North Road CC group rides leave from Hertford every Saturday morning
We meet from 9:30am in the car park of the Golden Griffin pub in Welwyn Road, Hertford (opposite Sele School) with rides usually getting underway just after 9:45am
Depending on numbers there are usually up to three groups; slow, medium and fast.
Slow and medium groups ride for about 3½ with a cafe stop, slow group at about 15mph, medium group at 17mph.
Fast group rides tend to be around three hours at 19+mph with no cafe stop, although this varies according to who turns up. A coffee stop once back in Hertford is a fairly regular occurrence.
The rides are mostly social in nature, but are longer and usually at a more challenging pace than our Sunday Club Runs, so are ideal for training for sportives or other events, as well as just getting out on your bike over the weekend. If you are new to cycling these rides will be a great way to learn about riding in a group from more experienced riders. Routes and destinations are usually decided by consensus on the day, mostly heading North to explore the lanes and cafes of Hertfordshire, although forays East into Essex and West to the Chilterns also do creep onto the agenda, particularly in the summer months.
Rides may be shorter in bad weather and if you have them available, it's a good idea to use mudguards when it is wet. Rides still go ahead through the winter, although the average speeds tend to drop by 1mph or so
See Group Riding for rules in same menu.
Taking up or returning to cycling?
Join us on a Sunday club run.
We meet at the station car park, on the corner of Beane Road opposite Hertford North station at 9.30 almost every Sunday, for a ride of 15 to 20 miles to a cafe and back.
There's more info in our Club Runs page,
If you're new to riding in a group, read our handy guide on how to stay safe.
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