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 current regularly offered rides, both on- and off-road. In addition to these scheduled rides, many ad-hoc rides (particularly off-road) happen too..

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.

DayRideSurfaceStart Time (MAY VARY)Cafe StopDistanceSpeedRide Organiser(s)
WednesdayGentle Pace Social RideRoad9:30 amYes35 – 40 miles13 – 14 mph
21 - 22.5 kmh
Vernon Schutte
SaturdayEasy Trails (Gravel, Hybrid and MTBs)Tarmac paths and light gravel9.00 amYes (at the end)15 - 20 miles9 - 13 mph
14.5 - 21 kmh
Shawn Mitchley
DC (Duncan Coombes)
SundaySuper Gentle Pace (Beginners') Social RideRoad9:30amYes20 - 25 miles11.5 - 12.5 mph
18.5 - 20kmh
Hannah Crawte
Hillary Mumsford
SundayGentle Pace Social RideRoad9:30 amYes35 – 40 miles13 – 14 mph
21 - 22.5 kmh
Cesar Herrera
Clare White
SundayMid Pace Social RideRoad9:30 amYes40 – 55 miles14.5 – 15.5 mph
23 - 25 kmh
Shawn Mitchley
Paul Rees
Neil Lister
SundayQuick Pace Social RideRoad9:30 am
(10:00 am during winter)
Yes45 – 60 miles16.0 – 17.5 mph
26 - 28 kmh
Bob Hughes
Shawn Mitchley
SundayFast Pace Social RideRoad9:30 amYes45 – 60 miles18.0+ mph
29+ kmh
Luke Stratford
SundayFast Pace Non-Stop RideRoad9:30 amNo50 – 60 miles18.0+ mph
29+ kmh
Decided by the group on the day

NOTE: Start times and places may vary. Please refer to the Rides Calendar for full details. Or for non-members who are wishing to try a ride, contact clubrides@fccc.org.uk

  • No-one is dropped and the pace should be 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 – on the far (south) side of the railway arch by Speedy’s Chinese Takeaway at the West Heath Road roundabout in Farnborough (often referred to as “The Bridge” by members). Click here for a map . Using What3Words it’s at ///aunts.spearhead.hammer . There’s a small amount of free parking available there. 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 Ride 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 clubrides@fccc.org.uk 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.