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  Q1 2016 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.

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A healthy diet is important for cyclists - except when enjoying a treat like this raspberry pavlova seen at the Essex B New Year's Lunch - 12th Jan.
Photo: Tom

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Southend members enjoying a Mr Whippy on Maldon's Promenade - 10th Sept.
Photo: Steve Rose


2016 Special Events:
  • 5 April: Founders' Day Events - St Albans
  • 5 April: Founders' Day Event - Surrey & Sussex
  • 19 June: CTC Essex Triennial Veterans' Ride
  • 7 July:  The Essex ‘A’ 100 km event
  • 16 August: Sussex Weald 100/100 Event
More details...

Volunteer at the 2016 UCI Track Cycling World Championships in London (2-6 March).

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.

The Founders' Day events
last 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.

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 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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