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 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

Banner in Great Waltham
Group of members cheering
We paused at Great Waltham on our 'Tour de France Demi Etape' 3 days before the big event - view slideshow...and here we are featured on ITV London News at Great Waltham on Monday 7th July as the professionals came through:

Events Calendar - click for details

View the events calendar full screen. 

Download the rides listings for  Q4 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.
Cyclists approaching in Windsor Great Park
  On the around London tour in Windsor Great Park - June 5th.  
Photo: Tony O'Byrne
Group after crossing locked gate
After Tony O'Byrne took the St Albans Section over a locked gate - 10th June
Photo: Steve Rogers


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.  

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,
1 Oct 2014 00:25