Midweek cycle rides
Photo by George Ong.
Regent's Park Circuits
Meet opposite the cafe on the Inner Circle for an hour of brisk riding in a bunch.
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 18.30 aiming to average 30-32 km/h. Saturdays at 09.00 aiming to average 26-28 km/h.
The general format is 10 minutes of group riding at a steady pace on the Inner Circle. The group then moves to the Outer Circle for 45 minutes riding at a faster pace followed by a five-minute cool down.
The Tuesday and Thursday sessions provide a good opportunity for you to learn group-riding etiquette, practice riding “through and off” in a chaingang, and build your speed and fitness. Saturday sessions are ridden at a more sociable pace.
After the rides we usually head for Cafe Italia Uno, Charlotte Street for coffee and a chat.
Contact Jon McColl (07792 891244).
Blue Thursdays Oyster Card Cult
On the second and fourth Thursdays of each month, a brisk ride of about 70km, back in London by about 16.30. Typically just a short train ride to somewhere within the Oyster Card area to get to the start. See monthly entries on the rides page for more details.
Contact Felix Ormerod (020 8986 6698)
Monthly rides from St Albans
Meet on the first Tuesday of the month in the cafe at St Albans Cathedral bewteen 10.30 and 11.00 for coffee and a chat followed by an informal ride to a pub for a leisurely lunch and return to St Albans. Train from St Pancras at 09.36.