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26th November 2021
Club rides this weekend Sat - Cancelled - Sunday 27th Still On!

All Club Rides on Saturday are Cancelled. The combination of cold, wind and rain makes it fairly unlikely that people will be keen to ride, and it will be marginal […]

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19th November 2021
Club rides this weekend 20th/21st Nov

All rides depart Newmarket Leisure Centre at 09:00 this weekend. Details of the rides are as follows: - Social Ride - Jo Bouttell Club Ride - Ride leader needed Inters […]

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12th November 2021
Club rides this weekend 13th/14th Nov

All rides depart Newmarket Leisure Centre at 09:00 this weekend. Details of the rides are as follows: - Social Ride - Ride leader needed Club Ride - Ride leader needed […]

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5th November 2021
Club rides this weekend 6th/7th Nov

All rides depart Newmarket Leisure Centre at 09:00 this weekend. Details of the rides are as follows: - Social Ride - Ride leader needed Club Ride - Wayne Owen Inters […]

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29th October 2021
Club rides this weekend 30th/31st Oct

All rides depart Newmarket Leisure Centre at 09:00 this weekend. Details of the rides are as follows: - Social Ride - Ride leader needed - Club Ride - Ride leader […]

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22nd October 2021
Club rides this weekend 23rd/24th Oct

All rides depart Newmarket Leisure Centre at 09:00 this weekend. Details of the rides are as follows: - Social Ride - Rob Haynes - Club Ride - Ride leader needed […]

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15th October 2021
Club rides this weekend 16th/17th Oct

All rides depart Newmarket Leisure Centre at 09:00 this weekend. Details of the rides are as follows: - Social Ride - Ride leader needed - Club Ride - Ride leader […]

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10th October 2021
NC&TC Hill Climb Championships Sunday 10th - Results

Official results of this mornings Hill Climb, held in conjunction with Newmarket Cycling & Triathlon Club & Mildenhall CC. 1 Matthew Cooper Healthy Living & Fitness 1.47.74 private trial 2 […]

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9th October 2021
NC&TC Hill Climb Championships Sunday 10th - 10.30 at Moulton

Don’t forget that it is the annual hill climb on Sunday, 1030 am at Moulton. Sign up at the event. The event is being run by Ely and District CC, […]

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9th October 2021
Club rides this weekend 9th/10th Oct - Follow WTOB

All rides depart Newmarket Leisure Centre at 09:00 this weekend. Details of the rides are as follows: - Social Ride - Christopher James Maurice Swallow - Routing via the Womens' […]

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All our weekend club rides start from Newmarket Leisure Centre. Please meet at 8.45am for a 9am depart.
Social Ride: 9am - NLC

Club Ride: 9am - NLC

Sporting Ride: 9am - NLC

Transition Ride: 9am - NLC - As advertised

Sunday Ride: 9am - NLC - As advertised 
Rides are free to members and non-members, although after three rides we would kindly ask non-members to join the club to continue riding with us.

NC&TC Rides Overview

Social Ride

This ride follows the clubs primary ride guidelines.

This is a ‘guided’ ride and during the winter months will be less than 35 miles at an average pace between 13-15mph.

It is perfect for those cyclists wanting a social ride, those new to the sport, those coming back from injuries and sportive cyclists. All the routes for this ride are designed to take in a coffee stop during the ride unless otherwise agreed (sometimes the coffee stop is at the NLC at the end of the ride especially in the winter months). The group will stay together.

It is envisaged that the stronger riders progress their rides to the Club Ride as necessary. You are still welcome on the Social Ride, however, this may require more discipline than before in terms of staying together as a group and you should not break the group riding dynamic.

Club Ride


This ‘guided’ ride will be less than 45 miles during the winter months, but can be as long as 65 miles with up to 3000ft of climbing during the summer. The average pace of this ride is in excess of 15mph but not above 16.5mph.

This ride is perfect for those wanting a step up from the social ride, triathletes, stronger sportive and touring riders and riders with a good level of fitness. It is the ride for riders wanting to improve their technique, such as hill climbing. This group stays together at all times on the level and reforms after climbs. This ride can include a coffee stop unless otherwise agreed (sometimes the coffee stop is at the NLC at the end of the ride especially in the winter months).

It is envisaged that the stronger riders progress their rides to the Sporting Ride as necessary. You are still welcome on the Club Ride, however, this may require more discipline than before in terms of respecting the wishes of the ride guide for the ride and not breaking the group speed/dynamic.


Transition Ride

These rides will be additional to our main three club rides and are designed for those who want to go a little faster/harder than the club ride. These rides can contain interval sessions on sections of the route and/or more hill climbing than usual. These will be perfect for those who need to get ready early season for challenging sportives or those wanting some good early season strength training. 

This ride is setup to average between 16.5mph and 18mph but this could be fluid due to the nature of the ride, this ride can also include a coffee stop. These rides will be advertised seperately and will not be every week so stay in touch with either the website or Facebook group events page.

Sporting Ride

This ride, due to its nature, has a good deal of flexibility but will still be setup to benefit all the riders in the group. Ride guides will ensure riders are suitably warmed up, especially before undertaking high intensity/tempo work, paying particular attention to supporting riders who are returning to fitness, or riders moving up a group. If all riders in the group have ‘warmed up’ on the way to the NLC, and this must first be established, be aware, this ride can start off at a strong pace.

This ride can be any distance between 40 and 80 miles and sometimes further, during the winter months it will be mostly around 55 miles. The average pace for this ride is in excess of 17.5mph and on flatter routes can average as high as 20mph. Routes can include over 3000ft of elevation and can include the biggest hills in the
Newmarket area.

This ride is perfect for strong triathletes, half and full ironman athletes and riders with a high level of strength and fitness who want to put in some strong shared training sessions. Please note, the base assumption is for this ride is to stay together but on occasion (through agreement with ride guide) may separate to cater for specific training plans, but is up to the sporting riders themselves to agree the etiquette of the ride. Although the speed of this ride can be much higher than our other rides, it will still comply with all safe riding guidelines.

Sunday Rides

These will be introduced during February 2020 for a trial period. There will two a month and we communicate which weekends these will be on the events page. We will continue through March and then evaluate if there is sufficient numbers to make this a permanent NC&TC ride.
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