Ride 22 – Huairou Highlights !
We are back from Tibet with lungs full of fresh air, worn out tyres and so many stories to tell. We are excited to hit the roads of Beijing this Saturday and see the effects of all that altitude riding so join us for a ride in Huairou.
This ride is a repeat of the route we did on the Qing Ming Weekend. It starts and finishes at the Kempinski Hotel. That mean less time in the bus, earlier ride start to beat the heat and a cold beer after the ride if you are keen.
We have 3 great rides lined up. We’ve picked the X004 road which is usually quiet past the Shanba area. The Elites will do an out and back route starting from the Kempinski and riding all the way to Dong Bei Kou and back. There are 5 major climbs on this route so it will be quite tough.
The Beginners and Intermediate will meet at the Kempinski Hotel and then the Intermediate will be driven up to the meeting point of X310 and G111 (if you self drive we will drive you up in the van) and start riding from there. The route is undulating with a few small climbs and one medium climb. For the intermediate group there is an extra climbing challenge up a dead end road about half way along the course. Both rides will end up at the Kempinski Hotel.
All riders are required to fill the form below (including self drive) by Friday morning.
Departure Time Saturday :
06.30 Serk. Arrive at 06.15 am to load bikes and grab a coffee
Return Time : 12:30 – 14:00 Serk
1. Beginner – 51km 956m Climbing
An out and back route starting and finishing at the Kempinski. 3 hills and lots of downhill. If you’d like to ride less then turn round earlier. The ride finishes off at the Kempinski on the shores of Yanqi Lake. Step off the bike and straight in the Paulaner Brauhaus. Does life get any better ?
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.