Pinch, Punch...get out on your bike!
Summer is not really over; summer is a state of mind. If you're lucky enough to be a cyclist then you have access to that state of mind every single day. All you've got to do is swing your leg over your bike and get out on the road. Summer is year round when you're a cyclist!
Whilst we're sure you all agree with the above, some of you have asked what the plan is now that autumn is upon us. Well the answer is more of the same and a lot more besides! See below for an outline of what we've got planned for the next few months (and we've already started planning for 2017 too).
Rides Rides Rides!
That's right; we will continue to run as many rides as we possibly can throughout the autumn. We love taking you guys out on the road and helping you to grow in confidence, take on new challenges and meet other cyclists. A slightly cooler temperature ain't gonna stop us (rule #9 is the most important rule). Weekend rides will be continuing as normal, with a view to create even more rides in more places!
Obviously with some uncontrollable factors (like that pesky daylight) we are having to make some changes to our rides, but we relish the challenge. We've had to be creative with our offering to deliver our members real value. Some plans below:
- Morning Rides
From laps of Regents and Richmond Park to hill reps of Swains lane; autumn training = early mornings! Trust us,it's a great feeling to get to your desk having already ridden!
- Indoor Rides
From spin classes to track sessions, we will be running a few indoor rides over the next couple of months, including trips to the Olympic Velodrome, the Velopark and Herne Hill. As well as indoor rides, we hope to be running some yoga, pilates and fitness classes specifically for cycling. Details are still to be finalised, watch this space.
We want to expand our rides to more cyclists in new places all over the country. To do this, we need your help! If you want to set up a ride in your area, please just email us with the details and we'll put it on the site.
Adding Brands to the Dirty Wknd Membership
We've already got Queen of the Mountains, Super Domestique and Yellow Jersey on board, but we're not stopping there. We've listened to your feedback and have a host of exciting brands ready to join the membership and offer you discounts. We weren't able to convince everyone to join (Rapha gave us a very polite 'no thanks'!), but we hope that you'll be pleased with who we're getting on board. If you're not, or you want someone specific added, then please get in touch.
Sardinia Winter Training Camp!
This Oct and next Feb/March we will be running a long Dirty Wknd in Sardinia. This will be Fri - Mon and consist of 4 rides on the beautiful island, 3 square meals and accommodation in a lovely 3 star Italian hotel. Details will be released in the next few days, with the 1st trip taking place on the 21st - 24th Oct. There will also be a 'non-rider' package, so loved ones and friends who don't ride can come along. Book it off now!
Dirty Wknd Club Kit!
Final designs have been submitted and the kit will soon be ready to pre-order. We're incredibly excited to show you, especially as so many of you helped to design it. The kit will be extremely high quality, incredibly reasonable (with extra 10% off for members) and we really hope you're going to like it!
End of Summer Party!
Like Sir Brad & co above (photo: Daily Mail), we will be throwing an end of summer party to celebrate everyone's amazing achievements over the last few months. It will be open to all friends and family; basically anyone who wants to come along for a good old knees up! Dates and venue are being confirmed, but will likely be a Friday at the end of Sept/early Oct.
Dirty Wknd Walks!
Now it's certainly true that cycling is our first love, however we also really enjoy a good autumn walk. Picture the scene: a short train ride out into the countryside, followed by a long group walk (with a pub stop for lunch, of course) before another short trip back into London. Sounds pretty good to us! More details to follow, but please email us if you'd like to hear more about Dirty Wknd Walks!
As you can see we've got a lot planned for the next few months, and we'd love you to be a part of it. As previously stated, Dirty Wknd members get access to all of the above for discounted prices (even free in some cases), as well as discounts from our awesome partner brands. For full info and to sign up please - Click Here
Finally, we'd just like to say a massive thank you to everyone who's ridden with us, emailed in, tweeted us and generally just been involved. We've loved every second of it, and can't wait to ride with you in the next few months and beyond. As we said, 2017 planning is already underway!
David & Emma