Fast Rides (A rides)

Setting off from Preston College at 9am on a Sunday morning, typically these rides are about 80-100 miles and are aimed at experienced riders who can ride at a fast pace (14-17 miles per hour) over long distances in hilly terrain. There will always one café stop.


A Ride Routes

The Sunday A rides cover up to (approximately) 100 miles in the Summer months and often take the group over to the Yorkshire Dales.  A typical example of one of our Sunday A group rides can be seen below.

The ride took place on 11th November 2012 and the A group visited Cowan Bridge (near Kirkby Lonsdale).  The ride has since been uploaded to our club’s Ride with GPS account –

Start: Preston College.

Route Overview: Garstang, Cockerham, Dolphinholme, Wray, Hutton Roof.



Some other A group rides can be seen in the table below.  This includes the Fleet Moss Audax, which the club has organised in recent years up to spring 2015.


A Group Ride Examples

Ride name Distance (mi.) Ele. Gain (ft.) Moving Time Avg. mph Ride date View
Group A ride to Feizor (Elaine’s Tea Rooms) 79 4883 04:54:44 16.1 09/28/2014 VIEW
Group A Midweek Training Ride – West Lancashire 40.6 585 01:58:15 20.6 09/10/14 VIEW
Group A Ride to Haworth (Cobbles & Clay) 85.5 5792 05:38:46 15.2 06/15/2014 VIEW
Group A ride to Ingleton (Bernies Café) via Lamb & Tatham 79.8 4983 04:50:04 16.5 05/25/2014 VIEW
Audax – Fleet Moss 212km 132.4 11090 09:06:50 14.5 05/18/2014 VIEW
Group A Ride to Horton-in-Ribblesdale (Pen-y-ghent Cafe) 92.3 5098 05:36:09 16.5 05/04/14 VIEW
Group A Ride to Cowan Bridge 73.9 2675 04:37:55 16 11/11/12 VIEW
Group A Ride to Silverdale (Holgates) 76.3 2729 04:40:15 16.3 10/07/12 VIEW