Quick Guide:     A=Steady,  B=Medium,  C=Fast,  D=Faster, E = Very fast 

Group eBikes - Distance 25-35 miles - steady pace

Group Rep - John Brotherton

This is a group specifically for ebike riders. This group is relatively new to our club but is becoming more popular and numbers are growing. This group rides every week from Holmfirth coop car park on Sundays at 9.30. The aim of this group is to enjoy  a very friendly and sociable ride,  encouraging anyone and everyone to take up this sport and to stop for a coffee half way round. No experience of group riding is required before hand.  

 

Group A  - Distance 15-20 - steady pace

Group Rep - Vacant

This is our entry level group ride. This ride is aimed at those people who may not have been on a bike for some time, but would like to start cycling more frequently and for those people who are working towards riding with B group. It is a very friendly and sociable ride and aimed at encouraging riders to take up this sport. No experience of group riding is required before hand.  An experienced club member will usually be on hand to offer basic advice on things such as gear selection, position on the road and group riding etiquette as well as more general topics such as bikes and clothing. Runs with this group will equip riders with the skills required to move to  B  group, but more miles may be needed to improve fitness, strength and speed before moving into that group.

Group B (short) - Distance 25 - 35 miles - medium pace 

Group Rep - Alison Hughes

Elevation: Tends to be 1000ft per 10 mile (depending on route)

Speed: 10.5 to 12mph (depending on route)

This ride is  a medium pace ride but is intended to be sociable and includes a cafe stop.  It is expected that riders will be able to cover up to 30 miles, in approximately 3 hours riding time, to equip riders with the skills to move to other B groups that ride further if desired. The group will stop regularly to re-group, particularly after hills. Experienced leaders are always available to offer help and advice

Group B (local) - Distance 25-35 miles – medium pace 

Group Rep - Jane Travis

Elevation: Tends to be 1000ft per 10 mile (depending on route)

Speed: 10.5 to 12mph (depending on route)

This ride is aimed at cyclists who need to be back at home by lunch time, but would still like to get a few miles under their belts on a Sunday morning. It runs at a medium pace and aims to choose a route that has less than 1000ft climbing for 10 miles of travel. There will be no café stop during the ride but an optional café stop, at the end of the ride, is a possibility for those wanting to wind down and relax. Planned finish time is before 12.30.

Group B (long) – Distance 40-60 miles – medium pace 

Group Rep - Jane Travis

Elevation: Tends to be 1000ft per 10 mile (depending on route)

Speed: 10.5 to 12mph (depending on route)

Group B (medium) is our most popular ride, at a medium pace.

Riders should be capable of completing 40 miles comfortably and have some experience of group riding. This ride aims to choose a route that has approximately 1000ft climbing for 10 miles of travel. This group will usually return to Holmfirth before 2.00pm, but sometimes, when a longer ride has been planned, it can be a little later.

Group C (short)  - Distance 40-50 miles – fast pace 

Group Reps -  Richard Mosley 

Elevation: Tends to be 1000ft per 10 mile (depending on route)

Speed: 12 to 14mph (depending on route)

This ride is aimed at cyclists who like a quicker ride out than our B rides.  Routes and cafe stop options will be decided upon the day amongst those present.

Group C (long) – Distance 50-70 miles –  fast pace 

Group Rep - Adrian Midgely and Tracey Coldwell

Elevation: Tends to be 1000ft per 10 mile (depending on route)

Speed: 12 to 14mph (depending on route)

The longer C group rides at a similar pace to c short but covers more miles. As such, this ride aims to be back by 3.00pm.

Group D – Distance 45-65 miles – faster pace 

Group Rep - Jon McWood

Elevation: Tends to be 1000ft per 10 mile (depending on route)

Speed: 13.5 to 15.5mph (depending on route)

The rides are "social" with a cafe stop, but will require a decent level of fitness and bike ability.  We ride in "tight twos" and sometimes "through and off" the group only tends to break up on the bigger hills. This creates a smoother and faster ride for us all, but does take some discipline from the whole group.  Don't worry if you have not done this before many of our new riders have not, other group members will help you.  However, if you are not comfortable trying to ride in this style D group is not for you.  The club offers coaching sessions on group riding.

Group E - Distance 50-80 miles - very fast pace (17+ mph av)

Group Rep - Lee Brown

Elevation: Rides alternate between hilly and flat routes each week

Speed: 16 to 20mph (depending on route)

This is a training group for racing members or those confident in their ability to ride at a high pace without stops. Prospective new members/club-runners should not join this group on their first ride but should 'graduate' via the A, B, C and D groups.

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