In recent years, road cycling has continued to increase in popularity. While it’s always been an excellent means of transport and a more environmentally friendly option than driving a car, many individuals now enjoy cycling as a recreational hobby and sporting activity. While it can be enjoyed by yourself, it’s also a great communal pastime when enjoyed with others.
It is a low impact activity making it one of the safest ways to exercise without putting strain on your muscles or joints. Cycling helps to lower your risk of a heart attack by strengthening your heart muscles and can also reduce stress, anxiety and depression, partly due to the activity itself but also due to the pleasure of riding a bike in the fresh air. One hour of cycling burns about 600 calories and can help you maintain a healthy weight by burning body fat and raising your metabolic rate.
CSC organise occasional road cycling group rides that take place around the local countryside, with routes ranging from 10 to 50+ miles (16-80K). These rides are suitable for serious beginners (those that have done some road cycling but are looking to improve) to intermediate level. The routes, distance, and pace can all be adjusted to suit the abilities of those in the group.
If you have never done any road cycling but are interested in learning more or wanting to know where to start, do get in touch and we will do our best to provide the help and support you need.
All of our group rides are open to CSC members as well as non-members.
Children are welcome but please be advised that anyone under the age of 18 who participate in, or attend, any of our events or activities, must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or an adult guardian at all times. Please see our policy regarding children for further information.
Please Be Advised:
Due to their nature, we are unable to properly risk assess our group activities including running, walking, and cycling. Whilst our group leaders endeavour to keep everyone as safe as possible, these are led, not coached sessions, irrespective of whether a qualified coach is in attendance. As such you are ultimately responsible for your own safety. See our Health and Safety Policy for further information.