BAM Peloton Greenhorn Intro Ride FAQ’s
Interested in getting into road cycling but not sure where to start? Are large bunch rides daunting and you are not sure if you would feel comfortable? Our introductory bunch skills ride is free to new members and those thinking about joining the BAM Peloton and is geared towards road riders who have had little or no bunch experience.
I am a very experienced rider do I need to do this when I join the Main Bunch?
Unless you have been bunch riding for a long time and you have a Pelotonian that can vouch for your abilities, yes! We do encourage you to do one or two Greenhorn rides if you are new. Another reason is that some of our signals and the way we roll over is different to other clubs.
What kind of cyclist are you catering for?
We are especially catering for those who are currently riding a road bike but may have only ridden by themselves. Roadies who have only ridden with groups of friends, mountain bikers who are getting into road riding and those roadies who need a bit more confidence. The Greenhorn is also good for those who are doing specific low HR training.
How do I register for it?
Turn up at 6:15am on a Sunday, introduce yourself, fill out an info/ waiver form and listen to the instructions of the ride leaders (tool Talk).
Who leads these rides?
We have dedicated volunteer ride leaders for each greenhorn ride. Many of our regulars are on these rides too, so there are plenty of people to help and to answer your questions.
Where do we meet?
We meet every Sunday at 6:15am Mezze Bar & Cafe 16 Bellcast Rd, Rouse Hill NSW. Tooltalk will be at 6:15am, the ride will commence at 6:30am.
When are these rides?
Every Sunday morning at 6.15am, for tool talk. The ride will commence at 6:30am.
What do I have to bring?
Yourself, your bike, water bottle, a snack, tool kit and spare tube. Rear flashing light and a front light if its dark or in winter. Warm clothes like thermal, arm warmers, leg warmers and wind vest if you feel the cold. Please ensure your bike is in good working order.
What kind of bike do I need to have?
A road bike with drop handlebars is preferable to flat bars. No MTB (some exclusions can be made). The majority of riders use clipless pedals. You can do the ride without these, but be prepared to buy them and learn how to use them.
Where do we go?
It is a easy roll out to Windsor doing an Avg of approx 26 kph. We will be as fast as the slowest rider and it is a NO DROP RIDE.
What do we do?
We will be focusing on good bunch ride formation, fitness and fun. During the ride the bunch, will practice rolling around every km or so.
Where do we end up?
For the all important Coffee! Mezze Bar & Café
What time does it finish?
About 8.15am ish
How skilled do I have to be?
You are expected to be competent on your road bike and if you have clipless pedals that you can use them easily.
Do I have to join the group after?
No, we are not a club, we are a social cycling group. If you would like to become a regular participant, we do encourage you to support the BAM Peloton by joining as a Pelotonian . Become a Pelotonian Here!