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Introductory rides going from strength to strength

Last night (Wed 15th July) saw another amazing turn out of 39 riders starting from the Humber Bridge car park, the weather may have helped…
Included in those numbers were 8 women and 6 new starters.

A big hearty welcome to our new riders.

As is now the norm we split into a couple of groups, with Group A setting off first at a slower pace.
We do a standard route on the south bank that is flexible enough to allow riders to choose a hill to improve their fitness and hill climbing technique – and it works!

Group B set of a little later and either add in a an extra hill or chase hard – again it helps improve fitness, people are always supported and never forced into doing anything they don’t feel comfortable doing.

Group B decided to tackle Gravel pit road en masses before turning right along the A1077 to Sth Ferriby were they picked up the normal ride.

Group A did the usual route through Barton to Horkstow and the hills.

We all came together at the top of the ridge before riding back to Barton and the Humber Bridge in one large peleton of riders.

New riders thoroughly enjoyed them selves and with the encouragement of the group everyone got round without incident.
The ride ended with smiles all round.

A huge thank you to our dynamic duo on their tandem who came to the aid of a fellow cyclists stranded on the Humber Bridge with a snapped chain – I salute you!

If you want to join in then feel free to follow the instructions

What to take with you when riding your bike

Ben is member of Cottingham Road Club and an experienced rider – this article is designed to give an insight and answer some questions that new comers may have to cycling .

Within this article I will discuss what I take with me when riding my bike. Some of these are essential and some are optional, it varies depending on the distance you are riding, the weather and the type of riding of you are doing.

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