Beaconsfield Cycling Club
Beaconsfield Cycling Club are a CTC affilated group.
Welcome to Beaconsfield Cycling Club the home of cycling in Beaconsfield. A club created for social rides around the Chilterns. Or more appropriately rides up and down the Chilterns. Group rides are early on a Saturday and Sunday morning and usually last 2-4 hours. Prospective members are welcome to join one of our rides as a guest but please get in touch before riding with us. One of us can even pick you up on route to the start point and introduce you to the other riders if you prefer. Please bear in mind that we are a road cycling club. We ride bikes with drop handlebars.. We have nothing against bikes with straight bars, mountain bikes or hybrids but they are simply much slower. If you would like to join us and don't have a road bike please get in touch first and we will see what we can arrange.
At this time of year we usually run 3 or 4 groups on a Saturday morning departing 08:00 at the Cenotaph in the Old Town and finishing at Costa Coffee in the New Town.
If you are joining us for the first time we will ask you to join a spacific group depending on experience. Routes are typically 35-60 miles long and will always include a number of hills as they are unavoidable living in the Chilterns. Do take this into account when comparing your average ride speed with those of our various groups. Hills will typically decrease your average speed by 1mph for every 1000ft of climbing and more for longer rides.
On the 3rd Saturday of each month we run a group aimed specificay at new, returning or inexperienced riders. These rides start at 09:00 and will typically be around 15 miles in length.
Sunday rides are at 08:00 and start and finish at the Cenotaph. They are intedned to be a little shorter but will follow a simialr format to our Saturday rides.
We won't leave you behind as this is a social group and if you do drop off the back for whatever reason someone will come back and find you. However, if you are in one of the faster groups and you are strugglig to keep up we may ask you to drop back and wait for the next group to arrive. Please do not be offended if we ask you to do this as it will make your ride much more enjoyable. Routes normally allow for an exit if you need to be home earlier.
Next Club Rides
Ride details are normally updated on Thursday each week but if not rides will still take place as scheduled below.
Saturday 21st January 08:00 The Cenotaph.
Please note that the start time for the Saturday ride has moved to 07:30 and will stay that way until the clocks change.. We normally run 3-4 pace groups over 2-3 different distances. See below for details.
Sunday 22nd January 08:00 The Cenotaph.
The ride will be run at a speed to suit all. If the group is large enough we will split it on the day.