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Black ride

  • Distance: 35 mi / 56 km
  • Pace: 20+ mph / 32+ kph

Our black rides start and finish at the Tickhill Cricket Club. We will be on the road, riding for about 2 hours covering 35 miles (56 km).

Aimed at riders interested in developing better riding technique: faster cornering, riding in close formation at speed, holding wheels, chaingang variations and through and off, fast pace 20 mph + (32 kph) and leaves Tickhill at 7:00am and is usually back in Tickhill for around 9:00am.

Please note that although the black ride is lot of fun and a great weekly challenge, it is also very challenging. New riders will be supported as much as possible and there is always be somebody happy to stay with them whatever the speed. Keep an eye on our Facebook page and feel free to ask any questions you may have.

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Read our latest Black ride reports

"I was a keen Mountain Cyclist but following a serious accident while out on my own, I decided to join my local road cycling club. I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to keep up with them and was a bit nervous to ride with a group, However, I was really well looked after by the other club members."

Adrian Shores

"I love cycling and when my friend told me about Tickhill Velo cycling club of which she is a member, I went along to find out what it was like cycling with a group. I enjoyed it and found I got the support and encouragement from the other cyclists to improve my cycling ability and confidence."

Diana Simpson

"I’ve been a member of Tickhill Velo since it first started . What I found appealing was its commitment to being a welcoming and friendly club and that’s the way it has remained. It caters for all capabilities and organises a faster and a slower ride each weekend. We make sure no one is left behind and the ride leaders are very focussed on safety."

Stewart Oades

"Tickhill Velo was recommended by a friend as a welcoming, social, friendly, non-competitive cycling club, the additional attraction was the area around Tickhill has a lot fewer hills than where I live - bonus."

Jenny Down

"I decided to turn up, give it a go on the basis that nobody knew me and if I made a fool of myself, I just wouldn’t go back. That was four years ago. I loved it, everyone was chatty, encouraging, they waited for me, I felt welcome and included."

Helen Oades

We're' a laid back group and encourage all levels of experience. If you're unsure whether or not our rides are for you then get in touch or come along and try one of our Sunday morning café rides.

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