Please note as from May 2013 any persons wishing to ride with the club are recomended to join after completing 3 to 5 ride outs either Sat or sunday rides
The reason for this is to build the club and grow the club also look for young riders to join the Academy which will be coming on line soon many thanks from all the club members.
GDW Saturday Sunday Ride Out
Welcome to (GDW) Cycle club here is some information on what we like to do. Saturday rides are extremely popular, and are particularly suitable for beginner’s novice intermediate also club riders 'newcomers' and accompanied 'juniors'. We now run 2 groups on the sat as follows:
SATURDAY RIDE GP 1 = 0900 to1200: Approx covering between 30 to 50 miles at speeds between 15 to 20mph covering the following areas dependant on terrain:
GP 1 = Warminster/Blandford/Salisbury/Wilton/Sherborne/Yeovil areas/
SATURDAY RIDE GP 2 = 0910 to 1200; Approx covering between 25 to 40 miles at speeds between 12 to 16.5mph
GP 2 = Gillingham/Mere/Shaftesbury/Wincanton/Kilmington/Sherbourne areas.
GP 3 = If the club ride outs continue to increase we will be starting a 3rd group shortly which will fit in between the two rides already in place.
SUNDAY CLUB WINTER TRG RIDES FOR ALL MEMBERS STARTING NOV 2012 - MAR 2013 These rides are for all cyclists who wish to push there training to a higher level also improve on there overhall cycling fitness and ability to ride slightly harder than a Saturday ride. The trg will be progresive through out the 2012 -13 winter period.
SUNDAY RIDE GP3 = 0900 to 1230; covering between 35 - 55 miles at a speed between 18 to 25 mph.covering the following areas:
GP 3 = Gillingham Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire surrounding areas.
This will allow riders more opportunity to shorten or extend their rides if required. Or choose which ride you would like to join Attracting more riders of all ages and abilities, the Saturday rides are primarily a friendly and sociable introduction to the world of club cycling as well as an ideal means of 'getting the miles in and getting fitter'. The rides start from Wheels Cycle Shop, Station Road, Gillingham. For more information or any enquiry use the Contacts page. And speak to Mark Geddes. or email cadex62@Hotmail.com
With an optional Cafe stop for those in need of refreshments’ and a carbo boost. This will be a faster paced ride around the quieter roads. These rides are an ideal progression from the current Saturday rides and suit the more self reliant rider who wants to better some of there close quarter riding just like the pros in a peloton and experience and inprove group riding skills. Depending on numbers on the day these rides may break into faster or slower groups simply to ensure they are manageable numbers on the road. The Sunday rides will start from Wheels Cycle Shop, Station Road, Gillingham at 9 am prompt. And will return approx 3.5 to 4 hours later. For more information contact Daryol Laws / Charles Rees/ /Mark Geddes
Longer Sunday Club Runs
Starting from Hunters Lodge with an average distance between 50-60 miles, starting at 09:00 and finishing at 12:30. For details contact Mike Donovan, 01749850604 between 18:15 - 19:00 on the preceding Saturday. Please leave a message on answer machine.
Notice to all club riders please can you confirm your ride availability for the week on a weekly basis. There will be a form to fill in inside Gillingham wheelers shop just inside the entrance in the road bike section on the right hand side of the shop near the shoe section.
The club is still loking for more ride leaders to come forward with routes. There is about 5 main riders at present that lead on the Sat Sun rides but we would like more people to come forward with routes and take the rides for the club. Any questions please dont hesitate to contact any of the committee