Between September and April, FIT holds regular group outdoor cycling sessions. In winter, Sunday rides and late morning Friday rides continue, but weekday early morning rides go on hold and we move indoors, with a regular FIT ride on Zwift on Wednesday mornings. Some FIT riders continue to ride outside mid-week through the winter – use the members’ Facebook group to find some riding buddies if you are keen to continue. For our outdoor riding sessions, some experience riding in a bunch is needed. If you are new to FIT, make yourself known to the group when you reach the meeting place. See calendar for all route details.

Day Time Location Details

(September to April)

6am Treasury car park Uncoached group ride – two distances:

  • Shorter – hills and intervals (15-20km)
  • Longer– hills and intervals (25-35km)
Wednesday (May to August) 6.15am Virtual Uncoached Zwift group ride*

(September to April)

6am Treasury car park Uncoached group ride – two distances:

  • Shorter – bunch ride (15-25 km, ~18-20 km/h)
  • Longer – bunch ride (25-35 km, ~20-23 km/h)
Friday late morning 9am (April to September)

8.30am (October to March)

Range of locations* Longer group ride (40-60 km, ~20 km/h)
Sunday 9am (June to August)

8.30am (March to May and September to November)

8am (December to February)

Range of locations* Longer group ride (30-60 km, ~20 km/h with shorter options)

*see calendar for details

Riders generally gather at a local cafe for breakfast/brunch/coffee following rides.

Tips for FIT cycling sessions

Please bring water, a spare tube, pump and tyre levers to all cycling sessions (if you get a puncture, we’ll help you out). Ensure your bike is in good working condition (not rusty or dusty!) All riders must wear a helmet meeting AS2063/NZ 2063 or equivalent. Helmets must have a manufacturers mark stating its compliance with the Standard.

Please familiarise yourself with FIT’s bunch riding rules.

If you haven’t ridden with FIT before, our FIT Group Riding Hints and Tips and FIT Cycle – Group Communications documents will help you get up to speed.

For our group rides, you need to feel comfortable riding with a bunch on the road, or be willing to learn. Don’t be too worried if the bunch goes a bit faster – we’ll wait for you somewhere up the road. Less experienced riders wanting to increase their skill levels, endurance and speed are welcome. Many rides have shorter options, so select these if you are new to the bunch. For the longer rides, you should be able to ride at least 30km. We encourage all riders to have appropriate insurance coverage.


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