The days are getting longer, which can only mean one thing - time to start the club chaingang sessions!
These sessions are open to all i-Team.cc members and are designed to give everyone a chance to push themselves a bit harder than they might normally do on a solo ride or normal club ride. We will use local road circuits, so that anybody who wants to take a bit of a rest can turn round and meet up with the group elsewhere on the circuit.
These are relatively short and intense training sessions so the group will not normally be expected to wait for dropped riders or to assist with punctures. Please ensure you come properly equipped.
First session will be on the Forestside circuit - meet at Rowlands for a prompt 6:30 departure.
Keep an eye on the forum thread on this link for any venue or ride changes and if bad weather might force a cancellation
To manage expectation and to ensure progression, we have 4 main categories for our club rides:
- 'Green' - Typically 14mph/23KPH Average speed - lots of regrouping at tops of hills etc. - you wont get left behind intentionally - this is the entry level / social ride speed for our official group club rides
- 'Amber' - Typically 16-18mph/25-30kph average speed - frequent regrouping at tops of hills etc. - if you frequently get dropped perhaps this isn't the ride for you yet - this is the standard level for our official group club rides
- 'Red' - Typically 18mph/30kph average speed - some planned regrouping at tops of hills etc. - if you frequently get dropped perhaps this isn't the ride for you yet - this is the advanced level for our official group club rides
- 'Black' - Typically +20mph/35kph average speed - no regrouping (if you get dropped you are on your own or regroup with others - this is the advanced level for our club training rides