Group Ride Schedule and Booking
As per government guidance, group rides will resume on Saturday April 3rd and Sunday April 4th.
As per group rides at the end of last year, we will be operating a pre-book system via Love Admin. There are a variety of different paced rides. The easiest way to book is via the smartphone app:
From the home screen, select ‘Classes’ and then pick the ride you wish to join. Scroll to the bottom, click ‘Next’ and then ‘Save’.
Please don’t book ‘on the off chance’ that you might ride as that could prevent someone else from having the opportunity if you bail at the last minute. Also, please try to avoid booking more than one ride on the same day no matter how enthusiastic you are for the return of Saturday riding. Both of these create a pain in the arse for the ride organisers!
Saturday Group Rides
Booking will be open from Monday until Friday lunchtime. All riders to have booked a slot on a Saturday ride will be emailed on Friday with a list of other riders in your group and their contact details. It will then be up to you to arrange a meeting place and time. Whilst we still have the group ride schedule below, these are self led rides so, you are obviously welcome to ride any route that you wish provided the group are all in agreement.
The routes follow a 12 week rotation – imaginatively called BM1, BM2…BM12 – and are generally between 80-100 kilometres in length. Every fourth week (BM4, BM8, BM12), there is a longer ride of about 120 kilometres for those who have the time, the fitness and an understanding family. You will need to be a competent group rider to take part in any of the Saturday rides.
All Saturday rides are for members only.
GPS files are all available via the links below so please download them beforehand so that you are in a position to ride at the front of the group and provide navigation if need be.
|Date||Route||Link to Route||Distance (km)||Climbing (m)|
|5th June||BM1||BM1 – Dyke – Barns Green – Dyke||86||748|
|12th June||BM2||BM2 – Beacon – Hancross – Dyke||79||982|
|19th June||BM3||BM3 – Dyke – Fletching – Beacon||82||853|
|26th June||BM4||BM4 – Shoreham – Bucks Green – Dyke||126||1,076|
|BM4(-) – Shoreham – West Chiltington – Dyke||85||682|
|3rd July||BM5||BM5 – Dyke – Kingscote – Beacon||89||1,036|
|10th July||BM6||BM6 – Newhaven – Isfield – Beacon||95||742|
|17th July||BM7||BM7 – Shoreham – West Chiltington – Dyke||97||822|
|24th July||BM8||BM8 – Dyke – Turners Hill – Shoreham||119||1,136|
|BM8(-) – Dyke – Balcombe – Shoreham||103||950|
|7th August||BM10||BM10 – Dyke – Southwater – Shoreham||94||703|
|29th May||BM12||BM12 – Polegate – Five Ash Down – Dyke||128||1,365|All Brighton Mitre social rides leave from The Garden Café at St Ann’s Well Gardens in Hove. Meet from 8am for 8.30 departure.
Sunday Group Ride Schedule
Members only ride, self-navigating (no allocated ride leader) round that week’s Come and Try It (CaTI) route.
Groups of a maximum of 6 will be sorted and communicated a couple of days before the Sunday (whilst COVID19 pandemic means we cannot meet as a large group at café and self-sort).
These rides are for members who wish to ride at an average pace of 22kmh (12 to 14mph) on these routes which are shorter than the Saturday routes (usually 25 to 30 miles).