Hello. I have recently moved to Holloway having lived in West London for ages. Am a member of Kingston Wheelers and looking for a local club to be a part of. I am used to long rides, but my fitness and speed have suffered a lot recently after being in hospital for 2 weeks a year ago after suffering a cardiac arrest. As a result I haven't cycled much for a year and have to take medication / keep an eye on my heart rate. I am training again with intent to go out properly cycling in the spring, but wanted to know if anyone could share some of the slower rides data with me on Strava, so I can have a look and see if I think I am likely to keep up. At the moment I only really feel safe going out with more social groups that don't drop anyone – because of my heart (I appreciate some groups expect people who get dropped to just make their way home).
Thanks all, and I look forward to potentially meeting you all.
Hi Rachel welcome to Islington. Why don't you come along and do our shorter/slower group while you build up your strength and confidence. We meet at Whttington Park, Holloway Rd entrance, for an 8.30am depart on Sundays. Our rides are friendly and we have a nobody gets left behind policy. Hope to see you soon!
Thanks! I think I will try and pop along tomorrow. I checked my last Richmond Park triple lap and I was averaging 25.8kph (16mph) so hopefully my baseline won't be much below that.
By the way, it was Hadron Cycles who told me about you, when I popped in for some inner tubes. Really friendly shop.
With stops,, lights etc the average speed is 13/14mph so that appears to be within your radar.
All are welcome and as said,, no one gets dropped.
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