Rides

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.

Wheelers Cake Stops

Wheelers Routes

Want an overview of our rides for the year ahead? Please read our Ride Guide for 2017.

GROUPS

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

SATURDAY RIDES

8:30 BST Kingsdown Inn-pick up via Freke Arms (15 minutes later)
9:00 GMT
On the first Saturday of each month: All groups ride to the same café via different routes, usually Chedworth or Aston.

 

SUNDAY RIDES

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.
8:30 BST/9:00GMT FAST/CHAINGANG

 

Midweek (May to September)

Tuesday 6:30pm FAST/CHAINGANG Casa Paolo. Circuit Route
Wednesday 6:30pm NOVAS Blunsdon Railway
GRUPETTO 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 Black Legend Remember to enter early! Click the links for details. For a list of Sportives in the local area and beyond, visit our Sportives page.

Disclaimer

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.