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Wirral

Established - 31/08/2017

  • Members 25
  • Availability

    Weekends

  • Group type Women Only
  • Avg. distance (miles) 37
  • Avg. duration (hours) 2:49
  • Bike types Road

Port Sunlight Wheelers Saturday morning women only rides. Our popular 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, but of course women are welcome on any of our club rides! You do not initially have to be a club member to join us. Come along for a few rides to see if you like it first. You can choose to stay with the Women's Rides, or use it as a stepping stone up to the traditional Sunday Club Rides or indeed dip in and out of both. The wider club offers lots of opportunities and a wealth of knowledge for those who wish to try out time-trial, road racing 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 (The Women's rides/Club rides however are for adults over 16 years old). We have two Sunlight Women's Club Rides both running fortnightly on opposite weeks: 1/ "Women's club ride" Our faster paced, often hillier ride will take you into rolling Cheshire or the Welsh hills and is around 40-50 miles long at about 14-16mph average speed, depending on terrain and conditions. Whilst you would be expected to be of a a good level of cycling fitness and capable of keeping up with the pace we aim not to leave anyone behind and always regroup at the top of hills.(Sometimes riders come with a backup plan to turn off early if they are unsure if they can complete the full ride at the required pace). We ask that new riders to the group first do a 'steady ride' as below. 2/ "Women's steady club ride" Our popular, slightly shorter, steadier paced ride has developed from women who where keen to gain experience of group riding and increase their distance, speed and endurance. It is about 40 miles in length at 14-15 mph average speed and will take you into the flatter parts of Cheshire and the Welsh border. For both rides we do not usually have a cafe stop so make sure you bring enough fluids and fuel to sustain you! Both of these rides are growing in popularity and at times close to becoming oversubscribed. If you would like to ride with us then please send me a direct message for ride dates and more information. I will be happy to answer any questions you may have. facebook @sunlightwomenscycling email velospeed123@gmail.com Or message me from our club website The Port Sunlight Wheelers portsunlightwheelers.co.uk **INFORMATION** For all rides please make sure you fit the minimum fitness requirements and are riding a road bike (drop handlebars) with clipped in pedals. Please see FAQ below. 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) . FAQ How fit do I need to be? Longer Women's Club Ride: New riders should be confident that they can ride 40 miles at 14-15 mph average speed. Nobody is usually left behind and we always wait on hills (although obviously a certain level of fitness is expected). All riders should come on our steady ride first! Steady ride: New riders should be reasonably confident they can ride 30 miles at 14-15mph average speed and should have a desire to continue to build their fitness through regular riding. 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 Utube 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 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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Past rides

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Sunlight Women's Steady Club R... Saturday 30th June 2018 9:30am CH1 6EZ 0 stars Full details

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Sunlight Women's Steady Club R... Saturday 16th June 2018 9:30am CH1 6EZ 0 stars Full details

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Sunlight Women's Steady Club R... Saturday 2nd June 2018 9:30am CH1 6EZ 0 stars Full details

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Sunlight Women's Steady Club R... Saturday 19th May 2018 9:30am CH1 6EZ 0 stars Full details

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Sunlight Women's Steady Club R... Saturday 5th May 2018 9:30am CH1 6EZ 0 stars Full details

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Sunlight Women's Steady Club R... Saturday 21st April 2018 9:30am CH1 6EZ 0 stars Full details

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Sunlight Women's Steady Club R... Saturday 7th April 2018 9:30am CH1 6EZ 0 stars Full details

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Sunlight Women's Steady Club R... Saturday 24th March 2018 9:30am CH1 6EZ 0 stars Full details

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Sunlight Women's Steady Club R... Saturday 10th March 2018 9:30am CH1 6EZ 0 stars Full details

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Sunlight Women's Steady Club R... Saturday 24th February 2018 9:30am CH1 6EZ 0 stars Full details

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