Each week ACC organises rides on Saturday mornings. These are not led by leaders but the groups are very welcoming to newcomers – please let others know if you’re new to the club and group riding.
There are four group rides:- A, B, C and Social, which meet in the main car park area of Ashbourne Leisure Centre. The routes are posted in advance of the ride on this website, Facebook page, and the main club whatsapp group. The posting goes out on the Thursday evening or at latest by the Friday. Please look at the routes beforehand and familiarise yourself with them. 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.
- 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.
The key to a successful and enjoyable ride for all is for riders to communicate with each other before and during the ride – this will help people ride at the pace agreed with others and will help to ensure the safety of the riders and other road users.
SATURDAY ‘A’ RIDE –
Distance around 60 miles. The average speed varies depending on terrain and who is there on the day but ranges from approximately 15 – 16 mph on a hilly route to approximately 18 – 20 mph on a flatter route.
Sometimes the A ride may split into smaller groups depending on how many riders turn up and the desired pace agreed upon.
SATURDAY ‘B’ RIDE –
Distance around 50 miles.
SATURDAY ‘C’ RIDE –
Distance around 40 miles.
Please note that the B and C ride will often split up into smaller sized groups of evenly matched paces. The pace can vary from 12 to 15 mph depending upon terrain and participants on the day.
SATUDAY ‘SOCIAL’ RIDE –
Distance around 25 – 30 miles.
Average speed depends upon terrain and participants on the day but generally is around 10 – 11 mph.
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.
These rides meet on a Friday morning at 0930 but have to be booked beforehand. Please message or call Marie on 07891 320041.
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.