New to road cycling or not feeling confident to ride with the main Serk Saturday ride ?
Our Beginners Training Rides 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 – 40km
We drive out to a very quiet road in the mountains just North of the 6th Ring Road. The ride starts in a village with a short uphill and then continues along a valley with gradual rise for 20km. At the 20km point you’ll turn back – its almost all downhill on the way back. If you are feeling tired you can turn back earlier to shorten your ride.
Ride leaders : Liman + Shannon
Average Speed : 15 km/h – 20 km/h