Throughout the school holidays Velo and CTL run a programme of leisure rides
for young people, families or those looking for something less sporty than
our club rides.
Family leisure rides celebrate the fun and benefits of cycling to encourage individuals to engage with more confidence and enjoyment.
Led by Qualified Ride or Trail Leaders we do not exceed 1:6 leader/child participant ratio and 1:10 for adults/families. All family leisure rides are
pre-ridden and are vary in length to take in our fantastic network of lanes,
cycle paths, bridleways, canals and roads. You'll be amazed how easy it
is to access our beautiful local countryside, towns and cities by bike.
Over the past nine years our team have planned and delivered enjoyable and popular leisure rides for family groups, schools, businesses, universities, charity organisations, local authorities and minority groups.
Led rides have included routes on the Manifold Trail, Isabelle Trail, National Cycle Network Route 5, Cannock Chase, Stoke City Centre, City and Rural Canal Networks and the Middlewood Way.
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Velo Club Saturday Road Ride - 09:00 start from store for 2 hours
An excellent following with 20-50 cyclists turning out to enjoy a 25-30 mile round trip, taking in the lanes and roads of Staffordshire and Cheshire. Everyone is welcome to come and give us a try but you will need a road
bike and a helmet, along with the ability to ride 30 miles at around 15 mph average speed.
Velo Thursday Chain Gang - 19:00 from the Store 20 miles of fast through
and off chain gang, everyone welcome (you might get dropped but you will
Velo Club Mid-Week Ride - morning or whole day excursions, a quick loop
or return to destinations such as Llangollen. For both leisure and to support
Those training for short and long distance charity or personal events.
Charity Ride - The Velo Club plays an active role in supporting local charity rides; entering and supporting events such as the Douglas Mac 110 mile
charity ride and the Tour of Britain Prostate Ride with a Velo Team of over
15 cyclists. We also have a large ride presence at the Cheshire Cat and Katherine House events. In the spring a team of riders often travel to
Belgium to ride the cobbles in the Tour of Flanders challenge or visit
The French Alps.
Velo Club Tuesday Night MTB - 18:00 off road mountain bike ride from store
Every Tuesday the VELO Store team, members and friends head out on an evening Mountain Bike Ride on local trails. Everyone is welcome to join so
long as you have a mountain bike and helmet. The ride is usually between
20 to 25 miles and all abilities are welcome. We depart 18:00 from
the store, follow us on Facebook for other start times and points
(Cannock Chase, Roaches, Churnet Valley).
Guests are welcomed to all club rides.
After three rides it is expected that visitors sign up for full membership of the Velo Runner Club - details of membership are available in store.