Activities & Rides

“Ride as much or as little, as long or as short as you feel. But ride.” – Eddy Merckx

Cycling means different things to different people, which is why we try to offer as many events as possible.

Below is a list of our current activities. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for more details about these rides and other activities.

They are open to non-members too, however for insurance reasons we ask that you join before you’ve been on six rides.

Helmets are mandatory on all rides. Your bike must be in full working order and please make sure you have suitable puncture repair kit/tubes, pump, mini tool, drinks and nutrition.

Saturday club ride with cafe stop

Sunday club ride

Wednesday social ride

Mountain Bike Monday

If off road is your thing, why not join our mountain bikers on a Monday evening?

We either meet at Alton Water or Copdock Hill for a prompt 6pm start.

For details of each week’s ride keep an eye on our Facebook page.

Chain Gang Tuesday

If you’re a more experienced rider who fancies a real work out, Tuesday’s chain gang ride is perfect.

Usually setting off from Ashbocking at 6.15pm prompt, this is a fast training ride that takes place between May and September.

The group does three laps of a six-mile loop, averaging between 20-21 mph.

Keep an eye on our Facebook page for further details.  

Social Events

SDCC isn’t just about bike riding; we also have an active and varied social calendar, which includes velodrome events, paintballing, go-karting etc.

Our flagship event is the annual Awards and Gala Dinner Dance that gives all members a chance to dress up, eat, drink, dance and be merry while celebrating the achievements of their fellow club members.

Details about this and other events are published on our Facebook page.

Download list of cafesLooking for a list of cafes? Download here.