The Road section meets at The Peak, Stirling Sports Village Forthside Way, Stirling FK8 1QZ from 10.00am on Saturday (Oct-Mar incl.) and 9.00am on Saturday (April-September incl.) for rides to suit all abilities from absolute beginner to Racers.

We aim to cater for all abilities with typical ride groups as below, however, we will on occasion change the composition of the groups to suit the abilities of the riders.

If you're new to to riding in a group or have been away for a while have a read through our Code of Conduct

We also highly recommend you have a read through our Road Ride Leaders (RRL) guidance document to help you better understand what you can expect from your ride leader and also what your ride leader expects from you. You can view the RRL document here.

If you’re new or unsure of which group to join, just drop an email to the club road rep - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we’ll get back to you with options.

Ride Leaders Rota is available at the bottom of this page.

Saturday Rides

10:00am Easy/Development Group - The pace of the ride is relaxed and aimed at riders wanting their first introduction to group riding on the road. It is the best group to go for if you are a new to road cycling or if you’re returning to road cycling after a long lay-off due to injury and just want to slowly get back in the game.

Distance is typically 30 - 40 miles at an easy pace of 13-14 mph

10:00am Intermediate Group - this group is one step up from the easy group and aimed at riders who have a good level of base fitness and have some experience of riding in a group, are looking to improve their group riding skills or are looking to progress from the easy group to a ride that is a little faster and longer.

Distance is typically 40 - 55 miles at a pace of 14-15 mph

10:00am Middle Group - this group is one step up from the Intermediate group and aimed at riders who have a good level of base fitness, cycle regularly with experience of riding in a group that are looking to progress to longer rides over varying terrain at a higher pace.

Distance is typically 55-65 miles at a pace of 15-17 mph

10:00am Tempo Group - as indicated by the name the pace of this group is a little faster and the routes often longer and a bit hillier. The fitness level required for this group is higher than that of the easy/intermediate or middle rides, aimed at those looking for a faster pace at middle group distance, etc. Good bike handling skills in a tight bunch are required for this group.

Distance is typically 60 - 75 miles at a pace of 17-19 mph

10:00am Fast Group - as indicated by the name the pace of this group is a little faster and the routes often longer and a bit hillier. The fitness level required for this group is higher than that of the easy/intermediate or middle rides, aimed at those interested in racing etc. Good bike handling skills in a tight bunch are required for this group.

Distance is typically 70+ miles at a pace of 20+ mph

Sunday Rides (Summertime rides only - from the first Sunday in April through to the end of September)

10:00am Intermediate Group - this group is one step up from the easy group and aimed at riders who have a good level of base fitness and have some experience of riding in a group, are looking to improve their group riding skills or are looking to progress from the easy group to a ride that is a little faster and longer.

Distance is typically 40 - 55 miles at a pace of 14-15 mph

10:00am Middle Group - this group is one step up from the Intermediate group and aimed at riders who have a good level of base fitness, cycle regularly with experience of riding in a group that are looking to progress to longer rides over varying terrain at a higher pace.

Distance is typically 45-65 miles at a pace of 15-17 mph

Under 18?

Please read the SBC under 18 policy and advice before attending a club ride. Further information can be found in the club's Under-18 policy.

 

Road Ride Leader Rota - January through March 2019

 

Saturday 10:00am rides from the Peak

Development

Intermediate

Middle

Tempo / Fast

Sat 5 January  

G Speed

B Barker

A Scobie

C Mackenzie

Sat 12 January  

S Grant

F Stewart

A Mein

S Leishman

Sat 19 January  

R Inglis

J Tierney

Sharon W-S

D Macdonald

Sat 26 January  

G Speed

A Massie

A Phillips

G Cook

Sat 2 February  

R Inglis

G Brown

G Brett

C Mackenzie

Sat 9 February  

S Grant

N Barker

G Gilchrist

S Leishman

Sat 16 February  

L Hooijenga

C Chisholm

A Scobie

D Macdonald

Sat 23 February  

R Inglis

B Barker

A Mein

G Cook

Sat 2 March  

G Speed

F Stewart

Sharon W-S

C Mackenzie

Sat 9 March  

S Grant

K Mackinnon

M Vevers

S Leishman

Sat 16 March  

R Inglis

A Massie

A Phillips

D Macdonald

Sat 23 March  

G Speed

G Brown

P Namey

G Cook

Sat 30 March  

S Grant

L Hooijenga

G Gilchrist

C Mackenzie

 

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