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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. If you are not a member of Cycling UK (aka CTC) you will need to fill in and bring along a Guest registration form
If you need more information about the ride and its suitability, click on the ride leader's name to see contact details.
If you haven’t joined a club before or cycled in a group, it is best to start with our 2* 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
PLEASE NOTE that these category definitions are general indications, not hard-and-fast rules. For instance, a 3* ride may be slightly more than 40 miles.
See individual pages for more details of each ride category – click the links in the table below.
|Ride||Pace, avg mph||Distance, miles||Hills, %||Fitness||Rides available|
|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.|
|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.||Weekly Club Rides |
|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.
|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|
|>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|