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What to expect from our  Club Rides EASY                1.5 - 2 Hours       10-15 Miles       INTERMEDIATE   2 - 3 hours 15     20 miles          CHALLENGING    3-4 hours -         20 - 30 Miles   DIFFICULT        4 hours  plus        30 Miles  plus 
The easiest of our club rides require a basic level of fitness – you should be a reasonably capable off road cyclist who can ride cross country for at least two hours including climbs and descents. Ride leaders take time and effort to plan and lead interesting and fun club rides and will 1 .  Introduce new riders to the group. 2 .  Ensure that all riders are wearing helmets. 3 .  Start rides at the prescribed time. 4 .  Brief riders proper ride etiquette. 5 .  Assist riders in fixing punctures and in repairing other mechanical problems. 6 .  Provide GPS files (if possible), route highlights and likely conditions/terrain. 7 .  Rides are governed by the slowest rider and we always wait - Ride leaders will  8 . guide the group and make decisions to change the ride if required. 9 .  Employ (if required) Ride Sweeping (last bike in group) or Spot ( Rider behind the 1 0 . leader stops at a junction, counts through and directs remaining riders the joins the 1 1 . back of the group) 1 2 .  Direct anyone who wishes to leave the ride back to the start. In turn riders should 1 . Turn up on time 2 . Respect leaders decisions 3 . Assist in any way possible