Intro Ride for potential new members

Bourne Wheelers Cycling Club is holding an introductory club run this coming Sunday to give anyone interested in finding out more about the club the chance to come out and enjoy a ride with other club members

There is no pressure to join and we will have tried to come up with two ride options to suit all abilities. 

PLEASE note: the ride is for over 18’s, though anyone 16+ can ride if they have a parent or guardian with them – the club youth section ride on a Saturday morning  – please use the contact us form for more details.

The ride details are provided below – if you intend to join us, please can you us know via the contact us form, just so we are expecting you. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to drop us a line.

  • Date: Sunday 3rd November
  • Location: We meet in the car park behind the post office in Bourne (if you’re not sure where that is, let me know)
  • Time: 9am (for 9.10am depart – please be on time, as we’ll have a short briefing before we set off!)
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  • Distance: c37 miles or c52miles
  • Difficulty: undulating, but not too many hills!
  • Speed: depends on the weather and the ability of the group – but no one will get left behind, we may get strung out on the hills, but each group will ride and get home together
  • What to bring: something to drink (you’ll be out for 2.5 to 3.5 hours, so we’d recommend 2 x 500ml water bottles); spare inner tube (if you can); wet weather clothing and lights (if the weather looks bad); some money for the cafe stop (£2-3) – we also strongly recommend for your own safety that you ride with a helmet.
  • The Plan: The tentative plan (weather permitting!) is that we will all ride out to Wymondham Windmill (c18 miles) for a cafe stop.

     The route out will take us from Bourne to Little Bytham, South Witham and then on to Wymondham.

After a short stop, the shorter route riders will make their way back to Bourne with 2-3 club members.

Those preferring to try a longer route, will head out from the cafe stop to Oakham and the back to Bourne via Cottesmore, Greetham, Castle Bytham, Edenham, Hanthorpe and Morton. There are plenty of opportunities to shorten the route if needed, but it will be              approximately 52 miles.

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