September Challenge Ride - 15th September - 67-81km
Time: Meet at 8:15am for a 8:30am departure
Where: Sigma Sports Store, Hampton Wick
On Sunday, 15th September, ride with us as we head out into the beautiful Surrey Hills to catch the last glimpse of the summer sun.
We will meet at the Sigma Sports store in Hampton Wick at 8.15am and aim to roll out at 8.30am. The route will take us out through Esher and West Horsley, before starting the ascent up Staple Lane for Groups 1 and 2, and up Crocknorth for Group 3. Passing more beautiful scenery and climbs along the way, including Ranmore Common and Headley, we’ll eventually stop for refreshments along the way, courtesy of this month’s nutrition partner One Pro Nutrition, before heading back to the store through Epsom.
We will aim to be back at the shop between 11 - 11.30am depending on the speed of your group.
There will be three different groups covering different routes. These will vary in speed and difficulty to cater for all fitness abilities.
Group 1 will set off first, followed by Group 2 and Group 3. This means that should you find yourself in a group that is too fast for your taste you can always sit up and wait for the next group on the road to come along. Group 3 will operate a no-drop policy.
Group 1 will be aiming to average around 18-19mph (31kph). 19mph is an average speed so there will be times when the speed is actually higher than this so you will need a decent level of fitness and the ability to ride in a group is essential!
Group 2 will aim to average between 16-17mph (28kph). Again this is an average speed so speeds will be in excess of 18mph in places. You will need to have had good group riding experience again for this group and will need a good level of fitness to complete the distance.
Group 3 will be aiming to average around 14-15mph (25kph). You will still need to have experience of group riding and sitting on another rider’s wheel but this ride will endeavour not to drop anyone, within reason.
We look forward to riding with you.