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Wirral

Established - 31/08/2017

  • Members 20
  • Availability

    Weekends

  • Group type Women Only
  • Avg. distance (miles) 40.7
  • Avg. duration (hours) 3:08
  • Bike types Road

Come and join our friendly Saturday morning Women's Club Rides! We are a friendly group of women who are keen to invite more women to come along and join our great club "The Port Sunlight Wheelers". We are delighted with the addition of Women Only rides to our club and the increase in female riders it is bringing. To support more women we are currently running an easier paced fortnightly ride "Sunlight Women's Easy Rider!" from Nets Cafe, Burton (on each alternate fortnight to our regular Sunlight Women's Club Ride - also on this web site). This ride is for women who are already riding regularly on road bikes with clipped in pedals, but who wish to gain experience of group riding, including speed and endurance. They aim to join the regular Women's Club Run by late spring 2018. The "easy rider" will then cease and become a Women's Club Ride as below hopefully with enough women to run weekly. There is no expectation that you should join the club until you are riding on the longer Women's Club Ride. The Easy Rider rides will gradually increase between 25-40miles with the aim of riding similar routes on the map shown at about 14-15mph average speed by the Summer. We do not usually have a cafe stop so make sure you bring enough fluids & fuel to sustain you. We meet fortnightly at Nets Café, Burton Marsh at about 9am for a cuppa and a chat before leaving at 9.30am. Free parking available alongside the marsh on the road at the bottom of Denhall lane (or if full in the cafe). If you don't want a cuppa first just meet outside the cafe at 9.30am. My contact details are below...let me know you are coming so I can look out for you ;) Our Women's Club Rides offer a fun and supportive way for women who want to ride at club level without the anxieties and pressures that sometimes women can feel at the thought of riding with a male dominated club ride. You can choose to stay with the Women's Rides, or use it as a stepping stone to the traditional Sunday Club Rides or indeed dip in and out of both, it's a good alternative if you can't make a Sunday. The wider club offers lots of opportunities and a wealth of knowledge for those who wish to try out not only club rides but time-trial or cyclo-cross, as well as the annual club cycling weekend away, trips abroad or social events and of course access to our lovely club kit! There are also events for children of members (NB The Women's rides are for adult women over 16 years old). The longer Women's Club Rides will take you into rolling Cheshire or the Welsh hills and are around 40-50 miles long at about 14-15mph average speed, depending on terrain and conditions. Whilst you would be expected to be of a certain capability we will not leave anyone behind and always wait on hills. Also we do not usually have a cafe stop so make sure you bring enough fluids and fuel to sustain you. **INFORMATION** For all rides please make sure you fit the minimum fitness requirements and are riding a road/race bike (drop handlebars) with clipped in pedals. Please see FAQ below for appropriate equipment, clothing, nutrition etc. We look forward to welcoming you! Best Wishes Nicky Please note none of our rides are suitable for novice/occasional/leisure riders, hybrid bikes or for flat pedals. Riders could instead look at Breeze rides on this website or Wirral Belles (google) . If you need more info or to check if our rides are for you then please send me a message: on this website send me a buddy request and I will message you facebook @sunlightwomenscycling email velospeed123@gmail.com FAQ How fit do I need to be? Long ride: New riders should be confident that they can ride 35-40 miles at 14-15mph average speed on a flattish ride through Cheshire. Nobody will be left behind and we always wait on hills (although obviously a certain level of fitness is expected). If you are unsure come on our short ride for a taster first! Short ride: New riders should be reasonably confident they can ride 20 miles at 13-14mph average speed and should have a desire to build their fitness to longer faster rides. Please message me if you are unsure. NB Although these rides are easier paced than our longer ride they are not suitable for novice riders who should instead look at Breeze rides. What equipment do I need? A roadworthy road bike (with narrow tyres, drop handlebars and clip in pedals) A pump, spare innertube and tyre levers and be able to use them! There are some great u tube videos to help if you need a practice. A multi tool is useful too. What about appropriate clothing/bags?: Riders can carry a saddle bag with tools etc and use a jersey with back pockets to carry food, raincoat etc. Bags, backpacks or panniers are not required. Clothing should be close fitting Lycra. The aim is to be as light and aerodynamic as possible. Loose clothes and extra bags will hinder your progress and can be dangerous while riding in a group! Change for cafe (or taxi/train home in case of total bike breakdown - hopefully never needed!) Mobile phone. Most riders want to use some sort of cycle computer or smart-phone app to log their rides with speed, average speed, distance etc. They also provide a useful means to measure your improvements. Enough fluids/energy drink/gels/food etc as required to sustain you through the ride. Helmets are not compulsory but advised. Lycra however is! Do I have to be a member of Port Sunlight Wheelers? Riders do not have to be a member to come along and ride with us to start, however if you ride regularly with us and are progressing to regularly riding on the long Women's club ride then membership would be an expectation. There is a once yearly fee of currently £20 that enables you access all the activities and experience the club has to offer, not to mention our lovely kit! Liability and Insurance: While the organisers of the ride will do all in their reasonable control to make the ride as safe as possible, all riders take part at their own risk. It is highly recommended that all riders have some form of insurance (at least 3rd party liability) Please see terms and conditions at the foot of the page.

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Future rides

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Sunlight Women's Club Rides Saturday 20th January 2018 9:30am CH1 6EZ 0 stars Full details

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Sunlight Women's Easy Rider! (... Saturday 27th January 2018 9:30am CH1 6EZ 0 stars Full details

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Sunlight Women's Club Rides Saturday 3rd February 2018 9:30am CH1 6EZ 0 stars Full details

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Sunlight Women's Easy Rider! (... Saturday 10th February 2018 9:30am CH1 6EZ 0 stars Full details

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Sunlight Women's Club Rides Saturday 17th February 2018 9:30am CH1 6EZ 0 stars Full details

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Sunlight Women's Easy Rider! (... Saturday 24th February 2018 9:30am CH1 6EZ 0 stars Full details

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Sunlight Women's Club Rides Saturday 3rd March 2018 9:30am CH1 6EZ 0 stars Full details

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Sunlight Women's Easy Rider! (... Saturday 10th March 2018 9:30am CH1 6EZ 0 stars Full details

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Sunlight Women's Club Rides Saturday 17th March 2018 9:30am CH1 6EZ 0 stars Full details

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Sunlight Women's Easy Rider! (... Saturday 24th March 2018 9:30am CH1 6EZ 0 stars Full details

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Past rides

Title Date and time Location Rating
Sunlight Women's Easy Rider! (... Saturday 13th January 2018 9:30am CH1 6EZ 0 stars Full details

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Sunlight Women's Club Rides Saturday 6th January 2018 9:30am CH1 6EZ 0 stars Full details

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Sunlight Women's Easy Rider! Saturday 16th December 2017 9:30am CH64 0TG 0 stars Full details

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Sunlight Women's Easy Rider! Saturday 2nd December 2017 9:30am CH64 0TG 0 stars Full details

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Sunlight Women's Rides Saturday 25th November 2017 9:30am CH66 9PD 0 stars Full details

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Sunlight Women's Easy Rider! Saturday 18th November 2017 9:30am CH64 0TG 0 stars Full details

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Sunlight Women's Rides Saturday 11th November 2017 9:30am CH1 6EZ 0 stars Full details

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Sunlight Women's Easy Rider! Saturday 4th November 2017 9:30am CH64 0TG 0 stars Full details

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Sunlight Women's Rides Saturday 28th October 2017 9:30am CH1 6EZ 0 stars Full details

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Sunlight Women's Easy Rider! Saturday 21st October 2017 9:30am CH64 0TG 0 stars Full details

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