CYCLING

ACTIVITES / TRAINING

. Cycling . MTB .

Every Sunday

@ 5:30am from Cleveland Library

New Member  and not sure
where to start?
Join us for the easy paced, no drop 
'Redlands All Points' ride ~65km
 

2019 ACTIVITIES/TRAINING

More info on each activity listed in the calendar can be found further down below.

2019 SPECIAL RIDES

Held each month - see the Facebook Closed Members site > Events page for more info

difficulty rating

15 Dec 2019

Christmas Ride

60km

 

RIDE DETAILS

Ride Groups

To ride with Group 1 you need to be an experienced rider (possibly even racing at a high level) and able to maintain a very fast pace with an average of >35km/hour over large distances in excess of 70km+.

To ride with Group 2 you need to have good group riding skills, and be able to maintain an average speed of around 30km/hr for the duration of the ride, which will usually be >60km in distance.  For those working on building their fitness up to this group you can always start with Group 2 and drop back/get swept up by Group 3 later in the ride if your endurance starts to wane.

In Group 3 the pace is usually an average of 27km/hour for the duration of the ride, over distances of >60km.  People will be happy to give tips on riding in a group for those a little newer to this.  If you are not fit enough to complete the entire ride with Group 3 you are free to drop off at any point and as you improve hopefully you can complete more of the ride week to week. 

 

If we are ever low on Group 3 numbers we will generally combine them with the Group 2 riders for the first part of the ride, but people can drop off when they choose to (for example on Sat at the top of Hamburger Hill, on Sun at the Carbrook intersection).

To ride with this group you need to be able to complete a distance of 40km at a minimum average speed of 20km per hour (and of course be a lady....but you already knew that!)  This will ensure that you can keep up with the group, and that everyone is able to enjoy the ride and stays together.

Group 1

Group 2

Group 3

Ladies Group

Training Rides

Tue Road Training

When:  Tuesdays @ 5am
Where:  Starting point is Cleveland Library
What:  3-4 laps of Raby Bay to Cleveland return, training for ITT but usually a group form and they practice pacelining or sprinting.  If you drop off there are usually other riders cruising around so jump on.

 

Thu Road Training

​When:  Thursdays @ 5am
Where:  Starting point is Cleveland Library
What:  3-4 paceline laps of Raby Bay to Cleveland return, increasing in speed by 2km on each lap. 
Group 1:  speeds are 38km, 40km, 42km+
Group 2:  speeds are 34km, 36km, 38km
Group 3:  speeds are 30km, 32km, 34km

Group 2

Group 1

Group 2

Group 1

Track Training

When:  Tuesday nights @ 6:30pm (warmup) 7-9pm (training)
Where:  Chandler Velodrome - pls bring your Racing Licence
What:  Billy Wright runs the night so for more information send an email to him via racing@rcmc.org.au  
Track bike hire:  these can be hired from Cycling Queensland.  This has to be organised before the night. Cycling Qld can help you in this area.

Social Rides

Wednesday Social - good option for new Members

When:  Wednesday @ 5:00am

Where:  Starting point is Cleveland Library

What:  30km loop to Wellington Point then return to Cleveland (with an optional hit out from Raby Bay to Cleveland Point at the end)

Special notes:  Most weeks we will  try to run a Group 2 and Group 3, where the Group 3 riders agree to maintain a cruisier overall speed of ~27km/hr.  Group 2 meanwhile will likely average 30km+/hr.  If we are low on Group 3 numbers on any given Wednesday the minority Group 3 riders are free to sit on the back of Group 2 for as long as they can and drop off whenever they feel the need.

Coffee:  Fish on Fire or Bean on Dean @ Cleveland

Sat Social

When:  Saturdays @ 5:30am
Where: Starting point is Capalaba McDonalds carpark (far corner)
What: Reverse Bay Loop of approx 80km (Capalaba- Birkdale- Thornside- Wello Point- Alex Hills- Sheldon- Redland Bay-past Victoria Point -Thornlands-Cleveland).  Click image to the right to view the route.

                                     OR 

Daisy Hill Loop of approx 80km (Infrequently used and quite hilly:  Capalaba - Sheldon - Rochedale - Shailer Park - Cornubia - Cleveland)

Coffee:  Fish on Fire @ Cleveland

 

Sun Social - perfect for new Members

When:  Sundays @ 5:30am

Where:  Starting point is Cleveland Library

What:  Redlands 'All Points North Coastal Ride' of approx 65km - this is a perfect option for new members to the club, done at an easy pace, with a no drop policy.  Rolling to Wynnum and return you will experience the Wynnum/Manly/Lota foreshores passing Darling Point, Norfolk Point, Mooroondu Point, Aquatic Paradise, Wellington Point, Ormiston Loop, Raby Bay Loop, Cleveland Point to finish at Cleveland. There are a few shorter options towards the end for those just starting out.   

Coffee:  Fish on Fire @ Cleveland

                                   OR

 

When:  Sundays @ 6:30am
Where:  Starting point is Cleveland Library
What: Cornubia Loop (quite hilly) of approx 50km (Cleveland - Mt Cotton- Cornubia - Victoria Point - Cleveland)  Group rides together to Mt Cotton Rd & Bryants Rd intersection before splitting into groups of various speeds.  
Coffee:  Fish on Fire @ Cleveland

Group 2

Group 1

Group 2

Group 1

Group 1

Group 2

Group 2

Group 1

Group 1

Group 2

Group 3

Group 3

Group 3

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Group 3

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Monthly Special Rides

1st Sat of each month - MTB

​When:  1st Saturday of each month @ 6:30am
Where: Varies - keep an eye on the Calendar above and the Events page on the Facebook Closed Member site for more detail
What: MTB trails - suitable for beginners
Coffee:  varies
*dependent on ride captain availability

2nd Sat of each month - Sat Ladies Only Social

When:  Saturday @ 6:00am
Where:  Starting point is Cleveland Library
What: Cleveland Wellington Point loop of approx. 30km (with an option to include an aquatic loop for an extra 10km)

                                     OR 

Cleveland to Manly return of approx. 45km
Average Speeds:  you need to be able to ride 40km at a minimum average speed of 20km/hour
Coffee:  either Wello or Cleveland

Monthly Specials

When:  every month 
Where:  Starting point is either Cleveland Library or Capalaba McDonalds carpark (far corner)
What:  Every month the Club will put on a special ride to other locations besides the ones listed above.  For example to Mount Coottha, Stradbroke Island, Sanctuary Cove, Brookfield, Mount Glorious, etc.  Keep an eye on the detail/calendar above, and also on the Events page on the Facebook Closed Member site for more detail
Coffee:  often varies - see event details on Facebook

Group 1

Group 2

Group 3

Group 3

Ladies

RIDE CAPTAINS

Group 1 Captain

Group 2 Captains

Group 3 Captain

Andrew Francis

Ron O'Brien

Rod Giesemann

James Crawford

Ladies Captains

Kellie Wilmshurst

Suzie Turner

 

CONTACT US

PO Box 1429

Cleveland, Qld, 4163

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