Club Rides & Events

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UPDATED – 18TH AUG 2015

We are currently looking for new routes to ride on Saturday mornings. If you have any suggestions please email us with the route info or gpx file.

Getting out for a regular ride is the main reason we all love our bikes, and we’re not different!! What’s more, by being based in the middle of the stunning Cotswold countryside we couldn’t ask for better roads to get out and enjoy our favourite pastime. Performance Cycles organise regular rides, every Saturday morning, from our base here in Poulton (GL7 5HY). With tea and coffee waiting for us when we get back!!

SATURDAY RIDES:

The weekly Saturday rides start from the shop at 9am and last for a couple of hours, covering 30 (ish) miles. All riders of all abilities are welcome and we’ll split the groups down depending on who is out. We split into three groups (fast / intermediate / slow) with each group doing a variation of the same route. Where possible a member of Performance Cycles staff will ‘lead’ each group, with the slower group always being looked after by a staff member (HUGE thanks to our regular club members that often lead the intermediate and/or faster groups).

We make every effort not to leave riders behind (especially in the slow group) but please be aware it is the sole responsibility of the individual riding to be self-sufficient in the event of a breakdown, and also to know your way home should you get distanced from the group. Whilst we actively encourage riders of all abilities to join us please don’t be offended if you get left behind towards the end of the ride (for many this is their only ‘proper’ ride of the week!!) hang on in there and you’ll soon be finishing the ride at the front of the group.

If you fancy coming along, just turn up at Performance Cycles, there is a quick pre-ride brief each week were the group leaders are introduced. We’re sure some riders will drive out and join us while others will ride out and incorporate the social ride into a longer training ride of their own. Details of the routes, and links to downloadable gps files are available below…

Kemble route
Kemble route (reverse)
SHORT ROUTE
SHORT ROUTE
INTERMEDIATE ROUTE
INTERMEDIATE ROUTE
LONG ROUTE
LONG ROUTE
Waterparks route
Waterparks route (reverse)
SHORT ROUTE
SHORT ROUTE
INTERMEDIATE ROUTE
INTERMEDIATE ROUTE
LONG ROUTE
LONG ROUTE
Eastleach route
Eastleach route (reverse)
SHORT ROUTE
SHORT ROUTE
INTERMEDIATE ROUTE
INTERMEDIATE ROUTE
LONG ROUTE
LONG ROUTE
Braydon route
Braydon route (reverse)
SHORT ROUTE
SHORT ROUTE
INTERMEDIATE ROUTE
INTERMEDIATE ROUTE
LONG ROUTE
LONG ROUTE
Northleach route
Northleach route (reverse)
SHORT ROUTE
SHORT ROUTE
INTERMEDIATE ROUTE
INTERMEDIATE ROUTE
LONG ROUTE
LONG ROUTE
Blunsdon route
Blunsdon route (reverse)
SHORT ROUTE
SHORT ROUTE
INTERMEDIATE ROUTE
INTERMEDIATE ROUTE
LONG ROUTE
LONG ROUTE
Windrush route
Windrush route (reverse)
SHORT ROUTE
SHORT ROUTE
INTERMEDIATE ROUTE
INTERMEDIATE ROUTE
LONG ROUTE
LONG ROUTE

SATURDAY DEVELOPMENT GROUP RIDES:

We run a development group ride every other Saturday, aimed at people new to cycling and those not confident to go out on the longer club rides. These rides are run at the speed of the slowest rider on the day, and NO ONE will get left behind. They are lead and looked after by a number of our club members, who we are extremely grateful to. Riders of all ages are welcome, however u16’s MUST be accompanied by an adult (we’re looking at how we can open these rides up to un-accompanied u16’s so please bear with us). If you’ve got any questions, or are unsure please give us a call on 01285 851946 – or simply turn up and ride with us.

The development group rides happen every two weeks starting at 9.30am and get back at roughly the same time as the other rides – so you can join in the social element of the club and enjoy the tea and cake 🙂

Rides will take place on Saturday 23rd June, Saturday 7th July, Saturday 21st July, Saturday 4th August, Saturday 18th August, Saturday 1st September and so on.

Below are links to the main routes we use for the development group rides….

SOUTH CERNEY route – CLICK HERE for info
EASTLEACH route – CLICK HERE for info
BIBURY route – CLICK HERE for info
QUENINGTON route – CLICK HERE for info
WINSON route – CLICK HERE for info

Club Events

Cotswold Spring Classic
The Cotswold Spring Classic will be back in 2018 and will take place on Monday 2nd April. This will be the 10th running of this popular event Cotswold Spring Classic 2018

The Cotswold Autumn Classic will take place on Sunday 14th October 2018 Cotswold Autumn Classic 2018

Winter sportive Series
Winter is unfortunately on its way – and we all know that as the weather gets worse it gets harder and harder to get yourself out for those all important winter miles. So we’ve put together a series of six ‘mini-Sportives’ to take us through the winter – with one event a month taking place in October, November, December, January, February and March. Entry is just £9.50 per event.

The first of the Winter sportive Series will take place on Sunday 15th October, further information about the series can be found on the website by CLICKING HERE.