VC Revolution run regular club rides in and around Colchester. These rides are an excellent introduction to cycling for those who are not used to cycling in a group and can also be good training sessions for those who are interested in competing. Non-members are welcome but are expected to join after a couple of rides.
What should I bring on a club ride?
Obviously a road worthy bike is required and the knowledge and equipment to repair a puncture is required. It is a good idea to bring a spare inner tube, mini pump, multi tool, money (for the cafe stop), mobile phone, food and drink. Apart from that a friendly attitude and love of cycling is all you’ll need to fit in!
What if it’s raining?
We’re hardy souls so we usually ride in all weather (apart from icy conditions) and year round. It’s good etiquette to other riders to fit mud guards to your bike over winter – when riding in a group it keeps those behind you from getting covered in mud!
What sort of speed are the rides?
Our ethos is that the club rides go at the pace of the slowest rider. The Saturday club run normally has two groups. The social group will typically ride at between 16-18 mph, while the faster group is likely to be at a pace of around 18-21 mph, although this depends on the time of year, weather conditions and which riders turn up.
How long are club rides?
Our club rides are typicaly about 35-40 miles long. However some of us like to add a few more miles on at the start or end or have to turn off early if we have other commitments.
If you’ve got any other queries or questions about our club rides feel free to get in touch. Contact