Welcome to our triathlon cycling pages, the second element of a Triathlon race is the cycle event.

The ability to be able to cycle at a consistent pace so that the triathlete can complete the run element of a triathlon is a critical skill for triahlon success. Go too fast on the cycle and potentially the legs will give up during the run.  Go too slow on the bike and the time lost may be just too much to recover when running. MVH Tri group rides head out weekly. These are not coached sessions and the Highway Code and due care and attention applies at all times.

Typically two cycle groups go out on a Sunday morning – a group focusing on Olympic and Middle distance triathlons and a slightly slower group riding shorter mileage. At times during the year, there may be 3 rides running from Barton to encourage newer members out for the first time.

  • Novice – 20-30 miles easy at speed of the slowest rider (NB/ For 2017 these are planned for March – May – See timetable and Nesletters for updates)
  • Intermediate – 30-50 miles at approximately 15mph average.
  • Fast – 40-60 miles at approximately 17+mph average.

In all rides no-one will be left to find their own way home with most rides starting at 9am at Barton Marina unless advertised on Facebook or in the newsletter to the contrary.

Barton Marina,  Barton Turn, Barton-under-Needwood, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire DE13 8DZ

Please note these are not ‘coached’ rides and riders attend at their own risk and will not be allowed to participate without a helmet.  

The Cycle Lead Timetable confirms lead riders for each group


Also, for members only (secure closed groups):

On Strava? Join MVH under the club section here and find out which of your fellow members are “secret training”. Give Kudos and expect to observe some KOM bragging rights! Great for getting ideas for run routes and bike routes from other members in your area.

On Garmin? Connect with MVH here Bike leads using club Garmins will upload routes

Use Facebook to keep abreast of any last minute changes to planned group rides (weather, occasional different location etc). Also, most weeks someone uploads the rides so you can view or save the courses if you like.

“We are always striving for improvement, for those 1% gains, in absolutely every single thing we do”  Dave Brailsford