CS Grupetto

We are a little bit different to most clubs in that we\'re primarily a group of friends who socialise off the bike, but we happen to share a common interest in cycling and cyclesport. We are based in Putney and have regular weekend rides out to Windsor and the Surrey Hills, as well as occasional trips elsewhere.

We have a wide variety of cycling interests amongst club members, from track riding to road racing, and sportives to bike polo. Several of our members have their race licences, and we\'re represented in every category including Elite

We regularly travel further afield to enjoy some of the classic races – this year quite a few of us have ridden the Tour of Flanders and Paris Roubaix sportives, and then watched the pros follow our tyre tracks. We also try and get to see the Ghent and Berlin six day track events.

At the core of the club ethos is a desire to enjoy good rides with good friends.


Club Rides

CS Grupetto club ride

We have 3 types of rides – Training, Social and most importantly Club Rides

Go out and push as hard as ya want – a couple of people have mentioned that they would like to do some training rides round RP of an evening, so if you fancy a bit of company on your lung buster post up a thread in our forum. I think it’s quite reasonable that whoever’s on the training ride should be able to agree amongst themselves the level of effort, if there’s going to be any waiting on the tops of climbs, etc.

Easy tempo, an opportunity to bring your other halves along, and a jaunt somewhere nice with lots of cakes and coffees.

You know the score by now, nobody gets left behind, nobody gets beasted, wait at the top of climbs and give the last man up a few moments to recover. Loads of communication and plenty, plenty looking around if you’re at the head of the peloton. If the pace is getting wound up a bit too much, shout out to scrub a couple of clicks off the speed. Mandatory stop for coffee, cake, and mocking of wayne’s climbig abilities. Club rides are where we ride together and stay together. Sunday’s ride is ALWAYS a club ride.