Cycling has been an activity enjoyed by many members of the church (mainly male, it has to be said!) since its inauguration in 1989 and today, under the name Team Spirit, it is still going strong. Open to all, those who take part from CONNECT Church have a simple desire to meet people through an everyday activity – it provides an opportunity to chat, form relationships, share testimonies and invite others to church.
Simply, we are a light hearted group of cyclists – out for a chat, a laugh and a brew. Generally the routes are geared towards road riding with a couple of off-road ones thrown in for good measure! The group is inclusive and is keen to embrace new ideas, routes and challenges.
Every now and then we undertake the physical challenge of a longer route – this gives those who take part a real sense of achievement. We have also organised charity rides, enabling us to support local community projects.
If you are looking for a relaxed group, if you want to see some of the Garden of England’s glorious landscape from a different perspective, if you want to get fit, return to cycling, or simply use us as a platform to prepare for club riding or a particular event… we would love you to join us.
The group rides take place on alternate Saturday mornings starting around 8 am and running from February – October departing from Madginford Shopping Parade. For more information see the diary page.
On Tuesdays, for road bike riders, we have recently introduced gang/drafting riding training sessions. These sessions are to enhance team camaraderie, cycling efficiency and skill and to increase to your speed. These sessions are ad-hoc due to weather and other commitments and, once you join up, details of these rides will be advised by email.
There is no club membership; we do not ask for fees and there is no commitment. If you wish to join us for any scheduled ride just turn up, we will be delighted to see you! All we do ask is that you can ride and have a road worthy bike (road, hybrid or mountain) and a helmet.
Join us – you might not know where you are going but you will definitely make new friends on the journey!