shop rides Generally graded as
easy introductory rides for novices. They act as an introduction for
newbies to riding with a group and may not yet have the confidence to
do more challenging rides. They are local rides, that as the name
suggests, finish at a coffee shop. They also act as an easy
doddle for experienced members be an opportunity to have a purely
social local exploration and a chance to chat.
Day rides These are an
opportunity to ride somewhat longer
distances and can range from easy through to medium and even hard
rides. They may be along city and suburbs bike trails and suburban
streets on sealed and unsealed roads and trails. They may also be on
quieter roads and rail trail rides in the bush. Ranging in distance
from 10km to 70km on weekends, throughout the entire year.
- Loops The ride
finishes at the start location.
- Point to point The
ride finishes in a different location to the start.
Multi day rides.
- Hub rides use a town
as a base from which we do easy and day rides which loop out in various
directions and destinations.
- Touring rides go from
location to location.
this as a guide only as wind and high temperatures can significantly
terrain, few hills & no steep grades. No
real time factor,
frequent stops. Suitable
occasional cyclists looking for a social ride.
distances - up to 40km in
hilly country or 60km in flat country.
Ability to maintain a reasonable speed (10-15kph) to meet critical time
factors is required. Suitable
distances – more than
60km in hilly country or 80km on the flat.
Riders must be able to maintain high average speed 15-30kph. Extensive
in all aspects of cycling is mandatory. Suited to the fitter cyclist.
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