Social Rides

We have a series of training/social rides in the run up to the halow250 #supereight starting early 2019. 250 miles over 3 days is going to be tough – particularly when the weather could be slightly challenging! Getting the miles in the saddle will make the event far more enjoyable and getting out on as many of these rides as you can will be a useful part of your training.

As with last year we will again be running the SuperEight Test (Sunday 7th April). This is essential for ALL riders who have not been on the trip before as it will give you an idea of how your training is progressing and enable us to suggest what you need to do to get to the required standard.

The rides will all be ‘no-drop’ groups and we will adjust the routes to suit the riders who turn up on the day. We plan to run sessions mainly from Richmond Park (Roehampton Gate Café) and the other from the National Trust car-park at the top of Box Hill, Surrey.  All details will be notified beforehand with the actual start location and route maps. These are great opportunities to meet some of the team and the other riders. Routes will be posted on the website and can be sent out to those who have expressed an interest in joining us. Make sure you join our Strava Halow250 club as all dates will be posted there. 

General Training Tip

For useful hints and tips we recommend that you look at Global Cycling Network which have a series of short videos on training for long rides, fueling, maintenance etc.

23rd March – Richmond Park Classic Route – to Box Hill and Back

2019 Training and Social ride Dates

Sunday 10th February – Introduction to Hills! 25 mile loop across the North Downs including a couple of (in)famous Kent climbs. Meeting @ Lingfield.

Sunday 3rd March – Ashdown Forest/South Downs. 40 miles (+/-) loop again from Lingfield heading South onto Ashdown Forest. Will you conquer “The Wall”?

Sunday 10th March – Putney to Brighton

Sunday 24th March – Back to Richmond Park

Sunday 7th April – SuperEight Test Ride – Isle of Wight Loop. 0900 from Gunwharf Quay (ferry to Wotton)