Unfortunately due to the Coronavirus situation, all training sessions have been postponed until further notice.

Our priority is the welfare of our cyclists, challenge participants, volunteers and leaders. We will keep all of you updated regularly on developments with both training and all our other fundraising events. Your support of our work in the community is now more vital than ever, keep in touch and look forward to seeing you all very soon.

Do take advantage of our free training – not only will it ensure you are fully prepared for your challenge, but it will give you an opportunity to meet fellow challengers and the rest of the team.

We always advise you to do as much as you can in addition to our training programme – the more you do, the more you will really enjoy your experience!

Training walks

We have a selection of free training walks and runs organised to help you get ready for your challenge. All are welcome to attend, whether you are booked on a YMCA Challenge Event or not.

Sunday walks/runs
Each date offers a choice of walking or running routes.

Meet: 08:30 for tea/coffee ready to depart at 09:00
YMCA Sports and Community Centre, Princes Road, Redhill, RH1 6JJ

For more information about these training walks, please contact Kim Roderick.

Training cycle rides

We organise a variety of cycling sessions that are tailored to build mileage for each of our cycling challenge events. Rides are free and all are welcome, even if you are not taking part in an event.

All rides are carried out at participants own risk. All cyclists must wear a helmet, bring a drink and be aware that rides are on public roads and road or hybrid bikes are most suitable.

Sunday cycle training sessions – Monthly

There will be a variety of routes available on each date for all levels of ability. All rides leave the YMCA Sports & Community Centre in Redhill at 09:00 (unless notified) with refreshments available from 08:30.

Tuesday evening cycle training – Weekly
Our Tuesday evening cycle training will provide vital additional training if you are taking on one of our events, There will rides for all abilities and distance will depend on hours of daylight.
Click here to book

For further information, please email kim.roderick@ymcaeastsurrey.org.uk

Updates will be available on YMCA Challenge Facebook and Twitter pages, so please follow us.

YMCA Fitness Centre

If you really want to improve your fitness, check out our fully inclusive, modern, air-conditioned gym which is full of cardiovascular and resistance machines to give you all round fitness. In addition, our fully qualified gym team will be on hand to provide you with a bespoke fitness programme to complement your chosen challenge.

Other training opportunities

Redhill Cycling Club have a range of rides taking place on Saturday mornings for all abilities.

Reigate Priory Athletic Club offer a range of training sessions for everyone.

Team Cake organise regular social cycle rides.

Local cycle rides – Mike Ormerod, who leads a lot of our training rides, has set up this very handy guide, including tea stops!

Travel Smart Surrey – lots of useful information on cycling routes and training for beginners

Find out more

For more information, please contact the Challenge Events fundraising team.

T 01737 779979
E challenge@ymcaeastsurrey.org.uk