Here you will find information regarding club runs, from Winter Reliability Rides and Wednesday runs, to the Drive & Rides we undertake in the warmer months. If you have any questions or queries regarding the club runs, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To ensure everybody's safety and enjoyment of these rides, please read the guidance contained in the document below.
If you are attending a Lincoln Wheelers club ride/challenge ride/reliability ride as a prospective member or as a guest, in addition to reading the guidance above, please could you print out and complete the guest rider form here. It can also be found in 'Clubhouse' under 'Resources'.
When you arrive at the departure point for the ride, please arrive early, bring with you the completed form and make yourself known to the ride organiser - someone will point you in the right direction.
Cappuccino and Espresso – Sunday Rides
Cappuccino and Espresso Rides start in March/April
Rides will normally be 40-50 mile distance with café stop
Pace will be social (Capuccino) with options for faster group (Espresso)
Espresso will have the option of a café stop or not
It is hoped that the Espresso ride will take place every week but this will depend on who turns up and the availability of ride leaders
On occasions there will be a Challenge Ride characterised by terrain, distance, or speed
All start points will be selected from Lindum and Yarborough, with drive’n’ride encouraged on occasions to explore new areas
The local rides will start at 0930 and aim to be back around 1400 to 1500
The series will incorporate the Yellowbelly Ride and Neil Winter’s Grimpeur
Winter training (traditional known as Reliability) rides run from Jan to March. Most of the rides will start/finish from a member's home. Dates and location can be found on the Reliability Page. All rides to start at 9:30am
The aim is to have several groups of riders - turnout numbers permitting. There will normally be two routes as follows;
50 - 55 miles - with groups A+ (av 18 mph), A (av 17 mph) and B+ (av 15 mph)
40 - 45 miles - with groups B (av 15 mph) and C (av 13 mph)
there may also be a shorter 25 - 30 miles group D (av 13 mph)
The speeds stated above are a rough guide and may vary with group make up and terrain. Groups may also split into smaller groups if the numbers in a group become unsafe.
The A and B groups should both get back at about 12:30 and where rides go from a member’s home, a hot drink and snack will be available. The C group are likely to be back sooner. A small donation towards the cost of the refreshments would be appreciated (nominally £2.50). Please leave your cleated road shoes outside (or as directed by the householder).
By starting all the groups at the same time it will be possible for riders to assess the proposed routes, weather and number of riders turning up and decide which group they wish to join. There is no guarantee that all these groups will run every week, it will depend on demand on the day.
Wednesday Morning Rides
The rides start by the Village Green, near Hykeham Crossroads at 0930 and finish at a hostelry at around 1230
A distance of about 40 miles is covered at an average speed of 14mph