EWCC Sunday Club Runs
The Sunday Club Runs are our main club rides, starting at 9 am from the Devon County Council car park just off Topsham Road.
These rides are steady social and training rides designed to accommodate mixed abilities from the sportive rider through to elite racers.
We aim to set off in groups at different speeds to accommodate a range of ability levels. The target average speeds for the groups are 14 – 16 mph; 16 – 18 mph (core group); 18 – 20 mph. These speeds depend on the time of year and the difficulty of the terrain. All groups follow the same route with the fastest leaving first. If a rider cannot keep up with the average pace of the group they can therefore drop back to a slower group. The slowest group on the day is essentially a “no-drop” group. Through the racing season the the race team may form a faster “drop group” at 20mph+ which others are welcome to join until their legs cannot keep up any more.
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 group. Please adhere to these guidelines or you may be asked to ride independently.
If you are planning on 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 in the 16-18 mph group.
You should also be happy and confident riding in a group. Please make it known to the group you are riding with if it is your first club run.
Sunday Club Run Route Schedule
Please see the route schedule here.
The schedule will include the occasional local event (e.g. The Nello) or club-organised audax (e.g. Mad March). We encourage our club members to join these events and will not run a competing club run route on such days.
Other EWCC Route Details
Some of the frequently used EWCC routes are available via the links below (in order of distance).
There is a wider selection directly on the Club’s STRAVA page: https://www.strava.com/athletes/29085947. As well as all the club run routes this page also has the Thursday night chaingang route as well as some shorter and longer routes. Some of the routes are inappropriate for large groups as they are on narrow, sometimes slightly rough roads.