There are over 400 members in Calderdale, and we run a varied ride and events programme throughout the year. There is advice for new riders available as a download.
In the spring and summer we plan a series midweek evening rides. These rides use the longer evenings to explore roads, lanes, and sometimes tracks within an easy distance of Halifax, usually between 10 and 20 miles. While we aim to finish the rides during the hours of daylight, we do sometimes get carried away so please remember to bring some lights with you.
We have also organised some Saturday morning rides last season. These were aimed especially at new members who have not ridden with us before.The rides are under 2 hours, 10 – 20 miles, avoiding main roads – sticking to back roads where possible (similar to the Thursday Night rides).
If you’re a regular rider but want to increase your fitness, get used to climbing, ride with a group or just get to the ‘next level’ then these rides are a good intro’ to the club. We tend to average 10 mph (with stops) and the group will aim to stay together for the whole ride.
- Short Rides will be around 30 miles, good for improving fitness.
- Club Rides are around 50 miles.
- Long Rides are around 70 miles or more.
- Standard rides & Audax rides offer the chance to ride a set distance inside a set time limit.
In the winter you don’t have to stop at home just because of the inclement weather. If you can’t bear to cycle, and if you do, then come along to the clubroom. We have a varied programme of entertainment for cyclists in the long, dark evenings: slide shows, talks, parties, and more.
Events start at 7:45pm on Fridays, from October through to the end of March. Refreshments served. Members and non-members are all welcome. A small admission charge will be made to cover expenses. A few members usually carry on the discussion in The Three Pigeons afterwards.
For the Members’ Own Slides and Photos evenings, please bring some of your own pictures along, whether they are slides or digital. We have projectors to show both .