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 2020

 

Development 

Intermediate

    Middle

     Tempo

Fast

 

Sat 4 January

G Speed

F Stewart

A Scobie

S Leishman

*

 
             

Sat 11 January

J Fisher

B Barker

N Barker

t.b.c.

   
             

Sat 18 January

G Bowers

J Brockie

G Naysmith

N Holl

   
             

Sat 25 January

G Speed

A Massie

A Phillips

S Leishman

   
             

Sat 1 February

J Fisher

K Mackinnon

Sharon W-S

A Mein

   
             

Sat 8 February

G Bowers

F Stewart

A Scobie

G Gilchrist

   
             

Sat 15 February

T Duncan

K Mackinnon

G Naysmith

t.b.c.

   
             

Sat 22 February

G Speed

B Barker

N Barker

S Leishman

   
             

Sat 29 February

J Fisher

J Brockie

A Phillips

N Holl

   
             

Sat 7 March

G Bowers

A Massie

Sharon W-S

A Mein

   
             

Sat 14 March

T Duncan

F Stewart

A Scobie

t.b.c.

   
             

Sat 21 March

J Fisher

B Barker

N Barker

G Gilchrist

   
             

Sat 28 March

T Duncan

J Brockie

Sharon W-S

N Holl

   
             

* There will be no scheduled Fast Group rides in this 3 month calendar period although the occasional ad-hoc Fast ride may take place if there is demand.

The Sunday 'Intermediate' group ride has been renamed the 'Social Intermediate' group ride. The intention is to provide a slightly more relaxed group ride at the lower end of the 14-15mph average speed with the option of a coffee shop stop half way round.

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