At the heart of any good bicycle club is a weekly club ride. We have our regular club rides every Sunday morning, with two to three groups going out at different speeds, so there is something to suit everyone.
Our Sunday club ride is the perfect opportunity to meet the members – we pride ourselves on being a social and welcoming club, open to riders of all abilities.
In winter average speeds will be reduced to accommodate the road and weather conditions.
Average speed of 15-16mph for about 40 miles
Average speed of 17-18mph for about 50 miles
Average speed of 19+mph for about 60 miles
We run a pace line ride every week throughout the year and an additional pace line or chain gang every Thursday in the summer. The rides follow the same route of 26 miles and dependent on numbers, split into two to four different speed groups.
These rides are training sessions open to HIBC members only. During the summer months, these are ‘drop’ rides – riders unable to hold the pace will not be waited for and will have to make their own way back.
Summer: 25+mph. Winter: 22+mph
Summer: 21-22mph. Winter: 20mph
Summer: 19mph. Winter: up to 18mph
Monthly cake-fueled outings to local cafes. Cafe network is a good source of cyclist-friendly cafes.
Mid group: Average speed of 17mph
Brioche group: Average speed of 15-16mph, once every two months in winter
Details of each cafe ride are posted on Facebook nearer the time.
Open to all abilities, for those more into getting muddy and racing around a cross track in the dark, the track at Milton Country Park is great fun.
The more the merrier, just turn up and ride for a couple of hours. Advertised each week on Facebook.
Open to members, every Monday evening at Impington Village College. A progressive winter training plan based around British Cycling plans and led by an experienced and qualified instructor.
For those not yet ready for the full road ride experience, a time to learn ride etiquette, how to ride in a group and get to know people – organised in advance and publicised in local newsletters and on Facebook.