The Flyer is back! Sunday 11th September. See here for more information and routes. We would love to see you join us - come and explore the Suffolk countryside on a family-friendly route. It starts and finishes at the George in Hadleigh.
Junior Club 2022
SIGN UP FOR JUNIOR CYCLING SESSIONS
Low turnout has forced the curtailment of the Tuesday evening Junior Coaching sessions. However, the ride along the Railway Walk on the last session of the month (parents are welcome to join) will continue while we reconsider our offering for Juniors.
Building on from last year’s successful experience, HCC will be running a 6-week programme at Colchester’s Northern Gateway facilities from 26th July to 30th August inclusive (Tuesdays, 19:00-20:00). We will be offering junior coaching sessions and an adult riding option. The Core Skills Coaching Programme will be suitable for any young riders who can ride a bike unaided and who would like to improve their general riding skills. The coaches will support the young riders to build up their confidence through fun activities, challenges and maybe some mini races. Details of how to join the Juniors or sign up to the Northern Gateway sessions will be published in due course here on the website and on our Facebook page.
Adult membership of HCC is £10 per person. For 2022, adult membership will
continue to include Junior Club membership for up to 2 children up to age 18. There is a fee of £3 for any more than 2 children from the same family, or for
unaccompanied Junior Club membership. Join Us.
The Club runs social rides on Sundays which usually begin at 9.00am from The
George and there is a café stop. The ride is weather dependant so, if in doubt,
check our Facebook page @hadleighcyclingclub or here at www.hadleighcyclingclub.co.uk. members can get more info on the Spond app.
Spring Rides and Events 2022
Now the clocks have gone forward and there is much more daylight available, rides are beginning to be more frequent. Hadleigh Cycling Club's programme includes the following regular rides. However, not all rides are run every week and it's essential to check Spond and/or Facebook for confirmation that the ride you may be interested in is actually running:
Sundays: the Club's main social ride at 0900 each Sunday from The George Inn, High Street, Hadleigh. This ride is normally about 30 to 40 miles at a speed of approximately 15 mph, depending on the preferences of the ride leader and the capabilities of the group. Our rides are 'no-drop'. That means you won't be left behind (unless you choose to be), but the group may split into smaller groups of different speeds if that makes it easier to handle.
It is often the case that faster riders will add some miles before or after the main ride to achieve their distance targets. Please, if you intend to do this, share that via Spond or Facebook so that others may join you.
It is likely that, when the weather improves, there may be a slower, shorter ride at 1000 on Sundays for the less ambitious. Keep your eyes open for details.
Tuesdays: Later in the year, during the school summer holidays, the Juniors sessions at Colchester Sports Park will resume (7pm-8pm). This also gives adult members a chance to get some traffic-free miles in on the fabulous track surface - if you want to get your average speed up, this is the way to do it! This will be at a small charge, but it's well worth it.
Wednesdays: the 6pm very gentle ride of an hour or so for those just getting back to riding is back! Keep an eye on Facebook and Spond for details of each ride. This ride leaves from the High School.
Thursdays: Perrie has offered to run a group ride round the Wenham Loop on Thursday evenings to give people a chance to learn the techniques and etiquette of group riding. He has put out a feeler post on Spond. Please reply there if this would be of interest to you.
Fridays: a ladies' daytime group ride (not strictly HCC) often runs in the lighter months. For further details please either use the Contact Us form or look for announcements on Spond. This ride is very popular and may split into two groups this year.
As always, please, please watch Spond and Facebook for details of individual rides. And if you're going on a ride and you don't mind others coming along, create an Event on Spond and let everyone know.
I will also update the Calendar with other local rides that members may wish to consider. There will be links to the appropriate websites, and please take any queries to the relevant organisers.