While the weekly turbo training sessions are an invaluable training tool during the winter months, nothing really beats getting out on the road on your bike. Unfortunately due to short days and inclement weather at this time of the year it’s not always possible, or indeed safe, to get out on the road. In order to encourage members to get out on their bikes the Blackwater Triathlon Club organises weekend cycles where groups of members can get together and head out in one or more groups, depending on numbers and fitness levels. As is the case in all of the club’s events we aim to cater for everybody, from the least experienced to the members who virtually live in the saddle. Each week a number of routes of varying distance and difficulty will be chosen and a different group will tackle each route. Members can select which group and route best suits their own particular level. Last weekend the beginner group did 52 km, but halfway through the cycle they met up with a new member who was on her very first group cycle and joined them for just 20km. The aim is to get as many people out as possible. Details of each weekend’s routes will be up on Whatsapp and Facebook each week. All members are encouraged to take part.