Touring Overview

Count yourself in for our weekend and mid-week tours of varying lengths and speeds through the rolling country around the GTA and beyond. As noted below, we have five different speed and distance groups ranging from our fastest, Sportif, down to the Beginner Group. We have organised rides on Saturday, Sunday & Wednesday mornings as well as Tuesday & Thursday evenings. Details including dates, start times and departure points are found in our Events Calendar.

Riders new to the club are asked to contact the VP Touring either by e-mail prior to their first ride so that we can be sure that they join the group most suited to their needs. Riders are not locked in to any one group and may later change to a faster or slower group based on their comfort level.

Before joining your first ride with us, please make sure that you carefully read the following documents:

Touring Group structure

Group Name Average Speed Early Season Distance Rest of Season Distance
Beginners 16 – 22 km/h 20 – 40 km 30 – 60 km
Easy Rollers Short 18 – 23 km/h 20 – 40 km 30 – 60 km
Easy Rollers 18 – 23 km/h 40 – 70 km 70 – 100 km
Touring Short 23 – 26 km/h 30 – 50 km 50 – 70 km
Touring 23 – 26 km/h 50 – 70 km 70 – 110 km
Classic 26 – 28 km/h 50 – 80 km 80 – 120 km
Classic+ 28 – 31 km/h 60 – 90 km 90 – 130 km
Sportif 31+ km/h 60 – 90 km 90 – 130 km

Weekly Rides

  • Saturday morning rides are our main tours where all the groups depart from the same location. Each group has their own pre-designated leader & will ride independently of each other.
  • Sunday morning rides are cruising rides of various distances up to 100 km. A tour leader and the destination will be determined by the riders that shows up on the day.
  • Wednesday morning rides generally have no scheduled leaders, the distance/ destination/pace will be decided upon by the group which shows up on that day.
  • Tuesday and Thursday evening rides are training rides suitable for those who like to work hard. Classic and Touring groups departs from the Southfields Village School.

Please visit our Events Calendar for a comprehensive listing of all our group rides.