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 TimeCafe StopDistanceSpeedRide Leader(s)
SundayGentle Pace Social Ride9:30 amYes35 – 40 miles13 – 14 mphChris Bagust
Steve Hammatt
Gavin Watson
Deb Coren
SundayMid Pace Social Ride9:30 amYes40 – 55 miles14.5 – 15.5 mphTony Garmston
Jeff Davis
Bob Hughes
SundayQuick Pace Social Ride9:30 am
(10:00 am during winter)
Yes45 – 60 miles16.0 – 17.5 mphVernon Schutte
Conor Boyle
Rob Verkerk
SundayFast Pace Social Ride9:30 amYes45 – 60 miles18.0+ mphTony Morancie
Luke 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
Steve Hammatt
Gavin Watson
Vernon Schutte
  • 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).
  • All rides start in the same place – we meet under the railway arch next to Speedy’s Chinese Takeaway at the top of West Heath Road in Farnborough. Click here for a map
  • 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 beginner’s rides over a shorter distance. So if you’d like to join in but feel that even 35 miles is too far, 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.