THURSDAY EVENING | MODERATE to BRISK PACE | 2 - 2.5 HOURS | GRAVEL/CX/MTB BIKES
RESERVE A PLACE ON OUR RIDES CALENDAR
Do something about that foolish New Year’s resolution to ‘get fit' with help from cycle KITT (geddit?)
Every Thursday evening during January and February I’ll be leading a 2-hour ish off-road night training ride in the local woods. Structured as a series of intervals you'll gain fitness and confidence, no doubt getting very muddy and wet in the process.
Can’t promise miracles, but these rides will be a whole load of fun, way more interesting than sweating it out in the gym or a turbo blast around Wattopia.
Decent front lights (600 lumens+) are essential.
- Thursday Evenings
- Meet 7.30 - Elmers End Green (BR3 4AJ)
- Finish by 9.30/10pm
- Moderate to brisk pace
- Singletrack, gravel paths, hills and some technical trails
- Decent (+600 lumens) Front Light required
Is this ride for me?
Aimed at regular cyclists with a degree of off-road handling skills and endurance who want to improve fitness and speed.
Intervals will be ridden at a brisk pace, with amble time or regrouping and recovery. No one will be abandoned to be tortured by the local baddies!
Is my bike OK for this ride?
The ride is suitable for all Gravel, CX or MTB's
It's paramount that your bike is in good condition, it's very difficult to make running repairs when it's cold and dark!
If in doubt, please get your bike checked over by a competent mechanic or bike shop before the ride. Here is a list of local bike shops we're happy to recommend.
Remember to plan ahead, many bike shops are very busy and service slots are often booked out in advance.
What do I need to bring?
- Helmet (wearing helmets is a must on our rides)
- A decent (600 lumens +) fully charged front light is essential
- Spare inner tube
- Snacks and Water
- Rain jacket (if required)
- Suitably warm/cool clothing for the weather
What's included in the price?
- Structured training ride
- Coaching hints and skill tips about 'off road' cycling and forth coming races
- Pre-ride bike and helmet safety checks
- Fixing mechanical faults/punctures where possible