I am an average rider that's been looking for a club to join for a little while. I just completed last weekend's RideLondon at an average of 27.5km/h. I am based in Woodford and mostly ride the Hadhams in Hertforshire or the Rodings in Essex.
Looking at the information on the website I would be suited to your B or C group I think. I'm keen to have a go and I wondered what's planned for this Sunday and if it's just a case of turning up and riding along.
Thanks in advance for any advice.
PS: I am also interested in Cyclocross and Track. Indeed I ride a cross bike at all times, with different wheels depending what I am up to.
I am leading a C-ride this sunday into Herts - route here: https://connect.garmin.com/course/9089884
We'll be averaging 12-14mph, coffee & cake at the end.
If you're interested, we'll be rolling out of Whittington park at 8:30 on Sunday.
Thanks, sounds good. Will see you there.
Hi Orestis, I am in a similar position to Thibaud. I would like to join you guys for the group c ride on Sunday too if that's OK? Jamie
You're welcome to join on Sunday @Jmc
Just loaded the route onto my Garmin! 56.6kms with 735m of climbing, looking forward to meeting everybody tomorrow.
Hi guys, my name's Rob and not to jump on the bandwagon but I've also just done ride London and have been looking to join a club for a while. I've seen a lot of Islington jerseys out on my rides and from the forums you seem a friendly bunch. Ok if I join?
Echoing what @Orestis & @Martine said above, you're most welcome to come along and ride tomorrow. Enjoy, it's a great little route.
Yes Rob, it's a friendly bandwagon, jump on!
Great ride this morning, really enjoyed it. Average on my Garmin was 24.5km/h (including my 'commute' from Woodford) so a quickish C group. The kit matches my bike so I think next step is joining full-time! Thanks to the ride leaders today, really supportive and helpful. Looking forward to meeting more of you as time goes on.
I enjoyed the C ride this morning! Thanks @Orestis and Lewis for leading it, great job! I've just signed up for a membership and a jersey. Looking forward for many more nice rides in the future!
Welcome Michael! It was great having you on board today. Great ride indeed. See you on the road soon.
Hey @Orestis I have just joined too after riding with the C group on Sunday led by Richard. The route was awesome BTW!
Great! Welcome +Jmc.
Just picked my jersey up today and worn it at the Velodrome, passing Stage 2. Should be out Saturday this week so hopefully will meet more of you there.
Well done! See you on the road soon. I may be out Saturday for some fast laps of RP
Yeah great ride out on Sunday, I was in the Richard group - I also found it a fast-ish 'C' ride. But ended up having a great group who managed to stay pretty tight throughout. Thanks to all the leaders and seconds for their efforts despite equipment issues.
I had a bit of a day planned so couldn't make the pint at Pally - next time perhaps.
Just to add, although a C-ride may start with a lower speed target, it is up to the leader to increase the speed if and only if the whole group can cope with a slightly higher speed (making sure nobody is dropping of). Often when the group is cohesive people can do a lot faster than expected. I have also seen the opposite, a lot of climbing, lower average but still a great ride. Weather also has influence.
Thanks. Will there be rides coming out of the Park on Holloway Rd too?
While the pace may have been a bit faster than 'advertised' on Sunday, the leaders made sure to ask if pace was ok, plenty of stop to breath and certainly a 'nobody left behind policy' that would put a US Marine to shame. Compared to riding alone, it was a revelation.
did you see a few of us are attending a skill session for stage 2/3 riders next tuesday? http://forum.islington.cc/conversations/256382/?offset=200#comment12445721
yep +Thibaud get in on the action. The performance jersey will get an airing as well for those who are interested.
I'm defo booked plus another one on the 24th at 10am. @MattyP @JonnyK Doing stage 3 on the 19th of September.
Hi folks. I'm a potential new member. Plenty of cycling through the years but no club experience since I was a kid. I'm looking to join a C ride on Sunday. The hilly one that @JamesE proposed would be my preference. Should I just turn up at Whittington Park at 8:30am tomorrow?
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