YMCA East Surrey

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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!

Cycling training

A variety of ride options will be available on the following Sundays to ensure that training rides are tailored to each event.

Our next Sunday training session is on 15 April and will comprise three rides of various distances and speeds. The 30 mile ride is geared towards those of you taking on the Paris 3 day, but other rides will be suitable for those of you doing either the French 500 or Paris 2/1 day options.  If you want a shorter ride at a slightly faster pace, if we have the numbers, we will offer that with the 30 mile option.

Each ride will leave the YMCA at 09:00 with refreshments available from 08:30 and will take in a tea stop, so please remember to bring some money. Weather is slightly warmer, but can still be chilly in the morning, so please do remember to layer up, wear gloves and of course, your helmets.  To register your free place, click on the links below

Dates for your diary – Sunday cycling training sessions
Sunday 20 May 2018
Sunday 17 June 2018

Tuesday evening cycle rides
Tuesday night sessions have now begun and will take place every Tuesday until July.  Two rides will be offered, beginners and intermediate, both of which leave the YMCA at 18:30 prompt and will last as long as we have daylight, resulting in slightly longer rides each week. All rides will be led by our experienced team. There is no registration, please just turn up.

For more information, please contact Kim Roderick.

Walking/Running training

We have a variety of training walks and runs on Sundays and Wednesday evenings to help you get ready for our walking events.

View all 2018 training walks

Start and finish point

All training events start and finish at YMCA East Surrey, Sports and Community Centre, Princes Road, Redhill, RH1 6JJ with refreshments available 30 minutes before departure.

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