It is often said that the heart of any cycling club is its organised weekly club runs. For Cardiff Ajax, our main club run is the Sunday morning ride, although additional mid week rides take place for specialised groups – e.g. novices / new members, and race training rides.
The Sunday club rides are primarily a social ride leaving Maindy stadium at 9.30am and routes vary on a weekly basis. Depending on attendance, there will be a number of groups heading out, and riders should try to find a group that matches their ability. Ideally, the biggest group size is around 16 riders – anything bigger should be split before setting off.
Rides vary in length from 45 – 75+ miles, with a coffee stop (note that the fastest group may not stop!). Routes are generally published in the week before the ride.
There is also a schedule of beginners rides, aimed at people new to road riding – these are around 25 miles and will be lead by a club member. Please see the Calendar for dates!
Groups may not include a ride leader – please take a look at our ride etiquette page to see what is expected of a rider.
It is important that any rider taking part has their current membership card in case of emergency, reviews and understands the route, ensures their bike is in good working order and that they have enough food/drink and spares.
Ladies rides and beginners rides
We frequently run rides for beginners and ladies-only rides – please see the Calendar for details.
This is a shorter road ride from Rhiwbina, usually with only one group. We meet at the crossroads. It’s Pantbach Road/Beulah Road/Heol y Deri at 9am on Saturday mornings. Rides are normally around 45-50 miles and can be moderate to quick in pace.