For the convenience of new members a list of rides can be found in the EVENTS tab on the facebook page. Please read the ride definitions before you attend a ride to make sure it is suitable for you.
Our membership window is open from the 1st April until 1st May (2018 now closed to new members). Membership runs for a year finishing on the 31st March annually.
Club Membership Fees £15 per person.
As part of the membership you must adhere to our club code of conduct and rules. You will get a copy of these as part of your membership package which can be found in our members only area of the webpage under downloads.
Member benefits can be accessed in the members only section of the website. You will receive an email on joining the club with a password to enable you to access this area.
By joining the club you will be entitled to discounts for the following (full details and codes are available on the members only section).
You accept that you ride as part of the club, but at your own risk and you are responsible for your own safety. Helmets are compulsory on all rides and you should ensure that your bike is maintained to a sufficient standard to ride as part of the club.
All riders must obey the rules of the Highway Code and show respect to other roads users at all times.
We look forward to welcoming you to our Club.
If you have any membership enquiries, please contact email@example.com
Important information for all members new and rejoining.
The rides will be taken and run at the ride leader’s discretion.
You will need to check the ride is still going ahead on Facebook the previous night and in the morning, just in case of sickness or adverse weather. The ride leaders are volunteers who very kindly give up their free time so please keep them up to date whether you are still attending the ride so the riders are not still waiting for you in the cold.
You should arrive 15 mins before ride start time to ensure you are ready to leave at stated time.
All rides will be posted on Facebook, just click that you are going so the leader has an idea of numbers. As rides become popular leaders may restrict numbers to ensure safety. Places will be given on a first come first served basis, however if we have anyone who feels confident enough to lead another group, another group will become available. PLEASE RESPECT THE LEADERS AND BACK MARKERS WHO PUT A LOT OF WORK INTO ORGANISING RIDES AND CAFE STOPS ETC.
LEISURE- 8-10 mph average throughout the whole ride
Leisure rides will be a combination of Road and Cycle paths, (road worthy bikes are required). There will be regular intervals to regroup if needed. The speed will be set at the pace of the slowest rider. Distance/terrain to be determined by the ride leader but likely to be flat with a couple of undulations for practice. Expect to be out on your bike for at least 1 hour doing an average speed of 8/10 mph.
STEADY – 10-12 mph average throughout the whole ride
A Steady for lasses who are confident to cycle on a road as a group. Speeds averaging at 10/12 mph but capable of achieving up to 14/16 mph on FLAT sections. Regrouping at regular intervals allowing for lasses working up from leisure rides or lasses who haven’t been able to get out on their bikes recently to build fitness speed and confidence, the route may include undulations and hills.
TWIXT – 12-14 mph average throughout the whole ride
TWIXT is a step up from the Steady ride in terms of speed in a group ride. Between a steady and moderate. For those who want to gain more experience in group riding, route knowledge and with the intention of increasing speed. Regrouping will occur at the top of climbs. This is a confidence building ride but the pace will average 12-14 mph and anyone not able to maintain this speed should be able to make their own way back independently. This will be a faster pace than a steady. The route is likely to include undulations and hills.
MODERATE – 13-15 mph average throughout the whole ride
The intention of a moderate ride is to maintain a good pace of 13 / 15 average mph over the ride, achieving at times up to 20 mph on the flat. You should be confident riding in a group and be able to make your own way back should you need to. Regrouping will occur at the ride leader’s discretion and in case of any mechanical issues.
This will be a faster pace than a TWIXT. The route is very likely to include undulations and hills AND EVEN BIGGER HILLS AND EVEN BIGGER HILLS.
Nobody will get dropped on a ride, however it is your responsibility to check the route beforehand and make sure it is suitable for you.