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Rides Classes and Events

Rutland Cycling Rides Classes and Events

We are enormously proud of our staff and the many ways they go the extra mile for our customers and the local community. As part of our commitment to inspire more people to get out cycling, we offer a range of regular led rides, including senior cyclist rides and women's rides in partnership with British Cycling's Breeze campaign. These rides are free to attend, and we further encourage participation by offering substantial discounts off cycle hire, so that bike ownership is not a barrier. Read on to find out which rides we are currently running - we look forward to welcoming you on one of our rides soon.

Places are limited, and we always advise advance booking. To book your place on any of these events, please email rides@rutlandcycling.com, or call 01572 332 032.

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Rides

Beginner's Road Ride, Evening Road Ride, Breeze Mums and Tots Ride, Breeze Sunday Pedal / Easy Family Pedal, Breeze Ride at Grafham Water, Silver Cyclist Ride

Classes

Monthly Maintenance Class, Monthly Seminars, Go Ride Kids' Summer School

Events

 

RIDES


Beginner's Road Ride

If you're new to road cycling then join our Beginner's Road Rides - a great place to meet like-minded cyclists and improve your road riding skills. We offer a monthly led ride, with a self-led option on the intervening weeks so you can keep the momentum going! On the monthly led ride, our experienced riders will advise on riding and pedalling techniques and guide you through simple group cycling, so you can hit the open road with friends.

  • When: Saturdays, 10:00am
  • Where: Giant-Rutland, Normanton, LE15 8HD
  • Distance: Approx 10 miles
  • Level: Easy
  • Cost: Free with your own bike / £5 to hire a bike - demo road bikes available

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Evening Road Ride (Open to all)

A friendly, sociable group road ride at a steady pace. Euro style, so no one is left behind! Come and discover some new local routes and improve your technique with tips from our experienced riders.

  • When: Tuesdays, 6:30pm
  • Where: Rutland Cycling Whitwell, LE15 8BL
  • Distance: 20-25 miles
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Cost: Free with your own bike / £5 to hire a bike - demo road bikes available

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Breeze Mums and Tots Ride (Women's Ride) (Family Friendly)

This ride's location varies week to week. Please use the calendar or email rides@rutlandcycling.com to find out where this week's ride is.

Join us with your little ones for a gentle pedal on quiet, traffic-free tracks at Rutland Water or Fineshade Wood. Great scenery, exercise, fun for the children and chatting for the Mums! Part of the British Cycling Breeze Network, getting more women into riding bikes for fun.

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Breeze Sunday Pedal / Easy Family Pedal (Women's Ride) (Family Friendly)

This ride's location varies week to week. Please use the calendar or email rides@rutlandcycling.com to find out where this week's ride is.

Enjoy a scenic pedal and a natter as we ride along the peaceful, traffic-free tracks around Rutland Water. A great way to enjoy some 'me' time, meet new friends and get fit in the fresh air!

Two route options for all the family to enjoy:

  • Breeze Sunday Pedal - a 17-mile women-only ride
  • Easy Family Pedal - a shorter 6-mile route suitable for beginners. Dads and kids welcome too!

Part of the British Cycling Breeze Network, getting more women into riding bikes for fun.

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Breeze Ride at Grafham Water (Women's Ride)

A leisurely ride around picturesque Grafham Water, along traffic-free tracks. Perfect for those new (or returning) to cycling and a lovely way to meet new friends and enjoy the fresh air.

Part of the British Cycling Breeze Network, getting more women into riding bikes for fun.

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Silver Cyclist Ride (With U3A)

A self-led ride, organised in partnership with the University of the Third Age (U3A). Join this gentle ride and enjoy the views as we ride from Normanton over to Whitwell and back again. The ride is free to join with your own bike, or you can hire a bike for a special rate of £5.

  • When: Tuesdays, 10:00am
  • Where: Giant-Rutland, Normanton, LE15 8HD
  • Distance: 6 miles
  • Level: Easy
  • Cost: Free with your own bike / £5 to hire a bike - demo road bikes available

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Events


Monthly Maintenance Class

This events's location varies week to week. Please use the calendar or email rides@rutlandcycling.com to find out where this month's event is. This event has limited space (15 per class) so pre-booking is essential.

Learn how to keep your bike in top-top shape and fix simple mechanicals while out and about. Our maintenance classes are friendly, interactive sessions run by our expert workshop team.

There will be four areas where you will learn specific skills, each lasting for 20 minutes, including:

  • Fix a Punture - Learn how to replace tubes including pro tips and techniques.
  • Fix a Broken Chain - Learn how to replace a chain pin, fit a quick link and check chain length.
  • Cleaning - Learn how to clean and lube effectively in addition to cable maintanence and other moving parts.
  • Safety "M Check" - Learn how to ensure your bike is always safe to ride before you set out.

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Monthly Seminars

A chance to sample new products, get a masterclass from the experts and enjoy some late-night shopping, with exclusive discounts. Our themed Open Evenings will cover a broad range of topics, including a Road Masterclass, MTB Masterclass, Preparing for a Cycle Challenge, Cycle Touring, Women's Cycling, Nutrition, Winter Training.

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Go-Ride Kids' Summer School

This event has limited space so booking is essential. Please email rides@rutlandcycling.com if you'd like a place and we'll be in touch with full details.

Fun, active bike skills sessions for kids aged 9-16!

This Summer, in collaboration with British Cycling’s Go-Ride coaching team, we’re offering a 6-week series of morning and afternoon sessions, all different, for young cyclists. These coaching sessions covering off-road cycling will improve kids’ confidence and bike handling skills. During each 2-hour session, riders will work on various skills, take part in games and races, and generally have a blast riding a bike! Classes are suitable for newcomers to the sport, and those wishing to improve their skills.

Please note that a parental consent form for each child will need to be signed on the day.

What to Wear and Bring

Closed footwear, layers of clothing, gloves, waterproofs, water-based drinks in plastic bottles and a break-time snack.

  • When: 22nd July, 27th July, 5th August, 12th August, 24 August. Morning (10:00am - 12:00pm) & Afternoon (1:00pm - 3:00pm) Sesions
  • Where: Waterside at Ferry Meadows, Peterborough PE2 5UU
  • Suitable For: Kids aged 9-16
  • Cost: £5 per 2-hour session, including mountain bike and helmet hire. Or for an extra £2 per session and try out the latest Team Sky Frog bike

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