Speed groups

To ensure that everyone gets to ride at a pace that is comfortable for them, we have four main groups, each with sub-groups.  We are a road cycling club so you will need a road bike (AKA ‘racing’ bike) with drop handlebars and smooth tyres. 

Tigers

  • Very Easy Tigers – 10-12 mph (16-19 kph) – this is the minimum paced ride we offer. We ask that you can do at least this pace over 30 miles (48 km) with some hills before joining club rides. If you’re not sure, you could try riding this route. If you can manage this in around 2 hours 45 minutes without stopping for a break then you should be able to keep up with Very Easy Tigers.
  • Easy Tigers 12-13 mph (19-21 kph)
  • Tigers 13-14 mph (21-22.5 kph)
  • Fast Tigers – 14-15 mph (22.5-24 kph)

Tiger groups generally do 28-30 miles (45-48 km) before a stop

The Tigers group leaders are Mike Duckett, Gill Newman and Matt Webster.

Jaguars – average speed: 14-16 mph (22-26 kph), does 35-40 miles (56-64 km) before a stop. The Jags group leaders are Andi West and Jane Eastman.

Leopards – average speed: 16-18 mph (26-29 kph), does 40-45 miles (64-72 km) before a stop.

Cheetahs – average speed: 18+ mph (29+ kph), does 50-55 miles (80-88 km) before a stop