VC Walcot group rides from Orange Grove, Bath

Group club rides take place every Sunday and Wednesday. Groups usually meet at 9am outside Brown’s Brasserie on Orange Grove BA1 1LP in the centre of Bath, behind the Abbey.

We offer a spectrum of ride groups to cater for a wide range of riders, from those with basic fitness to fast and experienced road cyclists. We usually have at least one group at each level.

Try a group ride – You are very welcome to join us for a ride or two, we think you’ll have a great time!  For an idea of what to expect, see the following Group Ride section and and read our Ride Etiquette (don’t be put off if it seems a lot to take in, you will pick it up over a few rides). Contact us membership@vc-walcot.co.uk so we can help slot you into a relevant group.

 Group Rides

Clubrider 1 groups aim to average 12-13mph over a distance of 30-45 miles.

Clubrider 2 groups aim to average 13-14mph over a distance of 45-55 miles.

Clubrider 3 groups aim to average 14-16mph over a distance of 50-65 miles.

Sportrider groups aim to average 16-18mph over a distance of 50-80 miles

All rides typically have a midride stop – we take pride in hunting down the best local coffee and cake in the surrounding area.

For Clubrider groups, there is a usually an appointed ride leader. Routes and distances are advertised in advance so you know what to expect.  Sportrider groups are aimed at faster and more experienced cyclists and may formulate a plan on the day.

We’re a friendly bunch who like to enjoy their rides. Unless specifically mentioned, rides are non-drop – if riders get separated eg. on climbs, we’ll wait and regroup.

Contact us membership@vc-walcot.co.uk to arrange to join us on a group ride.

Informal Rides

In addition to our organised group rides, members often propose rides and invite other members along. Recently these have included café rides, Wednesday evening gravel rides and our regular Saturday Social ride.

Racing

We are British Cycling, CTT and WTTA affiliated, and have a core of members who are active road, time trial and cyclocross racers – if you fancy having a go, we’re more than happy to point you in the right direction.