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.
If no cafe stop is otherwise planned then a stop at Lutzy’s on the Quay in Exeter at the end of the ride will be on the cards most weeks, weather permitting!
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!
2018 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.
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.
|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|