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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

Thu 22
Sun 25
Thu 01

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Great ride today although Wellington Farm Shop was packed and we had to sit outside. The soft northerner was feeling the cold so covered his face to reduce the windchill! ...

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seven went via the scenic route to Newlyns Farm and on the way back diverted along the canal to visit King John's castle. lovely ride, beautiful weather and the good company. Photo attached but I failed with my photoshop technique to add myself to the photo. need to work out how to do it with the current software. ready for next time ...

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18 out today 10 to Kingsley c .m but a puncture at Crondall saw 2 return , the rest went via Bentley , I'm pleased to say the cakes at Kingsley are getting even bigger , the weather warmed up after our break so the ride home (with 4or5 stops to chat and enjoy the warm sunshine and 1 photo shoot ) a very social meet and ride . Can it get any better ?. ...

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