For those who want to get fitter and faster or just want to mix it with the fast lads then we have regular midweek rides meeting at 6:45pm.
In the warmer months starting at the Bungalow Cafe on Roker seafront and taking in a 2 x 10 mile circular route which includes 4 sprints on each circuit.
The group usually splits by the first hill at Lizard Lane but if you can manage to stay on then you might survive for the remainder of the lap.
Average speeds are usually in excess of 20mph and that includes traffic lights, roundabouts and junctions.
During the winter there is a route further down the coast starting at the B&Q car park at Leechmere where the roads are smoother and better lit at night.
Again, the pace is very high with average speeds of 20mph +