Club Rides

Riding is central to the Cycle Club experience. We are lucky in Sydney to have some of the most spectacular rides and scenery right on our doorstep. We have a number of Club Rides which leave the Cycle Club every week, with routes that change regularly so you can experience the best that Sydney has to offer.

If you would like to join any of our rides for the first time, then we recommend calling by or telephoning us to discuss further so we can be sure to place you in the correct ride/ group for your safety and enjoyment.

For our Sunday Club & Festive 500 Rides please sign up via the RSVP button on this page. Our Wednesday & Women’s Rides are more open, however sign-in at the Cycle Club is Essential.

Festive 500 Club Rides

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Complete the Festive 500 this year with the Rapha Cycle Club Sydney. We will be hosting a variety of different rides over the Festive 500 period to give you the best chance of completing the challenge. To join one of our Festive 500 Rides please sign up by selecting the RSVP Button.

Wednesday 24th December

  • Description – Ease yourself into the Festive 500 with this fairly flat ride with a coffee stop at the half way point. We head south out of the city past the airport to the beachside setting of Cronulla and Kurnell.
  • Distance –  Both Groups will cover around 80km.
  • Pace – The Pace of Fast group will be around 30kmh, with the Steady group averaging around 25kmh.
  • Availability – A preregistered limit of 18 spaces per group, led by Rapha Ride Leaders. You will able to book onto this Ride from 9am on 15th December by selecting the RSVP button.
  • Ride leaves at 6.30am
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    Thursday 25th December

  • Description – Taking advantage of the quiet streets we roll through the heart of the CBD towards the botanic gardens and past the opera house. After a quick tourist photo opportunity we roll to the hot spot of Bondi beach.
  • Distance –  Both Groups will cover around 50km.
  • Pace – The Pace of Fast group will be around 30kmh, with the Steady group averaging around 25kmh.
  • Availability – A preregistered limit of 18 spaces per group, led by Rapha Ride Leaders. You will able to book onto this Ride from 9am on 15th December by selecting the RSVP button.
  • Ride leaves at 6.30am
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    Friday 26th December

  • Description – Burn off that Christmas lunch! We now get into full swing with the first of the epic rides in the Festive 500 series. Not an easy ride by any stretch but it takes in some of Sydneys most spectacular views across the creeks and ocean.
  • Distance –  The Fast Group will cover around 140km, with the Steady Group covering 110km.
  • Pace – The Pace of Fast group will be around 30kmh, with the Steady group averaging around 25kmh.
  • Availability – A preregistered limit of 18 spaces per group, led by Rapha Ride Leaders. You will able to book onto this Ride from 9am on 15th December by selecting the RSVP button.
  • Ride leaves at 6.30am
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    Saturday 27th December

  • Description – A local ride taking in 6 of Sydney best beachside locations such as Bondi, Bronte and cliff top views from Vaucluse.
  • Distance –  Both Groups will cover around 60km.
  • Pace – The Pace of Fast group will be around 30kmh, with the Steady group averaging around 25kmh.
  • Availability – A preregistered limit of 18 spaces per group, led by Rapha Ride Leaders. You will able to book onto this Ride from 9am on 15th December by selecting the RSVP button.
  • Ride leaves at 6.30am
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    Sunday 28th December

  • Description – Arguably one of best rides in Sydney which includes a ferry ride across the picturesque Berowra Waters. Probably the toughest ride in the Sydney Festive 500 series but defiantly the most stunning.
  • Distance –  The Fast Group will cover around 155km, with the Steady Group covering 105km.
  • Pace – The Pace of Fast group will be around 30kmh, with the Steady group averaging around 25kmh.
  • Availability – A preregistered limit of 18 spaces per group, led by Rapha Ride Leaders. You will able to book onto this Ride from 9am on 15th December by selecting the RSVP button.
  • Ride leaves at 6.30am
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    Monday 29th December

  • Description – A short ride but a lot of climbing descending and ascending the headlands of the Sydney Harbour.
  • Distance –  Both Groups will cover around 55km.
  • Pace – The Pace of Fast group will be around 30kmh, with the Steady group averaging around 25kmh.
  • Availability – A preregistered limit of 18 spaces per group, led by Rapha Ride Leaders. You will able to book onto this Ride from 9am on 15th December by selecting the RSVP button.
  • Ride leaves at 6.30am
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    Tuesday 30th December

  • Description – The longest ride in the series headding far south of the city. Past waterfall and stanwell tops, across the sea cliff bridge to Austinmer for a fuel stop before returning back for home.
  • Distance –  The Fast Group will cover around 160km, with the Steady Group covering 120km.
  • Pace – The Pace of Fast group will be around 30kmh, with the Steady group averaging around 25kmh.
  • Availability – A preregistered limit of 18 spaces per group, led by Rapha Ride Leaders. You will able to book onto this Ride from 9am on 15th December by selecting the RSVP button.
  • Ride leaves at 6.30am
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    Wednesday 31st December

  • Description – The final ride on New Years Eve, where better to go than the beautiful Palm Beach! Complete the 500km and there will be a celebratory glass of champagne on your return to the Cycle Club.
  • Distance –  The Fast Group will cover around 100km, with the Steady Group covering 90km.
  • Pace – The Pace of Fast group will be around 30kmh, with the Steady group averaging around 25kmh.
  • Availability – A preregistered limit of 18 spaces per group, led by Rapha Ride Leaders. You will able to book onto this Ride from 9am on 15th December by selecting the RSVP button.
  • Ride leaves at 6.30am
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    Sunday Club Rides

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    Description – The Sunday Club ride provides the opportunity to go for a longer spin, challenge yourself and take in some of the spectacular scenery. Designed to be more of an adventure, the route will change from week to week. Sometimes local such as the six beaches and on other occasions further afield such as Palm Beach and back. We usually alternate between a local ride of hills and beaches followed the next week by a longer distance ride.

    Distance: Range from 60km to 120km.

    Speed: 24-26km/h average

    Due to the distance involved, please do sign-up for the Sunday ride. We have a sign on sheet by the entrance of the CC, alternatively call us and we will put your name on the list. If you have not ridden with us before, and/or long distance then it is advised to give us a call to discuss further so we can be sure of your safety.

    Club Ride – This is a swift pace averaging 26-28km/h as a guide. The intermediate sunday ride takes the group much further afield. The intermediate pace can be quite challenging along with the distance and terrain. This is a no drop ride and we will always wait at the top of hills to regroup.

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    Social Ride – This is a steadier pace averaging around 20-23km/hr as a guide. The Sunday Social ride also takes the bunch further out of town. The pace is much more social and designed so you can take in the view. Often with coffee and view point stops along the way.

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    For any further information please drop by and speak to any of our Cycle Club staff or call us on (02) 9380 9717

    Wednesday Morning Club Rides

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    The Wednesday Club Rides covers between 30-40km. Due to the popularity of these rides we split the group into four bunches for safety and to cater for different abilities.

    Meet at the Cycle Club from 5:45am for a quick espresso; then roll at 6:00am sharp. As well as Cycle Club Staff we have a number of experienced ride leaders to help oversee the rides. Riders return to the Cycle Club for about 7:00-7:20 for Coffee and breakfast.

    To help you decide which bunch to roll with here is a quick guide:

    Rapha Lapa 1 – This is a swift pace averaging 26-28km/h as a guide. The route usually takes a direct line down to La parouse with a few different routes on the way back.

    Rapha Lapa 2 – This is a steadier pace averaging around 20-23km/hr as a guide. Usually following the first group and getting back to the club a few minutes after.

    Hills & Beaches – This is a fast pace ride with some unexpected twists and turns. Averaging 26-30km/h as a guide.

    The Social Ride - As the name suggests this a sociable pace ride. The purpose of this ride is to move the legs and experience the beauty of the early morning. The route will change weekly of about 30km. This is the ideal ride for those not used to riding in a group and/or new to road riding.

    If you are unsure of which ride to join then please speak to our Cycle Club Staff or Ride Leaders, or call us to discuss further.

    Friday Women’s Club Ride

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    Sydney Women don’t sit back. Every Friday morning at 5:45am Rapha Ladies embark on an adventure. Encompassing many levels and skills, the routes chosen offer a challenge for everyone. Weaving through the streets exploring off the beaten tracks where it’s sometimes hard to believe you are still in the city. The Rapha women’s rides have become infamous for their memorable experiences. Coffee and a warm atmosphere awaits your return to the Rapha Cycle Club.

    Each week new riders join our Women’s Rides. All female road riders are welcome to drop by the Rapha Cycle Club to chat with Alison or Klara. Before riding with us it is advised to discuss further so we can place you in the right ride and group for your safety and enjoyment.

    Keep an eye out for the evening rides, which promise beauty and excitement.

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    Pictures by Marcus Enno»