First and Foremost: A couple of things to mention first, we are all about the social side of cycling, but, its important to be aware that cycling at 14mph is sociable for some, 25mph for others, we are trying to accommodate everyone here at JPCC and the speeds we mention are an estimate and all dependent on weather factors.
We want everyone to enjoy our rides and I know speed is an issue for some, We will always look after you and ride at your pace and trust me it’s not in my interest to lie about this. JPCC was formed to help people get into cycling, enjoy it and become a better cyclist as well as to help the more seasoned cyclists train to achive their goals amongst like mided people.
We are not an elitist club in any way I promise. Most of our group rides are at a guaranteed pace (group 1 and 2) so providing you join the right group, you will not get left behind. If you’re not sure about your pace send me a message above and we can chat and make sure you join the right ride. Our group 3 which is our fastest paced ride has a few exceptions. If you choose to join group 3 you need to be 100% confident of the route and your pace.
The info below is ONLY a guide but our facebook group is 100% up to date and only available to members FACEBOOK JPCC Rides and Events Group
Our Group 1 ride is a guaranteed no-drop ride averaging anything up to 17mph but at the pace of the slowest rider so if you ride at 15mph then it will be a 15mph ride but contact me if your unsure.
Our Group 2 ride averages between 17 and 19mph and it led by whoever is about on that given day. This group normally does the same route as the Group 3 and again is guaranteed no-drop providing you can ride at 16mph.
Our group 3 ride which is our fastest paced ride has a few exceptions. If you choose to join group 3 you need to be 100% confident of the route because this one is not a no-drop ride as such, For instance, if you bonk we will make sure you are safe before we continue, if you have a mechanical we will wait with you of course. This ride is usually 20mph + so you need to be confident of your route and pace before joining us. If you are happy to give it a go then drop off the back and pick up group 2 that’s fine.
The following rides are set weekly rides. We meet at Eling Tide Mill car park. Plenty of parking for those driving. From Totton, please go over the bridge and turn right into the car park. From the New Forest turn left before the bridge.
SLOWER Social Monday’s Group 1, 2 and 3 Evening ride. We meet at 6:30 pm and do either a 20, 25 or a 35-mile loop around the New Forest depending on who turns up and what group you choose. This is the perfect day for anybody slower or wishing too try us out. I guarantee no matter how slow you want to go on a Monday that you will have company.
Social Wednesday’s Group 2 and 3 Evening ride. We meet at 6:30 pm and do either a 25 or a 30-mile loop around the New Forest depending on who turns up and what group you choose. We split into 2 groups.
Social Friday and Fast Friday. On Fridays we start at 6:30 at Eling. Groups and speeds depend on who turns up but we will aim for 2 groups. We also do our Fast Friday if you fancy it, This is our fastest ride and if you join this one its very important you can keep this pace or give it a damn good go Our slowest average speed is 20-21mph if the weather is bad and climbs considerably in good weather. We practice our team riding on Friday’s so expect a time pushing hard on the front.
SUNDAY IMPORTANT INFO: On certain Sundays, we choose a longer ride at this time of year so if you struggle with a longer distance or indeed if you have not yet done a longer ride then PLEASE CHECK WITH ME FIRST before committing to the Sunday ride or check our FACEBOOK JPCC Rides and Events Group
Social Sunday’s we meet at 09:00 am On Sunday morning we ride around the forest aiming for a coffee and cake stop. Average speed is dependent on those turning up but this is a social ride so a nice chat whilst we enjoy the beautiful New Forest, we try to stick to 2 groups on a Sunday.