We are a diverse club that is open to anyone over 18 years old, irrespective of their gender. Our main activity is road cycling, though we also do some track cycling for skills as well as annual cycling trips at home and abroad. We cater for all abilities.
We do not currently provide coaching for non-riders, however, if you get in contact with us, we can direct you to one of our cycling partners who do.
We have a ‘Couch to Commute’ course, which is a seven week program. Its aim is to support people to feel more comfortable cycling on the road. To express your interest, click HERE.
You can ‘try before you buy’ a bike by renting a bike for a three month period from pedalmywheels.com. A discount on the price may be given when you mention No Limit Cycling Club.
Zwift is an online, interactive cycling training and racing platform that enables users to ride, train and compete in a virtual world. You will need to download the app and have access to a smart trainer, power meter or a speed/cadence sensor using ANT+ or Bluetooth to use with your bike in order to participate. A link will be sent out for you to join nearer the time.
Our meeting point changes based on our destination, the meeting point can be found in STRAVA.
Don't worry, we have friendly members who will help you get used to group riding and etiquette. They will guide you and help you feel comfortable in the group.
We have a ‘no drop’ policy which means that no rider gets left behind. Each riding group also has a sweeper whose role is to support riders who are not as fast as other group members. In some instances, we may suggest either a shorter version of the route or that you join the ride for half way only.
We like to keep our rides fresh with themed routes. Previous examples include our ‘Seaside’ and ‘Village’ edition rides. Some rides may be shorter with a more challenging elevation and visa versa; some routes may be a combination of the two. There is also a fun, social aspect to our rides, with midway cafe stops where all of our ability groups meet up for delicious food/snacks and enjoy banter and friendly rivalry before the return journey home.
We recommend speeds of at least 22-30km/h on flat surfaces, although we do offer faster rides for advanced riders. Please check out our groups below;
You are just getting started with cycling. You don't have any previous experience, but you are dedicated and motivated to get better.
Cycling Experience: Novice
Speed: 20-22km/h | 12-14mph
You have some cycling experience, or you just rebooting cycling after a long break but you need some extra time to get back to fitness. Social rides without pressure at a slower pace and with little elevation.
Cycling Experience: Novice/Intermediate
Speed: 22-24km/h | 14-15mph
You have good cycling experience, and you're actively working towards getting better. You can do distances up to 100KM (60 miles) with an elevation of around 500 meters (2000 ft) and cycle for longer than 4 hours.
Cycling Experience: Intermediate
Speed: 24-26km/h | 15-16mph
You're on the right track and you've got what it takes! You have great riding skills, are very experienced with the ability to do rides over 165KM (100 miles), and conquer tough hills with good average speed. In order to qualify for this route, you must download the route to your bike computer.
Cycling Experience: Advanced
Speed: 32-34km/h | 20-21mph
When you turn up for a ride, the ride leader will ask you questions about your riding experience, including the frequency and duration each week. They will make a judgement based on your response. Don’t worry, if you find the ride too easy or challenging, our ride leaders regularly communicate with others, so if possible/practical, changes can be made during the ride.
The distance varies depending on the type of ride you join. Club rides can range between 50-125km. Information about the distances will be available on Strava, so you can make a decision about whether you are comfortable with the distance before joining the ride.
We prefer new members to register for each ride through STRAVA. This app can be downloaded from the Apps Store. Registering will ensure that we allow additional time to answer any questions that you may have or ask any questions about what you want to get out of the ride, support you to undertake a bike check, prior to the start time.
You need a bike that is in fully mechanical order is necessary to maintain cruising speed with the rest of the group.
Yes. Helmets are required on all club rides.
In order to get the most out of your riding experience, it is best that you wear cycling specific attire. Cycling shorts are important as they help you to feel more comfortable on the saddle and cycling tops have pockets at the back in which you can safely store items, free from obstruction. You will need to dress in accordance with the weather conditions, in cold weather, it’s best to layer up rather than wearing one big top. Sunglasses are important to help with your vision when the sun is bright. Cycling shoes are recommended, but not necessary, especially if you are new to cycling.
Always carry suitable clothing for the weather, food, and drinks, a tool kit that includes at least one spare tube, tyre levers, a pump, a helmet, and a positive attitude. You will also need funds to pay for your food and drinks at our cafe stops and possible return transport costs.
The ride leaders and your fellow, experienced members are happy to help if you have a puncture or a mechanical failure, within reason. If your bike cannot be fixed on the roadside, or at a nearby cycling shop, then you will need to make your own arrangements to return yourself and your bike home. We hold skills sessions on how to fix a puncture or common mechanical issues. Please contact us for further information.
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We encourage all of our members to download the route onto their bike computer prior to arriving at the ride meet point. This is a requirement for those riding in the G2 Upper group. The route is posted in our WhatsApp group every Wednesday and Saturday morning. Unless advised to do so by the ride leader, members must not ride ahead of them; our sweepers position themselves at the back of the group, so the likelihood of anyone getting lost is negligible.
By sending a direct message to us via Instagram, email, Facebook, etc.. The details are set out in the ‘How do I contact you?’ heading in this section.
Bike computers used by our members include Garmin, Kamoot, and Wahoo. It would be of benefit for you to undertake additional research to see which will best suit your needs.
Yes, we offer group training; our coaches are British Cycling accredited and we offer coached skills sessions during the summer.
We will always try to notify members as soon as possible if a ride is cancelled due to bad weather or other circumstances. You can ask to join our WhatsApp group to obtain up to date information and be part of our cycling community.
If you are concerned about the 'rules' of group riding, don't be. Come along and we'll help you feel comfortable riding with others around you, and you'll quickly pick up the best practice behaviour from your fellow riders. If in doubt, ask!
Yes, our club is very represented with 60% female and we continue to welcome more women.
You can leave the ride at any time, we might be passing your house on the return or you might just want to go on somewhere else, all we ask is that you inform the sweeper or ride leader. If you are finding the ride challenging and do not wish to continue, you will be supported to find the nearest train station to facilitate your way home. Please always ensure that you have sufficient funds to pay for any potential journey home.
Prior to attending, you must seek guidance from an appropriate medical practitioner about whether you are fit enough to ride. Once you are given clearance you must inform the ride lead of any health conditions that may impact on your well-being. An assessment with then be made about your grouping or suitability to undertake the planned ride. Our ride leaders are qualified first aiders.
Yes, we do! We have 2 trips a year, consisting of a 6 days trip abroad and a weekend trip in the UK. We recently went to Mallorca and Isle of Wight.
If you are unhappy or happy with any aspect of your experience with us, please contact us HERE