Weekday Rides

Our core weekday rides are on Monday and Wednesday, with a separate schedule for Summer and Winter.

Monday Winter Training – Maindy Track

These sessions are coach led training sessions for geared bikes (no track bikes). They will normally consist of chaingang to warm up followed by individual efforts and some group riding adapted to suit the ability of riders that turn up.

These sessions are suitable only for people who can do chaingang and are competent in a group wanting to do a harder session.

For members or by invitation only.

7:15pm for a 7:30pm start.

Cost : £3 Seniors, Under 18 Ajax Members FREE

 

Monday Summer Training Ride – Newport Flats Team Time Trial

During the summer, we meet at Maindy before riding out to the Newport Flats for a TTT-style training session. For members or by invitation only.

 

Wednesday Winter Training – Maindy Track

These sessions are coach led training sessions. They will normally consist of chaingang sets with recovery periods in between.

These sessions are for members or prospective members. Guests can ride twice but must then join. Riders from other clubs will need to become 2nd claim / associate members of the club.

Coaches will assess your riding and issue you with a coloured number for the group that matches your ability.

Beginners or riders that haven’t ridden on the track or chaingang with us before will ONLY be permitted to start on the first Wednesday  (with the exception of all of September).

First timers with Elite 1st,2nd or 3rd cat licences will be allowed to join the 7.15pm session after speaking with the coach to understand the way the session works.

The session times and rider level are as follows :-

Session 1. 6 – 7:30pm   –   Steady & Improvers

Steady – Below the blue line

Improvers – Above the blue line

Session 2. 7:30 – 9pm  –  Intermediate & Fast

Intermediate – Below the blue line

Fast – Above the blue line

Cost : £3 Seniors, Under 18 Ajax Members FREE

General notes.

This session is for road bikes – no fixed wheel is permitted.

Helmets are to be worn at all times on the track.Beware when crossing the track to enter or leave by the gate.The coaches are there to ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable ride so please take note of any advice/comments made.Unlike most other sessions on the track, the coaches will not allow riders to ride slowly around the top of the track-waiting for their group to catch up.If you are not in a group you must ride at the bottom. This is for the safety of everyone as the faster riders are riding at the top and may not see you.

For more information contact Rob Warren from the Contact Us page

 

Wednesday Summer Training Ride – Newport Flats Chaingang

During the summer, we meet at Maindy before riding out to the Newport Flats for a chaingang training session. For members or by invitation only. Riders must be confident riding in a group and know how to ride a chaingang formation. Groups are split by ability – the slower group may do an out and back of around 15 miles, and the faster groups may include one or more loops and ride 25 miles.