The Forty Plus Cycling Club is a very sociable cycle club with sixteen active sections in Bedfordshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, East Northamptonshire, Surrey and Sussex.  Each section organises rides between one and three times a week - usually mid-week.  In some areas we also have Sunday rides.  More information...

Sections vary in their pace and distance covered.  You can come out and try our rides a few times, before joining.    For information on joining contact one of the section secretaries, or the membership secretary.  More on joining...

Members receive our quarterly magazine, Signpost

Rides in the South Downs National Park!
New for this year! A regular programme of rides in South West Sussex. Following a successful inaugural ride in the South Downs National Park in October 2013, arranged by the Surrey and Sussex Section of the Forty Plus Cycling Club, we shall have a regular programme of rides in South West Sussex in 2014. Initially monthly, they are expected to increase to two per month from April. New members welcome. Rides will be in the South Downs, the Western Weald, and the Coastal Plain, and generally west of the Arun. Please e-mail derekshanson{@} for details.

Events Calendar - click for details

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Join one of our special open events - you don't need to be a member.
  • 15 May: Circuit of Bedford.
  • 3 July: Tour de France Demi Etape.
  • 7 July: Tour de France visits Essex.
  • 20 July: Sights of London.
  • 19 August: Surrey & Sussex 100 km.

Download the rides listings for  Q2 2014 in PDF format (see section pages for any changes).

Section secretaries can notify you of any last minute changes to rides if you give them your contact details.

group of riders approach
  Founders' Day event in Sussex - April 8th.  
Photo: Viv Marshall
Group photo
St Albans Freewheeling Competition - April 2014  
Photo: Steve Rogers


Three people studying a map
The Founders' Day events this year were great fun and held in superb weather.  Ideal for a ride in the Sussex Weald and two competitive events in St Albans .


Tour de France 2014 in Essex
Lots of us will be lining the route on Monday 7 July 2014.

Members: You can now check your membership and renew online on our renewals page.

Three members featured in a four page article in Cycling Active magazine.  Read the article here.

A Dubious Distinction
An account of my small part in the success of the London Olympic Games 2012 Opening and Closing Ceremonies.
By Peter Hawker

Club shirt
Club kit
can now be ordered from Ed Spurgeon.  

Our 2013 AGM was held on Saturday 30 November in Bethnal Green.   Motions were passed on:
  • Associate membership for 18-39 year olds
  • Future flexibility on charging for Signpost

A map showing where sections meet is now shown on the About Us page.  This will show your nearest sections.

French cyclist at 102 is still setting records, but only does 100km a day.

Forty Plus,
7 Apr 2014 03:29