Club Rides

The registration form will be posted in the News section of the website early each week and close 24 hours before the ride takes place.

The club organises rides for its members on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the year, with well-led routes designed for riders of all abilities. The rides are created using Garmin Connect and can be downloaded to your bike’s computer by following the link embedded for each of the routes. Please ensure your bike is roadworthy, you have the clothing appropriate for the expected weather conditions, a tool bag including a spare inner tube and wearing a helmet is mandatory.

By coming on a Banbury Star club ride you agree to the following existing terms and conditions:

Ride rules, protocol and small print which is important to read

Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the departure time.

Club ride meeting point

Saturday

Saturday has two rides which both meet at the People’s Park at 0945:

Gentle ride: a route of between 25-30 miles at an average speed of 12-14mph and with a mid-point stop for coffee and cake. This is suitable for riders new to road/group cycling or who want a more social ride. We don’t climb any major hills to avoid people being dropped.

Intermediate ride: a longer route of approximately 35 miles and between 15-16mph, again stopping for coffee and cake.

Sunday

Sunday has one intermediate ride which meets at the People’s Park at 0945, this has a route of 35 miles at 15-16 mph with a pre-determined coffee stop.

Ride Calendar

Please have a look at the Club Rides Calendar to see which rides are planned. For each ride’s event you will see who is leading it, where the meeting point is and by clicking “Learn More” a new window will open in Garmin Connect to allow you to see the route and download it to your own Garmin device.

Coffee stops

Click here for a map of our tried and tested BSCC coffee stop locations

Group riding etiquette

The thought of joining a club ride for the first time may seem daunting, especially if your rides have previously been solo efforts, but we’ve all been in that situation before and are here to help. Riding as part of a group is more sociable and rewarding and can also help achieve a higher level of fitness but there are some “rules” that you should be aware of beforehand.

The club has put together a booklet setting out our expectation for rider behaviour and etiquette whilst taking part on a club ride as part of a group.

It’s essential for all members to understand what is expected of them and to use this to ensure the safety of the group remains paramount.

Download the Group Ride Etiqutte booklet

Also British Cycling have an excellent guide to group riding which can be viewed here.