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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

Edinburgh RC is a British Cycling Go-Ride Clubmark accredited club

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  • Sat 17 Feb 2018

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      GORIDE
      Scottish Go Ride Conference
      Location: Perth, UK
  • Sun 18 Feb 2018

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      JUNIOR-MTB
      Mtb XC: South West Winter Series 3 - Ae
      Location:
    • 08:00
      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.
      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.
    • 08:00
      TRI
      Juniors swim
      Youth Tri Swim Swim sessions for 8-16 year olds interested in training for triathlon. Sessions designed to improve technique and build speed and stamina. For more information please contact tri.erc.juniors@gmail.com
    • 09:00
      TRI
      Juniors run/bike
      Run / bike sessions for 8-16 year olds interested in training for triathlon. Sessions designed to improve technique and build speed and stamina. For more information please contact tri.erc.juniors@gmail.com
    • 09:30
      TRI
      TRI Run/bike
      An uncoached informal session. A run or cycle after the swim session. Check email or Facebook for what is happening each week, or just turn up with you trainers or your bike and see who fancies joining you.
    • 10:00
      ROAD
      Relaxed Road Ride
      A more relaxed ride leaving the Charwood Restaurant at 10am prompt.

      This is ideal for club members moving on from the Saturday 09:45 Development Ride but already experienced with group riding. Members wanting a longer more relaxed social day out will also be very welcome.

      By popular demand the relaxed social ride now takes place twice a month, winter weather allowing. See the diary for details but generally these organised rides are scheduled for the first and third Sundays of each month with the first Sunday of the month rides open to tandems and retro bikes.

      These rides are led by experienced ERC members with route and distance determined on the day. For further information email Roger Hassall - rdhassall@gmail.com
    • 10:00
      ROAD
      Road Ride
      The ERC Sunday run leaves from the Charwood 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 19 Feb 2018

    • 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.
      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.
      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.
  • Wed 21 Feb 2018

  • Thu 22 Feb 2018

    • 10:00
      ROAD
      Relaxed Road Ride
      A more relaxed ride leaving Charwood Restaurant 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. For further information email Roger Hassall - rdhassall@gmail.com
  • Fri 23 Feb 2018