Welcome to the Leisure section of Orwell Wheelers
With over 500 members Orwell Wheelers caters for a huge variety of cyclists of all experiences and ages. The ethos of the club is to enjoy being out on the bike and to have lots of banter along the way.
The Leisure season is roughly divided into two parts:
Winter (October to March) – the club organise formal training spins each Sunday during these months. The spins are categorised into four main groups based on ability and experience. These spins cater for everyone from beginners/improvers to racers looking to build up a good base for the racing season so there is literally a group for everyone. As the saying goes “Winter miles, Summer smiles”. There is an entire section on the website dedicated to this which can be found here
Spring/Summer (April to September) – this is the business end of the year for most cyclists, whether it is to get out and enjoy a leisurely cycle in the country or to complete a certain sportive or overseas event.
Leisure Competition: Orwell organises a novel competition for the club each year, whereby sportives, randonees and audax events are all assigned varying points with prizes on offer for the winners. If you plan on doing an event then check the Forum to see if there is a thread set up, if not then post up that you are interested as it is up to the club members to organise groups, meet up times, car pooling, etc. Full details can be found here
Randonneur Medal: A bespoke medal is given to each person who completes 12 or more spins which are greater than 140 km each. These can be training spins or sportives, however proof must be given that you did the distance
Training Spins: These are predominately informal but there are typically spins each week on both weekdays and weekends. These are usually all advertised on the Forum -> Spins so keep an eye out.