Club Runs & Training

Sunday Club Runs

meet at 9:30am at the front of Aldersley Leisure Village, W-ton.
Please note: Club runs are social rides and anybody joining them must take responsibility for their own safety and well being.

  • Fast Group This group is race training, faster and with no cafe stop. It wont ease up or wait for struggling riders so you must know how to find your way home and fix your own bike if required to go with this group. Distances are usually between 50-80 miles at averages between 18-22mph depending on the time of the year.
  • Middle Group This group is much more of a sociable ride, there is a café stop and the distances are usually between 50-80 miles at averages depending on the time of year of between 17-19mph. In event of break downs or punctures then the group will wait and assist. The group will wait for struggling riders providing their fitness is there in the first place.
  • Classic GroupThis ride will be ridden at a steady pace of about 15 mph over a distance of between 45-60 miles and includes a café stop. The ride will be led by an experienced Wheeler and no one will be left behind although you do have to be confident that you have sufficient fitness to complete the ride.

General Guidelines for Club Runs

  • All riders should be fit enough to be able to sustain the guideline speeds for the group they have chosen to ride with. Track training listed below is an effective means of improving your fitness.
  • On rare occasions some groups will combine when there are insufficient people to make alternative groups.
  • Road bikes only please unless you are exceptionally fit and able to maintain that pace on a Mountain Bike.
  • No Tri Bars fitted, these can be potentially dangerous in the event of emergency braking.
  • No riding with the fore arms resting on the tops of the bars.
  • All riders must ensure that they carry sufficient inner tubes, tyre repair patches, tools in the event of break down.
  • Riders should bring enough food and drink to sustain them during the ride.
  • A mobile phone is also advisable in the event of a major breakdown.
  • Bring along sufficient money for the Café Stop and emergency recovery.

Track training

Mondays 7:00, Wednesday 7:00 and Friday 6:30. Check details on the Track page

Reliability Rides

WWCC run three Reliability Rides each year – A particular feature of the early part of the year, these rides are over a set course and distance to be completed in a pre-determined time. See Reliability page for dates

Training Rides

Are often arranged by the club on Saturdays from the Hugh Porter Way, Aldersley Leisure Village, please keep an eye on the website for details or contact a committee member.

Family Runs

Saturday rides from a central starting point to a predetermined destination. Centred around a family friendly cafe or public house, these are leisurely paced rides along country lanes. Please keep an eye on our facebook page for dates and details.

Supper & Breakfast Runs

As the name suggests, these are either an early morning or evening ride to a café, restaurant or hostelry offering good food and good company – Always an enjoyable ride. Please keep an eye on the website for details or contact a committee member.

Other Events

WWWC also take part in other Sportive events. In the past the club have entered the following events:-

Challenge Rides – As the name suggests these are specific one-day events that are a little more demanding than the average club run. They are often over a longer distance and/or difficult terrain, but usually with spectacular scenery. Examples include:

  • The Shropshire Challenge – A testing ride in the Shropshire hills around the historic town of Ludlow.
  • The Wild Wales Challenge – An arduous 70-80 mile route centred on the north Wales town of Bala.
  • The Hell of the North Cotswolds – This unique ride encompasses a large amount of off road riding. Ideally suited to mountain bike riding .

Audax Events – These are set distance events for the serious cyclo tourist or “Randonneur”. Over specified distances of 100,200,300,400 or 600 km. They require a formal touring bike with saddle bag/panniers and lights if necessary. These events are entered in advance and you are issued with a brevet card to be stamped at controls along the route.

Specialist Events – Include place to place rides and “grimpeur ” events (mountainous rides). Many are “classic” events such as the Paris –Brest- Paris.