Swindon Road Club are active all year round and have a number of regular rides for members and guests to take part in. Routes vary from week to week to mix up the cafés and are dependent on weather conditions with routes often decided on the wind direction forecast. All rides are posted on Facebook and WhatsApp.
Please make sure that you have read our Code of conduct and group riding tips before taking part in any of our rides, especially group riding tips part 2 if you're joining the Tuesday Evening Club Rides. Rides start promptly so ensure you are at the meeting point in good time.
Those under the age of 16 must be accompanied and supervised by a parent at all times. See our Code of Conduct for more information for parents and younger riders.
All riders are expected to be self-sufficient and should bring their own drinks, snacks and spare inner tube(s) money, tyre levers, pump and money for cafe stops.
|Ride (all with a prompt start)||Distance||Terrain||Average Speed||Ride Progression|
Saturday Morning Blue Group: 09:00 - Hook Close
|~45 miles||Mixed (flat/hilly)||15-17 mph (Blue group)||For new to group riding and inexperienced riders to gain fitness and bike craft|
Saturday Morning Orange/White Group : 09:00 - Hook Close
|~45 miles||Mixed (flat/hilly)||
17-19 mph (Orange group)
19+ mph (White group)
|For more experienced riders who want to a longer faster ride to gain more fitness and stamina.|
|Sunday Morning Club Ride: 09:00 – Town Hall||65 to 120 miles Typically, once a month in the summer there will be one 100+ mile ride.||Mixed (flat/hilly)||18 mph||For experienced riders who want a longer ride to gain more fitness and stamina|
|Tuesday Evening - Summer Steady ride (18:00 - Ridgeway Farm School)||25 to 30 miles||Rolling||15 to 18 mph||For new to group riding and inexperienced riders to gain fitness and bike craft|
|Tuesday Evening Summer Chain Gang (18:15 - Kingsdown Arms)||25 to 30 miles||Flat with guest appearances of hilly route||
White Group - 23 - 25+ mph
Orange Group - 21 - 23 mph
Blue Group - 19 to 21 mph
|For experienced riders who want to cycle under race type conditions and speeds|
|Thursday Evening Summer 10 Mile Time Trial Series (Gateway Cafe)||10 miles Latton TT course||Flat||As fast as you can!||Open to ALL Club Members – ALL abilities welcomed and encouraged to join in!|
|Virtual Ride Tuesday Evening (Winter only) (18:05 - Zwift)||60 minutes||Rolling||As fast as you want, Keep Together is on!||Great way to keep and build fitness over the winter.|
|Virtual Ride Thursday Evening (Winter only) (19:05 - Zwift)||60 minutes||Workout||As fast as you want, Keep Together is on!||Great way to keep and build fitness over the winter.|
Mandatory use of mudguards & flap on all SRC Club Rides November to March
Mudguards and an appropriate flap are mandatory on all Club rides from the 1st of November to the 1st March inclusive.
Mudguards should cover the entirety of the back wheel and include a mud flap (see photos). Any committee member will be happy to advise club members who are uncertain on the best mudguards.