Welcome to Fifty-Three-Eleven

Unmistakably good looking in bright pink cycling jerseys... we are the 53-11 Cycling Club

Founded in April 2014, 53-11 is dedicated to encouraging local cyclists of all ages and ability to join a committed, yet fun, organised cycling club. We want to make sure that our members can get the best out of cycling and make some friends along the way. Typically, the club leads social rides on three evenings of the working week; with daytime rides on Sundays. Whether you want to ride regularly, or once in a while, there is hopefully something for everyone; and we like to incorporate a cafe/pub stop on most rides, further promoting the social aspect. Also, there are quite often other "ad hoc" rides lead by club members; check our facebook page for posts.

Club Rides

Monday: Club Rides (Introduction & Social) - Our slowest pace option; 19:00hrs at the Thorpewood Surgery (Please check Facebook for updates); Woodside Road; 15-25 miles with no stops; quiet country lanes / less busy city routes.

Tuesday: Club Rides - Our Social Pace option; 15-17 mph (Depending on slowest rider, no one gets left behind; 19:00hrs at Thorpewood Surgery(Please check Facebook for updates); ; , includes a pub/coffee stop at the Shoulder of Mutton in Strumpshaw.

Summer (01 April to 30 September): 25-35 miles; varied routes, some with narrow/ single track lanes.

Winter (01 October to 31 March): 20-25 miles; varied routes, tending to be wider but still less busy roads, allowing for poorer weather conditions.

Thursday: Two rides, Fast Pace (18-20mph) or social pace - 19:00hrs at Thorpewood Surgery (Please check Facebook for updates); Woodside Road;.

Summer (01 April to 30 September): 25-35 miles; varied routes, mostly B-roads.

Winter (01 October to 31 March): Hill Training - No set mileage; typically, short repeated loops within the city/suburb limits. Loops include 2/3 different hills, with flat sections for recovery; regrouping after each hill, so everyone can train at their own pace.

Sunday: Social/Sporting - Meeting at Thorpewood Surgery (Please check Facebook for updates); Woodside Road;; 15-18 mph Average Speed, 40-70 miles with a cafe stop.

Summer (01 April to 30 September): 08:00hrs; 50-70 miles; varied routes, some with narrow/single track lanes.

Winter (01 October to 31 March): 08:30hrs; 40-50 miles; varied routes, slower / more social speed.

We try to continue riding throughout the winter months; but safety always comes first. More information / last minute ride updates can be found on our Facebook page. You can contact Tom (07469 965460) or Darren (07906 444451); or email: thomashurn@live.co.uk.

Why not come and join in, on one of our rides and see what the fuss is about, you'll be very welcome.