Our Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday rides follow pre-defined routes from a tried-and-tested selection, which can be found below. On the evening before a ride, a route will be published on Facebook (this feed is regularly updated on the sidebar of the current page).
Meet in Car park at Needham Lakes (near the railway bridge) (9am BST, 9:30am GMT)
Here are some of our routes
Meet in Car park at Needham Lakes car park (near the railway bridge). Details here
Meet at Stowmarket Rugby Club, Stowmarket
Rides are open to non-members too, however for insurance reasons we ask that you join before you’ve been on four rides.
SDCC tries to make its rides and other activities as safe as is reasonably practicable, however, cycling cannot be risk free. We are not a professional concern, just amateurs inviting other club members and friends to join us for a ride. Every rider must be responsible for their own safety and you are required to comply with the rules of the road. All cyclists must wear a helmet, and we recommend wearing cycling gloves to reduce the risk of cuts and bruises in case of a tumble. We also recommend cycling glasses to protect your eyes. No TT bikes or attached TT bars and all bikes should have bar end plugs in place. Obviously working brakes! Please see our How We Ride guidance HERE
It is strongly recommended that you take out 3rd Party Liability Insurance with a suitable company, e.g. British Cycling or Cycling UK, to whom we are affiliated.
All riders should carry ID, emergency contact details, any relevant medication and should be fit to ride.
Click HERE for the SDCC Club Ride Risk Assessment
Riders should also carry tools and equipment to repair a puncture, money, a snack, drinks and a phone for emergency situations.
Rules for ALL rides:
If you're ill, stay away, there's always another ride.
You must be prepared to be self-sufficient (drinks, food and your own repairs if required)
Rides will be in groups of 12 or less, grouped according to speed
The fastest group will set off first, followed by other groups at 2-3 minute intervals and in descending order of speed
Potential new members must provide the ride leader with their contact details (name, e mail and/mobile number)