Welcome to the Leisure section of Orwell Wheelers, from Leisure rep Stephen Ryan.
In this part of the website we would like to provide you with lots of information about Leisure Riding within Orwell.
Leisure riding from my point of view is defined as anything that is not organised racing. Other than that it covers anybody who wants to ride their bike, be they new to cycling, experienced hands, slow, fast, young, old, climbers, sprinters, and we'll aim to find something for everyone.
You joined Orwell presumably because you like to cycle and would like to do it in a group or in the company of like-minded souls. So the first thing we have to do is to help you find the right group or groups. This page explains more about the different groups and who they cater to.
Once you've found your group , and put the miles in your legs, what do you do with all those kilometres , your new friends and your improved bike handling skills? Winter spins can be great fun but let's be honest; it's much nicer cycling in the spring, summer and autumn. There are a wide range of group cycling activities available from roughly April to October and on this page we explain what they are.
If you'd like to set targets for yourself next season we'll look at ways we can help, over and above simply putting on rides. We will be reviewing our Training strategy for Leisure riders over the coming weeks and will post up details as we get them. We also will run a series of information evenings with the Leisure Rider in mind, these have been very well received over the last few years and are a great way to find out the answers to those things you were afraid to ask.
It is our aim, mine, the committee's, and the volunteer ride leaders' to help you and us get the most out of your Orwell membership, at all levels of cycling ability.
If you look to the right ---> you’ll see a link to Leisure Articles which has lots of reports compiled by members of the group about various events we have taken part in, or simply click here.
We have a google group which sends out periodic notices about upcoming events and if you would like to be added to it please e-mail email@example.com.
I hope that over the year this page, the group and the club forum are useful sources of cycling information for the Leisure rider and that you feel you are getting the added benefits of Group riding within one of the largest clubs in the country.
We can be contacted with comments, queries, requests, etc., at firstname.lastname@example.org.