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

View the events calendar full screen.  

Download the rides listings for  April-June 2016 in PDF format (see section pages in left menu for any changes).  

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

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Riders from St Albans just happened to meet others from East Herts when their sweets were being passed around. 19/04/2016.

Featured sites:

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Use this site to report any hazardous potholes you come across.  The site automatically reports them to the relevant council and you can add photos and descriptions.

There is also an app for Android and iPhone to make it easier to report potholes and show exactly where they are located.




 The Touring Cyclist Club  
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A possible home for real cycle tourists, following withdrawal of specific touring benefits and information previously provided by CTC.  Take a look and consider contributing to the forum.


2016 Special Events:
  • 5 April: Founders' Day Event - Surrey & Sussex
  • 19 June: CTC Essex Triennial Veterans' Ride
  • 7 July:  The Essex Tour 75 miles event
  • 16 August: Sussex Weald 100 km/100 m open event
  • 24 August: An Ugley Ride 100 km open event
More details...

Essex B said a big 'thank you' to David Forster on 31 March after over 13 years as section secretary and 25,000 miles of leading:
Essex B members at Matching Tye
(He's the one surrounded by women in the front row)

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.

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.

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



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

French cyclist climbed the mountain that was named after him to celebrate his 103 birthday. 

Meanwhile... worried about having your car stolen? Try this alternative use for cycles lanes to provide secure parking.

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Photo credit: Kingston Guardian

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