All New Beginners Ride - Starts Saturday 18th October

mattbee

The Beginners ride is going to restart under my vague attempt at leadership on Saturday 18th at 11am. Meeting near Cafe Rouge in Bligh's Car Park in Sevenoaks.

A vague guide to this ride is 30km-50km rides with pace determined by the riders, no rider left behind! Distance can be decided on the day - we'll have plenty of routes available to choose from (the beauty of Garmin gadgets!)

Will be nice sociable ride, aimed at riders improving their group riding, learning and practising cycling etiquette and general guidance on riding. But any standard welcome, but we'll be riding at comfortable pace for all!


Following the inaugural ride on Saturday, I will be available to lead the ride on the following Saturday mornings, but my lack of attendance shouldn't stop it going ahead!


25th October
8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th November
6th, 13th, 20th December


mattbee

PS - All future notices/last minute changes due to weather/injury/mechanicals etc that mean the ride may need to change will be posted here on the forum. So keep an eye on it if you're planning to join us.
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valplace
Well done Matt - much needed leader
K.drinkwater
Hey,
I would like to attend the beginners rides, I have been to one before- may have needed the higher group but I have new cleaks so may be a bit wobbly.
Thanks Kate
Becca
I'd like to do some of the beginners rides but attendance may be patchy due to weekend commitments. Will try to make this Saturday. I will definitely be wobblier...
Becca
mattbee
Great news - we'll make sure there's as little wobbling as possible.

All about a social ride and confidence building at the moment, so hope that's OK with all. Any attendance welcome, patchy or not.

Distance Saturday probably around 35-40km this Saturday to ease up distance for another beginner. Any longer and might need a cake stop! But please let me know if anyone has preference on distance and I can plot routes for the majority (longer or shorter).





altafa
Hi Matt

Thanks for arranging rides on Saturdays, I've not been training at all this year and this would be a nice way to start again. I can guarantee being there every Saturday but will try and make a few of them.
mattbee
Brilliant Altaf!

There won't be a ride this Saturday as I'm off to a wedding - but we'll be back to a 20-30km ride the following week on 8th November!

Matt
Vanessa_Gilmartin
Hi

I am really interested in joining you on this, but I also have difficulty in committing due to two small children dictating my weekend activities.

I should be able to make the 8th though.

Great that we have a beginners ride....thank you

Ness
dave_lobley
Matt
is the ride on tomorrow ? - I'll try and get my wife out on it if it is (get's me some peace and quiet!)

Dave
Vanessa_Gilmartin

Hi

Not sure if the ride is still on...but unfortunately I can't make it this week.

Is there any chance it can be added to the diary dates which are E mailed out weekly?

Thanks and hopefully next time...

Ness
mattbee
Sorry all for the late replies!

The ride was on, and basically will be on, unless there is a note on the forum saying it is off.

I'll get the ride added to the regular training list on the weekly email, where we will also state if it is cancelled.


Matt
mattbee
By the way - for any late notice queries on ride taking place - my email is bee.matt@gmail.com where you can reach me quickly!

Vanessa_Gilmartin
brilliant, thanks Matt