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.
Challenge Rides start in April. These will be held weekly, starting mostly at Lindum or Yarborough but will also include a few ‘drive’n’rides’ to explore new areas. The idea of the Challenge Ride series is to offer a decent workout at sensible pace over a range of distances and terrains. Average distance will probably be 60-65 miles and we will also plan some hilly routes.
The local rides will start at 0900 during British Summer time and 09:30 during Winter Time and will usually include a refreshment stop, aiming to be back by 1500 or earlier. The series will incorporate Jon Clarke’s rides as well as Neil Winter’s Grimpeur so there will be a Challenge Ride every week without conflicts. Depending on who turns up, there may be a need to split the group to accommodate different speeds.
We will need volunteers to lead rides so if you are willing, please get in touch with Ben Reilly. We are also planning to offer Club Rides some weeks. These will cover 40 miles at social pace.
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 - as follows;
the A group will do 50 - 55 miles at 18.5 mph average
the A- group will do 50 - 55 miles at 17 mph average
the B+ group will do about 45 - 50 miles at 16.5 average
the B group will do about 40 - 45 miles at 16 mph average
the C group will do about 30 - 35 miles at 14 mph average
The speeds stated above are a rough guide and may vary with group make up and terrain. A group may also split into smaller groups if the numbers in each 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). 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
These runs are now included in the official list of Lincoln Wheelers Club Runs. The runs start by the Village Green, Hykeham Crossroads at 09:30 and finish at a hostelry at around 12:30. A distance of about 40 miles is covered at an average speed of 14mph. There is a “banana” stop at 11:00.
The runs are an opportunity for Wheelers old and new to yarn about the good old days, correct the problems of the world and enjoy a journey through the local countryside.
Contact Ben Reilly for further details, or see the club facebook page.