Local rides (Bread Pudding Rides) start at 10:30am in Kingston Market Place unless stated otherwise. They are leisure rides for pleasure – about 30 miles long – not training sessions. Usually we finish about 4:00-5.00pm. We often use bridleways and towpaths, and we try to avoid busy roads, so hybrid or touring bikes are best.
Challenge rides start at 10:00pm and they have a faster pace and often include hillier terrain, sometimes with an alternative meeting point.
Two-part rides are two seperate rides, both starting at the Market Place. Part 1 (starting at 10.30am) includes a lunch stop, then returns to Kingston. Part 2 (starting around 2.00pm) follows a different route and has a tea stop. And you can also have a slice of John’s famous bread pudding!
Evening rides are shortest, starting from the market place at 7:30pm, with a pub stop, returning to Kingston by 10:30pm. Only 10-15 miles but please don’t forget lights!
You can see where we have been on previous rides and look at KCC’s archive.
Sunday 18 March, 2 part Ride,
10.30 & 2.00pm start Part 1 Cancelled due to adverse Weather, I will check the forecast early Sunday, to see if we can have an Afternoon ride.
Sunday 8 April, Local Ride, 10.30 start
Sunday 22 April, Local Ride, 10.30 start
Wednesday 25 April, Evening Ride, 7.30pm start, don’t forget Lights.
Sunday 13 May, Challenge ride 10.00am start
Wednesday 23 May, Evening Ride, 7.30pm start, don’t forget Lights.
Sunday 27 May, Local Ride, 10.30 start
Last updated 05/02/2018 RM
On the ride
The social rides are fun but please note:
- Each participant is wholly responsible for legal requirements to abide by the Highway Code, as well as the Road Traffic Act 1988 , and obviously this includes stopping at red lights
- Each participant is wholly responsible for their own safety, the roadworthiness of their bike, and any insurance(s) the individual feels necessary
- Always bring a spare inner tube and remember lights for all evening and Winter rides
- Follow the ride leader/marshal’s instructions or you might get lost!
- We ride individually not as a unit. Participants must check the road for themselves as though they were riding alone. Do not rely on the ride leader/marshals to think for you
- Tell the ride leader if you are leaving the ride early (so that we don’t end up searching for you!)
- Advise the ride leader of any medical conditions that might be important if you have an accident
- Hybrid or touring bikes are ideal for our rides. You can bring a mountain bike but you’ll work harder on tarmac. If you bring a thin-tyred racing bike you need good bike handling skills, as we use bridleways and towpaths, which can be muddy, particularly in Winter
- Children, accompanied by a responsible adult, are welcome, particularly on the shorter half-day rides. However we can not accept unaccompanied under 16s on our rides
- Our ride leader and marshals are all unpaid volunteers