2 Rides this weekend 21st – 22nd December



Bury Clarion club rides are held each and every weekend. These are a great opportunity for you to meet other club members, learn the skills of group riding and enjoy some fantastic routes!  Before taking part in any of our Social Rides, please read our Social Ride Guidelines. The Saturday rides are an ideal introduction to group riding. Please see https://www.buryclarion.co.uk/club-rides/ for types of rides

Saturday  1 Ride

Meet:    The Toby (Ainsworth Arms) Bury Bolton Road

Time:  9:00 am
Distance: 30 miles
Pace: To suit all

  • Adele Vanderkamp – Xmas Ride

This Saturday’s Xmas breakfast ride .
I will lead the ride out so it’s a social pace ( my social pace ) as we have a couple of newish riders . Meet at Ainsworth Arms for a 9am set off ,if anyone wants to meet earlier for a coffee before set off then you can meet at 8:30
Route is straight into Bolton the up Chorley New Road to Rivington ( this is the best route as there are 45 of us ) . Would be nice if we can all stick together ( it’s only once a year when you have to go at my pace ??)
I think this one will need more than 1 ride leader ??

Usual Saturday route heads towards Bolton, on to Horwich then turning onto the A6 cutting through to Farnworth finishing at Little Lever.

The route home can be whichever direction you choose, and at any speed, some groups might form with faster and slower riders in each one. Nothing is set in stone and things can be tweaked as the ride progresses.

The Saturday social is for anyone and not restricted to club members only. Bring your friends, family and colleagues and introduce them to the Bury Clarion crowd! You can come on this ride three times as a non member before we expect you to join the club. This is a requirement of the club insurers; so come and enjoy the social. On our rides we expect all riders to adhere to the Highway Code and Bury Clarion do not take responsibility for individuals. We expect your bike to be in working order and if you are coming out to have the minimum of the following; Inner-tube, puncture repair kit, pump, tyre levers, emergency contact details.

Sunday – 1 Ride

Meet: Barista – The Rock Bury

Time:  9:00
Distance: < 80 mile

Pace: Various

  • Nigel Hood – Sunday’s ride marks the first in a progressive series leading up to the new mere 200km. This Sunday we will cover 34 miles before lunch at the velo cafe. Each week the distance till lunch will increase by approximately 10%. The overall distance of the rides will remain below 80miles so the lunch stop will eventually get closer to home culminating with a non stop ride in February. The idea is to get used to feeding on the go and low faff shop stops.


Before committing to a ride with Bury Clarion Cycling Club have a look at the route and advertised speeds, make sure you can do the full ride at the pace outlined. Have a look at the Club Rides page for details of what you can expect. For your first ride, its better to go a level lower so you get in the swing of group riding without feeling under pressure or struggle.

All ride speeds are ensured by the ride leaders. If you feel the ride is too slow and want to go off, then the responsibility is on you to make sure you have a safe ride and get home under your own steam. It is not the responsibility of Bury Clarion or the ride leader to ensure you know the route and/or a safe route back home. Please ensure you have a roadworthy bike and appropriate gear for the weather, with lights if required.

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