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.
Meet: the Bus stop on Bolton Road opposite the Ainsworth Arms
Distance: 30ish miles
Route: This is a typical route for a Saturday. The route is not set in stone, but gives an idea of distance and climbs.
Typical Saturday Route
Our weekly Saturday group social ride heads towards Bolton, on to Horwich then turning onto the A6 cutting through to Farnworth finishing to 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.
Ladies please join the main ride on Saturday
Meet: Barista on The Rock, Bury
Time: 09:00 am
Distance: Faster than Saturday on a hilly route of 40 to 50 miles
Route: To be confirmed
Couple of points for you to read
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.
Before committing to a ride with Bury Clarion Cycling Club please have a look at the route and be honest with yourself and make sure you can do the full ride at the pace outlined. This is not intended to put anyone off, it is to make sure everyone who comes out with Bury Clarion has the best possible experience we can offer. There is nothing macho about slowing a group down or bonking on a ride.
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 working bike.