Short Saturday Socials

The Saturday Social rides are ideal for all club riders who would like to start their weekend with a 20-40 miles ride (mostly on scenic country lanes; rule of thumb: the shorter, the hillier).  Juniors must be accompanied by an adult.

This ride is also ideal for road bike cyclists who’d like to see if group riding is for them and who have some experience riding solo already.

The Saturday Social is a NO DROP ride. The group(s) will split roughly by ability level, and each will go at the speed of their slowest rider.  As a rough guide: If you can ride 25 – 30 miles solo at 13 – 15 mph on rolling main roads, then you will have no problem.

The ride finishes at on the quay, with an option to enjoy a post-ride coffee&cake chat.

We do ask that before joining an Exeter Wheelers ride you read our guide to group riding and etiquette.

If you are new to group riding, please make the other riders in your group aware of that and ask any questions you may have around  group riding before setting off! Please follow the advice of more experienced club riders en route to keep the group riding safely and tidy together.

If you are planning to come out with us for the first time, or if you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact us: .  (Please note, as an amateur club run by volunteers it is not always possible to check and answer emails on a daily basis. Don’t worry if it takes a couple of days to get a reply!)

Please bring the following:

  • Road bike in good working condition
  • (Full) water bottles
  • Food (banana, cereal bar etc.)
  • Pump and spare inner tube
  • Long (and functional) mudguards in wet weather (or when there was wet weather the day(s) before as the lanes are likely to be muddy).

Please note, all riders who attend an Exeter Wheelers ride do so at their own risk.

The rides will leave at 9 am sharp from the Devon County Council Hall carpark, Topsham Rd, Exeter EX2 4QD.

Date Route Miles Feet climbing
19 Jun Tipton St John 36.5 1,770
26 Jun Haldon 22 1,500
03 Jul Whimple (old intro) 35 1,560
10 Jul Up and down around Longdown 21 1,750
17 Jul Payhembury 41 2,000
24 Jul Whiddon Down 41 2,300

COVID-19 guidance

The EWCC rides  will follow the latest British Cycling guidance and we expect all indviduals to adhere to these guidelines when taking part in club rides.


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