The World’s are over but the rides keep coming ! Come and see Paul and Jen on their first Serk ride in their freshly minted World Champion jerseys – if you are lucky you can catch a signature from either of them.
Saturday’s ride will be a familiar one – The Bohai / Mutianyu loop. Its a great course, not too heavy on the climbing and close to Beijing so it means an early return !
It’s getting cold out there so we recommend that you all have at least arm and leg warmers and full finger gloves. A few riders were caught out last week and were very very cold on the descents. If you need gear contact us – we have plenty of stock in the shop.
Please note if you have a ride pass your unused rides will expire at the end of December. We will ride all the way to the end of December if there is demand but it starts getting pretty cold from the second half of November so if you have lots of rides use them now !
Departure Time Saturday :
07.00 Serk. Arrive at 06.45 am to load bikes and grab a coffee
Return Time : 13:00 – 15:00 Serk
1. Beginner – 49km 500 m Climbing
An out and back route to with a loop. Scenic roads with a bunch of small climbs – nothing too hard. Suitable for all levels of beginners.
Ride leader : TBC
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.
2. Intermediate – 72km 800m Climbing
A nice route that follows the same course as Beginner but adds in an extra 10km climb and descent. Nice flowing roads and perfect opportunity for the fit and experienced Beginner riders to set up to Intermediate.
Average Speed : 20 km/h – 25 km/h
Please note if you are a new rider you need to join a beginner ride for your first outing with Serk. Once you’ve smashed that you are welcome to move up to Intermediate or Elite ! This ride is recommended for all Intermediate riders. If you find the pace too slow next week you can move to the Elite 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.
4. Elite – 118 km 1709m Climbing
A chance to test yourself up the iconic Sihai climb. Before that expect some rolling hills through the back roads of Huairou and Mutianyu. Come back the same way but make a detour via Mutianyu roundabout !
Ride leader : TBC
Average Speed : 25 km/h – 30 km/h
This ride is recommended for Elite riders only. The pace will be pretty fast and on the flat parts of the course we will ride together as a bunch so the km pass quickly. If you are not sure of your fitness or endurance then please do not join this group. Instead go with the intermediate group and as your fitness improves later in the season join the Elite ride group.
Every rider is required to read and accept this waiver by clicking on “yes” in the form above before participating in a Serk Ride.
The start and finish point will be published in the group chat at a later stage. Approximately 1 hour drive from Serk.
If you have already signed up for a multi-ride pass you don’t need make any additional payment for this ride. If you haven’t you can sign up for a multi-ride pass here or just purchase a 1 ride pass for the day. You must pre-pay to confirm your participation.
To pre-pay on Wechat please extract the following QR Code by pressing on it using your smartphone and then select “Extract QR code” You will be taken to a we chat payment page to make the 350 RMB payment.
For self-drive please extract the following QR Code by pressing on it using your smartphone and then select “Extract QR code” You will be taken to a we chat payment page to make the 50 RMB payment.
Once you have signed up for the ride we will add you to special group chat for the ride. Here you will be able to see which of your friends have already signed up plus we will release the route GPX files and detailed route instructions here. During the ride we will use this group for communication and also its the place you can share photos post ride.