New to road cycling or not feeling confident to ride with the main Serk Saturday ride ?
Our Beginners Training Rides on the 2nd Sunday of the month are an excellent introduction to the glorious world of road cycling in Beijing. We take you out to a quiet road and plan a simple route. Its fun to join and not too difficult. You can have a go at cycling without the pressure of being left behind or being too slow. During each ride we will also teach you some of the basic skills required to ride in a group and to help improve your fitness and speed on the bike. In no time you’ll be ready to ride with our regular Saturday rides.
If you don’t have a bike we can also help you out with our special Hire and Ride package (600RMB) which is aimed at making it easy for new riders to try out cycling before committing to buying their own bike.
We organise a van to transport riders and bikes out of the city. If you have your own vehicle you are welcome to join by driving yourself.
All riders are required to fill the form below (including self drive) by Friday morning.
Departure Time :
08.00 Serk. Arrive at 07.45 am to load bikes
Return Time : 14:30 Serk
1. Beginner – 46km
We drive out to a nice road near Huairou. The ride starts in a village with a short uphill and then continues along a river before we turn into a dead end road for a nice steady climb up an easy hill. Turn around at the end of the village and head back again. It’s mostly flat on the way back as we make our way through some villages back to the start point.
Ride leaders : Liman + Shannon
Average Speed : 15 km/h – 20 km/h