Seamons Cycling Club Sunday Rides – Touring
The Touring section’s club runs are ideal for those riders who want to go further afield on more challenging rides and are able to devote all day to it. Distances range from regular 80-plus mile rides in the summer, including a few over 100, to about 50 in the winter. Long-distance club riding is all about pace and consistency so touring section runs travel at an appropriate speed for an all-day ride. The touring section is a very sociable bunch – as you’d expect from a group that regularly organises weekend “tours” together using hostels and campsites – so expect to enjoy yourself!
Seamons CC have rides suitable for all levels of rider (see below for more detail). All our rides (club runs) leave from the front of Rackham’s in the centre of Altrincham every Sunday at 9:00am (Tourers leave at 9:30 in the winter months). Destinations are planned in advance and can be viewed on our calendar pages here.
New riders are more than welcome to come along on a Sunday and try a club run two or three times to see how they get on. After joining us on a few runs the expectation would be for you to apply to join the club.
Each one of our Sunday rides is open to members and guests. Should you opt to change from your usual groups for a ride, it is essential that you observe the guidelines for the group you have joined. You must bring with you easily accessible emergency contact details, sufficient food / drink for your intended route, phone, working pump and at least one inner tube and tyre levers. Accidents and mechanicals happen – be prepared!
Where Junior / Youth members are present, every group has a collective responsibility for ensuring that these members arrive back safely, and accompanied, at the end point of the ride. For the Social Group this will be Costa Coffee in Hale.
All groups are expected to ride safely, showing respect for one another and for other road users. This includes care at all junctions and safely regrouping following any hazard or challenging climb. It is good practise to exchange your mobile number with at least one other ride member, in case you loose contact with the group.
For reasons of safety, and as a courtesy to other road users, the club limits any Sunday riding group to 20 members. If more than that number is present, reallocation / reorganisation will take place at Rackhams or, if necessary, at a convenient stop soon after the beginning of the ride. This will be done by a Seamons Committee member or, if none is present in that group, by a senior / experienced Club member. For the Social Run it will be the designated coordinator.
All riders should familiarise themselves with the Seamons Cycling Club – Guidelines for Organised Road Rides
More details on the Seamons Cycling Club website.