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Edinburgh RC Cycling Club

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With over 600 members, Edinburgh RC is one of the biggest and most successful cycling clubs in the UK. We are involved in all types of cycling, including roadtrack triathlon and mountain-biking, and we welcome new members of all ages and abilities. For younger riders, check out the Juniors section

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What's On This Week

  • Thu 21 Aug 2014

    • 10:00
      ROAD
      Relaxed Road Ride
      A more relaxed ride leaving Tusitala at 10am prompt. Following on from the success of the relaxed Sunday rides, a weekly ride for those who have the time midweek and need that extra bit of motivation that a group ride provides. Please come along and support this initiative starting from the Tusitala car park promptly at 10am. Gareth For further information email me - gareth312@gmail.com
  • Fri 22 Aug 2014

    • 18:00
      TRACK
      ERC youth & junior coached session
    • 20:00
      TRI
      TRI Swimming
      We have 1 lane in the 50m pool.
      Cost is £18 for all-you-can-swim for 2 months (£22 for members who did not volunteer at an event or for swim sub collection last year), or £4 per session for drop-in and just £1 drop-in for Juniors. Yearly fees are £80/£100 for volunteers/non-volunteers.
      For information on races, how to enter, how to get there, how to join the club and Triathlon Scotland just ask the coach or any other members - we are a friendly bunch.
  • Sat 23 Aug 2014

    • 09:00
      TRI
      Gullane training day
      This is race-specific training for the Gullane triathlon, open to anyone. We will meet at the Gullane beach car park ready to go for 9am.
      Swim
      We will practice beach starts/ exits/ sea swimming and entering and exiting the water in the middle of swimming (the Gullane swim is 2loops with a run up the beach before heading back into the sea)
      Bike
      Will be a group ride round the course. If there are enough for 2 groups will split the group into a fast and slower group, otherwise we will just stick to one group.
      Run
      It's a 2loop run so we will run one loop and depending on how everyone feels people can do the 2nd lap if they wish.
      If anyone wishes to do any transition practice we can also do some mounting and dismounting work. If you would like to attend the session please email martin at mpgore@hotmail.com.
    • 09:30
      ROAD
      Road group rides
      These are all comers rides also open to non club members and members of other clubs. (The 09:50 Development Ride is the only group with a designated run leader.) Edinburgh RC recommends that riders limit themselves to a maximum group size of 14. Larger groups should split - this allows for a more consistent training effort and safer riding. All runs start outside Royal Commonwealth Pool, Dalkeith Road, Edinburgh, EH16 5BB - http://www.bing.com/maps/?lvl=15&where1=EH165BB,%20UK&FORM=MMREDR. There are ~ four groups, starting with the 09:30 (very popular with riders who favour the colour black & members of VC Edinburgh, Bicycleworks RT, Rapha, Velo Ecosse etc.) and getting progressively slower up to the 09:50 Development Ride. (If you get dropped don't worry - there should be a slower run coming along behind.) If the ride you choose is too slow, move up a group, don't make a road race out of it. Always ride safely and obey the Highway Code http://www.edinburghrc.co.uk/Safety The 9:50am Development Ride will be led by a run leader and is aimed at riders who are not used to riding in a group. If you plan to undertake this ride it is very important that you read the guidelines on the FAQ part of this website,This ride is NOT for complete novices and you must have a road worthy bike and be able to cover 40 miles plus at about 15 mph to take part. For more information about the Saturday runs, please see the FAQ page: http://www.edinburghrc.co.uk/index.php?mact=News,cntnt01,detail,0&cntnt01articleid=264&cntnt01lang=en_UK&cntnt01pagelimit=10&cntnt01returnid=95 Please ride safely and predictably, with consideration for your fellow riders, and above all within the rules of the road. The club's reputation rests with all of us. Individuals take part in any group rides at their own risk. Edinburgh RC and its club members accept no responsibility for the safety of anyone participating in group rides, and no liability in the event of an accident.
    • 10:00
      MTB
      MTB Pentlands Hills
      Our weekly jaunt into our local playground. May be cancelled in bad weather, if in doubt phone before setting out. Leaders are assigned approximately quarterly in advance. Today should be: (TBA) Metcheck weather forecast for the Pentlands: http://www.metcheck.com/V40/UK/HOBBIES/cycling.asp?zipcode=EH13 Individuals take part in any group rides at their own risk. Edinburgh RC and its club members accept no responsibility for the safety of anyone participating in group rides, and no liability in the event of an accident.
    • 14:00
      TRI
      Juniors run
      This is the run portion of the run and swim sessions for 8-16 year olds who are interested in training and competing in triathlon, duathlon and aquathlon. The sessions are held at Dalkeith High School. If you are interested, please contact Jo Phillips jo72.phillips@yahoo.co.uk to register.
    • 15:00
      TRI
      Juniors swim
      This is the swim portion of the run and swim sessions for 8-16 year olds who are interested in training and competing in triathlon, duathlon and aquathlon. The sessions are held at Dalkeith High School. If you are interested please contact Jo Phillips jo72.phillips@yahoo.co.uk to register. Unfortunately we do not have the coaching resource to teach swimming, so children will need to be competent swimmers, specifically be able to swim 4-5 consecutive lengths freestyle of a 25m pool.
  • Sun 24 Aug 2014

    • 10:00
      ROAD
      Road Ride
      The ERC Sunday run leaves from the Tusitala Restaurant, 47 Buckstone Terrace, Edinburgh EH10 6QJ You can find the location here: http://tinyurl.com/bvpfzx6 The start time is the time the run leaves - so please aim to arrive at least 5 minutes ahead of that time. The Sunday run normally averages around 17 mph and is aimed at riders training to race or reasonably fit recreational cyclists. Riders are assumed to be self supporting and, while the group might have a cafe stop, this is not guaranteed, and riders should carry adequate food and drink. The group will always stop for punctures etc, and will aim to accommodate a reasonable range of abilities, but those significantly slower than the general pace of the group should be prepared to navigate their own way home. Routes vary from week to week, going East, South, or West, and usually sticking mostly to more minor roads. Distance varies according to season and weather, but is typically 50 to 70 miles, although shorter options are usually available. RUN PREPARATION Riding in a group has many advantages but it also places certain responsibilities on each rider. Punctures, mechanicals etc, whilst often bad luck, can be less of a trial if certain precautions are taken before the run Make sure your bike is safe - check your chain, brakes, wheels, rims and steering. Also ensure that nothing is loose (especially mudguards) or liable to fall off. Check your tyres - worn tyres are the single biggest preventable cause of punctures. Multiple punctures, apart from being a pain, won't endear you to other riders waiting for you on a cold day! Make sure you know how to fix a puncture - practice beforehand if you need to. EQUIPMENT REQUIRED You are likely to need the following equipment: * An appropriately serviced bike * At least one, but preferably two, spare inner tubes. * A working pump * Puncture repair kit - for those awful days when two tubes aren't enough. * Tyre levers * A multi tool - to adjust gears etc * Other optional tools e.g. chain breaker * Even in winter hydration is important, so each rider should carry a drinks bottle * Money - for the cafe stop * Waterproof * Solid carbohydrate source eg banana, raisins, jelly babies Individuals take part in any group rides at their own risk. Edinburgh RC and its club members accept no responsibility for the safety of anyone participating in group rides, and no liability in the event of an accident.
  • Mon 25 Aug 2014

    • 18:30
      ERC
      Go-ride Inch Park
    • 19:00
      TRACK
      Improver
      Location:
    • 19:00
      TRI
      TRI Swimming
      Coached swimming at the Portobello Baths. Beginners are very welcome to join the development lane for more specialised coaching.
      Non-members are welcome to try out before they join the club. Cost is £18 for all-you-can-swim for 2 months (£22 for members who did not volunteer at an event or for swim sub collection last year), or £4 per session for drop-in and just £1 drop-in for Juniors. Annual fees are £80 if you volunteered last year or £100 otherwise.
      We should all aim to get to the poolside at 6:55pm to start at 7pm sharp.
      For information on races, how to enter, how to get there, how to join the club and Triathlon Scotland just ask the coach or any other members: we are a friendly bunch.
    • 20:30
      TRI
      TRI Swimming
      Coached swim session - Beginners are very welcome to join the development lane for more specialised coaching. We have 3 lanes in the 50m pool.
      Non-members are welcome to try out before they join the club. Cost is £18 for all-you-can-swim for 2 months (£22 for members who did not volunteer at an event or for swim sub collection last year), or £4 per session for drop-in and just £1 drop-in for Juniors. Yearly fees are £80/£100 for volunteers/non-volunteers.
      For information on races, how to enter, how to get there, how to join the club and Triathlon Scotland just ask the coach or any other members - we are a friendly bunch.
  • Tue 26 Aug 2014

    • 19:00
      TRACK
      Meadowbank National Track League
      The track league TL will begin on 24 June but need help in running it. The ERC management team welcome these competitive events at Meadowbank.
    • 20:30
      TRI
      TRI Swimming
      Location: EH11 2AL
      Coached swim session - Beginners are very welcome to join the development lane for more specialised coaching.
      Non-members are welcome to try out before they join the club. Cost is £18 for all-you-can-swim for 2 months (£22 for members who did not volunteer at an event or for swim sub collection last year), or £4 per session for drop-in and just £1 drop-in for Juniors. For information on races, how to enter, how to get there, how to join the club and Triathlon Scotland just ask the coach or any other members we are a friendly bunch.
      Currently club swimmers park either in the surrounding side streets (if they can find a space) or in Somerfield car park (on Dalry road). The general consensus is that it isn't a problem parking there for 2 hours at that time of the evening. There is also railing space outside Dalry baths for locking bikes. I would advise getting there early the first week if you are driving.
  • Wed 27 Aug 2014

    • 19:00
      TRACK
      Youth performance coaching
      Location:
      SC East and Central region - Craig McCulloch
    • 19:00
      TRI
      TRI Running
      Location: Arthur's Seat
      This is a tri-specific session suitable for all abilities, and led by Alister Russell. This week's session is at Arthur's Seat top roundabout near Pollock Halls. Join the mailing list to stay up to date with any location announcements.
    • 19:00
      ROAD
      Saltire 10 Club Confined TT Series
      Edinburgh RC run weekly Wednesday night 10 mile club time trials from the start of May until the end of August. These events are a good introduction to racing for novices, and a popular training event for club riders in all disciplines, from mountain-biking to road and track. Please note that the Saltire 10TT events are only open to first claim ERC members. Full details on the club website: http://www.edinburghrc.co.uk/about/promotions/club-tt-series
    • 20:00
      TRI
      TRI Swimming
      Coached swim session - Beginners are very welcome to join the development lane for more specialised coaching.
      Non-members are welcome to try out before they join the club. Cost is £18 for all-you-can-swim for 2 months (£22 for members who did not volunteer at an event or for swim sub collection last year), or £4 per session for drop-in and just £1 drop-in for Juniors. Yearly fees are £80/£100 for volunteers/non-volunteers.
      For information on races, how to enter, how to get there, how to join the club and Triathlon Scotland just ask the coach or any other members - we are a friendly bunch.
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