Sunday Club Rides

Whether you ride for leisure or sport, cycling is a great way to get fit and stay in shape. A local club is one of the the best place to get started, share advice, find out about cycling events and of course, enjoy riding with other keen cyclists.

We try to offer one formal 'Club ride' each Sunday morning. The start point is usually the Car Park of the Pink Pub (the Royal Oak) , North Bersted. We use 4 or 5 different routes, each well known to regular club members and all offering a variety of terrains suitable for cyclists of mixed abilities.

On the road we will try to ride in a group of no larger than 10 as an absolute maximum - 8 being the ideal number so, when necessary we will split into 2 or more groups each with its own leader. Group leaders should be listened to and shown respect by the group, please remember they are taking on extra responsibility for the good of the club - please communicate with the leader if you have a problem whilst riding.

All Sunday rides aim to have a half way stop point at a local café selected for it's offering of good coffee and restorative cakes and other refreshments. Whichever group you ride with, the aim will be to join up meeting the others at the same break point. After taking refreshments we ride back to the Pink Pub with riders parting company as the route nears their homes.

The weekly 'training' ride for those capable of riding at an average of 18 mph with ride length over 50/60 miles starts at 8.00 and for new riders or those seeking a more sociable pace there is the Club Ride that leaves the Pink Pub at 9.00

We aim to have a 'ride leader' identified for every 'Club' ride, they will be an experienced club member who knows the routes and will make sure everyone gets out and back safely.

 

Club Introduction Rides

We suggest that before taking on one of the more technical rides, you contact us so that we can get to know you and asses your ability to see which ride would be best for you to join us with. A shorter “introduction” ride can be offered to prospective new members on an “ad Hoc” basis and these will be posted on FB and the website when required. The purpose of these is for you to get to meet us and get to know some of the regular club members, and for us to offer some advice and guidance, where necessary, on the basics of group riding and the expectations of the club and it's members.

We will post details on here once the date is confirmed for the next ride, please contact us by email or on our Facebook page if you are interested so that we can guage numbers and plan the next date

 

Social Mondays

We now meet socially on the first Monday in every month at the Royal Oak (the Pink Pub), North Bersted from around 20:00 'til closing.

Come along, meet the members and chat about anything you like, although most times it does end up about our bikes, our kit, and the routes we have been on.

 

Monday Evening Rides

We have an 'unofficial' club ride on the other Monday evenings of the month. These leave the Bognor MacDonalds at 6.30pm. It's unofficial because unfortunately we can't run it every week and a range of factors impact on whether it takes place. We do however always post on our Facebook group if arrangements are being made.

 

Other Group Rides

We are a thriving club with many keen members. Arrangements are often made between individuals and small groups to go on their own routes and rides at times that suit them. We understand that not everyone is able to make the formally arranged club rides or, they want to go out more often than once a week. Sometimes members want to spend some time practicing specific riding styles such as TT pacing or hill climbs.

Whatever the reason, we encourage this initiative and look forward to hearing about their experiences on Facebook, at the next Monday Social evening or when they join us on one of the group club rides.

If you want to organise or get involved in such rides the best place to start is our facebook page.

 

Stop Points

 

The Pavillion Tearoom

Hidden within 1800 acres of ancient woodland on the Hampshire and West Sussex border, The Pavilion can be found in the restored Fig House of Stansted Park, nestling in the corner of the Walled Garden with a stunning backdrop of the parks arboretum.

Plenty of space inside and out and home made cakes worth a 30 mile ride to get to. Try the millionaires shortbread!

Stan's Bike Shack

Stan’s Bike Shack is a cafe renowned for serving excellent coffee, homemade cake, breakfast and deli-style lunches to cyclists, walkers, runners, horse riders and the local community

It is positioned at the southern end of Partridge Green (you can’t miss the bright orange signpost) right on the Downs Link, a 36.7 mile footpath and bridleway linking the North Downs to the South Downs, which was once a busy railway line linking Guildford to Shoreham-by-Sea until it was closed down in 1960’s.

Plenty of space and some of the best Blueberry muffins around.