It’s the second Sunday of the month so its time for the Beginners ride ! Seeing as there is no regular Saturday ride this week (due to the Beijing Sportive Event) we will also add in an Intermediate / Elite option for those that have time on Sunday.
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. We have support riders to look after you and cheer you on up the hills. Its chance to 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.
Intermediate / Elite Ride.
See details below. Elite riders can do the Intermediate route and add on an extra climb towards Sihai for more distance and difficulty.
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 :
07.00 Serk. Arrive at 06.45 am to load bikes
Return Time : 14:30 Serk
1. Beginner Easy – 32km
We’ve introduced a new category for Beginners – The ‘Beginner Easy Ride’. This is primarily for riders that are attempting their first ride in Beijing’s mountains. The route is shorter and has less climbing than other routes. If you are new to road biking and this is your first ride we recommend choosing this option. If it’s too easy for you then next time select a harder group. This is much better than overestimating your abilities and choosing a route that is above your current capabilities and slowing the rest of the group down. It’s all about taking it step by step !
The ride starts in Huairou and travels up past the APEC area. You tun left at the big red building and start coasting down hill towards the Hongluo Temple. A short uphill followed by more downhill. You join the road heading towards Mutianyu. The rest of the riders will turn left for extra climbing – at this point you turn back and retrace your ride.
Ride leaders : Morten
Average Speed : 15 km/h – 20 km/h