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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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  • Sun 7 Feb 2016

    • 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 ercyouthtri@gmail.com
    • 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.
    • 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 ercyouthtri@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.

      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 8 Feb 2016

    • 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.
    • 19:30
      ERC
      Coaching Session
    • 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.
  • Tue 9 Feb 2016

  • Wed 10 Feb 2016

    • 19:00
      TRI
      TRI Running
      This is a tri-specific session suitable for all abilities, and lead by Alister Russell. During the autumn/winter we train at Meadowbank stadium. You must pay Edinburgh Leisure fees for the track.
    • 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.
      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.
  • Thu 11 Feb 2016

  • Fri 12 Feb 2016

  • Sat 13 Feb 2016

    • 09:30
      ROAD
      Road group rides
      These rides are welcome to all including non club members and members of other clubs. 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.

      There are four groups, as follows :

      09:30 - the fastest group - for those who are training to race
      09:40 - for experienced club riders
      09:45 - for experienced club riders, but at a more sociable pace
      09:45 - Development ride - for new members and newcomers to group riding: http://www.edinburghrc.co.uk/news/8672/212/ERC-Development-Ride

      If the group you choose is too fast, don’t worry - another group will be following behind. If your group is too slow, please don't disrupt the pace - move up a group next week. Whatever group you choose, always ride safely and obey the Highway Code

      If you have just joined the club or are thinking of joining then the 9:45am Development Ride is for you. It will be led by an experienced run leader who will introduce you to the techniques of group riding often including a “through and off” chaingang. Even if you have some experience, you are encouraged to join this group to meet new members and to learn local calls and signals. Afterwards we meet up for coffee with riders from other groups.

      While the Development ride is not for complete novices, no-one will be left behind. The route will vary and the typical pace will be between 14mph and 16mph for between 2.5 and 3 hours. Please read our FAQ for more details on what to expect.

      http://www.edinburghrc.co.uk/news/264/212/What-are-the-Saturday-road-rides-like

      If the weather forecast looks particularly bad (risk of snow, ice or high winds) then the ride may not take place - and if so the run leader will place a message here:

      http://www.edinburghrc.co.uk/forums/

      Please ride safely and predictably, with consideration for your fellow riders, and above all within the rules of the road. 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) BBC weather forecast for the Pentlands: http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/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
      ERC
      Go-Ride at Ingliston
      Special session held on closed roads