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 meets.  More on us and our sections...

Sections vary in their pace and distance covered.  Membership is open to cyclists aged 18 and above and 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

Events Calendar - click for details

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Download the rides listings for  Q2 2015 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.
Bunch of riders by a rape field

Essex B Section on the way to Stondon Massey - 21st May
Photo: Mick Willis

Bunch of riders outside pub

East Herts Section on the way to Cambridge - 13th May
Photo: Sandra McDonald

Special Events
Try an open event this year. Details on the events page:
  • 7 July: Essex 100 km event (£3)
  • 16 July: Essex 100 mile challenge (£5)
  • 19 July: Sights of London 25 miles (£3)
  • 18 August: Surrey & Sussex 100 km (£ free)

Prudential RideLondon 100 club challenge
Entry is now closed - we have entered a team 4 men for this race on Sunday 2 Aug finishing on The Mall.  

Burton-on-Trent tour
Fancy a long weekend based in good touring country June 6th-9th?  Email or phone 01727 867575 or 07711954753 to join this fixed-based trip.

Summer Hoiday in Niort, France now definite.
Anne can now confirm that the holiday to Niort, 6 to 14 June 2015 will go ahead.  Details and booking form.

Black Forest tour
Anyone interested in a week's circular tour of the southern Black Forest in June? Please see

Black Sea to North Sea
This June we are cycling from Instanbul to Cuxhaven via Bulgaria, Romania, Czechoslovakia, Hungary and Germany. This is a trip of over 2,000 miles ridden at a gentle pace avoiding big cities and taking about two months. We are two retires and if you would be interested in joining us please contact Steve Ratford ( 07463883386) for more details.

3 ridersSouthend riders were joined on a ride by a reporter from the local Rayleigh Review.  "If you’ve ever spotted a group of cyclists waiting in the High Street at the top of Crown Hill on a Tuesday or Thursday morning and wondered who they were then ponder no longer. It’s more than likely they were members of the Southend section of the Forty Plus Cycling Club..." Read the full magazine article.

Sidney leaves his mark.
Cyclist on velodrome track
Member Sidney Schuman was cheered on to set a UCI world 'hour' record at the Olympic velodrome on 5th September of 28.388 km for the 80-84 year category. 
Cyclist on boards after crash
Anxious moments followed as he left the boards when a bumper caught in his front forks and he crashed down on the track, leaving a blood stain to mark the occasion.  But he was soon on his feet to an even bigger cheer. Sidney hatched the plan for his latest challenge as he regained fitness after two serious crashes.

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 .


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.  

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.

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