March 8, 2016

Chain gangs

The usual suspects on the chain gang. Sledge hammers not required.

Once you’ve cut your teeth on a few Club Runs you may like to try your hand at one of our regular Tuesday night Chain Gangs.

Chain gangs  every Tuesday  all summer from the clocks going forward until the end of August, 7pm at Abbrook (Every 4th Tuesday is at the Velopark)

By popular demand we’ve moved back to the Teign Valley (after trying a few on a circuit around Bickington). We set off from Abbrook in one or two groups and regroup by the bridge at the end of the Valley to collect any dropped riders.  At the end of the valley we split into 2, 3 or 4 groups for the fast blast back down with the fastest group starting last. Total ride length is approx 25 miles and it will be at 7pm until the end of August.

Format
After a brief warm-up we start going through and off. See www.gregarios.co.uk/cycling-clubs/chain-gang-through-and-off.html for how it works.

Who are they for?
Many people use them as a high intensity training session for road races, time trials or cyclo-cross. But they are also quite addictive in themselves. Blasting along the Teign Valley at race pace is pretty good fun! Although everyone is welcome to come along and give the chain gangs a try, most people attending regularly are from the A, B or C club runs. Unlike on the club runs we generally don’t wait for people (except for the first few miles & to regroup at the end of the valley)

At the end of the ride you can see how you’ve done on the Club Strava feed

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