New Forest Cycling Club covers a huge area and our membership is spread far & wide and therefore organise a number of different training sessions throughout the year. Year-round we have Saturday and Sunday Club Rides. Through the dryer/warmer months we have Midweek Time Trials and Thursday Evening Chain Gang rides. During the winter months there is also a series of turbo-training sessions organised by the Club.
A brief overview of the training sessions NFCC host is listed in the panels below but more information can be found by clicking the relevant links under the training option in the menu.
Each Saturday, a training group rides from Brockenhurst led by the Club Coach Barry Wootten and will generally be a 60+ mile, 18MPH average ride. Some of the routes allow riders to do a shorter ride as they are often a series of shorter loops within the New Forest. Most rides will incorporate a coffee stop roughly half way through and visitors are welcome in all of our groups – it makes sense to contact the ride leader before attending in case there have been any late changes. Our Club Coach has a training blog with regularly updated news of the forthcoming training which can be found here.
Sunday training group rides also head out from Brockenhurst but usually around a shorter route at a more comfortable pace for those who aren’t up for the Saturday Ride. More information on these rides can also be found on the Sunday rides page under training in the menu and route-specific info for each week can be found on the training blog here.
Midweek Time Trials usually take place on a Tuesday from the end of March/start of April until September on a number of CTT approved courses throughout the Forest and surrounding area. These rides are hosted for Club Members and visitors and some are used as an inter-club challenge with other local cycling/triathlon clubs. More information on upcoming events can be found here.
Through the warmer months of the spring/summer, a Thursday Evening Chain Gang training session heads out around a familiar 25km route from Brockenhurst. For more information on the chain gang and to double check the session is still on, visit the NFCC Training Blog here.
Finally, through the cold and wet winter months NFCC organise a series of indoor turbo training group sessions for Members. Information about these sessions is shared via email and the private NFCC members group to members only. To enquire about membership, click here.