The “Chain Gang”

During the summer months, when we have longer evenings to play out, Nomads may meet for a Chain Gang. This is a tight-knit formation of riders, each taking their turn to pull on the front before rolling off and settling in for a rest in the wake of the other riders.

There are usually two CG rides in any given week during the summer and a post is usually added to the Facebook website with details of the meeting time and place as well as the likely course. Wednesday night tends to be a faster training ride meeting at 7pm on the Katie’s Attic RAB in Henlow Camp. Thursday nights are a more sociable affair that will often incorporate a hop-based recovery drink.

The usual loop starts near Shillington and is shown below but other routes can be preferred depending on weather, roadwaorks, proximity to decent recovery drinks and so on.