This Saturdays ride takes us back to the Ming Tombs area – its close to Beijing so we should be back at a reasonable hour !
The Intermediate and Elite rides have a few nice back road surprises (some of which are concrete) and the usual gut busting climbs.
Beginner and Intermediate groups (including self drive) will meet at the Ming Tombs carpark and then continue north in the vans to the starting point at the top of the first climb. The Elites will ride a much bigger loop and conquer the long Sihai climb !
All riders are required to fill the form below (including self drive) by Friday morning.
Departure Time : 07.00 Serk. Arrive at 06.45 am to load bikes
Return Time : 14:30 – 16:00 Serk
Our sponsor this week is Obentos – we have three vouchers up for grabs ! Check them out for healthy, tasty Japanese food !
1. Beginner – 37km 478m Climbing
The Beginner route for this week is a dream. You will start with the Intermediate group, going down hill a bit before encountering the first of two uphill sections of the day. After the first climb you will be going slightly down hill for the middle portion of your ride before coming to the base of the final uphill section. The last climb is short, but a bit steeper than the first. After reaching the top of the final climb its all downhill until the finish.
Ride leader : Liman
Average Speed : 15 km/h – 20 km/h
This ride is recommended for all new beginner riders. If you find the pace too slow next week you can move to the Intermediate Group. Its much better to start out on the easier ride and then move up rather than start on the faster ride and find yourself getting dropped and left behind.