The run names are designed to give a general description only. The route will be decided on the day depending upon turnout and weather conditions. Any member may put forward a route, either on the day, or to the club run secretary in advance. Wherever possible, the route will be published on the website, with details given as to the anticipated speed, length and difficulty of the ride. If it is possible to do so, members are encouraged to download any .gpx file of the route and store it in their Garmin (or similar device) as this will minimise the chances of anybody getting lost.
The club run etiquette (see below) applies to all rides. Accordingly, each ride will go at the pace of the slowest rider and nobody will be left behind. However, as far as possible, members should ensure that the ride is within their capabilities. They should speak to a committee member (see contacts) if in any doubt.
Remember that in general terms, you will ride quicker in a group than on your own. Your speed will also increase with your fitness, so the more club rides you do the better!
Rides will almost always include a cafe stop so riders should bring some cash (credit card at most cafes, but not all) – quite apart from emergency provision.
THE REFER TO SCHEDULE FOR DETAILS, NOTE UP TO 3 RIDES TO CHOOSE FROM ON SUNDAY ~DURING SUMMER MONTHS
Unless otherwise stated all Sunday rides will start from opposite St Michael’s Church, Houghton-le-Spring – Refer to schedule.