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Cycling Club Tadcaster

Established in 2012, the Cyclesense Cycling Club is a road cycling club based in Tadcaster, North Yorkshire. Tadcaster is an ideal base for the club with varied terrain available either side of the town, meaning we can go for flat or hilly rides.

The club organises weekly rides on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays throughout the year as well as taking part in the Cyclesense time-trial league and other local races. You don't have to be a racer to come out for a ride with us though; we offer a number of different groups for various abilities and inclinations.

Riding with a club is good fun and it's a great way to meet new people whilst improving your fitness.

Pretty much anyone can join us for a club ride. All you need to bring is a spare inner tube, some water/energy drink and some money in case we stop at a café on a Sunday ride. Helmets are a requirement at all times, whilst lights and mudguards are a necessity in the winter months.

For more details on how you can get involved with our club rides pop into either of our shops in Tadcaster for a chat. Alternatively, email info@cyclesense.co.uk

Rides

We have rides every Tuesday and Sunday throughout the year, but the best place to keep up to date with the rides is via our Facebook page.

Tuesday evening

Unless stated otherwise on our Facebook page, these rides will set off from the car park behind the shop at 18:30. In winter when the group is smaller we meet at our café bar Everything Good Goes for a coffee before leaving.

Throughout summer there will be three groups groups:

Green group

A more social pace for those new to group riding. Circa 20-25 miles with a pace between 15-17mph. No one will be left behind on these rides.

Blue group

An intermediate ride of around 30 miles at a pace of 17-19mph. Please be comfortable with riding close to other riders in a group. No one will be left behind.

Chain gang

For more advanced group riders we have our chain gang. This is a flat ride focusing on riding through and off as part of a tightly knit group. The pace is usually in excess of 22mph. Definitely be familiar with what chain gangs involve before attempting this as good bike handling skills and communication between riders is required. Riders may be left behind if the pace is too much so know your way home before coming out!

Winter

In the colder, wetter and darker months we have just one group. Lights and mudguards are necessary here. Distance will be around the 25 mile mark with a pace of 17-19mph.

Thursday

We also run a Thursday evening ride throughout autumn, winter and spring when our time trial league isn't on. This runs August-April. Distance is again around the 25 mile mark and the pace is usually 17-19mph.

Sunday morning

Unless stated otherwise on our Facebook page, these rides will always set off from 08:00 from the car park behind our shop in Tadcaster.

We aim to be back for 11am but we can be out later than that. The pace depends on the terrain, but it will always be 17mph .

These rides tend to be when we head out into the hillier terrain Yorkshire has to offer so beginners may be served better by coming along on a few Tuesday rides before considering Sundays.

Membership

Club membership is £15 a year (£1.25 per month). If you regularly take part in our weekly rides or want to race the TT league membership is necessary. Included in membership you get:

- Public liability insurance with an indemnity limit of £10,000,000.
- Club kit available at the reduced rate.
- 10% discount in the shop (certain products are excluded at the shop's discretion).
- 10% discount at Everything Good Goes on hot drinks & cake.
- Significant British Cycling membership discount.
- Access to events put on by the club (ie John's turbo dungeon, additional organised club rides).
- The opportunity to ride with a welcoming, friendly club.

If you want to join/renew just pop into either shop and speak with Paul or Sam.

     
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