We welcome any cyclist joining our cycling club. Whether new to cycling or an experienced rider looking to ride with a club, or you may have moved into our area and would like to continue club riding. On organised club rides you can be assured that you will be accompanied in the group and if necessary, you will be guided back to the start point of the ride.
Once you have found a section of the club in your area and you would like to join one of their rides (see About Us for details of areas covered by each section) you can contact the section secretary who can best advise on meeting points and times, ride distances and speeds of individual groups. On your first ride or meet introduce yourself to anyone in the group and then talk to the Section Secretary or the Ride Leader. Section Secretary contact details can be found on their section page.
If you are new to club riding there are a few basics to carry with you (this applies to all riders) you should carry a spare inner tube, tyre levers, a puncture repair outfit and a pump. It is also advisable to carry an energy bar and a bottle of water, especially on warm days.
For more advice on riding with a group we have a useful Group Riding page, which is recommended reading for both new and experienced riders.
We all love to talk about cycling, so if there is anything you want to know, do not be shy to ask. You will find a wealth of experience and a willingness to pass it on.
You are encouraged to join the club once you have had a few trial runs, but do try other groups or sections if the first one is not right for you.
Once you have settled on a section (or more than one section) let the section secretary have your personal and emergency contact details and carry your ICE (in case of emergency) card in your wallet. Secretaries have blank ICE cards.
Looking forward to seeing you.