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Edinburgh RC Cycling Club

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With over 600 members, Edinburgh RC is one of the biggest and most successful cycling clubs in the UK. We are involved in all types of cycling, including roadtrack triathlon and mountain-biking, and we welcome new members of all ages and abilities. For younger riders, check out the Juniors section

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What's On This Week

  • Thu 31 Jul 2014

    • 10:00
      ROAD
      Relaxed Road Ride
      A more relaxed ride leaving Tusitala at 10am prompt. Following on from the success of the relaxed Sunday rides, a weekly ride for those who have the time midweek and need that extra bit of motivation that a group ride provides. Please come along and support this initiative starting from the Tusitala car park promptly at 10am. Gareth For further information email me - gareth312@gmail.com
    • 18:00
      TRACK
      Drop In
      Location:
      James Park
  • Fri 1 Aug 2014

  • Sat 2 Aug 2014

    • 09:30
      ROAD
      Road group rides
      These are all comers rides also open to non club members and members of other clubs. (The 09:50 Development Ride is the only group with a designated run leader.) Edinburgh RC recommends that riders limit themselves to a maximum group size of 14. Larger groups should split - this allows for a more consistent training effort and safer riding. All runs start outside Royal Commonwealth Pool, Dalkeith Road, Edinburgh, EH16 5BB - http://www.bing.com/maps/?lvl=15&where1=EH165BB,%20UK&FORM=MMREDR. There are ~ four groups, starting with the 09:30 (very popular with riders who favour the colour black & members of VC Edinburgh, Bicycleworks RT, Rapha, Velo Ecosse etc.) and getting progressively slower up to the 09:50 Development Ride. (If you get dropped don't worry - there should be a slower run coming along behind.) If the ride you choose is too slow, move up a group, don't make a road race out of it. Always ride safely and obey the Highway Code http://www.edinburghrc.co.uk/Safety The 9:50am Development Ride will be led by a run leader and is aimed at riders who are not used to riding in a group. If you plan to undertake this ride it is very important that you read the guidelines on the FAQ part of this website,This ride is NOT for complete novices and you must have a road worthy bike and be able to cover 40 miles plus at about 15 mph to take part. For more information about the Saturday runs, please see the FAQ page: http://www.edinburghrc.co.uk/index.php?mact=News,cntnt01,detail,0&cntnt01articleid=264&cntnt01lang=en_UK&cntnt01pagelimit=10&cntnt01returnid=95 Please ride safely and predictably, with consideration for your fellow riders, and above all within the rules of the road. The club's reputation rests with all of us. Individuals take part in any group rides at their own risk. Edinburgh RC and its club members accept no responsibility for the safety of anyone participating in group rides, and no liability in the event of an accident.
    • 10:00
      MTB
      MTB Pentlands Hills
      Our weekly jaunt into our local playground. May be cancelled in bad weather, if in doubt phone before setting out. Leaders are assigned approximately quarterly in advance. Today should be: (TBA) Metcheck weather forecast for the Pentlands: http://www.metcheck.com/V40/UK/HOBBIES/cycling.asp?zipcode=EH13 Individuals take part in any group rides at their own risk. Edinburgh RC and its club members accept no responsibility for the safety of anyone participating in group rides, and no liability in the event of an accident.
  • Sun 3 Aug 2014

    • 10:00
      ROAD
      Relaxed Road Ride
      A more relaxed ride leaving Tusitala at 10am prompt. This is ideal for club members moving on from the Saturday 09:50 Development Ride but already experienced with group riding. Members wanting a longer more relaxed social day out will also be very welcome. By popular demand the relaxed social ride now takes place twice a month, winter weather allowing. See the diary for details but generally these organised rides are scheduled for the first and third Sundays of each month starting this January (2014). These rides are led by experienced ERC members with route and distance determined on the day. Gareth George, Edinburgh RC Vice President For further information email Gareth312@me.com
    • 10:00
      ROAD
      Road Ride
      The ERC Sunday run leaves from the Tusitala Restaurant, 47 Buckstone Terrace, Edinburgh EH10 6QJ You can find the location here: http://tinyurl.com/bvpfzx6 The start time is the time the run leaves - so please aim to arrive at least 5 minutes ahead of that time. The Sunday run normally averages around 17 mph and is aimed at riders training to race or reasonably fit recreational cyclists. Riders are assumed to be self supporting and, while the group might have a cafe stop, this is not guaranteed, and riders should carry adequate food and drink. The group will always stop for punctures etc, and will aim to accommodate a reasonable range of abilities, but those significantly slower than the general pace of the group should be prepared to navigate their own way home. Routes vary from week to week, going East, South, or West, and usually sticking mostly to more minor roads. Distance varies according to season and weather, but is typically 50 to 70 miles, although shorter options are usually available. RUN PREPARATION Riding in a group has many advantages but it also places certain responsibilities on each rider. Punctures, mechanicals etc, whilst often bad luck, can be less of a trial if certain precautions are taken before the run Make sure your bike is safe - check your chain, brakes, wheels, rims and steering. Also ensure that nothing is loose (especially mudguards) or liable to fall off. Check your tyres - worn tyres are the single biggest preventable cause of punctures. Multiple punctures, apart from being a pain, won't endear you to other riders waiting for you on a cold day! Make sure you know how to fix a puncture - practice beforehand if you need to. EQUIPMENT REQUIRED You are likely to need the following equipment: * An appropriately serviced bike * At least one, but preferably two, spare inner tubes. * A working pump * Puncture repair kit - for those awful days when two tubes aren't enough. * Tyre levers * A multi tool - to adjust gears etc * Other optional tools e.g. chain breaker * Even in winter hydration is important, so each rider should carry a drinks bottle * Money - for the cafe stop * Waterproof * Solid carbohydrate source eg banana, raisins, jelly babies Individuals take part in any group rides at their own risk. Edinburgh RC and its club members accept no responsibility for the safety of anyone participating in group rides, and no liability in the event of an accident.
    • 18:00
      TRI
      TRI Swimming
      We have the whole pool on Sunday evenings at Warrender in Marchmont, for the period between June 22nd and August 17th inclusive.
      Cost is £18 for all-you-can-swim for 2 months (£22 for members who did not volunteer at an event or for swim sub collection last year), or £4 per session for drop-in and just £1 drop-in for Juniors. Yearly fees are £80/£100 for volunteers/non-volunteers.
      For information on races, how to enter, how to get there, how to join the club and Triathlon Scotland just ask the coach or any other members - we are a friendly bunch.
  • Mon 4 Aug 2014

  • Tue 5 Aug 2014

    • 18:00
      TRACK
      TL resumes 12 Aug
      Location:
      3 week break for the Commonwealth Games
    • 20:30
      TRI
      TRI Swimming
      Location: EH11 2AL
      Coached swim session - Beginners are very welcome to join the development lane for more specialised coaching.
      Non-members are welcome to try out before they join the club. Cost is £18 for all-you-can-swim for 2 months (£22 for members who did not volunteer at an event or for swim sub collection last year), or £4 per session for drop-in and just £1 drop-in for Juniors. For information on races, how to enter, how to get there, how to join the club and Triathlon Scotland just ask the coach or any other members we are a friendly bunch.
      Currently club swimmers park either in the surrounding side streets (if they can find a space) or in Somerfield car park (on Dalry road). The general consensus is that it isn't a problem parking there for 2 hours at that time of the evening. There is also railing space outside Dalry baths for locking bikes. I would advise getting there early the first week if you are driving.
  • Wed 6 Aug 2014

    • 19:00
      TRACK
      Youth performance coaching
      Location:
      SC East and Central region - Craig McCulloch
    • 19:00
      TRI
      TRI Running
      This is a tri-specific session suitable for all abilities, and lead by Alister Russell. Join the mailing list to stay up to date with location announcement. The session is usually at Arthur's Seat top roundabout near Pollock Halls but sometimes in the Meadows.
    • 19:00
      ROAD
      Saltire 10 Club Confined TT Series
      Edinburgh RC run weekly Wednesday night 10 mile club time trials from the start of May until the end of August. These events are a good introduction to racing for novices, and a popular training event for club riders in all disciplines, from mountain-biking to road and track. Please note that the Saltire 10TT events are only open to first claim ERC members. Full details on the club website: http://www.edinburghrc.co.uk/about/promotions/club-tt-series
    • 20:00
      TRI
      TRI Swimming
      Coached swim session - Beginners are very welcome to join the development lane for more specialised coaching.
      Non-members are welcome to try out before they join the club. Cost is £18 for all-you-can-swim for 2 months (£22 for members who did not volunteer at an event or for swim sub collection last year), or £4 per session for drop-in and just £1 drop-in for Juniors. Yearly fees are £80/£100 for volunteers/non-volunteers.
      For information on races, how to enter, how to get there, how to join the club and Triathlon Scotland just ask the coach or any other members - we are a friendly bunch.
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