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Club Rides (under COVID guidlines)

Winter 2020 Schedule:

With the clocks now changed, as of Saturday 31st October the winter club rides will be as detailed below.

Due to the current COVID restrictions these rides can only go ahead if the club complies with current guidelines. Therefore, every rider taking part in a club ride must complete the relevant details requested in the web-link below. It must be ensured this is completed before the ride takes place. If not completed the rider cannot take part in the club ride. All that is requested is name, contact telephone number and date of the session.  

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScoW6lSS8xB2PaDYdxKIp96X9xRXabuE4F9HpmeQYHeQ43tsg/viewform?usp=sf_link 

 Saturday (first ride 31st October) 

Training ride using the regular route from Bishops Rd Car Park (0900Hrs sharp) to Maryburgh Roundabout (approx. 40 miles). Dependent on the riders taking part it can be decided to extend to rider to include the Brahan climb. It is encouraged that mudguards are used  (it is winter now and fellow riders will appreciate them being used!).  

Sunday (first ride 1st November) 

Intention is for the club ride to involve 2 groups (a fast group and an intermediate group) and until the Christmas period it will be predominantly a gravel ride. Each week the route will be determined (factoring in the weather forecast etc.) with the details being put on the club website, Facebook page and Twitter on the Friday. Ice tyres may be required when sub-zero conditions are expected!  The meeting place will alter from week to week dependant on which side of town the ride is to be. Club ride will depart at 0800Hrs sharp.  Mudguards to be used at the rider’s discretion. 

Wednesday (first ride 4th November) 

Club ride that will until the Christmas period be predominantly a gravel ride. Each week the route will be determined (factoring in the weather forecast etc.) with the details being put on the club website, Facebook page and Twitter on the Monday. Ice tyres may be required when sub-zero conditions are expected! The meeting place will be Tesco, Dores Rd and depart at 0900Hrs sharp. Mudguards to be used at the rider’s discretion.

Alternatively…………

Deeside Thistle and Moray Firth Zwift Race 

Looking for something to do on these winter nights? Why not join the Deeside Thistle and Moray Firth Zwift Racing which takes part every Wednesday at 1925Hrs. The event is now into it’s second winter with a good number of riders joining from many parts. The best place for information is via Facebook via this web-link:

https://www.facebook.com/DeesideMorayFirthCrit

This winter it is to be points racing, so riders need to look out for where sprints/KOM’s are going to be. Categories will be starting separately to ensure riders are racing with others of a similar ability. The Deeside Thistle and Moray Firth Zwift Racing is to run until the spring, with results and league standings being found on Zwiftpower :

https://zwiftpower.com/league.php?id=535&fbclid=IwAR0hYnt81uDr7ZInMG6gweF-2Ulx9CLlcTgx0StnlP0Tc0MkdITiVxCElkw

To be eligible for points riders will need to register on Zwiftpower:

https://support.zwift.com/en_us/connecting-to-zwiftpower-SyldRc_4H?fbclid=IwAR2zleGqhSuq9mnIiw5tb7o_1IAn3iiVDevoT0NKH3niMNAD7oRw3kJtwWI

If you have any queries on how to get involved then send a message via the Facebook page and the administers will be more than happy to respond.