Group Social Rides

Group Social Rides

For further information email: grouprides@sytri.org

We are pleased to offer to our members free no-drop group rides. An opportunity to meet up socially with fellow club members - these are not coached sessions and are run by Ride Leaders or Ride Organisers.

Juniors - 15 to 18 years - are very welcome, but need to check first with their coach. Due to safeguarding issues, riders under 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian (who must also be a club member) throughout the ride.

All riders ride at their own risk. There is a strict policy of no helmet, no ride.

We will try to cater as much as we can for the different range of riders within the club. Each ride will be individually advertised with course details, distance and speed by the individual ride leader on email and facebook. Rides are varied each week for distance and hills, please check the proposed route to ensure the ride isn't too much of a stretch for you.

The importance of the social and safety side of a group ride should never be undervalued. For those getting back into cycling the rides should be seen as a way of building up confidence/safe riding skills. For those wanting a more challenging ride, we will have some rides that meet that challenge. For some of us it is all about the cake!

The ride protocols provided by British Triathlon also give guidance on pre-ride bike checks, Highway Code links etc. It is important that you spend time reading these documents before joining a ride. The pre-ride safety check means that avoidable issues don't cause a problem on the day.

There is no charge for these sessions, however you need to book your session in advance via the club website. Bookings open at 5.00pm on the preceding Monday and close 10 mins after the session start time. Numbers are limited so book early.

You can check availability and book your place here (the link takes you to an external website). If you later find you cannot attend, please try to cancel your place (using the link in your booking confirmation email) so that someone else can attend.

Before each session you attend.

It is your responsibility to ensure you are sufficiently fit and healthy to participate in any swim/bike/run activity. You should think about any pre-existing medical conditions you may have, and if in any doubt you should not participate.

Your name, contact phone number and the dates and times of the sessions you have attended will be retained by SYTRI for as long as you are a member.

 Bring your own food, drinks (do not share with anyone) and preferably your own equipment if you have it.

 Please ensure that you read the following document before you attend the session.

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