Club run categories

Ride Categories

We schedule several rides each Sunday, each belonging to one of the categories below.

Category 1
Duration 3-4h
Dist. (ml) Varies
Av. Speed (mph) Varies
Ride leader? Varies
Café stop? No
Description A training ride ridden as one or more organised groups. Recommended for riders who are focused on improving their fitness and honing their group riding skills.
Category 2
Duration 3-5h
Dist. (ml) 50+
Av. Speed (mph) 17+
Ride leader? Normally
Café stop? Normally no
Description These rides are organised by a group of regular participants using the cat_2_club_runs channel of the Wheelers 'Slack' workspace. Details are usually posted on this website but maybe only a few days in advance. Start times vary. Note that sometimes the rides take place on Saturday not Sunday. All are welcome - see here for how to join the Wheelers' 'Slack' workspace. Recommended for riders who want a fast, challenging ride ridden as a group.
Category 3
Duration 4-5h
Dist. (ml) 40-70
Av. Speed (mph) 14-16
Ride leader? Yes
Café stop? Yes
Description A social club run over an undulating route with some steep sections. The route is chosen by the ride leader who controls the pace. Recommended for riders who want a social ride at a moderate to brisk pace but without it turning into a competitive ride.
Category 3/6.
Duration 2h
Dist. (ml) Varies
Av. Speed (mph) Varies
Ride leader? No
Café stop? No
Description A summer Wednesday evening ride around the lanes. If there are enough riders fast and slow groups may form. There is no formal leader. Here are a couple of route suggestions: 18 mile route, 25 mile route.
Category 4
Duration 4-5h
Dist. (ml) 40-60
Av. Speed (mph) 13-15
Ride leader? Yes
Café stop? Yes
Description A social club run including some hilly sections. The route is chosen by the ride leader who controls the pace. Recommended for riders who want something more intense than a Cat 5 or 6 but not as strenuous as a Cat 3.
Category 5
Duration 4-5h
Dist. (ml) 40-50
Av. Speed (mph) 12-13
Ride leader? Yes
Café stop? Yes
Description A social club run including some hilly sections. The route is chosen by the ride leader who controls the pace. Recommended for riders who want a long social ride at a fairly gentle pace.
Category 6
Duration 3-4h
Dist. (ml) 30-35
Av. Speed (mph) 11-12
Ride leader? Yes
Café stop? Yes
Description A shorter club run including some hilly sections. The route is chosen by the ride leader who controls the pace. Recommended for riders who want a short social ride at a gentle pace.
Category 7
Duration 4-5h
Dist. (ml) Varies
Av. Speed (mph) Varies
Ride leader? Yes
Café stop? Yes
Description An off-road ride ridden over tracks and bridal-ways.