The Chaingang is a great way to enjoy a mid-week fast paced ride. The Chaingang involves riding in a group and taking short turns on the front before moving over to allow the next rider to come through. The aim is to keep the pace consistent and smooth.
As well as the general group riding guidance on our Club Ride page there are a few extra points to follow when riding the Chaingang to keep everybody safe and happy:
Which routes are used for Chaingang?
Borth Circuit (21.8km with 232m Elevation)
New Row Circuit (23.4km 300m Elevation)
Where? Meet at Plascrug Leisure Centre if you are riding out to the start of the Chaingang Circuit.
What time?Meet 6pm at Plascrug Leisure Centre ready to ride out to the start of the Chaingang Circuit.
Can I meet at the start of the Chaingang Circuit rather than Plascrug Leisure Centre?Yes.
Every Tuesday: Borth Circuit (April – August) Meet 6:20pm at Rhydypennau Garage in Bow Street.
Every Thursday: Borth Circuit (April – 20th July) Meet 6:20pm at Rhydypennau Garage in Bow Street. The route then switches to New Row Circuit (27th July – August) Meet by the Doctors Surgery in Llanilar (New Row Circuit).
Do I have to be a Club Member? No, we welcome all potential new members, so please feel free to come along as it's a good way to find out more about the Ystwyth Cycle Club. If you like it, sign up and join the club!
Do I have to be over 18 to take part in the Club Chaingang? If you are aged 14-17 and would like to join a Club Chaingang, you will need to complete our Parental Consent Form beforehand and bring along with you to the ride. During the ride a nominated rider will ensure you are not on your own for the club ride.
What is the Ride Co-ordinator’s Role:
Full outline of Ride Co-ordinator’s Role can be found here: co-ordinator_checklist_chaingang.pdf
You should accept responsibility for your own conduct and safety (including the safety of your bike and other equipment) during Club activities. You take part in Club rides entirely at your own risk. We highly recommend that you take out appropriate third party insurance for your own sake. Membership of British Cycling can offer you this form of cover.
Tuesday - Tim Johnson
Thursday - Anita Saycell
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