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Ride Definitions

Published
11 Nov 2016

Below are the definitions for our ride categories to help you choose the right one for you. If you are unsure or have any questions please contact us at club@yorkshirelasscc.co.uk.

Please note;

  • The rides will be taken and run at the ride leaders discretion. 
  • You will need to check the ride is still going ahead on facebook the previous night and in the morning, just in case of sickness or adverse weather.
  • The ride leaders are volunteers who very kindly give up their free time, so please keep them up to date on whether you are still attending the ride. This is to ensure other riders are not still waiting for you in the cold.
  • You need to arrive half an hour before ride start time to ensure you are ready to leave at stated time.

PLEASE RESPECT THE LEADERS WHO PUT A LOT OF WORK INTO ORGANISING RIDES AND CAFE STOPS ETC.

 

LEISURE

8-10 mph average throughout the whole ride 

Leisure rides will be a combination of Road and Cycle paths, (road worthy bikes are required). There will be regular intervals to regroup if needed. The speed will be set at the pace of the slowest rider. Distance/terrain to be determined by the ride leader but likely to be flat with a couple of undulations for practice. Expect to be out on your bike for at least 1 hour doing an average speed of 8/10 mph.

Nobody gets left behind.

IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO CHECK THE ROUTE BEFOREHAND AND MAKE SURE IT IS SUITABLE FOR YOU.

STEADY

10-12 mph average throughout the whole ride 

Steady ride for lasses who are confident to cycle out on a road as a group. Speed averaging at 10/12 mph but capable of achieving up to 14/16 mph on the FLAT sections, regrouping at regular intervals. These rides cater for lasses working up from leisure rides or lasses who haven't been able to get out in their bikes to build fitness speed and confidence. The route may include undulations and hills.

Nobody gets left behind.

IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO CHECK THE ROUTE BEFOREHAND AND MAKE SURE IT IS SUITABLE FOR YOU.

TWIXT

12-14 mph average throughout the whole ride

TWIXT is a step up from the steady ride in terms of speed in a group ride, and is inbetween a steady and moderate pace. For those who want to gain more experience in group riding, route knowledge and with the intention of increasing speed. Re grouping will occur at the top of climbs. This is a confidence building ride but the pace will average 12-14 mph and anyone not able to maintain this speed should be able to make their own way back independently. This will be a faster pace than a steady, the route may include undulations and hills.

IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO CHECK THE ROUTE BEFOREHAND AND MAKE SURE IT IS SUITABLE FOR YOU.

MODERATE

13-15 mph average throughout the whole ride 

The intention of a moderate ride is to maintain a good pace of 13 / 15 average mph over the ride achieving at times up to 20 mph on the flat. You should be confident riding in a group and be able to make your own way back should you need to. Regrouping will occur at the ride leaders discretion and in case of any mechanicals.

This will be a faster pace than a TWIXT. The route may include undulations and hills AND EVEN BIGGER HILLS AND EVEN BIGGER HILLS. 

IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO CHECK THE ROUTE BEFOREHAND AND MAKE SURE IT IS SUITABLE FOR YOU.

Other info:

All rides meet at on Sunday at All Terrain shop, Wetherby and depart at 10:00am unless otherwise stated by the ride leader.

Lasses please be prepared for your ride - Check tyre pressure and brakes before you leave home. Helmets are essential - no helmet no ride. Please remember to bring your own kit - spare inner tube, pump & lights when required.

 

 

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