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How to choose one of our local bike rides in Hampshire

When you choose a bike ride you need to think about your own experience and fitness level and match that to one of our 1* – 5* categories below, then scan through the list of rides to decide which one suits you best.

Contact the Ride Leader for that ride to find out more and to book your place. Phone numbers and email addresses are provided.

If you haven’t joined a club before or cycled in a group, it is best to start with our 1* easy cycle ride group and work your way up as you increase your bike fitness and develop more confidence.

The Calendar has details of all the forthcoming cycle rides for all the ride levels from one star to five star.

Fleet Cycling rides overview and category definitions

See individual pages for more details of each ride category – click the links in the table below. Note that the “Ladies Rides” are for those who would sometimes like an all-female outing. Our other rides are open to all.

Ride Pace, avg mph Distance, miles Hills, % Fitness Rides available

1*

Easy-going

8 5-12 <3 Able to cycle short distances of less than 5 miles but also up to 12 miles on mostly flat roads or slight hills/inclines at an easy pace of up to 8 mph – also suitable for families with young children.


Saturday Family Rides on-road or off-road

 

2*

Moderate

9 15-25 3-4 Able to cycle medium distances of up to 25 miles, but at an easy pace of 9 mph on flat roads with minor hills of 3% or 4% gradient.


Sunday family rides

3*

Experienced

12 30-40 6-7 Able to cycle longer distances of up to 40 miles at a medium pace of 12 mph with short but steeper hills of 6% or 7% gradient.


Weekly Club Rides Tuesday, Sunday.

Ladies Rides Friday

4*

Endurance

14 40-80 8-10 Able to cycle long distances of up to 80 miles at a medium pace of 14 mph with longer hills of gradient up to 10%.


Weekly Club Rides Thursday

5*

Advanced

>15 >80 >10 Able to cycle long distances of over 80 miles at a faster pace, in excess of 15 mph, and long steep hills with gradients steeper than 10%. Special events

Upcoming Calendar Events

Sun 24

4* Club Ride to Popham Airfield, Popham

Sun 24 Sep 17 @ 9:30 am
Tue 26
Thu 28
Fri 29

3* Friday Ladies Ride

Fri 29 Sep 17 @ 9:30 am
Sun 01

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Sunday's ride to Popham Airfield is about 47 miles. The flying club is hosting a fly in day so there should be lots of interesting visitors to look at for the plane buffs. Meet at the new Hart Leisure Centre in Hitches Lane as usual. ...

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Tomorrow's ride to Pamber End is about 40 miles, going out via Phoenix Green, Heckfield, Swallowfield and Silchester, returning by a more direct route. Start time is the usual 9.30 from the new Hart Leisure on Hitches Lane. ...

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