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HEALTH RIDES

Trailnet’s off-road Health Rides are aimed at progressively improving fitness, developing riding skills and increasing confidence on the bike. Rides vary in length and difficulty from under an hour on relatively flat terrain to two-hour-plus hilly sessions. All rides end with the opportunity to socialise over well-earned drinks and snacks. 

Currently scheduled rides are listed below and these take place throughout the year with just a short break over the Christmas and New Year period.

Scheduled Rides

Day

Tuesday

Tuesday

Tuesday

Thursday

Thursday

Time

10:00

10:30

13:30

10:00

13:00

Location

Thorndon Country Park

Thorndon Country Park

Thorndon Country Park

Thorndon Country Park

Thorndon Country Park

Level

Advanced

Beginner - starting March 2017

Inclusive Cycling

Intermediate

Beginner

Beginner rides tend to stay within the parks and are on mostly flat, relatively even surfaces and last around one hour, with even shorter options for those that want to start out easier. We recommend that those who haven’t ridden for some time or are uncertain about their fitness start out with these rides.

Intermediate rides are between one-and-a-half and two hours in length and are designed for those that are confident riding on off-road terrain and want to build up their strength and endurance by riding with people of a similar ability. These rides will cover more varied terrain and are more physically demanding than the beginner sessions, although there are frequent stops to regroup and catch your breath. Most of the ride will be off-road but there may be some connecting sections on the road.

Advanced rides are often over two hours duration and include more difficult terrain, both in technical terms and in the steepness and length of the hills. If you have a good fitness base and are confident on rough surfaces, these are the rides for you but if you are at all unsure we recommend that you first attend our beginner or intermediate rides so that we can assess your fitness and cycling ability.

Inclusive rides are for the benefit of those who may require additional support to be able to enjoy their cycling. Our ride leaders have considerable experience in helping people with a wide range of difficulties to get riding and we have a number of adult and child tricycles suitable for those with balance and/or co-ordination problems. Pre-booking is requested to ensure that we can meet the needs of those wishing to attend.

Cost

To cover the cost of our ride leaders, from 2016 our health ride prices are:

  • Ride only – £7
  • Bike hire – £3

Membership Programme

All health riders are required to become members so that we can be sure that we have up-to-date records of our riders, especially a recent health questionnaire. To find out more and to complete a membership registration, please click HERE


Join the health rides MAILING LIST and we will keep you updated about our health ride programme.

 

To book a place on any of our health rides or to find out more
please call 01277 811012 or 07939 249980 or email geoff@trailnet.org.uk