Seamons Cycling Club – Half Day rides
These runs are our fastest and contain many competition riders. You will be expected to have a high level of cycling fitness. If you can ride in reasonable comfort on your own for 30 miles at an average speed of 18 mph, then you should have the required level of fitness to stay with the group. Rides are usually 55-75 miles, always take in a cafe stop and may speed up considerably towards the end.
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.