Ride Category 5 – Chain Gang

This is aimed at the Intermediate Riders and is riding in a “pace line” or “chaingang” that is a constantly rotating group (like a chain) a short and frantic ride that is fantastic fun! Riding fast in a group like this is surprisingly easy! Beginners to this type of riding are encouraged to come along and try a lap or two the first week or two until they are used to it and able to complete the whole ride.

Chain Gang (Ride Category 5)


Will start off slower the first few weeks it runs, but will increase as the weeks roll by. Expect speeds of 18mph+.

Whilst the group will hold up a little to keep people together, people who are significantly struggling may get dropped.


Usually 3 laps of the 7 mile Somerleyton circuit.

Usual Days

Tuesday Evenings in the Summer

Pre-requisites for Ride

Riders who can maintain a solo speed of 16-17mph for 90mins+ over varied terrain.