Come rain or shine, hot or cold
All year round
We will be riding
Our social group rides start and finish at the shop.
Each ride offers a friendly group to enjoy the open road.
Rides will leave promptly at the set time.
Wearing a helmet is compulsory, Front and Rear lights are compulsory (Winter only), No headphones.
If we are split up on the road, then at the next safest opportunity the front group will stop to enable everyone to rejoin. This strategy will also help to enhance our safety and visibility on the road.
Anybody wishing to not ride back to the shop must let a member of Langdale Lightweights know so we can keep track of numbers, to aid in our road safety.
These rides are 100% voluntary, and at the individuals own risk. Langdale Lightweights Ltd. will not accept any liabilities for injuries or damage during this ride.
Tuesday Evening Ride
18:30 - 19:30
This ride will look to achieve an average speed of around 18mph. If the group is split as a result of hills, traffic etc. during the ride, the front group will slow down to allow dropped riders to re-group.
This ride is not a "chaingang", on dark lanes rider safety is paramount. Those riders looking for a slightly harder workout are encouraged to ride longer turns on the front, ensuring that the pace is controlled.
The route will take around 1 hour to complete. The route will vary week to week.
Thursday Evening Ride
18:30 - 19:30
These rides are a social cycle, with a "stay together" attitude. No one will be dropped. This ride will be led by a member of Langdale Lightweights, to ensure a controlled average speed is achieved, of around 15-17 mph. If required the speed will be adjusted, as determined by the slowest rider on the night, ensuring that the group is kept together.
The route will take around 1 hour to complete. The route will be determined by the speed of the group. There will be a hill to cycle up towards the end of the ride, which will naturally split the group slightly, but a regrouping at the top will allow everyone to get back together.
Saturday Morning Ride
09:00 - 11:00
This is a social and fun ride, all abilities welcome.
The route will approximately take 2hrs to complete, and will follow a predominately flat route, on generally quiet roads and lanes. As the shop is located on Mapperley Top, there will be some hills to ride up towards the end of the ride.
These rides do not have a designated average speed, the pace will be determinted by the ability of the group. The general mix of riders on Saturdays have produced average ride speeds of 16-18mph
On the last Saturday of the Month this Ride will become the Saturday Cafe Ride.
Saturday Adventure Ride
09:00 - 11:00
The First Saturday of Every Month
This will be suitable for Cyclo-cross and Cross Country Mountain Bikes only
The route will take approximately 2hrs to complete, and will see us cover a selection of mixed terrain from road, gravel and single track.
It could be dry and dusty, or wet and muddy ... Be prepared!
Saturday Cafe Ride
09:00 - 12:00
The Last Saturday of Every Month
This is a social and fun ride, all abilities welcome. The route will take approximately 2.5hrs to complete, and will follow a predominately flat route, on generally quiet roads and lanes. As the shop is located on Mapperley Top, there will be some hills to ride up towards the end of the ride.
During the ride we will be stopping at Timmermans Garden Centre for a coffee and a bite to eat at Belle & Joe's Kitchen.