Social

Our Social Rides lie at the very heart of the club. We have lots of beautiful countryside near to Farnborough and Camberley that we like to explore.

This page details our on-road rides. For off-road rides please see our off-road section.

We also run regular club rides on the Zwift online platform, using turbo trainers. See our Zwift page for more.

Why ride with a club? See (Nearly) One Year and Counting – A New Member’s Tale.

DayRideStart Time (MAY VARY)Cafe StopDistanceSpeedRide Leader(s)
SaturdayBeginners' Social RideYes20 - 25 miles12 - 13 mphDeb Coren
Dom Crapart
SundayGentle Pace Social Ride9:30 amYes35 – 40 miles13 – 14 mphChris Bagust
Gavin Watson
Helen Monkhouse
SundayMid Pace Social Ride9:30 amYes40 – 55 miles14.5 – 15.5 mphHans Roopun
SundayQuick Pace Social Ride9:30 am
(10:00 am during winter)
Yes45 – 60 miles16.0 – 17.5 mphVernon Schutte
Bob Hughes
SundayFast Pace Social Ride9:30 amYes45 – 60 miles18.0+ mphLuke Stratford
SundayFast Pace Non-Stop Ride9:30 amNo50 – 60 miles18.0+ mphDecided by the group on the day
WednesdayGentle Pace Social Ride9:30 amYes35 – 40 miles13 – 14 mphChris Bagust
Gavin Watson
Vernon Schutte

NOTE: Start times and places may vary. Please refer to weekly posts in the club ride WhatsApp groups or on the Social Rides forum for full details. Or for non-members who are wishing to try a ride, contact [email protected]

  • No-one is dropped and the pace adjusted to that of the slowest in the group.
  • Riding is in groups of no more than 8 or 10 riders (numbers in excess of this will be split accordingly).
  • Most rides start in the same place – under the railway arch next to Speedy’s Chinese Takeaway at the top of West Heath Road in Farnborough (often referred to as “The Bridge” by members). Click here for a map . However, sometimes rides start from different places, so do please make sure you know where the start point is in advance. If it hasn’t been advertised otherwise, it will be by Speedy’s.
  • All participants are expected to be familiar with and follow our Club Run Guidelines.
  • Non-members are always welcome to come along and try out our rides before joining the club. 
  • In addition to the regular rides above, we can sometimes also arrange rides over an even shorter distance. So if you’d like to join in but but are not sure about the distance/pace, then get in touch and we’ll see if we can help you out.
  • Email [email protected] with any questions you may have.

All riders participating in Club Rides must be familiar with the contents of:

IMPORTANT NOTE: All riders ride as individuals with responsibility for their own actions and entirely at their own risk.  The club strongly recommends riders consider their own insurance cover, at the very minimum for third-party liability, and recommend the third-party insurance provided to members of British Cycling or Cycling UK.

Riders should also consider whether they need additional cover for risks such as loss of income if injured following an accident.