Sunday Club Rides

On Sundays, we usually have three groups catering for differing levels of fitness with mileages ranging from 50 to 80 miles with a cafe stop along the way to refuel and rest before heading back.

The routes are planned in advance and the route file and risk assessment are available via the club Routes page to enable you to preview and download them.

You can also plan your own rides by going to the page containing links to the route files which we use for regular club rides together with a Pit Stop page detailing all the cafes we use. You are welcome to use these to put your own ride plan together. The cafes the club use are also marked on the route maps.

These rides formally organised by a club affiliated to a sporting governing body (British Cycling and Cycling UK) and adhere to a series of Covid-19 mitigation measures, which include (but are not limited to):

• The implementation of test and trace protocols;

• Social distancing of two metres while not riding, and ‘one metre plus’ during rides;

• Guidance on a good hand and respiratory hygiene, and;

• Guidance on equipment sharing and self-sufficiency.


Group Size

The club will limit the group size to a maximum of 12, as this is the limit we had before the pandemic hit. At the ride leaders, discretion the group size can be a lower number, or the group can be split depending on the experience and capability of the riders. If demand is high additional groups will need to be arranged and we will need more people to volunteer to lead these groups. You don’t need to have formal training to lead a club ride but you do need to be experienced in group riding.



Group sizes are limited and we are required to capture track and trace information. We will need to know in advance how many people are going to turn up, so pre-registration is required. The link to the registration form will be on the email, Facebook and WhatsApp invite to register messages sent out each week. 

Please submit your registration form by Saturday midday before the ride so we can see how many riders want to join the rides and allow us to arrange additional ride captains if needed.

Click on the button below to register for the Sunday ride.


Meeting Point

Please note the meeting point has changed, it is now Sherborne St John village hall car park and the Swan pub car park which is opposite the village hall.


To avoid too many riders congregating at one meeting point the Chilled and Tempo groups will meet at the Sherborne St John village hall car park and the Steady group will meet at the Swan car park, opposite the village hall.


If you are bringing a car please park at the back of the village hall. Do not park in the Swan care park, as your car may be towed away!

Ride Groups

Steady Group - Meeting place Swan pub car park - Start time 09:00 15/16mph 50/65 miles

Brisk Group - Meeting place Swan pub car park - Start time 09:00 17/18mph 50/70 miles

Tempo Group – Meeting place Village hall car park - Start time 09:00, 18+mph, 60/80 miles



Routes will be taken from those published on the club's routes page together with the risk assessments.


Cafe Stops

Café stops will be made in line with government guidelines. However, you still need to ensure you bring a drink and some energy bars. Also, bring a mask and hand sanitiser in case you have to enter a cafe to place your order or use the WC.


Notes for riders

  • Please read the Pre Ride Briefing notes-

  • You must pre-register to join a ride

  • You must not turn up for a ride if you have any symptoms of coronavirus or have been told to self-isolate.

  • At the meeting point and at the cafe please maintain social distancing of two metres while not riding, and ‘one metre plus’ during rides

  • Bring a mask and hand gel in case you need to go into the cafe/shop.

  • Routes may be changed to the ones given on the invite to register, depending on weather conditions and make up of the groups.

  • Hygiene must be observed at all times.

  • Catch coughs and sneezes in a tissue and dispose of them appropriately as soon as possible

  • Washing hands with soap and water regularly for at least 20 seconds (or using alcohol-based hand sanitiser if you're unable to wash your hands with soap and water) 

  • No spitting or clearing noses in the group. If you have to, drop back out of the group and ensure you are clear of other road users and pedestrians.