The Ribble Valley Cycling and Racing Club organises a variety of club rides (club runs) that take place on Sundays throughout the year. Rides range from relaxed rides (which are suitable for new riders or those returning to cycling) to very fast rides which are suitable for racing or sportive riders. All rides incorporate a refreshment stop but it is advisable to bring a drink and energy bar or food of your choice.
Please bring with you:
- Bicycle pump to suit the type of valve on your inner tube
- Spare inner tubes. We recommend that each rider brings two
- Basic tools, e.g. a set of allen keys and tyre levers
- Money for refreshments at café stop
The following guidance, which can be seen on each rides group’s page, is to help you find a suitable group. The actual pace of the ride will be determined by many factors including distance, route, weather and the ability of the group. The intended route may change depending on circumstances. Typically rides will be shorter in the winter.
All rides except sporting rides are considered social rides which means that we ride as a group and nobody is left behind.
The club actively encourages people to try out one of our rides. After 3 rides we ask you to become a member of the club.
All riders are encouraged to take out 3rd party insurance. An effective way of doing this is to join either British Cycling (BC) or Cycling UK.
Links to the different ride group pages can be seen below:
- Relaxed Rides (D-Rides)
- Steady Rides (C-Rides)
- Intermediate Rides (B-Rides)
- Fast Rides (A-Rides)
- Sporting Rides (A+ Rides)
All our Sunday rides start from Preston’s College, St Vincents Road, Fulwood PR2 8UR, except the Relaxed Rides, which Start at the Black Bull Pub, Fulwood PR2 9UP. There are also midweek rides, which are usually on a Wednesday, that start from Preston Sports Arena and Bamber Bridge Catholic Club. Please see the Wednesday Evening Rides page for more information about those rides.
Sunday Morning Start Times
We currently start all our Sunday morning rides at 9:00 am all year round, except for the Relaxed Rides which start at 10am.
All rides are subject to change.
For more information about what club rides are taking place each month, please visit the Club Rides Calendar page.
For more information about where we meet for the various club rides (and also the club social night – where you can find out more about our club rides), please visit the How to find RVCRC page.
To see a few example of club ride routes, why not visit the club’s Ride with GPS profile? This should give a good idea about where we go, the routes we take and the distances we cover.
We would advise looking at our Club Rides Tips and Advice page before coming along to join one of our rides for the first time.