RLS Cycling Club meet regularly to ride our bikes! some of our regular rides are below, please remember you DO NOT need be a RLSCC club member to join in with these rides and sessions, just come along for fun:
Interval training with RLSCC involves a 1 mile loop, with 1 500meter sprint section, this loop MUST be completed within an allotted time frame, this means you will have to complete the sprint then sustain an average pace (working as a group or individual) in order to complete the loop, this is repeated up to 10 times
so if you fancy yourself as a bit of a Sagan or Cavandish this session is for you, as always keep an eye on the facebook page for updates,
Interval training leaves from thebikeyard @6:30 PM
If you are planning a big charity ride? want to get into race shape or just want to get fitter and and more healthy, RLS CC run roller training sessions to keep you spinning and improving
The club roller training session has found a new home at the Dale Street Methodist Church Community Centre. Entry can be gained from the door to the centre located in the small car park on the corner of Regent Street and Dale Street. Entry is by passcode, which can be obtained from Dave Newton.
This is a session whereby individuals can come along and join with others and train in a freindly, social environment. It is not a coaching or led training session as such, but as a group we will follow a variety of programmes based on sprint interval techniques..
There are a few rollers are available for hire from the club, which will be allocated on a first come first served basis. However, these are limited, so if you have your own, please bring them along.
We run two sessions, which start at 6pm and 7pm. This is a not for profit session aimed primarily as a benefit for RLS Cycling Club members, so it is priced to cover costs of the room hire and the provision of the rollers and equipment.
Members: £1 session fee plus £1 for use of club rollers
Non-Members: £2 session fee plus £2 for use of club rollers
What is roller training??? - Bicycle rollers are a type of bicycle trainer that makes it possible to ride a bicycle indoors without moving forward. However, unlike other types of bicycle trainers, rollers do not attach to the bicycle frame, and the rider must balance him or herself on the rollers while training.
There is a club bike but it may be a requirement that you bring your own road bike and clip shoes, mountain bikes are not suitable for roller training.
RLS CC have a dedicated army of cross country / mountian bikers, they organise a ride that leaves thebikeyard every thursday at 6:45pm, it is advised you arrive 10 / 15mins earlier to make sure we dont leave without you! the routes are relaxed and the mileage ranges from 10 - 17 miles depending on the route. We encourage riders of all abilities to join us on these rides, we also post the routes and more information on our facebook page.
A Beginners bike ride that welcomes all styles of bikes and riders. A pace of approx 12mph and a route of 10-15miles.
Meet at 7.00pm (Starting location will be thebikeyard unless otherwise stated)
Bring along a snack, drink and a spare inner tube and pump. It may also be a good idea to bring along a set of lights too.
Longer road rides with a cake stop,
A Group: 60+ miles, 17+mph average
B Group: 30 - 50miles, 15mph average
Meet at thebikeyard @8:15am
The ideal rides for the budding road cyclist! the sunday morning road rides are 25 - 35 mile routes that leave from thebikeyard every sunday morning. The group is split into ability so you can choose a group to suit you, the lower pace groups leave first with the higher pace groups leaving a set time afterwards. The rides are supported by club trainer Graham Lock, at set points through out the route he informs you of the time from the group infront and also the time from the group behind, this creates an exciting riding experience for all.
Meet at thebikard @8:10am (its advised if you are coming for the first time to arrive slighly earlier to sort yourself into the correct group)
The rides are not races! :) although they are designed to give you a taste of road racing, trust us they are fun
RLS CC / thebikeyard also race Tuesday night Time Trials with rugby velo (http://webspace.webring.com/people/hr/rugbyvelo/), these sessions are used for the team as further training for the XC and 4X Seasons but are a great way to test your fitness and ability on a road bike, the courses vary each week, they are a mixture of 10 and 25 mile time trial courses. If you are a RLS CC member please join us, Graham Lock, team trainer and regular TT riders Michelle Paget, James Meadows and Dave Newton leave the bike yard at 5.45pm every Tuesday to drive the courses before hand, the TT begins at 7pm, please check rugby velo for more information on times and locations - - http://webspace.webring.com/people/hr/rugbyvelo/
(note you must be a rlscc member to attend time trials)
Although most of our rides are based around Warwickshire, day trips to trail centers and sportives are a regular occurence, best plan is to keep an eye on facebook and this website for more information
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Sorry no new events at the mo.. for now, check out our regular club rides and routes here