February/March Newcomer and Easy Pace rides 2024
Newcomer and Easy Pace Sunday Rides – October - November 2023
(RideStarts 9:30 a.m. from: Watermead Inn HP19 0FX - Weston Turville Shops. HP22 5RH - Bugle Horn HP17 8QP – All rides circular back to the start )
Feb 4th Easy Pace Weston T to Poppies - Pete & Graham
Feb 11th Newcomers Weston T to College Lakes - Graham & Colin
Feb 18th Easy Pace Watermead to Poppies - Helen & Andy
Feb 25th Newcomers Bugle Horn to the Crew P Ris - Jeremy & Graham
Mar 3rd Easy Pace Watermead to Mursley - Pete & Andy
Mar 10th Newcomers Bugle Horn to Orchard View - Jan & David
Mar 17th Easy Pace EP Watermead to Lakers - Sue & Andy
Mar 24th Newcomers Weston T to Mead Farm - Yvonne & Jeremy
Mar 31st Easy Pace Bugle H to Waterperry - Jeremy & Pete
(Newcomers 15 to 20 miles 8-11 mph, Easy Pace about 30 miles 10 – 11 mph )
Easy Plus Rides
Easy Plus is for people who want to do a bit more when there’s a Newcomers. They may be a bit faster and sometimes longer than Easy Pace, but not killer rides!! (30 - 35 miles 10 – 12 mph)
Feb 11th Easy Plus Weston T to Chipperfield - Jan
Feb 25th Easy Plus Bugle Horn to Thame Monkey - Pete
Mar 10th Easy Plus Bugle Horn to Princes R Crew - Jeremy
Mar 24th Easy Plus Weston T to Rushmere - Jan
Please note these are ‘leisure’ rides with an arranged leader. If you are a fast rider please respect their role and decisions like when the ride starts and allow the leader to lead, also adjust your pace to suit the group. If it’s too slow for you, you are probably in the wrong group. Thanks!
------ Guide to Group Riding -----
Welcome to Aylesbury Cycling UK, whether you‘ve already ridden with us or are new we hope this guide will be useful to you.
Cycling is largely common sense, but here are a few basics.
Check your bike over the night before for punctures and ensure it is functioning correctly, especially the brakes. If you haven’t ridden your bike for a long time or are borrowing one, give it a short ride to make sure it is OK with the saddle at the right height for you. (legs should be able to extend well but not quite fully, avoid the low bent leg BMX style!
Have at least one spare tube. The tyre size is on the side of the tyre. (700c x width and 26 x width are common sizes)
Bring a drink, wear suitable clothes and bring a waterproof. Also some money for refreshments and you phone.
Helmets are recommended but not compulsory.
If you are new, let the leader know.
Keep a safe distance from other riders, you can ride two abreast, but if a car wants to overtake, you may need to drop back to single file. Somebody normally calls out if there is a car.
Let people know when you overtake, when stopping keep well into the side or off the road and avoid stopping at junctions. Try not to stop suddenly unless you know there is nobody close to you. Also don’t cut across other riders,
If you see walkers, runners or horses in the road. Give plenty of space and if nobody has called out shout walker etc. With horses it is important that somebody in the group says hello to the rider before you pass so that the horse is not spooked. The leader will normally do this.
Don't automatically trust cars at traffic lights, roundabouts and at junctions. Keep aware!
Point at obstacles like potholes so others will know.
If you are finding the ride hard or have any problem, let the leader or somebody know, so the pace can slow down.
Unless you are an experienced cyclist, for your first ride try the Newcomers, then if you want to do a bit more, try the next level. (Easy Pace, Step Up and Moderate) That way you can find a level that suits you.
We also meet socially on Wednesday evenings, so you can always come along and chat to other riders about our rides before you start or just meet others.
If you want to know more - email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For Step Up and Moderate Rides: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1JXW9FUJOJtTVFSdAHPI-8OzdbvhL_-5…