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Overview: The club offer a regular coached pool swim session on a Wednesday 20:00- 21:00 at The Forum Leisure Centre, Quarry House Quarry Hill, Leeds LS2 7UA.
We aim to provide a variety of fun training sessions focusing on technique, endurance and speed. Our training is periodised into 4 blocks with a slightly different focus depending on where we are in the season.
All of our sessions are led by a qualified British Triathlon Coach.
We have the whole pool (4 lanes) allowing us to cater for a range of abilities.
*Currently we do not offer to teach swimming, all athletes must be able to swim a minimum of 200m.
If you want to swim with us, please sign up via Spond UXPXD
Cost of session is £4 for members and £6 for guests (non-members) to be paid to the session lead.
Open Water Swimming
Open water swimming starts late April/early May and usually finishes in September, depending on the water temperature.
As a club we do not offer open water swimming however many of our members swim at Blue Lagoon on a Wednesday night and Saturday morning during the summer months www.bluelagooners.com. Lifts etc are coordinated via our Facebook page.
Leeds have recently opened the docks for open water swimming, sessions are on a Friday (11am – 2pm), Saturday (9am – 12pm) and Sunday (10am – 2:30pm). www.leedsdock.com
Overview: The club offered a range of indoor and outdoor cycling activities. The aim of our sessions is to improve confidence, skills and fitness. We aim to provide a variety of inclusive sessions aimed at a range of abilities and level of confidence.
During the winter months November – March we run a Virtual Race Series via Zwift. Races are held on a Monday 18:30. Races which including a mix of draft legal, crit race and time trial format and range from 20 – 60 minutes depending on the course. Whilst it is competitive for the overall Championship win, the races are a fun and inclusive environment with multiple leagues and jerseys to compete for, plus a great way to keep race sharp over the winter.
For those who prefer indoor riding a regular Monday Zwift session posted via Spond.
Our outdoor rides are mostly centred around weekly Monday and Sunday rides. On Mondays we meet outside the Hyde Park Book Club on Headingley Lane. On Sundays we meet at the Lawnswood Arms car park on Otley Road. All rides are advertised on Spond before hand and a route posted in advance.
Where possible groups are split to accommodate different riding speeds. We operate a “no-drop” rule on all our rides, this means no rider is left behind. We ask that you are considerate when choosing which group to ride with. Riders are expected to regroup at the top of a climb and if someone does drop off the pace, regroup where safe.
Our outdoor cycling programme is split into summer and winter:
During the summer months April – September we meet on a Monday night 25-40kms /15-25 miles. The ride starts at Hyde Park Book Club at 18:00 and aims to be back for 20:00.
Weekend rides on a Sunday morning we meet for a longer social ride 50+kms/ 35+ miles with a café stop. The ride starts Lawnswood Arms at 08:30 aiming to be back for 12:30/13:00.
Bank Holiday rides we try to arrange a longer social ride on a bank holiday 60+kms/ 45+ miles with a café stop.
During the winter months September- March we meet on a Saturday or Sunday (weather dependent) 40 -60 kms/ 25 – 40miles. The ride starts at 09:00 and aims to be back for 11:00. Mudguards compulsory.
Please note all of our rides are social rides and NOT a coached session, and you are entirely responsible for your own safety. You must have a safe bike in good working order and you must wear a helmet. It’s your responsibility to follow the rules of the road and familiarise yourself we the route beforehand.
We offer as range of coached sessions at Brownlee Centre track throughout the year. The cycle track offers a great opportunity to practice bike skills, transitions and build confidence in a safe traffic free environment. The sessions are advertised via our Facebook group and Spond.
If you would like to ride with us, please sign up via Spond UXPXD
Social rides will be posted on the Facebook group so keep an eye on our page as members will often arrange impromptu rides for themselves and invite others along.
For our run sessions we join Hyde Park Harriers on Tuesdays and Thursdays for group runs or strength and speed sessions.