Hatch Warren Beggarwood Cycling Club
At Hatch Warren Beggarwood Cycling Club one of our big goals is to get everyone on their bike, whether you are someone that can easily climb the biggest mountain to those just getting back on the saddle, and one of most popular rides is our regular ‘Back on your Bike’ rides.
Our “Back on your Bike” rides are ideal for beginners and those new to cycling who wish to join a group for a leisurely cycle ride around Basingstoke. Still not sure…. Let’s see if we can give you some reassurance with our frequently asked questions.
Q: I don’t own a road bike will I be able to join a Back on your Bike ride?
A: Yes you can, these rides are mainly on cycle paths and quiet roads, and we often use the multiuse path out to Oakley and back which is ideal for hybrids and mountain bikes.
Q: I am not a member of HWBCC do I need to sign up?
A: No, as a club we offer 3 free trial rides before we would ask you to consider joining.
Q: I am so slow I don’t think I would be able to keep up…
A: Stop right there, no one is ever too slow to join our Back on a Bike ride. We ride to the slowest pace so no-one is left behind. We will usually have two British Cycling level 1 certified ride leaders, one at the front of the group and one at the back keeping us all together.
Q: I don’t own any cycling clothing, what do I wear?
A: The mandatory requirement for all of our rides is that you must wear a cycling helmet. Other than that make sure you wear comfortable clothing, appropriate for the weather conditions, and shoes (trainers are ideal)
Q: What if I get a puncture I don’t know what to do?
A: We ask that you bring at least one spare inner tube suitable for your bike. The leaders are able to assist with changing an inner tube and will guide you through the process.
Q: How far will we be cycling?
A: The Back on a Bike ride is usually around 1 hour in duration and we can cover anything from 6 to 10 miles in that period.
So what are you waiting for … come ride with us.
For further details please visit our Facebook https://www.facebook.com/HWBcc/ or our website https://hwbcc.org/