Sigma Sport Rides

Sigma Sport invite you to join us on our rides. Each ride takes on a different route, making these guided rides great for training, discovering new roads and meeting other riders. Each ride will begin and end at the Sigma Sport store located in Hampton Wick. FREE to join, you can also join our Strava club to find out about new rides, routes and get exclusive offers and content.

Before attending our rides we ask you to familiarise yourself with our hand signals guide, to ensure the safety of both yourself and your fellow riders.

Looking for a weekday group ride? We often have rides leaving our Hampton Wick store at 9.30am on Tuesdays or Friday. Please check our rides calendar, below, for information on our next ride.*

Terms and conditions for taking part in Sigma Sport Rides can be found here.

 

Rides Calendar
Sigma Sport and HotChillee Gravel Ride 5th July 2017 More information
HotChillee July Ride 9th July 2017 More information
July Women's Ride 16th July 2017 More information
Weekday Rides Tuesdays* More information

 

 

 

Sigma Sport and HotChillee Gravel Ride

Date:  5th July 2017 
Time: Meet at 6:30pm for a 6:45pm roll out
Where: Sigma Sport, Hampton Wick

We're teaming up with HotChillee for a unique summer gravel ride experience, taking the path less travelled around Kingston and surrounding areas. The 30km route features a mix of road, gravel and off-road sections on mainly flat roads and paths.

Starting the ride, we'll head out down the towpath that runs alongside the River Thames to Hampton Court before we take a quick blast on tarmac roads before joining Arbrook Common, Birch Wood and Prince's Coverts. From there we'll cross Epsom Common, Horton Country Park and wind our way back through Surbiton to Kingston.

Below is the route, with sections in red highlighting the off road, gravel and path sections.

In keeping with the theme, we'll return to the Foresters pub for a couple of cold beers, or soft drinks, where our gravel ride experts will be on hand to talk through equipment choices, tyre pressures and great local off road routes.

What is a gravel bike?

A gravel bike (or adventure bike as it's also known), compared to a standard road bike, generally has a longer wheelbase, with a taller head tube and slacker head tube angle. They are strong, comfortable and handle well on a variety of surfaces. Gravel bikes have clearance for a variety of tyre types and widths, allowing you to tailor your bike to ride on the road, off road or both. Some models have suspension, such as the Cannondale Slate, allowing you to take on even more challenging trails, others have been designed to carry light loads, such as the Specialized Sequoia so you can go on rides lasting days rather than hours, bike packing, as it has become known.

For this ride, you would ideally be using an adventure/gravel type bike or a cyclocross bike. If you do not have one we have a very limited range of demo bikes available to hire.

If you have a road bike with good tyre clearance and could fit a 30mm tyre then this would also be suitable. You could also use a mountain bikes with less aggressive knobbly tyres.

Numbers are limited, so make sure to register now to avoid missing out.

Women's Ride - 16th July 2017 - 61.6km

Date:  16th July 2017 
Time: 08:30am
Where: Sigma Sport, Hampton Wick

We invite women (and their partners) to join us on Sunday 16th July for a ride out into the Surrey lanes.

The route will be 61.6 kilometres (38.5 miles) in length and will total around 755 metres (2477 feet) of elevation. The ride will start outside the Sigma Sport store and head out through Epsom, Kingswood and Headley, where we will begin a loop round to Little Bookham. The route then heads towards Fetcham, where the rolling roads take the riders back towards Oxshott and Esher, before the riders are greeted with a flat run back through East Molesey to the store.

There will be two groups covering the same route, varying only in speed to cater for different preference and ability.

A map and profile of the route can be viewed or uploaded to a compatible GPS device using this link.

Group one is ideal for our more experienced riders and will aim to average between 15/18mph. This is an average speed so speeds can be in excess of 18mph in places. You should be able to ride safely in a group and will need a good level of fitness.

Group two will be a more social paced group, aiming to average around 12/15mph. Some experience of riding in a group would be good but it is not essential. This ride will endeavour not to drop anyone.

Group 1 will set off first, followed by group 2, so if you find that the first group is too fast for your taste you can always sit up and wait for second group to come along.

The rides will be organised and lead by our 'Ride Captains', staff and friends of the store who have good group riding experience. The ride will leave at 8:30AM from outside the Sigma Sport store in Hampton Wick and will aim to be back between 10.30AM and 11.30AM, depending on the speed of the group. If you have any questions please contact callum.clarke@sigmasport.co.uk.

Weekday Rides - Tuesdays

Time: Meet at 9:15am for a 9:30am departure
Where: Sigma Sport, Hampton Wick

Looking for a weekday group ride? We have a regular group leaving our Hampton Wick store at 9.30am on Tuesdays.

It's a mixed group covering around 30-35 miles with an average speed of 15-17mph, and will be around 2 hours in length, heading out from the store into the Surrey lanes or towards Windsor and back, so flat to rolling terrain. The ride will be lead by an experienced rider who will help set the pace and try and keep everyone together.

This ride is FREE to join and there is no registration required, although you must accept our terms and conditions before taking part.

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