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The Taste of Freedom Tasted Good!

NRC Riders gather for taster day in Newbury Market Place
Riders start to gather for the NRC Taste of Freedom Rides

It was hot. Scorching hot. Yet over 50 riders enjoyed the Newbury Road Club Taste of Freedom Rides this Sunday, the 18 July.

It was great to see a bumper turnout from regular members along with many trying our group rides for the first time. Newbury Market Place was awash with Navy and Gold.

Novices and shorter ‘Green’ rides headed north and south with stops at Hampstead Norreys and The Yew Tree Garden Centre.

Green ride heads to Yew Tree

Green en route to Hampstead Norreys

A longer ‘Blue’ ride visited the Cart Shed in Benson.

Nearly In Benson

Relaxing at the Cart Shed

And even longer ‘Red’ and ‘Black’ rides headed south to sample the cafes of Stockbridge.

Houghton Lodge Gardens, Stockbridge

Red Riders at Houghton Lodge, Stockbridge

Our ‘Senior Section’ (with about 250 years of cycling experience between them!) took to the roads – destination: Ramsbury.

Seniors get ready for Ramsbury

The feedback was great - ‘well organised’, ‘routes for everyone’ and above all ‘friendly’.

Chairman Steve Dawes sets off Taste of Freedom Rides

“The Club is always pleased to welcome new riders to our Group rides – even if they just want to try a few rides to see if it’s for them, ” commented Club Chairman Steve Dawes.

“Our Club now runs more rides, at more distances, speeds and times than ever, so now might be a good time to give us a try. Apart from the motivation to stretch yourself, you’ll explore new routes and of course there’s the chance to swap stories with fellow riders.”

Our many weekend, midweek, evening, women’s and training rides are carefully graded and planned by experienced cyclists. The rides are scheduled, managed and invited to via our Club App: Spond. So, if you fancy giving one a try, let us know here and we will send you an invite to access the App.

Happy Cycling and we hope to see you on a ride soon!


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