Group Riding


Group Riding Conduct and Etiquette

Concentrate: Pay attention to signals and the world around you
Communicate: Signal your intentions and call out hazards
Co-operate: Work together to make the ride enjoyable and safe

Club Rides are not races and members are expected to treat them appropriately. In order to ensure that rides remain safe as well as good fun, it is important that everyone follows a set of rules. The Club is not responsible for your safety; everyone on the ride must be responsible for their own safety, and, by their behaviour, ensure the safety of other Club members. Always bear in mind that not everyone in the group may be as confident or have as good bike handling skills as you.

Enjoy your Club rides and STAY SAFE
Please follow these guidelines to keep yourself and your Club-mates safe. Actively encourage fellow riders to follow these guidelines during every ride.
Be considerate to other road users and uphold the reputation of your Club


Signals


Ride Leader Guidelines

All West Suffolk Wheelers rides should have a ride leader; some rides have a rota, some designate a leader from those that attend. The ride leader’s job is to guide the group around the chosen route and act as a point of contact for participants.

As ride leader you are the club’s designated representative and have club approval to manage the ride and ensure riders follow the Group Riding Conduct and Etiquette guide. Your decisions must be respected.


Cafe Guide

Need to find a café for your weekend ride? Then the West Suffolk Wheelers Café Guide is your salvation. Whatever point of the compass you’re heading to from Bury St Edmunds and whatever distance you plan to ride, there’s a café for you. Click on the café to find out how big it is, whether there is outside seating  and bicycle parking.

If you spot any errors here or have found a new cafe you think we should try, then email admin@westsuffolkwheelers.org


Route Guide

Below are routes to some of our favourite cafés. Click the link next to the map to view a route on Strava.

Why not install all the routes on your Garmin/GPS device so you always have a ready route for a club run? You can download all the routes in a single zip file by clicking one of the links below (TCX files are best for most devices, if they don’t work, then try the GPX):

Once downloaded, unzip the folder and then copy the files to your device (refer to your manufacturers instructions, or google it, if you don’t know how to do this. For Garmin devices it usually means copying files into the NewFiles folder on your device).


  • Beehive - Blo Norton

    Distance: 48 miles
    Elevation: 1500 ft
    Direction: NE
    Strava Route: Click Here

  • Blue Egg - Great Bardfield

    Distance: 62 miles
    Elevation: 3300 ft
    Direction: SW
    Strava Route: Click Here

  • Bressingham or Angel - Diss

    Distance: 58 miles
    Elevation: 1900 ft
    Direction: NE
    Strava Route: Click Here

  • Café Cadence - Old Buckenham

    Distance: 59 miles
    Elevation: 1900 ft
    Direction: NE
    Strava Route: Click Here

  • Café Como - Brent Eleigh

    Distance: 38 miles
    Elevation: 1500 ft
    Direction: S
    Strava Route: Click Here

  • Café Como "Ciclitalia" - Brent Eleigh

    Distance: 49 or 61 miles
    Elevation: 2400 ft
    Direction: S
    Strava Route: Click Here

  • Café Como (via Clare) - Brent Eleigh

    Distance: 53 miles
    Elevation: 2300 ft
    Direction: S
    Strava Route: Click Here

  • Hollow Trees - Semer

    Distance: 45 miles
    Elevation: 2000 ft
    Direction: SE
    Strava Route: Click Here

  • La Hogue - Chippenham

    Distance: 43 miles
    Elevation: 1700 ft
    Direction: W
    Strava Route: Click Here

  • La Hogue via Clare - Chippenham

    Distance: 55 miles
    Elevation: 2200 ft
    Direction: W
    Strava Route: Click Here

  • Lock Tearoom - Heybridge Basin

    Distance: 99 miles
    Elevation: 4400 ft
    Direction: S
    Strava Route: Click Here

  • Peacock Tearoom - Ely

    Distance: 75 miles
    Elevation: 1700 ft
    Direction: NE
    Strava Route: Click Here

  • Platform One - Clare

    Distance: 52 miles
    Elevation: 2400 ft
    Direction: SW
    Strava Route: Click Here

  • Riverside Tearoom - Orford

    Distance: 94 miles
    Elevation: 3600 ft
    Direction: E
    Strava Route: Click Here

  • Spencer's Fruit Farm - Wickham St Paul

    Distance: 50 miles
    Elevation: 2700 ft
    Direction: S
    Strava Route: Click Here

  • St George's Distillery - East Harling

    Distance: 49 miles
    Elevation: 1600 ft
    Direction: NE
    Strava Route: Click Here

  • Tack Room - Newmarket

    Distance: 42 miles
    Elevation: 2200 ft
    Direction: W
    Strava Route: Click Here

  • Wicken Fen - Wicken

    Distance: 56 miles
    Elevation: 1700 ft
    Direction: W
    Strava Route: Click Here