Speed groups

To ensure that everyone gets to ride with those of a similar speed, we have five groups, with sub-groups within each.  We are a road cycling club, so in order to keep up, you will need a road (AKA ‘racing’) bike with drop handlebars smooth tyres. 

Lions – goes at the pace of the slowest led by an experienced leader.  You must be able to ride 25 miles within 2.5 hours. 

Easy Tigers – average speed: 12 – 14mph (19-22kph), does 28-30 miles (45-48 km) before a stop

Jaguars – average speed: 14 – 16mph (22-26kph), does 35 – 40 miles (56-64 km) before a stop

Leopards – average speed: 16 – 18mph (26-29kph), 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

You can find information on joining Marlow Riders in our new riders section.