Group riding with Taw Velo
Taw Velo has a range of regular club rides with different speeds, distances and routes. New members are always welcome. Membership of the club is required to take part in the club rides but you are more than welcome to come and meet us first and try a few rides before you join. Please see our Membership page for details. The following rides take place regularly, any changes are posted on the Clubs Facebook page.
Sunday Social Ride
We meet at 0900 at The Bike Shed Café, The Square, Barnstaple for a 0915 departure. As a guide, we tend to do rides of 40 to 50 miles with an average speed of 13 to 15 mph and decide where to go on the day. Sometimes the group will split depending on the numbers or if some members want to ride at a different pace. We always stop for coffee and cake en route!
The first Sunday of each month is an introductory ride where the route is predetermined and we invite new riders to try this ride first. This will be a great taster for you and a more experienced club member will make sure you are never left behind.
Tuesday night Ladies Ride
Now entering its second year and building on the success of the Taw Velo Women’s Cycle Skills Clinic the Tuesday Night Ladies Ride is a great opportiunity for both experienced and new ladies to get out and about the Devon hills.
Generally led by Taw Velos Vice Chair and Club Secretary Cherylyn Gazeley the tuesday night ride is a no drop ride taking the pace of the slowest rider, Riders meet at around 1815 for an 1830 depart from The Bike Shed Café, The Square, Barnstaple
Routes are changed each week and published in advance on the Taw Velo Facebook Page
Tuesday Training Ride
We meet at 1815 at The Bike Shed Café, The Square, Barnstaple. This ride is for more experienced riders and has a faster pace, covering about 30 to 40 miles, with an average speed of 18 to 22 mph+. A good chance to practice group riding skills with some sprints in between for the competitive among you!
Thursday Training Ride
We meet at 18:15 at The Bike Shed Café, The Square, Barnstaple. This ride is generally about 30 miles with an average speed of 17 to 18 mph. A brisk training ride, but a more relaxed than the Tuesday evening ride.
This is also a no drop ride so you wont be left stranded but will be expected to train to keep up over time.
The typical route is the "TV Thursday Westward Ho! loop"