Swindon Road Club are active all year round and have a number of regular rides for members and guests to take part in. Routes vary from week to week to mix up the cafés and are dependent on weather conditions with routes often decided on the wind direction forecast. All rides are posted on Facebook and WhatsApp.

Please make sure that you have read our Code of conduct and group riding tips before taking part in any of our rides, especially group riding tips part 2 if you're joining the Tuesday Evening Club Rides. Rides start promptly so ensure you are at the meeting point in good time.

Those under the age of 16 must be accompanied and supervised by a parent at all times. See our Code of Conduct for more information for parents and younger riders.

All riders are expected to be self-sufficient and should bring their own drinks, snacks and spare inner tube(s) money, tyre levers, pump and money for cafe stops. 

 

Ride (all with a prompt start) Distance Terrain Average Speed Ride Progression

Saturday Morning Blue Group: 09:00 - Hook Close

~45  miles Mixed (flat/hilly) 15-17 mph (Blue group) For new to group riding and inexperienced riders to gain fitness and bike craft

Saturday Morning Orange/White Group : 09:00 - Hook Close

~45 miles Mixed (flat/hilly) 

17-19 mph (Orange group)

19+ mph (White group)

For more experienced riders who want to a longer faster ride to gain more fitness and stamina.
Sunday Morning Club Ride: 09:00 – Town Hall 65 to 120 miles Typically, once a month in the summer there will be one 100+ mile ride. Mixed (flat/hilly) 18 mph For experienced riders who want a longer ride to gain more fitness and stamina
Tuesday Evening - Summer Steady ride (18:00 - Ridgeway Farm School) 25 to 30 miles Rolling 15 to 18 mph For new to group riding and inexperienced riders to gain fitness and bike craft
Tuesday Evening Summer Chain Gang (18:15 - Kingsdown Arms) 25 to 30 miles Flat with guest appearances of hilly route

White Group - 23 - 25+ mph

Orange Group - 21 - 23 mph

Blue Group - 19 to 21 mph

 For experienced riders who want to cycle under race type conditions and speeds
Thursday Evening Summer 10 Mile Time Trial Series (Gateway Cafe) 10 miles Latton TT course Flat  As fast as you can!  Open to ALL Club Members – ALL abilities welcomed and encouraged to join in!
Virtual Ride Tuesday Evening (Winter only) (18:05 - Zwift) 60 minutes  Rolling  As fast as you want, Keep Together is on! Great way to keep and build fitness over the winter.
Virtual Ride Thursday Evening (Winter only) (19:05 - Zwift) 60 minutes Workout  As fast as you want, Keep Together is on!  Great way to keep and build fitness over the winter. 

 

Mandatory use of mudguards & flap on all SRC Club Rides November to March

Mudguards and an appropriate flap are mandatory on all Club rides from the 1st of November to the 1st March inclusive. 

Mudguards should cover the entirety of the back wheel and include a mud flap (see photos). Any committee member will be happy to advise club members who are uncertain on the best mudguards.