The Earlsdon Wheelers go for
rides of about 20 to 50 miles in areas around Coventry and
every Saturday throughout the year.
Although we have a scheduled
we sometimes add extra rides which are of course publicised.
We have a forum now at http://ewcc.freeforums.org/
You have to register to use it. I expect that
gradually the forum might surplant this web site and also
mean that far fewer e-mails flying about
All Saturday rides are planned for a 9.30am
start - except around the early months of the New Year.
We run 2 Saturday
rides - A faster brisk ride and a slower steady
ride. More often than not both groups have the same
destination, but sometimes this is not suitable.
Where possible both groups will meet up for a refreshment
We are slowly building up a
DataBase of rides
. There is a link to GPX map
files - that you can download and use in any
appropriate device - such as a Garmin or GPS enabled smart
phone. There is also a link to Bike Hike - which will
enable you to see the actual route on a Bike Hike Map.
Sometimes we organise
extra ad-hoc rides. These will be notified on the
We will also arrange rides to suit particular needs -
say for children on quiet off road routes. Contact George at
the details below.
George is also an Accredited
Cycle instructor. Contact him (details below)if you
need assistance in cycle training
Next Scheduled Weekend Ride
Extra ad Hoc rides and Special Events
Rides Data Base
Rides for August/September/October are now published
Before you read any further - we want you to have a safe
ride - and have prepared some brief documentation to advise on
this. Please take a short while to read and
understand these documents. Thank you.
Wheelers are not a club in the traditional sense. There
is no membership, no fees, no committee and no commitee
are an informal group who get together to go for bike
ride is planned in advance by a 'leader' for that ride,
and every effort is made to choose routes that are of
low hazard. But inevitably there are times when we
have to ride on busier roads, and we try to keep this to
is expected riders that are responsible for their own
behaviour and riding safety.
It is also expected
that riders treat all other road users - pedestrians,
cyclists and motorists with respect and courtesy, and
do nothing to risk their safety.
expected to obey the law with respect to cycling, and
we do not tolerate behaviour that threatens the safety
of other road users. Pedestrians can be
vulnerable - and cycling on pavements is both illegal
and increases the risk to pedestrians. Don't do
you be involved in an incident with a third party, then
you as an individual will be expected to resolve the
matter with that party.
are a group of people who like cycling, don't worry at all
about bikes or kit, and travel at an easy pace.
bikes are suitable, although a few gears will be helpful
to ascend the relatively few hills in the area
note on kit - more of us than not wear a helment, and you
won't need reminding that it rains a lot here.
stick to quiet roads mainly - and suitable bridle
ways - and avoid difficult terrain. Of course there are
times when we have to use a busier road, but we minimise
this as much as we can.
try to find a pub or cafe about half way around the route,
and stop for about 30 minutes so we can recharge
are flexible, and if you would want to try us out on say a
shorter run, or at a time during the week say, then we
will try to accommodate you.
ride is led by someone who has volunteered to do this -
and has planned the route in advance. Normally the
leader will have completed the ride recently to make
sure that there are no surprises on route.
don't need to know much about bike maintenance, but you
should be able to repair a puncture (bring your puncture
kit) , or carry a spare inner tube and know how to replace
a blown tube.
bike should of course be in fair condition before a ride,
and it is upto you to check to make sure that brakes,
steering and etc are safe. Here are some suggestions
you are not very experienced as a cyclist, then here are
some brief ideas
George Matthews or