Thanks to the interesting topography of Johannesburg, we offer up to ten different routes for weekly Club rides, these ranging from steep hills to open flats and just about everything in between: all things considered it’s a cycling paradise. We also cater for a small group rides in the cradle – which offers our beginners and less experienced riders the chance to build up their confidence, fitness and bike skills before taking on the more hectic situation of larger groups in busy traffic.
A & B Groups
Cresta’s A & B groups are generally our racing groups. Cyclists compete regularly in races and riding pace range between 25-30kmph for “A”’s and 23-25 kmph for “B”’s. Pre-requisite for this group is competence of riding on busy public roads in all weather conditions, self-maintained road repairs, punctures etc. Routes are a mixture of hills and fast flat sections.
C & D Groups
Cresta’s C & D groups are generally our social cycling groups. Cyclists compete periodically in races and riding pace ranges between 18-23kmph for “C”’s and 15-18kmph for “D”’s.
In 2017 we have opted to use the cycling friendly environment of the Cradle of Human kind for safety and convenience. This group will use quieter country roads where the route is a mixture of hills and flats with various distances. General Cycling ability is preferable for all weather conditions, self-maintained road repairs, punctures etc. The ride group distance is determined by ride manager at the start of ride.
E Groups (Beginners)
Cresta’s “E” group is where we accommodate novice cyclists and beginners as far as possible, those aiming to start cycling for health and recreation. In 2017 we opted to use the cycling friendly environment of the Cradle of Human kind for safety and convenience. Our ride mangers will determine ability of cyclists and plan the distance and difficulty with this in mind. Managers will provide basic skills regarding cycling safety, correct kit, riding technique & skills, self-maintained road repairs, punctures etc. The ride group distance is determined by ride manager at the start of ride, please confer with ride manager on day of club ride.