We’ve got rides suitable for people of all fitness levels who want to get into riding on roads with others in a club. We’ve got beginner rides, social rides, fast training rides and more. Club rides are posted on the Skipton CC facebook group and the Rides and Events page. Ride details will usually include a route, an average pace and details of the ride structure.
New to cycling or just getting back into it? Don’t worry, we don’t expect you to be an expert on your first ride; there is plenty of time for you to pick things up as you go along. You will need a bike that is designed for cycling on the road and that is suitable for the group rides that the club runs at the moment. Heavier hybrid and mountain bikes are not suitable and will limit your ability to ride safely and efficiently as part of a group and riding an e-bike is not acceptable on our current rides. (There may, in the future, be separate provision made for e-bikes. Please check out British Cycling website for other organised rides).
(See Guidance on Group Riding)
We don’t run a sweeper or regroup at every junction, but we do aim to keep everyone together and not to drop anyone (with the exception of Wednesday Training rides). On longer climbs (e.g. Fleet Moss, Cove Road) it’s usual for the group to split up a bit, so we regroup at the tops, or shortly after if it’s raining and blowing a gale.
The G3A – Third Age Cycling Group is a slightly different format to the other club runs. Meet at the Lunch Venue (Target Time 12.00 hrs). This caters for those who are not Skipton based. We then ride as a group to the Tea Venue before dispersing for the ride home. The runs list can be found at: www.camino-norte.co.uk/pages/g3a.htm
Non members are welcome to join the rides for a maximum of three times, after that, you are required to join the club for British Cycling insurance requirements.