2019 Programme of Events

Regular Events

  • Club Weekly Rides. Every Sunday (unless another event is running) at 08:00 (08:30 in winter), meeting at Spencers Wood Library. Easy, Main and Fast Groups. See club Facebook page for weekly details.
  • Newcomer and Development Rides.  First Sunday of every month from April to September (week 2 in July) at 08:00, meeting at Spencers Wood Library.  20 and 40 mile rides at the pace of the slowest rider. 2019 dates 7 Apr, 5 May, 2 Jun, 14 Jul, 4 Aug, 1 Sep.  See club Facebook page for weekly details. 
  • The Draft.  Weekly chain gang training ride on Thursday evenings.  See the Draft Facebook page for weekly details.
  • Pub Ride.  Occasional mid-week short rides, concluding at a local hostelry.   See club Facebook page for weekly details.
  • Wessex Cyclocross.  From November to January, riding in the Wessex Cyclocross league.

Special Events

  • Saturday 9th March - Kennet Valley Audax.  Start the road season off with 100 or 207 km options on this locally organised audax event.  Departing from Grazeley.
  • Saturday 27 April - Liege-Bastogne-Liege sportive and race.  A weekend in Belgium riding the sportive and watching the Classics pro-race.
  • Sunday 5th May - Tour of Yorkshire.  A unique mix of Tour de France delivery combined with Yorkshire hospitality and beauty.
  • Sunday 12th May - Winchester.  A longer than normal ride out into Hampshire, with the option of riding or a train home.
  • Sunday 9th June  - Isle of Wight trip.  Our annual ride from Brockenhurst on the mainland via ferry and around the Isle of Wight (date TBC).
  • Sunday 30th June - Wokingham Bikeathon.  We will ride the Wokingham Bikeathon with families and friends.
  • Sunday 7th July - Club Anniversary Ride.  A circular route ending at Dinton Pastures in Wokingham where we will meet for lunch with families, SVC Juniors and former members.
  • Sunday 14th July.  We are entering L'Etape UK, the Official Tour de France sportive starting in Amersham
  • Sunday 8th September - Stonehenge ride.  A 100 mile return trip to the world heritage site for a selfie.  Hopefully not the 34 degree marathon of 2018 (date TBC).
  • 19th - 22nd September - Mont Ventoux. A trip to ride the Giant de Provence