Club Rides

The club aims to provide a range of group rides for most abilities and ages, from steady social club rides of around 40 miles with the all important cafe stop, to brisker training rides and longer distance rides.   The nature of these rides varies depending on the time of year and weather conditions.  They provide a great opportunity to get to know other members and just get out and enjoy riding your bike.

We are currently reviewing and developing our club rides and our Facebook Group usually has details of changes to routes and ad-hoc rides, so members are encouraged to check there for the latest information.  Also see our Rides and Events Calendar page for the latest details.

cyclists from somerset road club on one of their club rides

Somerset Road Club ride

You don’t have to be a member to come on the first one or two rides, but please see the FAQ section for more information before coming along.

For more information on riding in a group, see our Ride Etiquette page.

Listed below are the current rides. 


Taunton A Ride (seasonal training ride)

Taunton – Tiverton – Taunton, leaving the Bicycle Chain Taunton 09:00 and the Cross Keys 09:10.

This is a fast training ride aimed at racers and potential racers. Distance around 60 miles nonstop, speed usually 20-22 mph Average.  You may get dropped on this ride and they will not wait. This ride can be changeable due to racing commitments.

Ride Ambassador: Adrian Reynolds 

Taunton B Ride

Taunton – Bampton – Taunton, leaving Bicycle Chain Taunton 09:00 and the Cross Keys 09:10. 

A steady ride that will wait for any dropped riders at the top of any hills.  Distance around 40 miles with a stop in Bampton halfway.  Average speed approx 16 -18 mph.

Ride Ambassadors: Ian Turner / Andy Winterbottom

Extended Saturday Ride

A longer Saturday ride, often incorporating more challenging terrain, usually leaves Walford Cross at 8:30 before passing through Taunton or Bridgwater, covering around 65 miles over a variety of routes.  Details of these rides can be found on the Club’s Facebook Group.


Social Ride

Taunton – Bampton – Taunton 40 miles 


Taunton- Dulverton – Taunton 50 miles

Leaving Bicycle Chain Taunton 09:00 and the Cross Keys 09:10. 

This is a social ride so will adapt to the riders there i.e. pace of the slowest rider, with a cafe stop at the midway point. 

Ride Ambassador: Adrian Reynolds 


Seasonal Training Ride

A summer training session based on laps of a circuit starting at Walford Cross outside Taunton.  More details for 2019 season to follow.