BIKE – SUNDAY CLUB RIDE:
For most levels: Every Sunday we aim to deliver two rides, one which is at about 13-15mph average and another which is 16-18mph average speed. If you don’t know your current speed then as long as you can ride for about 90 minutes non-stop we can accommodate you on these rides, we promise that you won’t be left behind. Come along and try the steady ride and then we can see which group you are best suited to for the future.
If you arrive on a Sunday and would like to do a different distance or speed to the main rides don’t feel afraid to offer to navigate a ride at your chosen speed/distance.
If you think you can’t ride for that long or as fast as that, do not let that stop you joining us. We also do once-a-month intro rides where we go at your speed and for a shorter distance. So do get in touch and we’ll do all we can to accommodate you.
Do not think that everyone is super speedy – we have athletes of all levels and we all started out as slower inexperienced riders – we are there to support you and help you improve and get faster over a period of time.
Rides led by various experienced members of the club
Free to members
NO HELMET, NO RIDE
What kind of bike should you ride? The ideal is to have a road bike (with drop handlebars) but plenty of people start out doing triathlon on hybrid bikes or mountain bikes. If you are thinking about purchasing a new bike we can give you advice on the right type of bike to buy and where to buy it.
What is average speed? The average speed is your speed averaged over a whole ride, so you might do a hilly ride with a flat section at some point, on the hills managing 10mph and on the flats 18mph and downhill 25mph – a bike computer or app on your phone will work it out for you. Check out Strava or Mapmyride.
BIKE – MONDAY GROUP RIDE: runs most Mondays (check FB) and usually meet in Barrington or close by. This ride could be anything: hill reps, chain gang, intervals or just a ride.
Led by Stephen, Claire, Trevor or another experienced club rider.
Free to members
Do check the FB page for weekly info
BIKE/RUN – WEDNESDAY BRICK SESSIONS… put two disciplines together and you get a brick!
At this session it will be a ride and an optional run after. Check the FB page for further information about where to meet and what to bring.
Coached by Stephen & Claire
Free to members
When not a brick session – this might be a hill run or hill reps on Therfield Heath – see our weekly newsletter for updates. These sessions change each week.
SWIM/RUN – THURSDAY AQUATHLON at McSplash… this is usually a coached swim session but may also be a gym or coached run session. A great workout and technique session.
Coached by Josh
Small charge made by McSplash (£5.25 to use the pool – £4.25 if you are a member of the sports club).
Weekly updates on FB
SWIM – SATURDAY TRIFIT at Royston pool…this is a free session if you are a Royston member at the pool or about £5 for non-members. A good session, which offers progression through the year building up to the start of the season. Also open to non-club members. See FB page: Tri2swim Royston for updated information
Coached by Alice
Free to Royston Leisure centre members
Charge payable to the pool if not a RLC member, £5.40
RUN – parkrun Wimpole – look for the club bobble hat or club vests/tees. There’s usually a handful of runners taking part, let us know if you’re going for the first time and we’ll arrange a meeting point.
OPEN WATER SWIM – Friday evenings and Saturday mornings – Open water swimming is available at Milton Country Park with the date and details to be confirmed. To join this session you will need to download and fill in a MCP OpenWater Disclaimer and read MCP OpenWater Details. Remember to take the form with you to your first swim. AN MTC group usually goes to these sessions – see FB page for up-to-date information
£5 payable lakeside
OPEN WATER SWIM – Various days – Open Water at Box End, Bedford….a group usually goes to these sessions – see FB page for up-to-date information
Not coached and coached sessions available – check weekly newsletter for sessions on offer
£5 payable at Box End
OPEN WATER SWIM – Various days –
Swimming is also available at Stanborough Lakes. The sessions are £5 per session
RUN – Royston Runners (Tuesday long run and Thursday speed session). Several club members attend one or both of these sessions.