Club Runs and Training Rides
There are a variety of club runs and training rides throughout the year which cover all abilities. Listed below are a few of these.
Other more informal runs, e.g. evening race training in the summer, will be posted in the calendar in SportMember.
Saturday 9am La Mare, St. Clement - all year round This is the club run which takes the same route each week starting at the bus shelter at La Mare, St. Clement. We follow the coast road eastwards through Grouville to Gorey where we go up to the castle and take the dip into Anne Port and on to St. Catherine’s. The steep climb up from St. Catherine’s is optionally preceded by going round the rock so it lets the faster riders flex their muscles without dropping the rest. We follow the road towards the top of Rozel but stay on top and travel west passing the top of Bouley Bay and then take the road around Les Platons to Hautes Croix. The road from here takes us through St. John’s Village and on to St. Mary where the pace can be very swift (there are a number of short cuts if you don’t wish to push that big ring). Passing St. Mary’s church we head towards the airport but cut back towards St. Ouen, through the village then taking a left at Rue de Trodez, following the Bal Tab circuit to Café St. Ouen for coffee and chat. Everyone is welcome.
Mountain Bike Training - all year round Training rides leave The Kiosk (The Hamburger) every Sunday morning at 7am - all riders welcome. The pace is usually pretty steady, depending on the time of year, and any slower riders will be waited for. Routes vary depending on weather but are usually a mix of valleys and cliff path. All rides finish at the Sugar Basin for coffee at about 10am. Semi slicks are pretty good in summer, but full tread tyres are recommended in the winter months. A bottle of drink or camel-pack is advised along with at least 1 spare tube and pump. The emphasis on all the rides is about having a good time while improving bike handling and fitness.
Winter Sundays: Training ride
These rides take place on Sundays starting at 8:30am from West Park opposite the Grand Hotel. This is normally October to March (There is a small number who ride all year as well).
Normally this is 2 hr ride, finishing at Cafe St Open, with the aim to build endurance, with thru and off practice, which will increase closer to start of race season.
Weekday “Bus Pass Peddlers” Ride (all year round) For those with more leisure time, there are rides starting at Trinity Parish Hall car park each Tuesday and Thursday at 9:15am.
These rides are well supported both road and mountain bikers are very welcome.
The ride finishes at the cafe in St John, for coffee and cake.
For more information contact Torty on 499440.