Sunday social club rides are just that, steady, social and fun. It’s about getting on your bike with like minded enthusiasts eating up the miles and lots of cake!

Sue

KCC Sunday Social Club Ride, a social gathering of all abilities, for members to meet and cycle together.

All abilities are catered for, we currently have riders who are riding at 14mph average up to 18 mph average and we split into groups (6 in a group, also meeting Covid-19 guidelines). We regroup when meeting at the cafe, or predefined stops. It is also possible to publish a slightly longer loop that gives the faster group a slightly different route to the cafe so we aim to get there at the same time.

Using SignUp Genius to register for the ride, if we have a new members ride it’ll be a separate group so we cater for all abilities, I’ll plan the route(s) 2-3 days before, allowing for the weather and wind direction – so hopefully we will have the wind behind us on the route back to Kettering.

Standard Sunday distance is 50ish miles

The distance we do varies, but we aim for around 50 miles.

Dual ride caters for a steady 30miles and a paced 50ish miles

However on the first Sunday of the month we do a dual ride, that caters for new members or just those who want to do less miles at a steadier pace, the dual ride is structured with a 30 steady or 50 miles paced, this is again adjusted to suit the riders that are signed up, so we may do a bigger loop, and if we have new riders, we can accommodate with a shorter loop, the aim is for it to be a chance to be social, have fun, and be out on your bike, obviously riding safely.

If you are new to cycling and wish to join us, and you’ve not been riding with us before, we are a no drop policy and the slowest group will ride to the ability of that group, as we all have to start somewhere, and I remember bonking in my first rides… being kindly joined by an existing member of the KCC riders who joined me on my struggle homeward!

Here’s an outline the ride:

Venue
Meeting and starting point at Sainsbury’s bus stop on Rockingham Road at usually at 9.00 am but please check the event for details, and will be out for about 4 hours.

Please turn up early so that we can be off at the advertised time.

If you wish to join in enroute, let the organiser know, when and agree a rendezvous time.

Published route.
Route to be published 2-3 days before the ride and it will appear on the events page for that day.

Cafe stop
There may or may not be a cafe stop. Check the event detials. If there is a planned stop to refuel, it will be advertised in the event details, so that members can co-ordinate their routes to all meet at around 11am for coffee, tea or whatever your tipple is, along with cake…  and then return back to Kettering.

Making your way home
Many riders, living in villages in and around Kettering choose to peel off the route on the way back to Kettering and make their way home, if you do this, please let the group know so we are not waiting for you or think you have a puncture or got lost.

You need to signup to join us
Get your names down on Signup Genius as we’ve added the event to our page, just scroll down and look for club ride, and come and join us.

Registration will close at 6pm of the Saturday before.

Any questions

If you are unsure of anything, please send an email to Andy Parker, Club Run Secretary, email here and Ian will get back to you as soon as he can. Include your contact details, mobile and email.

Support your club

Please remember to wear your club jersey.

We are seeing a fantastic show of orange jerseys which are making the photos very positive for the club and promoting the events, thank you so much and keep it up guys and girls.

As an participant in our club ride your information may be shared on the event or our club website, newsletter, social media pages or in emails sent by or on behalf of Kettering cycling club. When used, we may use your name and only shared in relation to your participation in the ride, for example tagged in photos and ride reports.