Ride Descriptions

Official Ride Descriptions:

  • Social: 2 ½ hrs approx
  • Inters 1: 30 – 40 miles
  • Inters 2: 35 – 45 miles
  • Club: 45 miles+
  • MTB: 3 – 3½ hrs

All extended rides will be at the same speed as above. All speeds in group rides tend to be faster as the “drafting” effect comes into play. So a single rider will get the benefit of the group pulling them along at a slightly faster pace than riding on their own.

Please note: Any unofficial rides undertaken by club members are not covered by British Cycling Club insurance and are not covered by the Angmering Cycling Club ‘no drop policy’

Social Ride:
Meeting to leave at 08:30am at the Angmering Community Center, the social ride will be 2 to 2.5 hours duration and staying on a flat road route without hills, taking a leisurely pace – a coffee stop will be planned at around the halfway point. The social ride is a great starter for new riders or someone interested in joining a cycling club for the first time. Most bikes are suitable, Road, MTB or Hybrid and the rides lasts up to two hours.

Intermediate Ride (Inters 1 and Inters 2):
Meeting to leave at 08:30 at the Angmering Community Center, the Intermediate ride takes a road route of up to 30 miles on an ‘Inters 1’ and 35 to 40 miles on an ‘Inters 2’. The route will be planned in advance and the Level (Inters 1 or Inters 2) will be posted with the ride details in advance of the planned ride. The group aim to average between 13-17 miles per hour  and will include some hills. The intermediate ride is perfect for those riders who are comfortable on the road and is a good step up from the social ride. Suitable for Road bikes or hybrid and MTB with slick tyres. The Intermediate rides last up to 2 and a half hours of riding.  Due to the speed and distance on the Intermediate ride, members must be aged 16 or over to join.

Club Ride:
Meeting to leave at 08:30 at the Angmering Community Center, the Club ride sets out a more challenging route. 45 miles+ of road riding including a few hills to test the legs. The group aim to average 16 – 18 mph+ miles per hour, depending on the rider ability in the group. The club ride is suited to road bike riders who are comfortable riding in a group. Rides last up to three hours. Due to the speed and distance on the Club ride, members must be aged 16 or over to join.

MTB Off Road Ride:
Get off road and away from it all on our 3-3.5 hr Mountain Bike group ride. Varied terrain, climbs and downhills throughout. MTB required. Leaves the at the Angmering Community Center at 8.30am

All rides operate a no drop policy so no-one will be left behind.

Angmering Cycling Club- Supplementary additional ‘night riding’ rules

The ride leader:

Will consult a weather forecast prior to the ride and reserves the right to cancel the ride if deemed necessary.
Will be required to check that riders are suitably equipped.
Will fully brief the riders prior to the start with particular emphasis on the hazards and risks of riding at night.
Will carry in addition to the usual kit an exposure bag/blanket and a comprehensive first aid kit.
Will establish an Emergency Contact who is briefed on what action to take if the group fails
to return by the specified time. The EC will have details of the route.
Will have recently pre-ridden in daylight the route and checked for suitability for night riding.
Two copies of a map (+compass for off road) must be carried by the ride leader. Ride leader and assistant leader should be competent in navigating accurately at night.
Will carry an emergency spare light- ideally a handlebar mounted light.

The riders:
By taking part in a club night ride you additionally agree to:

Wear a helmet at all times during the ride
Wear cycling glasses fitted with clear or low light level lenses
Wear hi vis clothing (or jacket/bib) for road rides
Your bike is fitted with a road legal red rear light.
Your bike is fitted with a road legal handlebar mounted front light with a battery run duration of 2.5hrs minimum. Off-road lights should have 600 lumen+ output and road riders 350 lumen minimum
Be prepared to ride as a tight single group. We ride together at night for our combined safety and a social atmosphere.
Carry suitable spares, tools, and additional clothing (windproof/waterproof essential) and some of your own food and drink so that you are self-reliant
Carry at least one form of identification and emergency contact details. Members are issued with CERQL emergency contact helmet stickers, and we encourage you to use these. Give your ICE (In Case of Emergency) details to the ride leader before commencing the ride.

Ride description
MTB Off Road Ride -NIGHT RIDE:
Rides will be matched to the prevailing ground and weather conditions. Typically of no more than 2hrs ride duration including rest stops. Riders should allow up to 3hrs to allow for briefing, equipment check and unforeseen mechanicals/incidents. Rides will be local and suitable for riders who are competent riding off road on bridleways in daylight.
Please note that there is no turn up and ride policy for night rides. Riders must pre book a place with the ride leader. Rides cannot be booked more than 7days in advance. Off road night rides will be limited to just 6 riders (plus 2x leaders) due to the additional hazards. The date, start location and time will vary.

Road Ride -NIGHT RIDE:

Rides will be matched to the prevailing ground and weather conditions. Typically of no more than 2hrs ride duration including rest stops. Riders should allow up to 3hrs to allow for briefing, equipment check and unforeseen mechanicals/incidents. Rides will be on local roads and include sections without any street lighting. Rides are suitable for riders who feel competent on our intermediate daylight rides.
Please note that there is no turn up and ride policy for night rides. Riders must pre book a place with the ride leader. Rides cannot be booked more than 7days in advance. Road night rides will be limited to just 8 riders (Plus 2x leaders) due to the additional hazards. The date, start location and time will vary.

Booking a ride

These rides are for club members only, due to limited spaces. Please note there is no turn up and ride policy. To allow fair access rides cannot be booked more than 7days in advance.
Mark Newson is managing these rides and will take bookings for places – please confirm including a contact number to mnewson57@googlemail.com if you wish to attend. Confirmation of a place,
start location and time will be notified.
No powerful front light? The club has a small number of lights to loan for the duration of the ride. If required please make this clear on your booking request.