2020 Reliability Rides & Club Events – Note 9.00am start 1st March – having problems with the calendar!!

A series of cycle rides open to members and non-members, as a healthy start to your year!

Start and Finish from Grantham Cricket Club on Gorse Lane NG32 1AP.

As well as the routes below, each week there will be a shorter route for less ambitious riders, which will aim to average 10+ mph.

Date    Full Route Miles Shorter Route Miles Route No


Route Description – Direction 1st Group start time
Sun 2nd Feb 41 32 10 Undulating – Whissendine 9.00
Sun 9th Feb 39 30 14 Hilly – Long Clawson 9.00
Sun 16th Feb 48 40 3 Undulating – Castle Bytham 9.00
Sun 23rd Feb 45 37 2 Undulating – Colston Basset 9.00
Sun 1st Mar 47 40 11 Undulating- Cottesmore 9.00
Sun 8th Mar 51 40 6 Undulating – Heckington / Rippingdale 8.45
Sun 15th Mar 54 40 7 Hilly – Burrough on the Hill 8.30
Sun 22nd Mar 61 49 4 Hilly – Rutland Water 8.30
Sun 29th Mar 59 17 13 Hills – Vale of Belvoir 8.30

There will be upto 5 groups, which will be expected to ride together, keeping to an average speed

Group 1           Shorter route 10+ mph

Group 2           14 to 15.9 mph

Group 3           16 to 17.9 mph

Group 4           18 to 19.9 mph

Group 5           20+

  • Riders should be realistic about their capabilities and sign on for the group appropriate to their ability.
  • Will each rider also sign back in after each ride, so that we know you are safe, in case you cannot get back to the HQ , contact Janet East (mob. 07906 343 318)
  • Requested donation £3 per ride to cover HQ costs
  • Please ensure your bike is in good working order and take food, waterproof clothing and spare inner tube etc.
  • A map of each weeks route can be downloaded from the club web site ‘Cycling’ menu.
  • A full report, times and photos, when available, will also be posted on the web site after each ride.
  • Refreshments will be available at the HQ before and after the rides to all riders and officials.
  • See club website ‘Discussion Forum’ and Facebook Page for updates in the event of bad weather.
  • For further details and updates see the club website at www.withamwheelers.co.uk or tel. Simon Cocker 07806 805148


Reliability Rides:

Due to the local Cyclo-Cross season running well into January this year and the bad weather we have expereinced in January in recent years we have decided to push the first Reliability ride back to Sunday 2nd February, which still gives 9 weeks available up to the end of March. I’ll finalise the route list and circulat shortly.

Club runs will therefore continue to meet at the Market Cross as usual through January, weather permitting!

2020 Club Calendar

As discussed at the AGM please find attached a list of the club events along with other events of interest taking place in the area, where I have the dates.

WW 2020 Event List 2nd Jan 2020