Cycling Clubs?



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Kvin Stephens

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How fit and dedicated do you need to be to benefit from joining one?
 
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Wafflycathcsdir

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>How fit and dedicated do you need to be to benefit from joining one?

I am definitely not fit - I am not dedicated in the sense that I want to race & win - I am dedicated
in the sense I like my cycling.I do belong to a cycling club (CTC + CC Breckland) Benefit from
joining one - chance to meet other cyclists, learn from their experiences, cycle with others, attend
various cycling events, socialise, find out the others who are dedicated spur you on to more cycling
- be it racing or just more cycling for pleasure...

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Kvin Stephens deftly scribbled:

> How fit and dedicated do you need to be to benefit from joining one?

Depends which club, section and what you want to both put in and get out of it.

When I was in Harworth and DIstrict (Many moons ago) there were sections for racers, who always had
at least a 25 mile TT on Saturdays or Sundays and a 50 mile training run (flat out blast really) on
the other day of the weekend with other rides intermingled midweekly. Another section was for
'Touring'. Invariably the standard run would be a 50 - 100 miler or more, with a decent 200
+ miler or more once a month. The last section was for 'newcomers' or the more sedate paced rider.
Generally had 25 to 50 mile rides, and always at the slowest riders pace, often with a couple of
the racer section helping by pushing in strong winds or uphills etc.

Of course, all clubs are different, it would probably be best just to go along and see what they do,
or ring first .. ;)

I was already relatively fit when I joined and improved upon this basic fitness considerably by the
time I left. You don't really need to have anything more than a basic level of fitness to start. The
'newcomers' section often took almost all day on their 25 milers.

The dedication is up to you .. ;)

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Nick Kew

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In article <[email protected]>, one of infinite monkeys at the keyboard
of "Kvin Stephens" <[email protected]> wrote:
> How fit and dedicated do you need to be to benefit from joining one?

What club?

Something leisurely like CTC - just as fit as you are. Something that attracts racers - well, it's a
way to get humiliated by someone over 80.

YMMV.

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Simon Ward

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Kvin Stephens <[email protected]> wrote:
> How fit and dedicated do you need to be to benefit from joining one?
Depends. My experience with cycling clubs is less than good, and I'd argue that you'd not have to
be fit and dedicated, but you might need to be bloody stupid. If you want to go out and get a good
kicking, join a racing club - if you just want to bimble round the lanes, join your local CTC
group. If you fit somewhere in between, best of luck ...

Simon
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Tom Mc Ghie

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Where abouts in the UK are you?

Tom Mc Ghie www.calder-clarion.co.uk
 
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Kvin Stephens

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I will probably give it a go after some more effort to build up my distance and speed. I have heard
horrific details of a "gentle training run" being a coast to coast sprint.

(Based in Leigh lancs) "Jim" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> Join one, try it, nothing ventured, nothing gained.
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