Information for Riders
To view the rides programs for each of our groups, or to obtain a printable copy of the full lists, please hover over the Rides tab above.
We offer a broad range of rides to suit most riders - the varying levels of ride are explained in the table below, though this is a rough guide only. It is important to note that we ride to the pace of the slowest rider on that particular ride - no one is ever left behind!
If you haven't been with us before, you may be wondering what to take with you. Any type of bicycle will be suitable as long as it is roadworthy. The bicycle needs a spare inner tube, pump and tools to remove wheel and tyre in case of a puncture. You should also take a drink for en-route and lunch or money to buy food if out all day. Waterproofs are sometimes needed and should always be taken just in case; it is more comfortable to carry spare items on the bike in a saddlebag or pannier.
The CTC has produced a guide to cycling with groups like ours.
|A||60 - 90 miles||12 mph. Lunch stop and usually tea stop|
|B||40 - 70 miles||10 - 12mph. Lunch stop and usually a tea stop|
|C||30 - 50 miles||8 - 10 mph. Lunch stop. Usually back by 4.30|
|D||15 - 30 miles||Very easy paced half day ride. Back by 1.30|
|JR||See category||Joint ride Shrewsbury/Telford sections - see type|
|C/A||See category||Car assisted (note meeting point in list)|
|Evening||15 - 25 miles||Easy paced|
|AUK||See category||Audax rides (enter two weeks in advance)|
Maps of the meeting places can be found below the table:
|Freewheelers||Sunday||Bill Dorrell||01743 354146||The Square, Shrewsbury at 09:30 (unless specified)|
|Midweek||Tuesday & Thursday||Sally Ralphs||01743 350481||Greyfriars Bridge, Shrewsbury at 10:00 (unless specified)|
|Wrekin||Sunday and Tuesday Evenings||Steve||01952 249202||Wellington Leisure Centre at 09:30 (Sunday) and 19:00 (Tuesday)|
|Summer Evening||Thursday||Lisa Rowley||01743 351508||Various venues around Shrewsbury at 19:00 (see listings for details)|
|Saturday||Saturday||Martin Beardwell||01743 231604||Red Barn PH, Longden Road at 09:30|
|South Shropshire||Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday||Malcolm Oxborrow||01584 891172||Various - please phone|