As I’m sure everyone is aware, due to the Covid 19 Pandemic, all social gathering is discouraged for the foreseeable future, so at the moment, the Rides programme is postponed until further notice. We hope to get back in the saddle ASAP.
Local rides (Bread Pudding Rides) usually 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.
Midweek rides, a new offering, similar to local rides as above, start from the Market place, 10.30am, unless stated otherwise. Once a Month
Challenge rides start at 10:00am 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 5 April, local ride, 10.00am start Cancelled
Wednesday 8 April, Midweek ride, 10.30am start Cancelled
Sunday 19 April, Local ride, 10.30am start Cancelled
Wednesday 29 April, Evening ride, 7.30pm start, please remember lights to fit your Bike. Cancelled
Sunday 10 May, Challenge ride, 10.00am start Cancelled
Wednesday 13 May, Midweek ride, 10.30am start Cancelled
Wednesday 20 May, Evening ride, 7.30pm start, please remember lights to fit your Bike. Paused
Sunday 24 May, Local ride, 10.30am start Paused
Last updated 24/03/2020 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 cannot accept unaccompanied under 18s, on our rides, ‘Vulnerable Adults’, will also need to be accompanied, as per the LCC Safeguarding policy.
- Our ride leader and marshals are all unpaid volunteers