The club ride has established itself at the heart of GS Henley club culture. Almost whatever the weather, there are group rides every weekend.

The club ride is informal – so we welcome people who just want to see what we’re about, or riders from other clubs who happen to be in Henley. The rides are always friendly, we help each other with punctures, and for the most part wait to regroup at the top of most hills. Different Strava routes are posted on TeamApp every week offering a longer and shorter option.

Those arriving are divided into groups of no more than 8 of roughly equivalent capability, and set off on the route with the fastest groups leaving first. In this way if you drop out of a faster group, you know there should be some company along soon.

Saturday rides meet at Henley rugby club at 08:30BST (09:00GMT during winter) and last about 3 to 4 hours, covering 80-120 km. Sometimes they’re hilly, other times flatter – but you can’t go far out of Henley without finding some fine hills! Rides conclude with a coffee back at the rugby club.

A recent addition to weekly club rides is the Sunday Social Ride. Meeting at 9am in Henley Market Place this ride is around 50-60 km visiting a different local coffee stop each week. The ride is more relaxed than Saturday with the emphasis weighted heavily towards the social side of the club community.

Members get access to a route directory, so you’re never short of inspiration for a ride.

Here are a few examples:

For more information contact: