We offer a broad range of rides to suit most riders – the varying levels of ride are explained in the table below, though this is a rough guide only. It is important to note that we ride to the pace of the slowest rider on that particular ride – no one is ever left behind!
Please click on the sections below to open them and read them:
Types of Ride
|A||60 – 90 miles||12+ mph. Lunch stop and usually tea stop|
|B||40 – 70 miles||10 – 12mph. Lunch stop and usually a tea stop|
|C||30 – 50 miles||8 – 10 mph. Lunch stop. Usually back by 4.30|
|D||15 – 30 miles||Very easy paced half day ride. Back by 1.30|
|C/A||See category||Car assisted (note meeting point in list)|
|Evening||15 – 25 miles||Easy paced|
|AUK||See category||Audax rides (enter two weeks in advance)|
Meeting Places/Start Times
|Shrewsbury Freewheelers||Sunday||Bill Dorrell||01743 354146||The Square, Shrewsbury at 09:30 (unless specified)|
|Shrewsbury Midweek||Tuesday & Thursday||John Cooper||01743 240182||Greyfriars Bridge, Shrewsbury at 10:00 (unless specified)|
|Shrewsbury Summer Evening||Thursday||Hazel Nowell||01743 232345||Various venues around Shrewsbury at 19:00 (see listings for details)|
|Shrewsbury Saturday||Saturday||Martin Beardwell||01743 231604||Red Barn PH, Longden Road, Shrewsbury at 09:30|
What to Take With You
Guidelines for Riding in a Group
The following are some simple guidelines that we expect all riders to follow:
- Rider safety is paramount.
- The leader is in charge of the ride.
- Ensure that your bike is roadworthy; wear suitable clothing for the conditions.
- Ride in pairs unless instructed to ‘single-out’ by the leader.
- Do not ride in front of the leader except on his/her invitation.
- Warn of hazards in the road and when slowing or stopping.
- ‘Car back’ and ‘car front’ will be called by the leader or back-marker when necessary; pass the message through the group.
- Be considerate to other road users but never wave them past.
- Inform the leader if you intend to leave the ride and why.
- These guidelines exist to promote group safety and everyone’s enjoyment.
Always follow the Highway Code