Welcome to the Lane CoVelo Saturday Bicycle Group.

We are a group of cyclists who meet every Saturday morning in The Village Arcade (43-45 Burns Bay Rd) opposite Coles. We leave at 6:30am sharp.

The rides are primarily social in nature, but expect some rivalry when climbing. There is a regroup at the top of the climbs to ensure that the bunch stays together.

The rating of the groups has now changed to try and better reflect the speeds of the groups.

Group Distance Flat Pace 5% Climb Pace Normal Return Time
A Group 80km+ 30km/hr 16km/hr 10:00 AM
B1 Group 60km+ 28km/hr 15km/hr 9:30 AM
B2 Group 60km+ 26km/hr 14km/hr 10:00 AM
C Group 40km+ 24km/hr 12km/hr 9:00 AM

It is more important that you are able to ride at the pace on the flats in a group than be able to do the pace on the hills, the groups typically splinter on the hills, but regroup at the top. Riders are expected to be self sufficient on the bike, so please carry a spare tube, pump and some basic tools. The group will stop for mechanicals, but please ensure that your bike is in good mechanical repair.

A small note re C Group. It is a small group and may not have a ride leader, or perhaps any rider on occasion. So please ensure you have a backup plan, e.g. an alternate solo ride planned or if capable, join B2.

Visit the Forum or Calendar for the list of upcoming rides. These are normally published for each month towards the end of the previous month. Ride suggestions are welcome.

New riders may ride with a group for a couple of riders before joining as a member. You are not required to sign a disclaimer however we ask for all riders to consider insurance either through Cycling Australia Membership or Bicycle NSW Membership. To join as a full member you join via Cycling Australia select Ride +, then select Lane Covelo for your club. If you are already a member of Cycling Australia, Bicycle NSW or have suitable insurance through a similar body then you may join as as an associate member. Details are in the Forum. Once you have paid your membership fees either via Cycling Australia or as an associate member, you will also have to register here.

1) A word on racing and junior Riders :
Lane CoVelo is a social riding group that caters for social rides of different grades. We are not a racing club. Our members who are competitive may also hold memberships of clubs that do have racing chapters.
Lane Covelo also requires its riders to be over 18 years of age. In other words, we do not cater for minors on our rides. We do support the development of Junior riders and we guide those looking for Juniors development to reach out to Cycling Australia to get recommendations of clubs in our area that do cater for development rides for Juniors.

2) A word on insurance requirements for Lane Covelo Membership
Cycling Australia has 4 different types of membership cover : Ride Basic, Ride + , Racing and Non-Riding.
Lane Covelo requires all riders joining our published rides to have a minimum of Riders + Insurance level cover that provides coverage for the type of recreational activity we do. This is a rider individual responsibility to ensure they understand that the rides in CoVelo require this as a minimum level of cover. From time to time checks may be conducted by the committee on your level of cover.

We use TeamApp to register for each ride. Download TeamApp to your phone (or use the web) and register with Lane Covelo, and then RSVP to the ride event. The groups stop at Two Brothers Cafe in the Lane Cove mall at the end of the ride, so if you want to hang around please also bring some money for coffee or drink.

To post to the forum you will need to register here. There is also a Facebook page, you will need to request to join.

Check out our riders recent activity on Strava.