I’m thinking of joining a cycling club and at the weekend I went on a intro ride for a local club. Most of my recent riding has been either solo or with mates. We are all from the off road back grounds and so use SPDs or similar. I was quite shocked by how long it took some of the guys on the club ride to clip in with their road clip in pedals.
Is this normal? If so what are the benefits of riding with road clip-ins rather than SPDs?