leisure Centre  6:00pm 

 

INDOOR CYCLING AT ASHBOURNE LEISURE CENTRE ON THEIR STAGES BIKES – SUFFERFEST SESSIONS

Some of ACC’s members meet up for indoor stages bikes at ALC on Thursday evenings, 7.30 pm.  Ring ALC on 01335 343712 to be sure of booking your bike ahead – otherwise turn up on the night.

FRIDAY “Breeze Rides” (Women Only)

Breeze rides are our women only social rides that cater for all abilities. More information about our Breeze Rides can be found here. 

See the events section for the latest info and keep an eye on the main site feed for route and ride announcements, updates and changes.

 

OTHER RIDES

From time to time our members organise rides and publicise them. These are generally longer distance routes typically of  70, 100 and 140 miles.

 

Racing

Within the club we have a number of members who compete in the NDCXL Cyclocross League. Ask on one of the rides for more details.

 

1 Response

  1. Sam Williams says:

    Moving back to ashbourne having graduated from uni in oxford. Been doing a fair amount of mountain biking and single track and due to my car braking down would like to get to know the local routes as I can’t find anything. Would love to get to know what the club gets up to in relevance to mtb!

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