At the weekend there are 48 hours to fill with cycling! Well, we’re not stopping you! We have rides on Saturday and Sunday all year, with extras in the summer during the week. Most importantly, no one gets left behind.
Please click on the Links below to view some of our routes and cake stops.
Want an overview of our rides for the year ahead? Please read our Ride Guide for 2018.
|NOVA – Beginners||40-50 miles||13-15 mph|
|GRUPETTO – Improvers||40-60 miles||14-16 mph|
|TEMPO||50-60 miles||16-18 mph|
|FAST/CHAINGANG||50-60 miles||18-20 mph|
|Rides get faster & hillier as you progress through the groups|
|8:30 BST||Kingsdown Inn-pick up via Freke Arms (15 minutes later)|
|On the first Saturday of each month: All groups ride to the same café via different routes, usually Chedworth or Aston.|
|8:30 BST/9:00 GMT||NOVAS||Blunsdon Railway Entrance (by bridge)|
|8:30 BST/9:00 GMT||GRUPETTO||Blunsdon Railway Entrance (by bridge)|
|8:30 BST/9:00 GMT||TEMPO||Casa Paolo. Destinations vary. Up to mid April we alternate between a usual steady ride (45-55 miles) to one of the cafes mentioned & the following week do a longer Endurance ride (60-90 miles) to prepare for Sportives.|
Midweek (May to September)
|Tuesday 6:30pm||FAST/CHAINGANG||Casa Paolo. Circuit Route|
|Wednesday 6:30pm||NOVAS||Blunsdon Railway|
|TEMPO||The Sun Inn, Coate Water|
|Thursday 5:45pm||All abilities||Meet at Ashton Keynes Pavilion
for Latton/Cricklade Time Trials
Events and Special Rides
The club loves to have a strong number of riders in two local sportives – The White Horse Challenge and The Cotswold Spring Classic Remember to enter early! Click the links for details. For a list of Sportives in the local area and beyond, visit our Sportives page.
All members and non members who decide to ride with the Swindon Wheelers do so at their own risk. It is the rider’s own responsibility to ensure that they have the required fitness for the group they choose to ride with, also, to make sure they carry enough water and nutrition to last the length of their chosen ride and at all times to put in place a plan of action in case of severe mechanicals, or in extreme circumstances, a total loss of energy, resulting in the necessity of waiting for transport to be taken home.
The Swindon Wheelers will never knowingly leave any group member behind, and in the event of a rider waiting for transport to get home, the Ride leader will make sure the said rider is accompanied until pick up.
The Swindon Wheelers highly recommend joining British Cycling (please click the Link).
Upon joining British Cycling the member will be covered for Liability insurance, legal support and also get many other benefits.