Witham Wheelers – Club Activities from April 2021

With Lockdown restrictions easing Witham Wheelers is now able to restart activities. These are all held to meet the current Covid restrictions and participants should ensure that they follow these, to ensure the safety of everyone.

Please check the club web site and Facebook page for any last-minute alterations to the activities below

Sunday Club Rides

Start Date            Every Sunday starting 4th April

Location               Meet 8.30 Grantham Market Place

Groups                 Group 1 average pace 17 to 18 mph

                                Group 2 average pace 15 to 16 mph (except Group 2 will meet 9.00am 18th April)

Please ride in the group to suit your ability, do not join the wrong group, this will spoil the enjoyment for everybody.

Distance               Around 50 to 60 miles with a café stop.

Equipment          Working road bike, riders should be self-sufficient with spares/tools/food etc.

Notes                     Under current Covid restrictions as a British Cycling affiliated club we are limited to a maximum of 15 riders in a group on the ride at least 1.0m apart. If numbers exceed this, riders need to split into smaller groups. At coffee stops riders should keep to groups of 6 observing the 2.0m space rule  

Club Time Trials

Start Date            Every Tuesday starting 20th April

Location               All competitors to park at Grantham Cricket Club on Gorse Lane please.

Distance               10 mile series plus 3 non-standard distance circuits later in the year. See separate programme for full list.

Entry                     Sign-on and numbers at the start line from 6.00pm. Under 16s can text Janet to reserve an early start time. Please maintain social distancing and avoid congregating in groups at the start area.

Start                      First rider starts at 6.45 then at one-minute intervals. Standing start, no pusher-off.

Cost                       Over 18s £4, Under 18s £3. Pay for either 6 events in advance by Bank Transfer to the WW account sort code 30-93-58 Account no. 18341768 or Exact cash only on the evening.

Equipment          Any working bike

Go-Ride (Under 16s) Coaching

Start Date            Every Wednesday from 21st April

Location               Meres Leisure Centre Tennis courts

Time                      6.20 for a 6.30 start, to finish at 7.30

Cost                       WW Club members £2,  Non-members £3

Equipment          Weather appropriate clothing, Helmet, Drink, Working Bike

Training Ride

Start date            Every Thursday evening starting 8th April

Location               Bus shelter near Grantham Hospital on Manthorpe Road

Time                      6.00pm

Distance               30-35 mile relatively flat route to Long Bennington

Notes                    It is important that riders leave in groups relative to ability, as this is a training ride.         

Ladies Only Ride

Start date            Every Thursday evening starting 15th April

Location               The Farrier – Harlaxton Rd

Time                      5.30pm

Distance               10-20 mile

Notes                    Contact Sarah Gould sgouldy101@msn.com for further details.

Saturday Social Rides

Start Date            Saturday mornings (check club Facebook page to ensure its on)

Location               Meet Wyndham Park Grantham

Time                      9.00am

Distance               Around 30-35 miles with a café stop.

Notes                    At a sociable pace to ensure no one is left behind.