How we ride
Our shortest club ride is the Tuesday night ride at 45km / 30 miles which we ride at a minimum speed of 25kph / 15 mph, other rides are longer and often quicker.
If you are not sure if this is possible for you, check your previous rides and if you can ride the distance solo at 23kph / 14mph you should be faster in a group ride.
British Cycling offer alternative rides that are shorter / more relaxed, as do Hub and Spoke who are based in Harlow
A 45km flat(ish) timed training loop, groups set off a few minutes apart with the fastest going first. Members are encouraged to challenge themselves by riding with a faster group with the safety of another group behind if dropped.
A 50km rolling route with a few hills thrown in, riders will be split into groups of similar ability for a fun social ride that everyone can enjoy.
A 30-40km off-road ride around bridleways, towpaths and green lanes with stretches of road in between.
Timed laps round a traffic light, left turn only loop, warm up lap as a group then "Hare and Hounds" format hot lap to try and improve on you best and catch the riders ahead
Dependant on the time of year these can vary in distance from short 50km rides up to 160km rides to the seaside for chips. As a rule these finish with a coffee stop for the traditional cake.
The club has a large amounts of riders who frequent Zwift when the weather is bad or for quality training.
The club now has a Zwift club where various group rides are organised and social and training rides can be taken online if the weather turns bad.