Saturday, February 3rd
9:00AM GMT
Team CLS CC -- Vocal ‘n’ Social AM Saturday
Group Ride
Come and Join Team CLS CC for our Vocal ‘n’ Social Club Ride to put some distance in those legs and deliver a good BASE session for you. We ride at 2.3 to 2.5 w/kg on the flats and switch to 3.0 to 3.5 w/kg max on the climbs. The leader will do their best to slow after any climbs to allow a quick regroup but you do need to be able to hold the described pace comfortably on this one.

We have the course to ourselves, so we cannot stress enough how important it is that we keep the group tight at the front otherwise you will find yourselves on a very long lonely ride. From experience this 2 to 2 ½ hours session is a long time on a Turbo so do not be lulled into a false sense of security at the start, if you are new to indoor training, you will be tired at the end. We don’t enforce our Regular CLS Kit on this one, it’s run what you’ve brung. so, feel free to turn up in your regular ride jerseys (everyone welcome) or put on something new if it’s dirty. Team CLS regulars will be wearing our rainbow kit so you can identify us for in ride support.

This is a very important Ride in our weekly schedule as it provides some vital saddle time, an area often omitted on a turbo. due to boredom. You won’t be bored on this one, we never shut up ha ha! Please use Tag - (CLS) after your Surname to help us identify riders and push your data through to Zwift Power for your benefit.

We sometimes have a designated climb during the ride where we have a ‘FREE FOR ALL!’. You can climb that one as quick as you want, but again the leader will slow after we crest until they are satisfied the group is back together (Sometimes a STOP is needed depending on the Route). If you are ahead, please look out for these instructions because at the end of the day we are there to ride together as much as possible on this one. Remember any short ramps we lift the active pace by 0.5 w/kg but then settle back to the set pace ASAP.

Now the IMPORTANT BIT - Although we don’t have official SWEEPERS on this ride you will probably be accompanied by members of our famous ‘ORANGE ARMY’, members of TEAM CLS CC who are dedicated to their vocation of helping others. If you have had a drop outs or accidently hit a wrong key, type ‘HELP’ and you will be swarmed by members who will come back and help you back to the group. Too often they come back to find people either running intervals at the back or simply ending their ride, so you must type ‘HELP’ so we know you need support!

Sweepers can be recognised by their CLS Rainbow Kit and Long Orange Socks, oh and long serving members (Level 25) will also be wearing an Orange Cap. PLEASE TAKE NOTE, all you need to do is type ‘HELP’ and will do our best to draft you back to the main group.

1. If you have a technical issue or have accidently pressed a wrong button that has caused you to drop off the back and you are struggling to get back just type – ‘HELP.
2. Do not ask us to come back and support you if you are unable to hold the described pace as we must maintain the described pace.
3. If you don’t type ‘HELP’ we won’t send the Orange Army back automatically … you have been warned. (Practise your in Ride typing skills in advance)
4. Do NOT select a TT bike for this event – They Do Not benefit from any group draft, if the Orange Army see you on one, they will leave you.

This is a chance to enjoy a friendly group Club Ride just like your regular real-life ones, No Big Egos on this one, and plenty of in ride banter but it will test your fitness. 2 ½ hours on the pedals is hard by any ones’ standards so if you do struggle don’t worry it is normal. Stick at it for a few weeks and you will soon get used to it.

For your information, we run a 60-minute RECOVERY ride on Sundays, followed by our weekday workouts. It’s an INTERVAL session on Tuesday and a TEMPO and CLIMBING one on Thursdays - all three at 18:50 GMT. This Saturday ENDURANCE ride also sets off at 16:25 if you prefer afternoons. The Last Saturday of the month is replaced with our Team CLS TT Series which start at the same times but it’s you against the clock.

We run a Facebook Group - Team CLS CC which we encourage people to follow for news and other group ride info and events. It is also a great place to ask any questions you may have about Zwift and we will do our best to answer them for you. We have tried to put together a FULL weekly package that will allow riders to both enjoy their indoor sessions and back that up with some great workouts that will improve your fitness. Our Rides are entertaining throughout, and we have some fantastic regulars on every ride, so what are you waiting for, come and join us.

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See you down the Road.......’Blakey’