Below are the events for club cycling. These are prone to change due to the weather/ attendance so check the team app.
Tuesday Skills Development (Levels 2-4 | 20 miles) – winter only plan to start Feb
Around Pimbo Industrial estate to improve racing/riding skills development in a group. Remaining details TBC.
Thursday ZWIFT Sessions – Winter only
Online ZWIFT sessions run by Roy Holmes on Thursday Evenings. See files below for joining instructions. Note you need to follow Roy on ZWIFT and ask to be added to these sessions to join in.
Thursday club pursuit (Levels 1-4 | 30 miles) – summer only
Meet from 6.30pm to 7.00pm at Cafe Alexander. Shorter route (not going to Martin mere) for April then the Standard route through Eccleston, Croston, towards Tarleton, Martin mere, back via Rufford and finish at the flagpole at the top of Hunter’s hill. Route is fairly flat, a little wind exposed in some areas and finish up Hunters is sure to add pleasure! (Route).
Scheduled to run on the 1st April onwards with groups of 6, see team app for more details.
Friday – Rest day
09:00 (Level 2 ladies run | optional coffee stop halfway)
The ladies club run is ideally suited to intermediate riders and newcomers of average cycling fitness. Destinations and routes are decided on the day, attendance will be agreed via social media, including agreed meeting locations.
NOT RUNNING ATM
There are two runs to choose from on a Sunday, an “A” Run and a “B” Run. The “A” Run is aimed at riders of above average fitness and riders should be confident of maintaining the group pace, indication level 2-3 for the duration of the ride. The “B” run is a more social ride aimed at newcomers and less fit riders.
Destinations and routes are decided in advance, meeting locations will be dependant on route but will maintain as Tesco Extra in Wigan or Pepper Lane Chippy Standish.
08:00 (“A” run Level 3 | 60+ miles | no stop – optional coffee stop at end)
09:00 (“B” run Level 2 | 50+ miles | coffee stop halfway)
Information about social rides
The pace for the club runs is around 17 mph. All rides operate a no drop policy so you won’t be left behind! However for the faster rides ability to do the speed and distance is required by the group.
Other rides are also organised throughout the week via. our members only team app. Please ask to be added to the group on our “contact us” form at the bottom of the home page.
To ensure maximum enjoyment a road bike is considered essential for these rides. Please also ensure that you have money (for cafe stop), food, drink and equipment (pump, inner tubes, multi-tool) for a mid distance ride. See here for information on how to ride in groups.
For more info on all rides please see the teams app.
Rides and Cycling cafes from Wigan
Club members have compiled a list of cycling cafes around Wigan and some suggested routes to help with your ride.
Note you will need google earth or a Garmin to see the routes.
Note: Information is not checked regularly so may be out of date. It is advised to check before heading on a ride.
Cycling cafe information:
The club does have insurance for its members. We only have limited insurance for club group rides (with some exemptions). See the documents below for more details.
If you are interested in obtaining insurance, Cycling UK or British Cycling offer 3rd party liability insurance as part of their membership there are also other companies offering insurance for your bike. Also check your home insurance as you may be covered for 3rd party liability.