Wheelers go for
rides of about 20 to 50 miles in areas around Coventry and
Warwickshire. You can use the map below to look for possible
destinations in the area.
You can zoom the map and drag it to anywhere in the world
ride every Saturday throughout the year.
Although we have a scheduled programme,
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
All Saturday rides are planned for a 9.30am start.
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 break.
We are slowly building up a DataBase
There is a link to GPX map fiiles - 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 forum
We will also arrange rides to suit particular needs - say
for children on quiet off road routes. Contact George at the details
George is also an Accredited Cycle
instructor. Contact him (details below)if you need assistance in
Our Next Scheduled Weekend Ride
Extra ad Hoc rides and Special Events
Rides Data Base
Rides for /Jan/Feb/March 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.
are not a club in the traditional sense. There is no membership, no
fees, no committee and no commitee meetings.
are an informal group who get together to go for bike rides.
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 a minimum.
expected riders that are responsible for their own behaviour and riding
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.
You are 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 it.
Should 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.
We are a group of people who
like cycling, don't worry at all about bikes or kit, and travel at an
easy pace .
are suitable, although a few gears will be helpful to ascend the
relatively few hills in the area
But a note
on kit - more of us than not wear a helment, and you won't need
reminding that it rains a lot here.
We 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.
We try to find a pub or cafe
about half way around the route, and stop for about 30 minutes so
we can recharge ourselves.
We 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.
Each 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.
You 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.
Your 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
If you are not very experienced
as a cyclist, then here are some brief ideas
Contact George Matthews or