Saturday Group Ride schedule
There are currently no Saturday group rides taking place owing to the current pandemic. Group rides – probably of six riders as per
below – will resume as soon as government guidelines and local circumstances sensibly allow. Saturday rides are currently operating a pre-book system, for a maximum of six riders per ride, via Love Admin. There are a variety of rides with varying start times and paces. 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! 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 meet time and place. 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)|
|10-Oct||BM1||BM1 – Dyke – Barns Green – Dyke||86||748|
|17-Oct||BM2||BM2 – Beacon – Hancross – Dyke||79||982|
|24-Oct||BM3||BM3 – Dyke – Fletching – Beacon||82||853|
|31-Oct||BM4||BM4 – Shoreham – Bucks Green – Dyke||126||1,076|
|BM4(-) – Shoreham – West Chiltington – Dyke||85||682|
|07-Nov||BM5||BM5 – Dyke – Kingscote – Beacon||89||1,036|
|14-Nov||BM6||BM6 – Newhaven – Isfield – Beacon||95||742|
|21-Nov||BM7||BM7 – Shoreham – West Chiltington – Dyke||97||822|
|28-Nov||BM8||BM8 – Dyke – Turners Hill – Shoreham||119||1,136|
|BM8(-) – Dyke – Balcombe – Shoreham||103||950|
|05-Dec||BM9||BM9 – Dyke – Kidds Hill – Beacon||105||1,214|
|12-Dec||BM10||BM10 – Dyke – Southwater – Shoreham||94||703|
|19-Dec||BM11||BM11 – Shoreham – Mannings Heath – Beacon||80||752|
|26-Dec||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.