We have created some different routes, a flat, lumpy and flat route, they pretty much explain themselves what they are.
The routes can be viewed by clicking one of the links below, this will detail the route created in RideWithGPS and there is the option to download the route for you computer.
Choose the route you want and go out and ride it, don’t think of your pace, just ride it as you would want to ride a typical club route, you can go hard or easy it does not matter, but remember how you ride it will be how you would have to ride the group ride.
Once you have finished the route make a note of your time in minutes. Using the mini calculator on this page, select the ride type and enter in your minutes, you will then be given an indication on what route will best suit you.
We appreciate that the time for the route maybe slightly different that a group ride, i.e. if you did the ride on your own you would not get the drafting effect, we have taken this into account with our recommended timings.
You can choose to ride the routes solo or with others, there is no right or wrong. You also do not need to post your times or discuss with anyone if you feel you do not want to, you just need the time to calculate your best group option.
Be honest with yourself on the test ride, it is the best way to ensure you are in the right group.
As always ride safe and have FUN!