Sunday Club Runs

**All club rides are currently suspended due to COVID19 restrictions.**

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) OR all group members MUST use the NHS track and trace app.
  • 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 53.7
Bampton Lanes long 61.2
Black Cat 57.5
Black Cat Extended 61.5
Burlescombe 55.8
Burlescombe Extended 61.2
Dunkeswell, Honiton 49.7
Eggesford, Whiddon Down 53.7
Hatherleigh 62.7
Hatherleigh, Okehampton 63.9
Haytor 54.8
Haytor Lanes 66.5
Hembury Fort long 51.1
Mamhead, Bovey, Whiddon  53.3
Mid Devon Lanes 42.4
Milverton, Honiton 71
Moretonhampstead, Whiddon Down 35.9
Nomansland 53.6
Nomansland Extended 65.7
North Tawton / Whiddon Down 40.6
Okehampton 49.4
Okehampton Extended 75
Sidmouth, Honiton 50.4
Smeatharpe 57.9
Stockland Hill 54
Tom Hawkins RR viewing route 56.9
Whiddon Down, Bovey Tracey 45.3
Winkleigh, Whiddon Down 53.2
Withypool 77.1


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