About Our Rides

Where do we meet?

Hook Cycling group meets by Hartletts Cafe at the Community Centre in Ravenscroft. We start all of the organised rides from there - RG27 9NN 

When do we ride?

  • Saturday morning  -09:00 
  • Wednesday evening -19:00  
  • Sunday Morning - 10:00 - Novice only

What levels of rides are there?

  • Novice - easy pace, distance will be advertised 
  • Foundation - 14-15 mph average, up to 35 miles 
  • Intermediate - 16-17mph average, 40 miles + 
  • Advanced - 17mph + average, 50 miles +  

What do I need?

  • Helmet - no helmet, no ride
  • Bike (it helps!)
  • Pump/mini tool
  • Inner tube
  • Water
  • Snack
  • Lights
  • Money/phone

How does the group communicate?

  • Weekly club email 
  • Whats App groups
  • NOT Facebook!

Is there a club house?

Pre/post ride meets are often at Hartlett's Cafe to get the essential cyclist fix of caffeine. We have also discovered that ale is the ideal recovery drink when taken in correct quantities. The Crooked Billet keeps the best pint in Hook so that is our preferred pub.

Group Riding

When riding in a group you should look out for your fellow riders and stay together. You should join the ride level that corresponds to your fitness. A rider too fast or too slow should not dictate the planned pace of the group as this will impact all riders' enjoyment. Please see details below on tips about group riding.


  Many cycle clubs fail to cater for varying abilities. For a growing club this creates a challenge.  The rides will be advertised detailing the specific ability (distance/speed) and this will be adhered to so that nobody feels under any pressure. The club has intermediate and foundation level rides but is developing novice level rides.