Sunday Casual meets at 9.30 am outside The Stag in Wellesbourne.This ride is open to all club members, or any new riders who want to try club cycling as a guest.
Distance is typically 25 to 30 miles at an average speed of 11-14 mph which for most people is a very relaxed…...you might even say even a Casual pace !
Our objective is to provide an enjoyable ride to meet the needs of as many of those riding. So speeds will be faster or slower, This is mainly determined by who is riding that particular day eg current club members or new guest riders
If necessary we will regroup if a gap opens up eg at the top of a hill. We have never left any rider behind as it the responsibility of the Ride Leader is to ensure everyone returns home safely.
Ride leaders today is Trevor Shaw and the route we will take will depend on who is riding on Sunday. Route 1 below is a familiar and easy one with a coffee stop at the Cricket Pavilion, while Route 2 is a lot tougher as I found out on a recce ride yesterday! So unless we had only Sunday Casual regulars who enjoy some climbing we will take Route 1 tomorrow and route 2 another Sunday
Route 1 - The Stag, Moreton Paddox, Kineton, Gaydon, Knightcote,Bishops Itchington,ChestertonWindmill, Lighthorne Cricket Pavilion, Wellesbourne approx 28 miles
Route 2 - The Stag, Moreton Paddox, Kineton, Gaydon, Fenny Compton,Avon Dasset,Farnborough, Cross M40, Mollington, Cross M40,then left towards Shotteswell,Coffee National Herb Centre, past Edgehill Country Park to Kineton, Little Kineton,Butlers Marston, Pillerton Hersay, Walton Lane
Distance 33.6 miles Ascent 1922 ft
A ride in two contrasting parts ie before coffee at 20 miles a number of tough but scenic climbs with ascent of approx 1300 ft , after coffee a fast mainly flat /downhill ride
The Stag's Head, Chestnut Square, CV35 9QS