Group Cycles

members of a Pulse group cycle pictured by the side of the road in the Wicklow Mountains.

Group cycling is a great way of improving bike handling skills, developing road confidence, and improving your endurance, while benefiting from the support that a group provides. Pulse group cycles take place at weekends and start from Cycle SuperStore in Tallaght. Check the Pulse Training Calendar to see the current ride schedule.

There are three cycle groups that you can join and all groups have a leader. Each group differs in terms of the distance covered, average speed, and training focus. The Group Leader plans the route and posts the details to the Pulse Facebook Group each week. You should also  monitor this Facebook Group for last-minute updates about group leaders and routes.

Group Selection

Please review the cycle group details provided below. A member should only join the white and red groups if they are confident that they can meet the goals set out for the group. Members that are new to Pulse group cycling should join the yellow group their first time out.  If you are unsure of your ability, or have any questions, feel free to contact training@pulsetri.com, or consult the Group Leader on the day.

Yellow Group
 Suitable for  Beginners and those new to group cycling..
 Terrain  Flat to rolling
 Distance  40 – 60 km
 Avg. Flat Speed  > 28 kph+
White Group
 Suitable for  Moderate experience and moderate fitness.
 Terrain  Some climbing
 Distance  60 – 80 km
 Avg. Flat Speed  25 – 28 kph
Red Group
 Suitable for  Experienced cyclists with good fitness.
 Terrain  Climbing
 Distance  80 km+
 Avg. Flat Speed  < 25 kph

Requirements for group cycles

First of all, please familiarise yourself with our Club group cycling etiquette.

Secondly, know how to change an inner tube. This is an essential skill to know and practise.

Lastly, here is a list of gear requirements for group cycles:

  • Bring a mobile phone and some cash. Store them in a ziplock bag.
  • Bike tools:
    • two tyre levers,
    • one spare tube (bring two if you are cycling on your own, or in a small group),
    • a mini-pump,
    • a small bike multi-tool can come in very useful.
  • Clothing:
  • Bring food and water:
    • energy rich snacks,
    • 1-2 bottles of water or electrolyte mix.
  • Optional:
    • a puncture repair kit,
    • wet wipes,
    • a small first-aid kit,
    • cycling glasses are advisable for eye protection.

For more kit ideas and tips on packing your gear, check out these videos (1), (2).

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