Improvers Rides (Ride Category 2)

For the “Novice” or “Beginner” cyclist that have improved and are ready to begin travelling a little further afield and perhaps also upping the speed a little the natural progression from the beginner rides.


Ultimately decided by those in attendance but usually aims to travel at a speed of 12–15 mph to give an average speed of around 13-14mph no-one will get “dropped”.


Further than the beginners group rides usually upto 40-50 miles and sometimes further.

Will usually involve a café/refreshment stop.

Usual Days

Sunday Mornings – but may also be organised on other days.

Pre-requisites for Ride

Whilst there is no minimum speed requirement, the ability to ride a bike for around 2-3hrs and feel they are competent to ride safely in a group situation is a good guide.

A willingness to take and follow advice from the “ride leader” or other experienced riders in the group.

Ride leaders and other members may recommend this ride to people as a step up from the beginners ride.