The Sunday morning club run is the staple of most traditional cycling clubs. This is mainly a social ride on a Sunday morning stopping at different cafes each week and then cycling back to Yeovil. Yeovil Cycle Club offers a club run on most Sunday’s throughout the year. The short run is a very good place to start for the younger rider or beginner. This will see you riding 30 or 40 miles at a relatively steady pace. We find that the youngsters soon move up to the medium ride, leaving the older riders struggling to keep up, and often on to the longer faster ride.
You’ll need to carry a pump, a set of tyre levers, a spare inner tube and/or puncture repair kit and preferably a handy cyclist’s multi tool. A spare inner tube, or two, is recommended as it cuts down the time to mend a flat and the punctured tube can be repaired later in the comfort of your own home. To ensure that you don’t dehydrate you’ll need a drinking bottle (known as a ‘bidon’ in cycling circles) filled with water or a sports drink. A banana (the traditional food of cyclists) or energy gel will help to stave off the ‘knock’, a cycling term, for ‘hitting the wall’ when the body runs out of energy reserves.
See the Club Runs page for more details.