Race training

Our race training rides take place on Thursday evenings and start at 6.30 pm from Aldi Pinhoe (Exhibition Way, Exeter EX4 8JD).

Please contact us if you’d like to join this ride for the first time. You must be familiar with the area to ensure you’ll be able to find your way home if unable to stay with the group.

Riders under the age of 18 need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian to take part in all club rides.

There are often at least 2 groups of riders. We allow time gaps between groups of at least 3 minutes to enable 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.

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.

Thursday Training Ride

This ride is held on the Triangle Route is designed for race training with two phases during the year summarised in the table below.

Thursday Training Ride – Details
Time of Year Average Speed (mph) Comments
Oct – Feb 19 * Tempo riding for endurance development

  • Technical focus on pedalling technique
  • Limited speed
  • Ridden as a group
Mar – Sep 22-23 * Ridden in three sections as a group:

    • tempo
    • chain gang
    • race pace


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