Bored of riding alone? We’re a social club and we welcome new riders. Our regular Sunday rides are popular amongst all members.
Every Sunday we have a group club run that meets at Marsh Mills, Plymouth near the old Novotel hotel at 8:30am.
Here’s the location on Google maps:
Do I have to be a member to come along for the Sunday Club Run?
No, We welcome all potential new members, so please feel free to come along and as it’s a good way to find out more about the Plymouth Corinthian Cycling Club.
What sort of distance and speed can I expect on your Sunday club rides?
The distance varies according to the weather and what people feel like doing.
We normally have 3 group rides starting together on a Sunday, please check out Facebook group for up to date details for each week:
Base (average speed 15-16mph): this is the steadiest ride suitable for anyone wanting an easier option. It is also recommended for all newcomers unless you have club/group riding experience. The intensity will be knocked right off on the climbs to ensure no one is working too hard and to keep the group together.
Tempo (16-18mph): this ride will have a purposeful feel to it. The intensity will be knocked back slightly on the climbs to ensure no one is working too hard and to keep the group together, but keeping the intensity up on the flat and descents where possible. And riding through-and-off frequently, even on hillier terrain, whilst keeping the group together.
Pace (18-20mph): this is a serious ride for experienced riders and racers. Climbs will be hit hard and the intensity will be kept up on the flat and descents where possible. And riding through-and-off for the majority of the ride, whilst keeping the group together. This ride may be harder than usual in the early spring to prepare racers for the season, and it may not run through the winter depending on demand.
When you come along, please introduce yourself to some club members and explain that this is your first ride with the club so we can make sure you are ok..
Do I have to have a racing bike and all the kit?
No. Enthusiasm for cycling is the most important thing. Some members do have flashy bikes but the truth is they don’t help you ride that much faster. For the club run, a road bike (with drop handlebars) is required. You must wear a helmet, bring a drink in your water bottle, some spares (inner tube, tyre levers, multi-tool, pump) and about £5 in cash for the Cafe stop (usually just past halfway). A mobile phone is sensible too.