North Walsham Velo
The Market Place Each Sunday
North Walsham's First Cycling Club
North Walsham Velo (NWV) is a group of cyclists who enjoy biking on the roads of Norfolk. The goal of the club is to encourage safe road cycling practices that promote a healthy, active, environmentally aware lifestyle in our community. The club welcomes members of all skill levels and encourages regular participation in organised cycling events.
Bike Rides. Scheduled weekly rides serve to increase road camaraderie and good cycling habits that adhere to strict, established road rules. The Sunday ride program serves for the beginner and more experienced riders, meeting at the Town Clock to begin an approximate 30-mile plus ride at speeds between 16 and 18 mph, for the experienced riders, we also cater for the social groups and for people trying to build their fitness levels, these rides are generally of between 20-27 miles less demanding and at a slower pace, typically 12-14mph. Both groups have seasoned designated leaders that assist and encourage participants.
North Walsham Velo intend to attend local events to attract a broad base of cyclists to join the club. These events will feature different cycling themes and are scheduled to coincide with any upcoming community events. Sponsors will be encouraged to come along with presentations about their products and services this will benefit the local community.
All Club Rides Take Place From The Market Place Each Sunday.
Summer Average Speeds
Fast – 21 mph +
NWV 1 – 18 -19.5 mph
NWV 2 – 16.5 – 17.5 mph
NWV 3 – 15 – 16.5 mph
Social – Speed of slowest rider.
Start Times – 2019
24th November – March 29, 2020 8:00am Start – Fast Groups.
24th November – March 29, 2020 9:00am Start – 1,2,3 and Social Groups.
MIDWEEK SOCIAL RIDES 2020 dates TBC
Social rides – Everybody Welcome – Starting Tuesday 2nd April meeting at 18:30hrs at the town clock and each Tuesday after. Average speed will be between 12-14mph for 10-15 miles. a minimum of two ride leaders will be in attendance.
All Ride leaders are contactable through the NWV pages for any questions or advice however please ensure the following before starting a ride,
– Your bike must be roadworthy and fitted with front and rear lights.
– Cycle helmets must be worn at all times.
– Carry a full puncture repair/breakdown kit.
– Bring a full water bottle and any other snacks required.
– Wear appropriate cycle clothing.
– All riders participate at their own risk and must be fit for purpose.
– Ride leaders will brief all those participating at the start and will also be responsible for cancelling rides due to bad weather conditions. This will be posted on the NWV Facebook pages in advance.
This is a great opportunity for those wishing to start group rides in a social setting, cyclists new to the sport or those just wanting to get a few more miles in!
New members always welcome.