These rides are welcome to all including non club members and members of other clubs. 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.
There are four groups, as follows :
09:30 - the fastest group - for those who are training to race
09:40 - for experienced club riders
09:45 - for experienced club riders, but at a more sociable pace
09:45 - Development ride - for new members and newcomers to group riding:
If the group you choose is too fast, don’t worry - another group will be following behind. If your group is too slow, please don't disrupt the pace - move up a group next week. Whatever group you choose, always ride safely and obey the Highway Code
If you have just joined the club or are thinking of joining then the 9:45am Development Ride is for you. It will be led by an experienced run leader who will introduce you to the techniques of group riding often including a “through and off” chaingang. Even if you have some experience, you are encouraged to join this group to meet new members and to learn local calls and signals. Afterwards we meet up for coffee with riders from other groups.
While the Development ride is not for complete novices, no-one will be left behind. The route will vary and the typical pace will be between 14mph and 16mph for between 2.5 and 3 hours. Please read our FAQ for more details on what to expect.
If the weather forecast looks particularly bad (risk of snow, ice or high winds) then the ride may not take place
Please ride safely and predictably, with consideration for your fellow riders, and above all within the rules of the road. 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.