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Club Runs

We meet by the War Memorial (shown below) near the roundabout at Lowdham  (Google Map) at 9.30am (9.00am during the Summer) on Saturdays and 9.30am on Sundays. Rides vary in distance from between 35 and 60+ miles, Lowdham to Lowdham. It’s now the end of Mapperley Summer Time, so until further notice, (around the end of March) Saturday Club Runs now start at 9.30am Saturday  Runs are training rides, which are at a controlled pace which increases towards the end of the run. You will need to average about 18 mph to ride comfortably.
Typically there is a cafe stop to recharge, refuel and have a chat. We can offer great banter.

Whilst slower than the Saturday run, Sunday runs can still be quite quick and an average speed 16 mph is recommended. There is also an option (currently very popular) of a Sunday Training Run, known as the Bandit Run to regulars, that is run over a fixed route as a ‘through and off’ session. The meeting point for this is across the road from the War memorial at the public toilets (classy). 

First Sunday of the month
This route is our regular Taster Run held on the first Sunday of every month. It’s suitable for new riders who want their first experience of group riding, but perhaps aren’t quite ready for the full length run. A loop of approximately 26 miles from the meeting point at Lowdham, completed at the pace of the slowest rider and a cafe stop just outside Southwell. Please introduce yourself to a Mapperley Club member on your first outing, so we are aware that you are new.View a map of the route.

Things you will need
Money to buy your coffee and cake.
Spare inner tube, tyre levers and pump.

You do not have to be a member to join us on these rides, but if you keep turning up we might pester you to join! We’re a friendly bunch, so why not come and give us a try? Just look for the boys in the red, white and blue.
On all of these rides each rider is responsible for his or her own safety and should obey all of the rules of the road at all times. Whilst not compulsory, we recommend that an approved safety standards hard shell helmet be worn.
Under 16’s are welcome, but will need to be accompanied by a responsible adult. Although not compulsory, it’s a good idea to have some form of Third Party insurance, usually obtained by being a member of either British Cycling or the Cycling Tourist Club.