Time: Meet at 7:45am for a 8am departure
Where: Sigma Sports Store, Hampton Wick, Surrey
Join us on Sunday, 20th October for our last social ride for 2019, this time to celebrate the launch of innovative brand Alba Optics, our newest eyewear addition.
You’ll be able to test the glasses for yourself and take out a demo unit for the ride, but please make sure to bring some form of valid ID as a deposit.
We will meet at the Sigma Sports store in Hampton Wick at 7.45am and aim to roll out at 8am. Please remember to bring lights. The route will take us through Esher and Fetcham into Little Bookham and Effingham, before rolling back through Hatchford and Cobham. We will aim to be back at the shop between 8.30 - 9am depending on the speed of your group, where we’d love for you to join our ride captains for a coffee in one of the local cafes.
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.