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.


New Members 

The ride times and starting locations on this page are only a guide, we do vary them depending on special rides, events and due to the weather. Every Thursday/Friday riders leaders confirm the destinations/starts/times on our Facebook Group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/swindonwheelers/  . Therefore if it is your first ride I would double check the FB group first or email joinwheelers@emaildodo.com .

New members are always welcome and can try us for a couple of rides before joining

Wheelers Cake Stops

Wheelers Routes

Want an overview of our rides for the year ahead? Please read our Ride Guide for 2018.


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

All Groups meet at the same place and start the same time (unlike Sunday)

8:30am 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.

Kingsdown Pub: 8-46 Hyde Rd, Swindon SN2 7SB MAP HERE 


SUNDAY RIDES

8:30 am NOVAS Kingsdown Pub  
8:30 am GRUPETTO Casa Paolo
8:30 am 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 am FAST/CHAINGANG

Casa Paulo: Common Platt, Swindon SN5 5JX MAP HERE

Kingsdown Pub: 8-46 Hyde Rd, Swindon SN2 7SB MAP HERE 


Midweek (May to September)

Tuesday 6:30pm TEMPO -Tony White

NOVAS -Paul Wood

Kingsdown. 

Kingsdown.

Wednesday 6:30pm CHAINGANG -Ady Short Casa Paolo.  Circuit with Cotswold Veldrijen
GRUPETTO-Mandi Short Casa Paolo.
TEMPO/FAST -Steve Dutton/Howie King/Steve Carter

 

The Sun Inn. Coate Water
Thursday 5:45pm Time Trial-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.

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.