Sunday Club Runs

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 groupPlease 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.

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

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

 

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