Rides

We also organise occasional group rides for riders and parents.

Riders must have attended a minimum of four coaching sessions in order to particpate in an organised ride.

These rides are not coaching sessions, just an enjoyable group ride for riders and parents.

Some rides will be more challenging and limited to older and more able riders.

Key points

  • Generally we expect parents to join the ride (if they are able to)
  • Make sure bikes are in full working order
  • Bring spares, tools, clothing, food, drink
  • Ride is expected to be completed in just under two hours

Monday 6th May   Railway Line Ride, Chiseldon

Meet at 10:00 AM in the small car park adjacent to the Three Trees Farm Shop and Cafe for a roughly ten mile out and back ride along the disused railway line (now cycle track) towards Marlborough.  Postcode is SN4 0HT

Route 1:  Younger riders (and parents)

10 miles total.  Out and back from Chiseldon to edge of Marlborough.

Along disused railway line  Sustrans NCN Route 482

Off road gravel track suitable for most bikes.

Bring drink, snack, spare inner tube, sun cream!, more drink, jacket, mobile phone.

Route 2:  Older riders (and parents)

15 miles total.  Out via Ridgeway trail (moderate climb) over Barbury (tough climb) then descent of Smethes Ridge (gradual descent) to old railway (flat).  Back to Chiseldon along the railway line.

Rougher trails, off road specific bike required (Mountain bike or cyclo-cross style bike).

note:  No convenient toilet stop on either route.

Leisurely paced social ride to enjoy the off-road trails to the south of Swindon.

If you would like to join us on a ride or would like a bit more information about a ride then please email Sean for more information.   sean@swindoncyclones.uk