Welcome To Our Club

 

Dunstable Road Cycling Club (DRCC).  We have created this club to encourage anyone who wants to cycle in a social group and lives in, around, or comes into the area of Dunstable regularly.  From novice to experienced riders, we meet every Saturday at Pedalworks 09.00 & then Sundays at Zeera Indian Restaurant  at 09.00.  If there are changes to these meeting points or times, they will be posted via the FB page and on this website.  See our calendar to check when the next ride is due.

 

During the Summer and better weather months, the club also meet for evening rides.  Bring some money as we are well known as a club for stopping at cafes! Average group speeds are 14-17mph but no one gets dropped.

 

All are welcome, including those joining us for the first time.  All we ask is that you ride with us for a few times, and then join the club.  This gives you a chance to find out if we are the right club for you, and if you’re right for us.

 

We are a British Cycling affiliated club.  For the club, the benefits this brings are;

 

  • Public liability insurance of up to £10million for your club activities.
  • Entry into the national and regional rankings for anyone that wishes to race for the club.
  • Support from the British Cycling team in your region for events and activities.
  • Introductory membership discounts for our club members.

 

We urge all members to become a British Cycling member as well (not mandatory, but strongly recommended).  This brings insurance, support and rewards.  Other member benefits include;

 

  • Discounts at Halfords, Muc Off, Chain Reaction Cycles, Strava, Velo Vixen  and SIS.
  • Priority access to events.
  • Weekly British Cycling newsletter offering information, riding tips and advice.
  • Travel and bike insurance.
  • Ride insurance.

 

 

We have also managed to secure DRCC members a discount with the following local cycle shops.

 

Pedalworks

Dysons

Otec Bike s

 

Our Calendar

Weekend Rides

 

DRCC are in a fortunate position to offer two rides at the weekend.  Every Saturday meeting at Pedalworks for 09.00am, & then on Sundays meeting at Zeera Indian Restaurant at 09.00am.  Our rides range from 14 mph* upwards, and distances between 35 and 60 miles*.

 

Please ensure you bring a road worthy bike that is clean and fit for purpose.  Also bring with you tools, spare tube/s, and a pump.  Apart from water, you may also want to bring a snack or energy bar, however we are well known for stopping at cafes, so bring some money for coffee and cake!

 

If the weather is looking damp and wet, fitted mudguards will earn you a lot of respect and friendship.  Experience has shown that from November through to April you will appreciate them.

 

Average speeds for our rides are anywhere between 14-17+ mph depending if you select G1 or G2.  Important though, unless mentioned at the beginning of the ride, no one gets dropped or left behind.

 

All are welcome, including those joining us for the first time.

 

*Please refer to our handy quick reference guide that gives more information here.

Evening Rides

 

Tuesday Training Ride

 

Tuesday nights are quick training rides on a set flat route.  Rides will aim to be an average of 20 mph* and cover a distance of no more than 30 miles*.  Starting at   Zeera 18.30.

 

Wednesday Training Ride

 

Wednesday nights are training rides led by the guys from pedalworks in Dunstable town centre.  Rides are quick and involve a set route over a distance of no more than 30 miles*.  Starting at Pedalworks 18.30.

 

Thursday Training Ride

 

Thursday nights are training rides over a set route encompassing a number of climbs.  Rides will aim to be an average of 18mph* and cover a distance of no more than 30 miles*.  Starting at Zeera 18.30.

 

Note: Due to the nature of the weekday training rides, riders are expected to be of a level of fitness to be able to keep to the pace of the ride and also be comfortable riding on their own in the event that the pace is too quick.  In other words, if you're dropped, you're dropped!

 

*Please refer to our handy quick reference guide that gives more information here.

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