Clapham Chasers runs the following weekend cycling sessions:
- Attend a club intro ride. Intro Club Rides page. The frequency of these depends on demand and the availability of our volunteer leaders, but we run them as often as we can so check the members facebook page for them (this is the easiest way to book a place) or email email@example.com
- Attend a PB Coaching session and send confirmation to firstname.lastname@example.org (http://pbcyclecoaching.co.uk/)
- Get certified at Herne Hill Velodrome. Send confirmation to email@example.com (https://www.hernehillvelodrome.com/whats-on/training-sessions/pathway/)
Ideally you will have a road bike with drop handlebars, but this is not essential. Many people have started out on the club rides on hybrid bikes with straight handlebars, but slick, narrow tyres (wide mountain bike tyres make going quickly more difficult). Mountain bikes are strongly discouraged as it’s just very difficult to keep up with a road bike on one. TT bikes are not permitted on the weekend rides for safety reasons.
All sessions require you to take responsibility for having adequate food, drinks and clothing. You are also expected to have your own spare inner tube(s) and pump and to make sure that your bike is in good working order (tyres pumped up, brakes/gears working properly). Everyone on a club ride must wear a helmet. Please read the do's and dont's, calls and hand signals and guide to group riding pages (click on the images below).
Please consider the tyres on your bike over the winter/spring. Punctures are more common as many people ride on summer racing tyres. Tyres such as Schwalbe Durano or Continental Gatorskins have thicker rubber and better puncture resistance and are recommended during the winter.
A useful video about on-the-bike nutrition can be found here - worth a quick view. Please also have a quick look at the Insurance page for important information regarding insurance during club activities.
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