Diary and Rides
For several years now we have been leading regular bike rides aimed at people who are not very experienced cyclists and don’t feel confident to go very far on their own.
For those used to riding long distances at a good speed there are organisations that arrange rides to suit them. Have a look at our other page of rides to see what is available. That page includes one day charity rides when we are aware of them.
However if your wish is for something altogether easier and more relaxing, with a group of friendly and helpful people, then come on one of our rides.
Our rides run once a month on a Sunday afternoon during the period from March to October. The dates for this year (2013) are shown below. The first ride will be on Sunday 17 March.
As well as these regular rides there will be a longer ride on on Sunday 7 July and an all day ride on Sunday 29 September. We will give information about these to regular riders nearer those dates. The all-day ride will involve stopping at a pub or similar for lunch.
Our rides are regularly on the third Sunday of the month at 2 pm from near to the children's playgournd at the Leisure Centre in Woking Park. The only exception is in September when the ride will be on the second Sunday since there is a local charity ride on our usual date. Here are the dates:
Just turn up on the day, no need to reserve a place. If the weather is awful, we
will cancel the ride, but if this happens, we'll put a sign near where we meet.
There is no charge for members of Woking Cycle Users’ Group and a £1 charge for non-members. The Cycle Users’ Group costs £5 per year to join.
Ability – The rides are designed for people not used to riding a bicycle any distance. If you can ride to the shops, you will be able to manage these rides. We never leave anyone behind.
Route – The routes will be on tracks and minor roads. The afternoon rides will be about 10-15 miles long and will take approximately 2 – 2 ½ hours.
What to bring? Bike – which should be in good working order. A bottle of water. Wear suitable clothing and maybe bring a waterproof. It is your choice whether to wear a cycle helmet. Lights should not be needed during the summer season.
Where to meet? In the car park at Woking Leisure Centre near the childrens’ playground (where the path goes up to the swimming pool) at 1.50pm, ready to leave at 2 p.m.
What about children?
Sorry, no unaccompanied children under 15, but accompanied children are welcome provided they are strong enough to cycle at a slow adult pace. They will need a proper bike with gears and at least 20” wheels.
The rides will be led by Carole Frost or other members of the Cycle Users’ Group.
Want to know more about the rides? Please contact Carole by e mail on firstname.lastname@example.org or send her a text on 07746 394639. If you need to contact Carole on the day of the rides it will probably be best to phone her mobile on 07746 394639.