This is a ride for people who have not previously ridden with a cycling group, so that they can get experience of riding with our group and so we can assess their requirements and advise them on how to continue.

Don't worry that you haven’t ridden in a group before, there is nothing difficult; we will explain what we do and how riding in a group is different from riding on your own before we start.  And in particular, don’t be concerned about the pace of the ride and not being able to keep up; the ride leader will adjust the pace of the ride to suit the group as we go along.  And we always have an official back marker; so no one will get left behind.

Before the ride, check out the page on our website about taking part in one of our rides "Taking Part", and take a look at the Advice from Cycling UK on riding in a group.

You must not join a ride if you or anyone in your household is experiencing any of the Covid-19 symptoms
or if you have been advised to self-isolate

(D) Newcomers' Ride from Thornton Hough

10:00 Wednesday March 9 2022

Current Participants: 3 space(s) available
  • Armstrong, Denise
  • Spink, Janet

The ride will be 25 miles long, Grade D, and will start at 10 am from outside the Village Hall on Manor Road in Thornton Hough.  The ride leader and the back-marker will be at the start from 9:45.  We aim to be back at Thornton Hough before 14:00.

Click on the next link if you would like to see the route (or download it onto a ride computer) on Komoot: Thornton Hough to Burton Marsh  or on Garmin Connect: Thornton Hough to Burton Marsh (they are both free to use).

Our first short break for a banana (or any other snack you want to bring) will be by Burton Marsh after six miles.  We plan to stop for a lunch break at Burton Manor after about 18 miles before returning to Thornton Hough.