Why do I need to complete a Profile when I Login?
Firstly, this enables us to tailor both the bike and ride to your requirements and it only has to be done once. By providing us with your bike size and measurements, we can fit the bike to your specifications prior to collection.
Secondly, it’s really valuable for our ride leaders to find out about your ride activity, – how often you ride and how far. Understanding your fitness and ability will help them plan the ride specifically to you and the other riders joining the group.
Do I have to hire a bike?
No, if you have your own bike, have borrowed a friend’s, or have a multi-day hire bike, you can still book to join one of our group rides. For this alternative, simply select the ‘Without Bike Hire’ option when adding a ride to the cart.
If you don’t have your own bike, choose the ‘With Bike Hire’ option to include a quality road bike and helmet specifically fitted to your measurements.
Do I have to pre-book a ride online?
Yes, you must pre-book online and pay online. This ensures you are covered by our insurance. Unfortunately, it is not possible to pay on the morning of the ride.
How far in advance do I need to book a ride?
It is best to book as early as possible, since in some cities quality bikes are limited in numbers. Our dates will show as ‘Unavailable’ once we hit maximum bike hires. There is usually no limit on numbers if you are providing your own bike.
Does GCR join Club Rides?
GCR provides traveling athletes with no-drop group riding dynamics to maintain their training schedule with minimal effort while out of town. GCR routes are designed for riders who want to participate in a group ride that challenges them physically while preventing an unsanctioned race that commonly occurs at shop/club rides. On occasion we may join a club ride, when appropriate.
Can I make a group booking tailored to my group?
Yes, specific group itineraries can be accommodated. So if, for example, you are travelling to a conference with a group of colleagues and you all want to ride together at a particular departure date and time, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request further information.