Sunday club runs

These are a ‘no-drop’ Social Ride for members to get to know each other better whilst keeping fitness up and demonstrating riding safely and tightly in a group. We aim to help each other with mechanicals if necessary and still average a good 16-18mph. There is often a hill or designated point on the route that a few riders may wish to stretch their legs. This is to be clearly communicated through the group with a plan to re-group at the end of the section should anyone get split up.

There are often at least 2 Groups of riders. With a maximum of 14 riders per group before we need to split. We then allow time gaps between groups of at least 3 minutes to allow traffic to overtake easily and safely. At no point should a group catch another group on the road. Time gaps must remain for everyone’s safety.

In addition, for the Summer months (April- September) a faster Race Training Group will head off a few minutes earlier, possibly extending the route slightly and maintaining a 19-21mph average. These will still be run as a tight-knit race peloton helping with mechanicals etc but be prepared to be dropped if your legs can’t keep up!

2017 Sunday Club Run schedule. Rides start outside the Odeon at 9.00am. Please also see about the club rides here. Please adhere to all these guidelines or you may be asked to ride independently.

Date Route Cafe
20/08/2017 Black Cat (Long)  To be discussed on the day
27/08/2017 Henbury Fort (Long)  Discuss
03/09/2017 Moretonhampstead  Discuss
10/09/2017 Stockland Hill  Discuss
17/09/2017 Haytor Lanes  Discuss
24/09/2017 Nomansland  Discuss
01/10/2017 Sidmouth, Honiton  Discuss
08/10/2017 Eggesford (Long)  Discuss
15/10/2017 Bampton Lanes (Long)  Discuss
22/10/2017 Milverton  Discuss
29/10/2017 Dunkeswell  Discuss
05/11/2017 Sticklepath  Discuss

Sunday Club Run – Route Details

All of the clubs routes are now available on Garmin Connect. You can create a free account and check out the routes or download them to a garmin device.

Standard Sunday Club Runs
Route Name Difficulty Distance (miles) Hills Notes Map
Black Cat Moderate 55.44 6 Fast descents, long climb at Oakfordbridge, narrow in places along the Exe – beware of large groups and traffic on the narrow bits. Route Map
Black Cat (long) Moderate 61.95 6 Fast descents, long climb at Oakfordbridge, narrow in places along the Exe – beware of large groups and traffic on the narrow bits. Route Map
Moretonhampstead Easy/Moderate 47.44 4 Fast route – one good climb at the end over Longdown Route Map
Nomansland Moderate 56.17 7 Single file might be required on busy Crediton road – can swap some lanes in there. Watch the descents – dangerous drain cover at bend on descent in road around Nomansland – careful when wet. Fast descent Longdrag Hill ends at T junction at Tiverton. Route Map
Big Triangle Easy 41.51 2 We usually ride a short stretch on the A361 between Sampford Peverell and the A38 roundabout near Uffculme. Easy miles but care on the dual carriageway Route Map
Little Triangle Easy 36.26 2 Thursday night ride – some narrow bits to single out on before Cullompton and between Halberton and Tiverton on the Turnpike Route Map
Milverton Hard 63.59 7 It’s quite a long ride with a lot of rolling hills Route Map
Dunkeswell Moderate 49.31 5 Good descents either way Route Map
Okehampton Easy/Moderate 49.63 4 Good all year ride Route Map
Sidmouth, Honiton Moderate 50.42 4 You can cut out Sidmouth – it’s fairly hilly Route Map
Hembury Fort Easy 39.73 4 It’s a fairly long hill up to Hembury Fort. Good if it’s horrible weather and you want a short sharp ride Route Map
Hembury Fort (long) Moderate 51.12 4 More a fully featured ride, it’s a fairly long hill up to Hembury Fort. Good if it’s horrible weather and you want a short sharp ride Route Map
Bampton Lanes Easy/Moderate 53.68 3 Choice of routes at the end of the lanes Route Map
Bampton Lanes (long) Moderate/Hard 62.16 6 Narrow roads around Bampton Route Map
Sticklepath Easy 43.59 3 Flattish rolling ride easy all year rounder Route Map
Eggesford Easy 44.3 3 Flattish rolling ride easy all year rounder Route Map
Eggesford (long) Moderate 50.0 5 Good all rounder – stiff climb out of Eggesford Route Map
Haytor Moderate / Hard 54.81 7 Long climb up from Bovey Tracey to Haytor Route Map
Haytor Lanes Hard 66.46 7 Long climb up from Bovey Tracey to Haytor and fast windy decent down from Manaton Cross Route Map
Stockland Hill Moderate / Hard 54.41  5 Out to Stockland Hill via Honiton, back through Colyton and Ottery, lumpy porridge Route Map
Winkleigh, Whiddon Down Easy/Moderate 52.7 4 Lanes out to Crediton then on the main road to Winkleigh. Cut through to Whiddon lumpy for a fast return on the old A30 Route Map

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