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Warwick Lanterne Rouge Cycle Club

Club Rides

Guidelines (Updated September 2021) 

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Everyone is welcome to join our club rides as an invited guest if they have a genuine interest in joining the club.  There will be an expectation that you join the club after attending one or two club rides. We also strongly advise all our members to become a member of an organisation like British Cycling which provides the benefit of individual third party (public) liability insurance. 

 

Before riding with us, please read the Best Practice Guidelines 

 

Please note, in the interests of safety, all club rides will be cancelled if the forecast weather is at 3̊C or below. Rides will also be cancelled if there are reports of icy conditions or snow.  Keep an eye on our Facebook group (members only) for updates

You can now add our ride rota to your own calendar. Simply click here to view our public calendar. You can just click the + button in the bottom right to subscribe to the calendar. 

Club Rides - The Way Forward

Following the dropping of all COVID Restrictions by the Government our rides have reverted to a normal pre pandemic schedule and pre registration via Eventbrite has been discontinued.

 

The following guidelines remain in place ;

  • You must not ride if you have any symptoms of Covid-19 or feel generally unwell.

  • Riders must be members and guests will only be allowed where they have a genuine interest in joining.  Try before you join  will remain as 1 guest ride before you have to commit to joining. 

  • Groups sizes will be set at 8 with a maximum of 12 

  • Absolutely no spitting or nose clearing by anyone will be tolerated unless it’s into a tissue.

  • We would recommend members follow the necessary Government guidelines to mitigate the spread of COVID 19

  • We will maintain good riding formation as per diagram below. Avoid bunching at junctions even if that result's in group splitting and regroup further down the road. 

 

 

 

All club rides are available and created in a variety of formats which can be downloaded from the club website. Riders must have all club routes loaded onto their navigation device.  Please ensure your bike is roadworthy, you have the clothing appropriate for the expected weather conditions, a tool bag including a spare inner tube and wearing a
helmet is mandatory.


By coming on a Warwick Lanterne Rouge ride you agree to the existing T&C’s and agree to adhere to these guidelines.

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Sunday Rides (From September 12th 2021)

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8.30 am for all rides

Black (19mph+), Green (17mph-18mph) 

Fast Blue (16mph+)

Standard Blue: (16mph)  

Steady Blue (15mph)

Red (12-14mph)

 

Red 25 Miles

Blue/Green - 35-40 Miles

Black - 40-50 miles

Warwick Square

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See Rota

Social rides aimed at all Lanterne levels (indicated below). All rides currently meet in the Market Square and this will continue unless otherwise stated. 

We ask riders to arrive no earlier than a few mins before the advertised Event time to avoid congestion and mixing with other groups. 

 

Red Lanternes - This ride is aimed at beginners or those that just love a relaxed glide in the countryside at a gentle pace - 12/14 mph average over 25 miles ish, all welcome!

 

Blue Lanternes – A slightly quicker ride 15-17mph average over 30-40 miles.

Green Lanternes - A fast-paced ride, 17-18mph average over 30-40 miles. 

Black Lanternes - A tough , face paced group ride at 19mph +. This is not a bash, but a solid effort group ride and staying together for as long as possible at the limit. If and when the time comes and your cooked.... just drop off the back!! (Drop Ride)

Sunday Rota

Weekday Rides (from 14th September 2021)

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Tuesday Winter Warmer (Mid Sept-Mid Apr)

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18:30

15-17mph+ (No Drop)

25 Miles

Warwick Race Course Car Park

Warwick Race Course Car Park

Winter Warmer

About Ride: 

This ride will take over from the bash and run when the nights are drawing in from early\mid September to end of March. It will be a 6.30pm start from the Warwick Racecourse car park and a gentle ride up to Norton Lindsey where the 9.5-mile loop will start from the Cricket Club.  A good set of lights and preferably a backup set are a must and the focus will be on group riding over the undulating course. This ride is suited to Blue/Green/Black Lanterne riders and where we have a large group we will split down into smaller groups.

 

Tuesday Bash (Mid Apr-Mid Sept)

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18:30

19mph+ (No Drop & Drop)

17 Miles

Beausale Crossroads

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20 Mile Bash

About Ride: 

The bash ride will generally start when the clocks go forward for British Summer Time and finish in early September. This ride is fast, fairly serious 20 miler... but great fun and all about teamwork. There will be No Drop group (s) plus a range of other Speed groups (drop) so if your dropped you have to find your own way back, but we will always wait for you at the finish. This is a good session for “pace line” training and suited for people of moderate fitness or above. If you are new to this kind of training we recommend you ride a few Sunday club rides first. The start time will be 6.45pm (see Garmin link above). This ride is suited to Blue/Green/Black Lanterne riders. The route finishes at the Racing Club car park. 

 

Thursday Social/Recovery

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Start Location:

End Location:

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18:30

15mph (No Drop)

25 Miles

Warwick Race Course Car Park

Warwick Race Course Car Park

Social/Recovery Ride

About Ride: 

Thursday night recovery ride with lovely flat quiet roads and a couple of pushes to stretch the legs. Start 6.30pm at the Race Course Car Park

Focus on Social group riding at around 15 mph + average where you can catch up and have a good chat with club members while rolling through Walton Hall grounds and Warwickshire countryside. This is not a bash but is generally suited to Blue/Green Lanterne riders. Depending on the number of riders, faster group rides will be available but there will always be a 15mph ride offered.  The route finishes at the Racing Club car park. 

Other Rides 

Keep your eyes out on the club's Facebook page, as there are frequent opportunities for Saturday morning rides pulled together by club members. These are typically 40+ miles

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