Sunday Club Runs

EWCC Sunday Club Runs during the COVID-19 pandemic

The Sunday Club Runs are our main club rides. They are a steady social and training ride designed to accommodate mixed abilities from the sportive rider through to elite racers. All through the year there will be the no-drop ‘core club run’, of about 50 miles over typical undulating/hilly Devon routes, run at about 16-18mph average.

Following the latest British Cycling guidance on club rides, groups of up to 6 are allowed to ride together under the 1m+ rule, with appropriate mitigation (being outdoors, not facing each other).

As of 09 August 2020, we will therefore resume the EWCC Sunday Club runs under the following guidelines:

  • Only EWCC members are allowed to join the club run.
  • Riders will meet just before 9 am at the  Devon County Council car park (off Topsham Road) to enable sufficient space for socially distanced group coordination.
  • Riders are keeping 1 meter distance between each other at all times (while stopping and riding).
  • Riders will form groups of no more than 6 people (of similar ability wherever possible).
  • Before setting off, 1 member of the group MUST fill in the club’s online registration form to provide contact details of all group members (name, contact number & postcode) to enable track and trace if required up to 3 weeks after ride).
  • The fastest group sets off first to avoid mixing of groups on the road. We then allow time gaps between groups of at least 3 minutes to allow traffic to overtake easily and safely.
  • All groups are riding at a pace that enables them to stay together with a supportive no-drop attitude.
  • Individuals dropping back to the next group will not be feasible. If a group member decided to drop off they must be prepared to ride home by themselves.
  • Groups will be riding in formation (two-abreast), singling out as necessary.
  • On longer hills the group might be allowed to split up, but will regroup at the top.

If you are planning of joining us on a club run for the first time but are unsure of the standard required our reckoning is if you can complete a 30 – 40 mile solo ride at 15 – 17 mph you will be ok. Please let us know when you arrive if it is your first club run.

The Sunday club ride is a non competitive ride and all riders who join the ride should be familiar with the Wheelers guide to riding in a groupPlease adhere to these guidelines or you may be asked to ride independently.

Sunday Club Run – Route Details

All of the clubs routes are now available via the links below (in alphabetic order). See the route schedule for information on the current planned rides.

If something is not working or you have a route suggestion, please contact us:

Route File miles
Bampton Lanes https://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/388057 53.7
Bampton Lanes long https://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/388850 61.2
Black Cat https://www.strava.com/routes/16047063 57.5
Black Cat Extended https://www.strava.com/routes/12888189 61.5
Burlescombe https://www.strava.com/routes/12313909 55.8
Burlescombe Extended https://www.strava.com/routes/13860854 61.2
Dunkeswell, Honiton https://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/388547 49.7
Eggesford, Whiddon Down https://www.strava.com/routes/12659298 53.7
Hatherleigh https://www.strava.com/routes/12659482 62.7
Hatherleigh, Okehampton https://www.strava.com/routes/12315635 63.9
Haytor https://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/392625 54.8
Haytor Lanes https://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/392589 66.5
Hembury Fort long https://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/388895 51.1
Mamhead, Bovey, Whiddon https://www.strava.com/routes/16673323  53.3
Mid Devon Lanes https://www.strava.com/routes/15163165 42.4
Milverton, Honiton https://www.strava.com/routes/12315839 71
Moretonhampstead, Whiddon Down https://www.strava.com/routes/15593804 35.9
Nomansland https://www.strava.com/routes/12888416 53.6
Nomansland Extended https://www.strava.com/routes/12888329 65.7
North Tawton / Whiddon Down https://www.strava.com/routes/15161129 40.6
Okehampton https://www.strava.com/routes/12314371 49.4
Okehampton Extended https://www.strava.com/routes/12315589 75
Sidmouth, Honiton https://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/388618 50.4
Smeatharpe https://www.strava.com/routes/12316035 57.9
Stockland Hill https://www.strava.com/routes/12675400 54
Tom Hawkins RR viewing route https://www.strava.com/routes/12659610 56.9
Whiddon Down, Bovey Tracey https://www.strava.com/routes/16673228 45.3
Winkleigh, Whiddon Down https://ridewithgps.com/routes/2725561 53.2
Withypool https://www.strava.com/routes/12888542 77.1

 

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