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.
Saturday 2 rides
Meet: The Toby (Ainsworth Arms) Bury Bolton Road
Time: 9:00 am
Distance: 50 miles
Pace: 13 – 17mph, 10-12mph
Paul Van Der Kamp – Usual Saturday route + 20 miles 13-17mph – all welcome.
Helen Hindle – Lymm or Hepden Bridge back via Cragg Vale. 10 – 12 mph
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 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 2 rides
Time: 9:00 am
Distance: >50 miles, 45 miles
Pace: 12 – 15 mph. 10 – 12mph
Paul Van Der Kamp – 12 – 15 mph — 50 mile+ Forest of Bowland ride. Social ride with 2 cafe stops. All welcome.
Mark Riley – 10 – 12mph –45 miles Townley Park with cafe stop. Steady pace.
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.