Our Saturday open Club rides offer the best cycling experience in Sydney. The Club prides itself in developing safe and challenging routes, which take in the best parts of North Western Sydney. We cater for various levels of cycling ability by running groups which average 24km/h through to our faster bunches at 34km/h. All our club rides are "no drop", but please make sure you know your limits before joining a group. If you are unsure, chat with one of our ride leads or committee members.
As a member of NWSCC you gain access to our private Facebook group, which is where our members post the many rides that are held throughout the week, including our monthly Fondos.
Saturday Open Club Rides
During the warmer months we have up to a hundred cyclists that come along to our Saturday morning rides. You do not need to be a member to join us for a ride, however, we do encourage you to join once you have been riding with us a few times. Non-members are required to sign a liability waiver each ride.
Novies: Predominately a flat ride that either goes out to Richmond, Maraylya or the turf farms. The average pace of the group will be 24km/h over 50kms. The ride lead will focus on good bunch riding skills and ettiquette.
26 - 28 Groups: During peak time we'll have two 26 groups and one 28 group. These groups will generally ride the Freeman's Reach loop, Sackville or Maraylya routes.
30/30+: The 30 and 30+ groups will generally ride more hilly terrain i.e. Blue Gum Rd, Cattai Ridge Rd, Glenhaven Rd and Annangrove Rd. These groups are for the more experienced cyclists that have been riding with club for some time.
34: The ride for those that like to punish themselves or "chew stem". Generally, the group will ride out to Berowra via Galston, Bobbin Head and Sackville. This ride is usually for those that race A or B grade at the local crits or strong recreational cyclists.
Meeting Point and Start Time
All our club rides start and finish at The Local Shed Cafe, Rouse Hill unless specified otherwise.
The current start times for the Saturday club rides are:
26 - 34 Groups: 6:15AM
Novice (24km/h): 6:45AM (6:15AM during summer)