Ride like a Renegade
CSR (Cake or Sausage Roll) Ride
Fortnightly, Saturday or Sunday at 9:00 from the Angel Pub, Portsmouth Road, Thames Ditton, Free to members and friends.
A social group ride. We always plan to go out in two groups, meeting at a cafe somewhere for, as the title suggests, Cake or Sausage Roll. Each group will have a ride leader and we operate a no drop policy – we only go as quickly as the slowest rider. The speeds below are meant as a guide to help you determine which group you should ride with, they are not a target speed!
Group 1 - Distance - 30-50km (18-30 miles), Average Speed - 20km/h (12mph)
Group 2 - Distance - 50k-100k (30-60 miles), Average Speed - 25km/h (15mph)
Please note that our CSR rides are NOT coached or managed in any way and you join them accepting full responsibility for your ride and have reviewed our ride Rules of the Road.
(from April-September) – Every Tuesday at 19.00 from the Angel Pub, Portsmouth Road, Thames Ditton, KT7 0AU. Free to members.
Group 1 - 30km (18 miles), 25km/h (15mph)
Group 2 - 40km (25 miles), 30+km/h (18.5+mph)
Both groups go out on a local loop in a structured Chain Gang session, riding through and off - www.youtube.com/watch
We will then meet back at the Angel at approximately the same time for an occasional much needed post-ride shandy.
10 Mile Time Trial (Suspended due to C19)
A great measure of bike speed and fitness is a regulated Time Trial session. We regularly host a 10 mile TT ride locally that is accurately measured and timed so you are able to regularly review your bike fitness throughout the year. gpx files of the route can be found on our routes page or on the attached instruction map.
You're always going to push yourself a little bit harder when you are training together or virtually
Training to power, and more specifically to your FTP (Functional Threshold Power), is the most beneficial form of cycle training. Sessions are designed to activate very specific training stimulus by structuring intervals around your own personal FTP, the most accurate measure of 'effort' on a bike. Training to power has advantages over training to metrics like heart rate, because of the variations heart rate is susceptible to.
Lots of our members are already on Zwift and when the weather is particularly bad we often meet up in Watopia for a ride in the virtual world.
With the right equipment Zwift also offers the benefit of training to power, so structured sessions based on your FTP are also possible.
Find out more at Zwift.com or check out Rob's blogpost on setting up a Zwift meet up session