Club Runs & Training

UPDATED 26th October 2015 – for up to date details of club rides and other training sessions please see the news section of the website or our group page on Facebook. Club Members receive a short weekly email to update them on club activities for the week ahead and a monthly newsletter updates on wider club information as well as latest activities.

Please note that ALL riders must wear a helmet on any Bourne Wheelers ride.

Thinking of Joining?

We welcome new riders and anyone is able to join our club run a couple of times before deciding whether to become a club member. In 2015, we have established a number of different club runs for riders of most abilities and these should cater for anyone who is considering joining a cycling club. The rides vary in length and speed depending on the time of year, weather and ability of the group and will cover anything from 25 to 100 miles often with a cafe stop en route (we like cake!). If you are interested in coming along please get in touch via the contact us page.

The Club Runs

We have a regular Sunday morning club run that leaves the Post Office car park at 9.00am  running throughout the year. The club run is a friendly social ride typically covering around 50-60 miles often with a cafe stop. Sometimes rides are shorter in the height of winter and can be up to 80 odd miles in the summer.

A second Sunday club run leaves Thurlby Post Office at 9.15am. This ride tends to cover a slightly shorter route and is run at a gentler pace that the ride leaving Bourne. Often the two club runs will start out together before splitting into two ability groups.

On Saturday mornings there is a club run covering around 25-50 miles with a cafe stop. This is mainly for the Youth riders, but parents and other riders are frequently in attendance.

During the lighter months, there is also a Friday night ride – open to all – usually leaves Beech Avenue around 5.30pm, but departure time and route will vary week to week, so keep an eye on Facebook, email and the website for updates.

Go-Ride sessions are held on Monday nights 6-7pm (April to end of September) at the Recreation Ground in Bourne. From October there is a Saturday morning ride in Bourne Woods on the 1st Saturday of the month.

Club Night (October to April) Mondays 8.00-8.30pm

In the ‘off season‘ the club meet at the Bourne Youth Centre (the building in the car park at Bourne Leisure Centre) on the same night as circuit training from 8-8.30pm. The idea is to simply catch up with fellow club members and talk cycling! It’s a great way to meet other club members, find out about rides and upcoming races and more

Circuit Training/Core Session (October to April) Mondays 6.30-8.00pm

The club meet at the Bourne Youth Centre (the building in the car park at Bourne Leisure Centre) from 6-7.15pm. The sessions are £1 to members and cost £2 for non-members. The Club Night follows on from the circuit training session from 8-8.30pm.

Chain Gang

In previous years, once the weather allows (probably April onwards, but watch this space!), club members have met at the Post Office car park on Monday nights for a ‘Chain Gang’ ride.

This is one for the faster riders and the ride covers around 25 miles in total, with around 15 miles ridden as a Chain Gang at a pace of around 22-23mph (a bit faster at the end!).

What’s a Chain Gang?

Tempo Ride

Plans have not been finalised for 2015 yet, but this usually follows a c35 mile route out to Crowland and back returning via Market Deeping. Start times and route details will be posted here in due course.


2 Responses to Club Runs & Training

  1. Daniel says:

    Hi ,

    I’m a newbie looking to join,

    I was wondering when the chain gang rides start on a Monday night, as I’ve previously done street style fixed gear and I would be interested in coming down for the the high pace rides,


    • Hi Dan,

      Sorry for the delay in replying. We don’t do a chaingang on a Monday night anymore, but I know some of our riders join Spalding and Peterborough on theirs. Spalding may be a Wednesday, but I’m not 100% sure.



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