Monday 6th December 2021 6:00pm

Starting from - Come join Houghton Rectory Riders (Part of Guided Rides - Sunderland) on their Monday evening winter evening ride.

Starting point – Next to Kimmitt and Roberts Estate Agents, 1 Church Street, DH4 4DN Free car parking is available here. Opposite Houghton Rectory Park. DH4 4DN

This Guided Rides - Sunderland ride is open for anyone to join

  • 10 miles
  • All bike types
  • 2 hr
  • Steady
  • Sunderland
  • Children aged 8-15*, Children aged 11-15*, Adults 16+ only, Children aged 5-15*

Starting point


Starting point – Next to Kimmitt and Roberts Estate Agents, 1 Church Street, DH4 4DN Free car parking is available here. Opposite Houghton Rectory Park.

Just because the evenings are getting darker and colder doesn’t mean we stop cycling!!!!!
Just make sure you bring gloves and wear suitable warm clothes.
Because we will be cycling on a mixture of shared paths, unlit tracks, and quiet roads your FRONT LIGHTS SHOULD BE A 400+ LUMENS.

As we are now heading into winter weather it is becoming difficult to plan which route we will be cycling on a Monday evening. Should it be only a couple of miles or longer ???

However we still want to ride!!!!!!!!!

We love riding in the dark!!!

Its great fun !!!!!!!

Therefore for the rest of the autumn/winter cycling season the route will be decided when we meet at 6pm outside of Kimmitt and Roberts.

Don’t worry if you have never been out with us before and want to come along. The furthest we will be cycling is only 13 miles and we will be going at your pace..

All the route we will be cycling over a variety of different terrains including roads, quiet roads, cycle paths, shared paths, muddy tracks, muddy puddles, wet leaves etc. Therefore, these rides are only suitable for Hybrids or Mountain bikes.
It’s now Autumn/Winter cycling weather, PLEASE DRESS APPROPRIATELY it can get cold on an evening.
REMEMBER TO BRING – Bike Lights, warm gloves, wind/raincoat.


In view of COVID-19 we will be taking this into account with our ride leading and we will follow govt. guidelines. Please note the following:
• Participants must be booked onto the ride via If you are not booked on then unfortunately you cannot join the ride.
• Your personal contact details must be correct and up to date on your Lets ride profile.
• There are no open public toilet’s on this route. .
• You should pay particular attention to your bike being in good working order before attending a ride so as to minimise risks and disruption to rides.
• Helmets are recommended, but not mandatory.
• We will not share any equipment so please be organised and bring your own items e.g.
- Torch,
- Face covering,
- Hand sanitizer,
- Gloves,
- Drink,
- Snacks,
- Lock,
- Spare inner tube,
- Tyre levers and pump,
- Suitable clothing,

• Participants must not attend a ride if they have COVID-19 symptoms or have been in contact with anyone with symptoms.
• Anyone who develops COVID-19 symptoms during a ride must inform a leader.
• Anyone who develops COVID symptoms after a ride must contact the leader who will inform British Cycling HQ who will then contact everyone who attended the ride.

You can contact the leader directly via the ‘Message Ride Creator’ tab in the ride posting on let’s ride unless you have their direct contact details already.

For any queries please contact [email protected]. For any last minute cancellations on the day please text 07404 453745 (note this phone is only for the day of the ride) otherwise use the option to cancel when you log in to

If the weather is bad we will only contact you if we are cancelling the ride and will do so no later than 3pm on the day by putting a message in the ‘conversation’ tab in the ride. You should receive a notification by email if there is a message. If you have not heard from us we are still riding.

Who else is on this ride?

Ride leaders

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  • Ride Leader

    Ride Leader
  • Breeze Champion

    Breeze Champion

Sara Bateman

2 ride participants


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